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    how do i watch Video files?

    My little brother just got a Wii, and it's pretty cool, but i'm a bit disappointed with the fact that I cant watch video files from my computer on it. Well I can watch videos, but it's totally impractical. He has a 2gb SD card, so I thought "great, I can stick a couple of films on it and watch them on his Wii". Then I found out that you have to convert them to a special format to play them. I cant figure out why nintendo would make you do this. The converted files become nearly four times the size as the originals, and the quality is....well....there is no quality. So not only can I not fit the files onto the 2gig SD card, but even if I could, they look like absolute SH!T. Am I missing something here? is there any other way that I can play my films from my computer on his Wii??

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    someone? anyone?

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    As far as I know, No. That is the current only option. You have to understand tho. It was never Nintendo's intention to make the Wii into a multimedia powerhouse. It's just not that. However, I wouldn't be surprised (and I'm hoping personally) that we will see a Video Channel in the near future allowing more common file types such as .wmv or .avi

    Time will tell.

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    Thats strange, cos i've been able to surf websites with videos (not the correct format) with my Wii and be able to watch them...


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    You can also use SD cards and watch them in the photo channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougamer
    Thats strange, cos i've been able to surf websites with videos (not the correct format) with my Wii and be able to watch them...
    That's also via the browser tho. I haven't been able to try out Opera yet...but I'm certain that they imprinted (not the right word I know but the only thing I can think of ) the players into the browser such as Youtube's and maybe even one of the more common players such as Quicktime. I don't know about Quicktime for sure since I haven't tried out the browser yet but I do know Youtube works on it.

    However, the Wii by itself doesn't have these capabilities at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiraea
    That's also via the browser tho. I haven't been able to try out Opera yet...but I'm certain that they imprinted (not the right word I know but the only thing I can think of ) the players into the browser such as Youtube's and maybe even one of the more common players such as Quicktime. I don't know about Quicktime for sure since I haven't tried out the browser yet but I do know Youtube works on it.

    However, the Wii by itself doesn't have these capabilities at the moment.
    ^ *points to what he just posted*

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    I got it working you need a program called wii video 9 it converts your media file to a format that the wii can play

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    It's funny how you're able to play Apple Quicktime movies in the Photo Channel but when you try to do the same thing in the Wii web browser, it either says "Plugin not supported" (streaming quicktime video) or "Format not supported" (straight up .mov files). That's what I got when I went to www.gametrailers.com.

    rude_boy_mick, if you could figure a way to get your Wii to communicate with your PC and access files, then you'd be able to play .avi files directly from your PC's hard drive. I'm not sure if .mpeg videos work. I don't quite remember which website that used that format.
    Last edited by MaxCapacitor; 12-23-2006 at 01:48 AM.
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    i tried a .mov file in the photochannel and it said unsupported format maxcapacitor, so what are you doing differently?

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