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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by jus., Dec 14, 2006.

  1. jus.

    jus. WiiChat Member

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    There's a message size limit of 1.5 megs!

    That's why too large pictures won't send, and that's why I couldn't just now email myself a movie.


    Dammit!
     
  2. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Aaah I didn't know that! Emailed a picture to it yesterday and I didn't recieve anything, thought my wireless internet was playing up. Thanks for this.
     
  3. bobby1211

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    Good info. Source possibly? Did you send yourself a 1.4mb file and a 1.6mb file and the 1.6 didn't come through?

    Thanks for any info,

    -Bobby
     
  4. vagrant

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    Your a moron for trying to email yourself a movie.
     
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    All your vids need to be in the MJPEG file format. So even if you sent yourself a movie, it has to be that format for the Wii to read it. Ive loaded up about 300 megs of Music Videos and Pr0n and they all work.
    Clicky
     
  6. vagrant

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    That isn't what we are talking about.

    This guy, even tho I explained to him why it wouldn't work in a different thread, tried to attach a whole movie to an email and send it to his wii.
     
  7. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    Flash drives are faster. Can you imagine the time you wasted letting that attachment upload? omfg. *chuckles*
     
  8. jus.

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    sorry, I should clarify:

    It's a ten second 2.7 meg clip of my friend beatboxing that I was sending, not a full length feature film. I know most of the people on here can be pretty dense at times, myself included, but I was more so interested in testing the feature at this time than in actually using it in any sort of functional way. That and seeing if you can indeed email yourself video clips. Why not? I got a mac with an iSight and I do it all the time.

    And, I know about the size limitation because when I tested emailing myself the video clip, I got an error message (which I didn't receive in the past from messages I'd sent which didnt arrive, although this was immediately after responding to the verification email so who *knows* what up wit dat?) telling me it bounced due to size limitations and burried in the message was the actual number of bytes the server would allow.

    So, as you can see, I'm neither a moron or stupid. I would have assumed it would go without saying I wouldn't be trying to email myself a 700 meg film. You know, where the wii has 512 megs of storage and all.

    And for the record, the transfer took under 5 minutes.
     
  9. jus.

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    Oh and also, you can't use flash drives on wii.
     
  10. vagrant

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    Weren't you the one who wanted to transfer school of rock to there wii and watch it? Or was that someone else?

    w/e I can't find the thread

    i heart you anyways.
     
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  11. jus.

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    Haha no that wasn't me. Although if I could, I would, haven't seen it and it looks funny, and if it didn't have the size limitation I can't say I wouldn't do it just because. I just watch most stuff on my computer since I don't have cable. It'd be dope to use my TV for more than video games though.
     
  12. Inspire

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    Ah, I thought you must be away from your Wii to be e-mail it stuff, but now I get the impression that you don't have access to a compy with an SD card drive.
     
  13. jus.

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    well you were right then and now. I was at work at the time, away from my Wii, and I also don't have an SD card/card reader. There's a combo 1 gig card/USB card reader at XS Cargo across town for 35 bones (canadian!) so I'm going to have to convince my girl we need one. Can you play videos off the card or do you need to copy it to the system first like with saves/vc games?
     
  14. jus.

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    And for the record, you just straight up can not email yourself video clips. For the sake of experimentation, I attempted to send myself a 4 second clip of poor quality (for the low size) and the message just didn't show up, no error message from Nintendo, no message with an attachment it couldn't display, so I think it just blocks messages that won't work.
     
  15. bobby1211

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    Was the movie in Wii format? Thats to say did you run it through the Wii video program? It would end up in .AVI format.

    -Bobby
     
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    You cannot open up a video file attachment with the wii period. Even in the correct format.

    This should be expected.
     
  17. bobby1211

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    Why would that be expected? This feature would make the message board better, why would we expect it NOT to be there?

    Instead of assuming everyone will automatically know everything, how about being helpful and pointing out a source showing that you can not email videos to the Wii?

    That would be helpful.

    -Bobby
     
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    Sorry bro, I guess everyone is a moron when compared to you! :lol:
     
  19. jus.

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    vagrant's a pretty smart dude. a little short sometimes but he knows what he's talking about so I don't really mind the occasional harshness. I'm worse for it when discussing things i'm pretty knowledgable on.

    My manual said it plays .MOV files so that's what I tried. I guess I could run it through the converter program but it's still not worth it at this point, I was looking for proof of concept moreso than anything else. It'd bog their servers down BIG TIME to have people emailing movies so I can see why they wouldn't allow it. It's common sense even. Still, common sense rarely stands in my way.

    I made it a motion jpeg when i exported it and got no love, I'm not foxing with any further attempts, I'm just gonna pick up a goddam SD card/reader combo tonight. Or tomorrow. Soon.

    I wish this thing would stream movies from my computer, that'd be the ****. Then I wouldn't have such a huge bone-on for the iTV. Still, an iTV+Wii is cheaper than PS3 for people who bought it mostly for it's high def video goodness and not it's fun games (because, at least for now, the only fun games you can play for it are for PS2/PS1 anyhow, except that demo racere with the tilt steering, that **** was FUN) *AND* smaller!
     
  20. bobby1211

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    Noted. Thx.

    Yeah my Digicam outputs .MOV so I thought Wii would be abel to play straight from my SD, sadly no. Once ran through the Wii converter program they were .avi files and played flawless on the wii. the puzles are fun with videos.

    Even once you put the movies on the SD card... it has to be in the correct format. The only movies I have been able to play are the ones ran through the converter. I have done that with both MOV and MPEG movies.

    With the USB ports and time Im sure you will be able to stream from your computer onto your TV.

    -Bobby
     

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