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    Opinion: Wii WILL Play DVDs

    With recent news that the Wii supports MPEG layer 3(mp3) format audio, in addition to audio CDs, it came to my attention that the lack of DVD playback in the Wii was strictly due to a software decision. The hardware to support it, however, suffers from no limitations to make this happen.

    So, the question is, why not include it if it's technically possible to do so?

    As stated by Perrin Kaplan and several other representatives, to include DVD playback would raise the overall cost to the consumer. This isn't exactly a stretch. In fact, it would also cost Nintendo a bundle to license the MPEG2 codec required to decode DVD frames.

    In a recent interview, Iwata indicated that the Wii's operating system will continue to be updated after launch. Not only is this entirely plausible, but to expand on this, it's also possible that additions to the software could be made.

    The third piece to this puzzle is the fact that there are widely used codecs that are released under GPL licenses, allowing them to be open and used freely.

    Codecs such as XviD, paired with an MPEG2 wrapper, could enable playback of DVDs and DviX/XviD encoded files. This would open up the Wii to the market of those who keep all of their DVDs archived on a hard drive, allowing them to play them on a box smaller than their DVD player, while retaining all functionality and gaining some in the process.

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    but ninty has already ruled out DVD's. whereas the mp3 playback was never ruled out if i remember. would be cool i guess because i dont have one in my room but meh..

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    get a ps3 dont get the wii

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    I don't know. I don't care really. In the USA, buying a video game for a DVD player is hardly a deciding factor.

    The possibility of watching a DVD on the Wii doesn't even excite me at all. Why?

    My wife is from Russia. Her family (and her at 16) moved to Israel. They aren't particularly poor . . . but not rich either.

    They don't have a DVD player. Maybe having a DVD player with the Wii would be good for other demographics . . . if you could convince those demographics they needed a video game . . . but for the USA it just doesn't matter.

    Not sure about other countries in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakky
    get a ps3 dont get the wii
    whats wrong with this guy, Drakky , He is on a nintendo wii forum promoting PS3 usage lol [XD haha that sounds like a drug commercial] I mean if you really wanna promote PS3 just go to Some sony boards and leave us alone because you are really getting on my nerves

    WiiOwner since June 2007. SSBB Fan Forever.

    Forgotten but always remembered... o_O


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakky
    get a ps3 dont get the wii
    As Flip once said, "We don't walk around with thousands of dollars in our pockets."

    It would be pretty cool to have DVD playback on the Wii, but not realy needed. If I want to watch a movie, which I don't realy do, I will go downstairs and choose which DVD player to watch it on. xD

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    I don't care if it can play DVDs or not since i already have several players. Since there are free codecs, someone could probably hack it and make it possible.

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    Ignore Drakky. He just wants to piss people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyKirby
    whats wrong with this guy, Drakky , He is on a nintendo wii forum promoting PS3 usage lol [XD haha that sounds like a drug commercial] I mean if you really wanna promote PS3 just go to Some sony boards and leave us alone because you are really getting on my nerves
    if you dont like me then why dont you leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenova
    As Flip once said, "We don't walk around with thousands of dollars in our pockets."

    It would be pretty cool to have DVD playback on the Wii, but not realy needed. If I want to watch a movie, which I don't realy do, I will go downstairs and choose which DVD player to watch it on. xD
    as I said before in the end the wii will cost more


    Quote Originally Posted by COLDshiver
    Ignore Drakky. He is pissing me off because he is right.
    fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakky
    if you dont like me then why dont you leave
    Guy's don't talk to him its no use...he just wants to annoy us ill send a letter to ban him

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