I have heard many different methods for using the Wii to play music and videos but I am still not sold on any of them. There are so many different threads concerning this topic on this forum so I created this thread to put all those ideas together and figure out the best solution. I have come up with a small list from what I have learned and have experienced. Please post any additional information or correct me on any errors, I hope to increase this list and find the most effective way to play music and videos on the Wii.
Converting movie files on computer to proper format, transferring to the SD Card, playing on the Photo Channel
Easy to do
Not many additional programs needed
Internet not needed
Makes files too large, average movie will not fit on an SD Card after converting
Quality is reduced if trying to make the file smaller
Photo Channel isnít a good viewing program
Streaming the video using programs such as the Wii Media Center X
I donít know much about this because Iíve had so many problems with setting it up, please add your input if you have.
Loading all your mp3s on a SD Card and playing them on the Photo Channel
Very easy to do
Can store many songs with SD Card
No proper player on the Photo Channel
Barely any control over what songs are played
There are many streaming options which I am still unfamiliar with because of the difficulty of setting them up or the cost involved. Once again add your input if youíve tried it.
So please add your thoughts so we can share the best way possible to play videos and music on the Wii, itíll save many of us loads of time. Thanks for your help!