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    The Truth : Playing Music and Videos on the Wii

    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.

    Videos

    Method #1
    Converting movie files on computer to proper format, transferring to the SD Card, playing on the Photo Channel

    Pros:
    Easy to do
    Not many additional programs needed
    Internet not needed

    Cons:
    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

    Method #2
    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.

    Music

    Method #1
    Loading all your mp3s on a SD Card and playing them on the Photo Channel

    Pros:
    Very easy to do
    Can store many songs with SD Card

    Cons:
    No proper player on the Photo Channel
    Barely any control over what songs are played

    Method #2


    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!

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    Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's obsession with wanting to hear music while playing? You could always do it the old way and just turn down your tv and let the stereo play. Plus, why would you want to be robbed of the truly epic experience of hearing the Mario Galaxy soundtrack? Amazing.
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    you can buy a disk for about £15 that gives you an interface to play music or videos from your SD card
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    I have iTunes, I have a wii. I put on music, I play da wii. Problem solved.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamworx
    you can buy a disk for about £15 that gives you an interface to play music or videos from your SD card
    And that's called?
    Problem with that article is it's not for updated Wii versions, nowadays you need converters for the files.
    Last edited by 261311; 01-03-2008 at 08:23 AM.
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    Is there a program that lets you stream movies from a newtork drive or your computer without downloading any? If so plz post
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    Method one for Videos and Music is true. I know this because I have used the both. The downside to converting videos to Wii format is that the file becomes larger and in some cases considerably larger. As for method this is the first time I have heard of streaming to the Wii.
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    Well, simplest example to the movie sizes getting larger, my 39MB music video (Bullet in the Head-Rage Against the Machine) turned into a 122MB file and lost considerable quality, like wtf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashwii00
    Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's obsession with wanting to hear music while playing? You could always do it the old way and just turn down your tv and let the stereo play. Plus, why would you want to be robbed of the truly epic experience of hearing the Mario Galaxy soundtrack? Amazing.

    same here. I turn the BGM volume all the way down on games where it doesn't matter like sports games and such and throw on music on the stereo or computer. Goal accomplished.


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    Maybe he has good quality sound on his TV and not on his computer. i dunno . threads like these are needed to clarify things cleared out ive heard of something called orb or something what is it? rep to person who made thread.

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