Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Wii Playing DVD's through Homebrew app?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by bmuc1017, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. bmuc1017

    bmuc1017 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know about this "homebrew app" that allows the Wii to play DVD's? I was reading some comments on IGN and someone mentioned this. If this app is available, how do you get it?
     
  2. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,424
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Super Mancyland
    Wii Friend Code: 8041-7231-3447-6164
    8041-7231-3447-6164
    Use google to find out as we cant talk of such things on here
     
  3. gidget

    gidget . ☆ ☆ ☆ .

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    -= ohio, usa =-
    Wii Friend Code: 9999-9999-9999-9999
    9999-9999-9999-9999
    why can't people talk about homebrew? it's not piracy...
     
  4. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,424
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Super Mancyland
    Wii Friend Code: 8041-7231-3447-6164
    8041-7231-3447-6164
    Its a legal mine field
    There are things that you are allowed to do (ie DVD play back,home made games) and there things you cant do (Emulation, play copy's)
    Plus Nintendo hate the Homebrew channel as it lets us UK people play imports
     
  5. gidget

    gidget . ☆ ☆ ☆ .

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    -= ohio, usa =-
    Wii Friend Code: 9999-9999-9999-9999
    9999-9999-9999-9999
    these topics get shot-down too soon. i've intervened in similar threads in the past.

    like any thread, as long as they stay on topic it's fine. members will report posts that take the thread off topic.
     
  6. bmuc1017

    bmuc1017 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    I looked it up on google and it seems like a very difficult process. Is it?
     
  7. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    4
    no. just follow the steps. pretty easy.
    you do have to have an SD card, Twilight Princess, and the interweb.
     
  8. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,424
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Super Mancyland
    Wii Friend Code: 8041-7231-3447-6164
    8041-7231-3447-6164
    If only everybody did that first they would find loads of helpfull guides
     
  9. Rumple

    Rumple WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't get the obsession with having the wii play dvds, seems like a lot of trouble for nothing.
     
  10. baseclef51

    baseclef51 Thinking About Thinking

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wii Friend Code: 2216-8008-0982-7935
    2216-8008-0982-7935
    I'm one of the very few people that doesn't have a dvd player next to my Wii so I'll probably end up homebrewing eventually.
     
  11. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    4
    its a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a DVD player.
     
  12. gidget

    gidget . ☆ ☆ ☆ .

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    -= ohio, usa =-
    Wii Friend Code: 9999-9999-9999-9999
    9999-9999-9999-9999
    you do it because you can... not not always would hacks be adopted it as the primary substitute... depends on a lot of things and the person. a non-intrusive hack compared to a mod.

    i open every piece of electronics i own... i dunno why..
    exceptions; ipod shuffle, wii, blackberry, bluetooth mouse, etc..
     
  13. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,424
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Super Mancyland
    Wii Friend Code: 8041-7231-3447-6164
    8041-7231-3447-6164
    <Has seen a DVD player for a fiver

    Even the smallest of SDs cards are a bit dearer than that

    But I just use my computer
     
  14. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    4
    i use my wii to watch movies a fair bit. broke ass students can't afford stuff that many people think are cheap.
     
  15. heymoe99

    heymoe99 WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Cleveland
    1. google isnt that great (sorry, i'm not a fan, will use on occasion if i need a second opinion compared to other search engines)
    2. quite a few people dont know how to search (they just dont know how to word it or dont know exaclty what they are looking for. people need to learn how to utilize the net better)
    3. the internet does not have EVERYTHING (yes it does have alomst everything, but i've come up empty on a few things)
     
  16. azwiiessex

    azwiiessex WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    colchester essex uk
    this def interests me in the sense thats its a very good idea to be able to do that playing dvds on my wii would be handy purely because its not going through the scart and my dvd player is not playing ball much lately so im going to look into this
     
  17. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    4
    well the problem is that unless you already have the homebrew channel installed, you won't be able to if you've already updated to menu 4.0. the latest update blocks the ability to install the homebrew channel.
     
  18. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,522
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Wii Friend Code: 5385-4035-7079-0395
    5385-4035-7079-0395
    Also, the DVD player feature causes the laser to be run in reverse of default. It wouldn't be surprising to me if it somehow adversely affected the life of the drive.
     
  19. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    18
    :eek:ut:
     
  20. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,522
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Wii Friend Code: 5385-4035-7079-0395
    5385-4035-7079-0395
    What? Nintendo has always used reverse-spinning discs as an anti-piracy measure.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can a wii play dvds
,

can i watch dvds on my wii

,
can the wii play dvds
,
can you watch dvd on wii
,
does a wii play dvds
,
does the wii play dvds
,

watch dvd on wii

,
wii dvd app
,
wii dvd homebrew app
,
wii play dvds