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Wii Photo Channel getting updates in December

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by james24uk, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. james24uk

    james24uk WiiChat Member

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    not sure if anyone has seen this just found it this morning see below or follow the link : http://wii.qj.net/Wii-Photo-Channel-getting-updates-in-December/pg/49/aid/107562

    Nintendo has announced that updates will be made to the Wii Photo Channel this coming December. These will give the Wii the ability to create a personalized icon from one of your favorite digital pictures, and the replacement of MP3 support with AAC file support.

    Here's what Nintendo had to say about the upcoming changes, along with some notes for those interested in buying a Wii:

    1. Personalize your Wii Menu by making one of your favorite digital images from an SD memory card as the Photo Channel icon.
    2. The Wii console will replace MP3 compatibility with the ability to play AAC files, which provide a greater sound quality than an MP3 of the same size. This new compatibility will work with MP4 audio files in the .m4a format. Additionally, you can now choose to have the songs play back in a random order.

    * Wii consoles sold in retail stores starting in December 2007 should include AAC file support.
    * For Wii Console owners without the AAC file compatibility, you can download the updated version of the Photo Channel from the Wii Shop Channel starting in early December 2007. Please note that once you download the updated Photo Channel (ver 1.1), you will no longer be able to play MP3 format music files.
    * Additionally, consumers who purchase a Wii console with the updated Photo Channel (ver. 1.1) already installed will not be able to install the previous version to support MP3 playback.
     
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  2. el-zilcho

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    good find !

    welcome to the forum james

    now quick , go hunt more info you info hunting hunter of information
     
  3. periklis

    periklis WiiChat Member

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    I dont know if this is good or not (the update).
    I think it is better with the mp3s.
    Why they dont change something at the photo channel like putting more effects?
     
  4. el-zilcho

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    well if you dont want it , you dont download it i suppose
     
  5. Wozz500

    Wozz500 WiiChat Member

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    Are they changing the format of video the Wii supports to anything higher than jpeg?
     
  6. periklis

    periklis WiiChat Member

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    Why they didnt put the aac as a plus in the current wii codecs?
     
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    Why not just have AAC and MP3 at the same time? Why should we loose one so that we can get the other one...It does not make any sense. It is much intelligent to have both..So that those who got mp3 files but want to change the look of their photo channel can do it maybe cause they can't change their mp3 files to AAC. And those who got AAC can do all the new stuff.
    they should have both files associations.
     
  8. el-zilcho

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    edit :nevermind.
     
  9. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    dropping mp3.......that's pointless.....???
     
  10. Dayoh

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    Maybe there dropping MP3s for a Music channel....
     
  11. Smithy

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    Cool, the Photo Channel is one the last remaining that needs an update.
     
  12. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    i dont know squat about changing music formats, so this is a downer for me, im probably not going to download the update
     
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    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Sweet, although I have to admit that when I first read that I thought that it meant you could make the entire wii background one of your pics, not just that channel. Still cool.

    This will be one of my favorite channels if it can play saved Brawl vids from an SD.
     
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    i thought it meant the entire background at first too. :/
     
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    well remember that this update is in the works at the mo so the finished product may differ from and be improved upon what we know now
     
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    what a bad move. I guess if Nintendo wants to send me a free ipod to play these aac files on that would be cool, otherwise the other 80% of the world still uses mp3 for most of their portable audio files/players.

    I wonder what else will change in the photo channel? At least there is not something I have to have to d/l the update and lose the mp3 support.
     
  17. daviduk200

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    lol me to

    when it said

    "These will give the Wii the ability to create a personalized icon from one of your favorite digital pictures" i though oohhh, maybe player profile

    and when it said

    "Personalize your Wii Menu by making one of your favorite digital images from an SD memory card"

    i though oooohh, wii menu backgrounds but it then said

    "as the Photo Channel icon."
     
  18. Evolve82

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    I have never used the photo channel before as have no SD card. How does the music player work currently?
     
  19. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    That seems like a pretty cool update. Thanks for the info.
     
  20. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    This is idiotic. Not that I use the photo channel, so I can only get so worked-up about this... but replacing MP3 support with AAC? Will someone please hit Nintendo over the head with a clue-stick please? Granted, I don't care since I don't use the channel and I'm technically-adept, so I have no problem converting a WAV to MP3/OGG/AAC, but the average user is not going to have a clue how to make an AAC, nor do they get their music from friends in AAC.

    I can understand adding AAC support, but to remove MP3 support in the process is just plain stupid.

    If they really wanted to make a statement, they could add Ogg Vorbis support.
     

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