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Using the Photo Channel to play MP3s

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tony1979, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. tony1979

    tony1979 WiiChat Member

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    I know there are far easier ways to play MP3s but I'm curious as to the Wii's capabilities. Is it possible to play a large number of MP3s with a small photo slideshow? Ideally, I'd like the entire collection of songs to play and not just stop abruptly when the slideshow has finished (can you loop the slideshow?). I haven't bought an SD card yet, so I would rather check if it's possible first before attempting it.
     
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    I'm not sure what your question is but you can play mp3s while watching a slideshow.
     
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    My question is: can I play my entire library of MP3's non-stop, beginning to end, or will the playlist stop when the slideshow ends? That's why I asked if you can set the slideshow to loop, so the music plays continually.
     
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    i think you can do it with a single picture
     
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    I think when you watch a slideshow with a song selected it repeats the song over and over.
     
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    Thanks Wii17 and i_a_s_s_b. But - just so I understand you correctly - will that one photo stay on screen while my ENTIRE mp3 collection plays through? And, more to the point, will it allow my entire collection of songs to play, or will it stop after the slideshow reaches the end of the photos?
     
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    I think you can set it on loop but I cant remember
     
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    i think you can loop it i've never tried but my friend was doing it while i was talking to him on the phone for an hour so unless he has like 100000 pics i guess you can
     
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    Thanks again to both of you. Can anyone confirm this?

    Basically, my CD/DVD player is out of action and I don't have broadband at the moment (so can't use the Opera browser yet). I want to hook up my amp to the TV audio output and play a large playlist of songs through my Wii. I'm having a party this weekend and don't want to use a crappy little portable stereo.

    Again, if anyone can confirm, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    i put in one picture, and selected the 'all mp3' option in the settings, and it played all of my mp3s in the order they are on the list. It would be cool if it had a shuffle or something
     
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    also confirmed here, you just beat me to it
     
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    Wow. Quick response guys. Thanks. Just as a follow-up, what happened during the slideshow? Did the single photo remain on the screen while all your MP3s played?
     
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    ya but i assume you can do it with more than 1 pic
     
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    Right, time to go and buy an SD card then. :thumbsup:

    I'm actually surprised that no one has brought this up before. I've been looking for information about this all over the net, but this it the first place it's been mentioned. I think the information in this thread will be extremely useful to the wider Wii community.

    Thanks again for all your help.
     
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    no problems mate
     
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    Update:

    I'm really hacked off now. I bought a 1Gb USB SD Card and put one photo on it and about 20 MP3s (although I've tried more up to a max of 100 according to the Photo Channel). I went to the photo channel and ran the Slideshow based on the single photo. I clicked on 'Change Settings' -> 'Choose song'. It displays all my MP3s in the list, but no 'all mp3' option! So, I can play individual songs fine, but I can't seem to queue up a list. When I click on 'Other music' it just tells me about loading MP3s onto the SD card.

    The only piece of information I can find that might have some relevance is a leaflet I got with the Wii stating that to activate the SD card, I need to access the internet.

    Can anyone help?
     
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    Update 2:

    I've been on the phone to Nintendo Europe's customer service line. No one knows anything about this functionality. The only suggestion he had was to try connecting to the internet and download the firmware updates (which I haven't done yet). Does anyone know if the 'all mp3' option should be available on the standard firmware?
     
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    i dunno, but its on the updated,
     
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    We just need a music channel!
     
  20. tony1979

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    Amen to that! :arf:
     

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