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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by crazybuzz100, May 21, 2007.

  1. crazybuzz100

    crazybuzz100 WiiChat Member

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    I have seen that there are quite a few streaming programs for the wii. I have recently tried wiicr and I am just about to use wiimediacenterx. I haven't tried orb yet and I was wondering what is the best way to stream videos with the wii? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks all.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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  2. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    Hi

    have you considered Tversity?

    it works fairly well.

    personally, if you are considering streaming video, i'd recommend
    connecting to the "server" pc by ethernet. streaming wirelessly
    is very hit and miss using 802.11g (54Mbps).

    it's a pity that the Wii doesn't support 802.11a (54Mbps / 5Ghz)
    as per the xbox 360.....that protocol is excellent for video
    streaming.
     
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  3. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    tversity does wii streaming now?! well looks like im going back to having tversity instead of orb as my xbox/wii streamer!
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    >>tversity does wii streaming now?!

    yup...head over to their website.

    have a look halfway down the page for the
    URL that's needed to use the prog on the
    Wii.

    it ends with /flashlib
     
  5. WIIMAN999

    WIIMAN999 WiiloveWii

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    i agree theat tversity is also very good:wink: thought i never liked orb that much. maybe im just strange :crazy: lol
     
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    which one is better?
     
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    Hiya,
    Have anyone tried Tversity on Wii yet? Comments are appreciated.
    TIA.
     
  8. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    I just tried the TVersity tonight on my Wii. In short, it works (kind of). Although it crashed a few times during my test but it was able to play albums from my network drive. I'll explain it later.
    For video, it can play WMV but not Divx. The video quality is fine (compare to Youtube on Wii). Obviously, RM files are not recognised. I have not tried other format like MPG, FLV, ASF,...etc.
    While for the MP3, it works great (when it does not crash). It even display the ID3 tag in the original language (Chinese in this case). You can choose from Album, published year, artist, etc if you have those information stored. I have backed up my itune library onto a networked hard drive and have that drive connected through wireless network to TVersity server PC running Athlon 64 3000+ (which just under the minimal requirement) with 1GB RAM. Since I have such a complicated network and lower than required system, I did not expect it to work so well. It starts playing a song within a couple seconds and the on the fly conversion took only 10-20% time of the song. After it finished one song, it automatically switched to the next song. It is even compatible with playlist, although I have not tested it yet. Here is my network configuration:


    1. Wireless router 1 (family room) -> NSLU2 media server -> iTune library on USB2.0 HD

    2. Wireless router 2 (bedroom upstairs) -> PC running TVersity server

    3. Wii (living room)

    4. Wireless router 3 (basement) ->DSL uplink

    Wireless router 1 and 2 are bridged to router 3 (as DHCP) and the Wii is connected to one of the 3 routers wirelessly. I also have a router 4 bridged too but it is not involved in this particular task and omitted from the list.
     
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    ShawVAuto WiiChat Member

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    Just curious... HOW EXACTLY DO YOU GET IT TO WORK? I have done EVERYTHING according to the instructions. When I type in the URL, nothing happens.
     
  10. crazybuzz100

    crazybuzz100 WiiChat Member

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    Hey guys. Have yous ever used wiicr? I prefer it to all the other media streamers plus it does a lot more (tho I am not a big fan of useless features). Thanks for the comments but so far I think wiicr is a bit better then TVersity.
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    have you got it set-up correctly on your "server" pc?

    once installed, double click to open the tversity program, then in the
    notification area (task bar) you will see the icon for tversity. if it's
    a "pink" colour, that means the service is not running. right click on
    the pink icon and select "start sharing" (or similar).

    you'll then need to add photo's / music /video in the "add" media
    section.

    also ensure that any third party firewall software is configured to
    allow the Wii to access the "server" pc.

    if you have more than one pc on your network, it would probably be
    wise to issue the "server" pc with a fixed / static IP address to prevent
    the Wii trying to connect to the wrong pc.

    if all the above is correct, on the Wii go into internet channel and
    type the following URL: http://tversity_host:41952/flashlib
    (replacing tversity_host with the IP of the "server" pc, so the URL
    for example, would look like http://192.168.1.2:41952/flashlib)

    you should now be able to connect and stream your media files.
     
  12. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    I was about the say the same thing in the last few lines of last post. Now I need to try wiicr. I just finished download. Looks very interesting. Particularly, it said it will work on MP4 file formats. By the way, should this thread be under the WiiChat or Online forum. I had a hard time to find it back as it is listed under Hardware.
     
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    Guys and gals,
    Thanks for all the feedback.
     
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    Thanks Fr3344ll. I will try this later today.
     
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    I use orb and i think it sucks, after a while u hear weird sounds when watching movies... really anoying.
     
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    I am still experiencing random lock up of the TVersity server program.
     
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    Wiinter Audentes fortuna iuvat

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    I just got tversity up and running. I love it. I've been freevoing stuff for years and just watching it on my computer because I didn't want to spring for new hardware. Now my entire library is accessible in my living room (and everywhere else for that matter). :)

    FYI, it plays both the DivX that's hardware encoded by my tv402u (I'm guessing Divx 5.x) and the xvid I transcoded myself. I had to tweak it to play smoothly on my network (slow), but it works.

    Great thread.
     
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    I just got Tversity, after previously using Orb, and I love it. I prefer the look of the interface. I have had a bit of trouble trying to use the toolbar a the top of the screen with the "back," "home," and other buttons though. It doesn't always appear. Also, when trying to play some songs (haven't tried any vids yet) I get a memory error.
     
  19. crazybuzz100

    crazybuzz100 WiiChat Member

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    Hey guys.

    I think I have tried all the wii media streaming programs and in conclusion I would go with wiicr. The only problem is that if you want to use wiicr it takes a lot of downloading and you have to get more then just wiicr. And I think this thread should be under hardware, tho you don't need a mod chip to use streaming programs.
     
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    I've been trying various TVersity settings to get smoother playblack. When I stream to my laptop, the playback is perfect. When I stream to the Wii, it sometimes has skips in the audio. I don't think the Wii responds well to Maximum Compression, when I tried it, the skipping got even worse and it finally started lagging, but it doesn't respond any better if you drop it from Average to Minimum compression.

    Next I may try to reduce the maximum aspect ratio.
     

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