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#1 Posted by JB007_18 (156 posts) -

How do I play dvd on wii? Do Idownload a channel like the internet?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (29524 posts) -
You can't.
#3 Posted by wiifan001 (18375 posts) -
There is no way to play DVDs or Blu-Ray on a Wii. /thread
#4 Posted by garrett_duffman (10684 posts) -

There is/will NEVER be any way to view DVD Movies on a wii console. EVER*. There is nothing at all that can be downloaded that will allow for the material of DVD format movies to be viewed on your television from a wii system. Do not use google or any other internet search engine to try and prove us wrong. We are Gamespot, and we have spoken.

*unless nintendo claims otherwiseGamespot

there you have it

#5 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

Older wiis you could, newer ones you cant. I think GS had an news article on this last year. w/e dont google it, its not in the wii for a reason (licensing issue to be exact). /thread

#6 Posted by alexh_99 (5378 posts) -

Older wiis you could, painguy1

actually you could never play DVD's..... Just go and buy a DVD player for $20, and get some duck tape. Tape the DVD player on top/ to the side of your wii. and now it can play DVD's

#7 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

#8 Posted by garrett_duffman (10684 posts) -
well... when the wii was first released, it was stated that there would be a DVD version to release in december... but that never happened
#9 Posted by silverfire675 (74 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

Older wiis you could, alexh_99

actually you could never play DVD's..... Just go and buy a DVD player for $20, and get some duck tape. Tape the DVD player on top/ to the side of your wii. and now it can play DVD's

I superglued mine but...yea duck tape works too :)
#10 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

LegatoSkyheart

all im going to say is that i have DVD playback on my wii. soo yeah. i would give you a pic, but thats against the rulez. (think on it)

#11 Posted by silverfire675 (74 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

painguy1

well if you tweak it, it could. Older wii DVD drives firmware had the capability to. Nintendo modified the firmware removing support for DVD playback 3 months ago. i know cuz ive already done it. not gonna say how cuz thats against teh rulez.

Wait...Nintendo is still getting pirated up the arse...why don't they re enable it! It's not like it matters anyway now...

#12 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

pirating? where did that come from? dont even bring that up were talking about dvd playback here. you know, video encoding, dvd hardware, lasers?

#13 Posted by garrett_duffman (10684 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

painguy1

lieslieslieslieslieslieslieslieslieslies

#14 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

garrett_duffman

truthtruthtruthtruthtruthtruthtruthtruthtruth

lol what the hell man. how is it a lie when i ACTUALLY HAVE DVD playback on my wii? hahaha w/e i see what your trying to do. i guess its for the best that people dont know. someone lock this thread into the pit

#15 Posted by wiifan001 (18375 posts) -
There is no dvd support it never had dvd support stop thinking about dvd support dvd support does not compute
#16 Posted by Khadaj32 (3157 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

Older Wii's Could?

come one Be serious man.

The Wii could never played DVDs in the First place. The Drive that's on the Wii is specially made to read specially made discs to prevent pirating. Turns out they read on a DVD Drive as well.

painguy1

all im going to say is that i have DVD playback on my wii. soo yeah. i would give you a pic, but thats against the rulez. (think on it)

Such blatant lies.

#17 Posted by Tjeremiah1988 (16578 posts) -
The Wii can play DVDs as mentioned already. Why Nintendo decided not to create a DVD channel, ill never know.
#18 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7351 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

Older wiis you could, alexh_99

actually you could never play DVD's..... Just go and buy a DVD player for $20, and get some duck tape. Tape the DVD player on top/ to the side of your wii. and now it can play DVD's

This may just be the most genius idea since x360 hd dvd external. Imma try it on the wii tonight.

#19 Posted by DriftRS (3490 posts) -

so many uninformed people in this thread... The Wii can play DVD's, you just need some homebrew (read: software) to do it. Why Nintendo hasn't done it... probably greed, they seem to have this who scrooge thing going this gen.

#20 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

so many uninformed people in this thread... The Wii can play DVD's, you just need some homebrew (read: software) to do it. Why Nintendo hasn't done it... probably greed, they seem to have this who scrooge thing going this gen.

DriftRS

thank you!!!!! but i dont think they will believe us either way.

#21 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

so many uninformed people in this thread... The Wii can play DVD's, you just need some homebrew (read: software) to do it. Why Nintendo hasn't done it... probably greed, they seem to have this who scrooge thing going this gen.

DriftRS

I knew of this. I just didn't want to say since it's called "hacking" and I'm sure that "hacking" your Wii isn't cool on these premises.

We're talking legit reasons not Homebrew.

#22 Posted by DriftRS (3490 posts) -

hmm homebrew is legit, it's been held up in court a number of times.

#23 Posted by wiifan001 (18375 posts) -

hmm homebrew is legit, it's been held up in court a number of times.

DriftRS
Even if it was held up in court, Nintendo still disaproves of it. The whole point of the latest Wii update was to brick homebrew.
#24 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

[QUOTE="DriftRS"]

hmm homebrew is legit, it's been held up in court a number of times.

wiifan001

Even if it was held up in court, Nintendo still disaproves of it. The whole point of the latest Wii update was to brick homebrew.

that and to fix a spawn glitch in the conduit. hehe, but yeah nintendo does dissaprove. its because most homebrewers pirate. NSMBW was pirated 1.3 million times correct? there was a thread about this the other day. anyhow the hardware is capable, but the software is not. how about we leave it at that :P and lock this thread before it gets out of hand lol

#25 Posted by awssk8er716 (8485 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

Older wiis you could, alexh_99

actually you could never play DVD's..... Just go and buy a DVD player for $20, and get some duck tape. Tape the DVD player on top/ to the side of your wii. and now it can play DVD's

This is 100% true. I got my Wii at midnight of launch, and I remember hearing people there say that they would probably release a new one a year later that could play DVD's.

#26 Posted by wiifan001 (18375 posts) -
[QUOTE="painguy1"]

[QUOTE="wiifan001"][QUOTE="DriftRS"]

hmm homebrew is legit, it's been held up in court a number of times.

Even if it was held up in court, Nintendo still disaproves of it. The whole point of the latest Wii update was to brick homebrew.

that and to fix a spawn glitch in the conduit. hehe, but yeah nintendo does dissaprove. its because most homebrewers pirate. NSMBW was pirated 1.3 million times correct? there was a thread about this the other day. anyhow the hardware is capable, but the software is not. how about we leave it at that :P and lock this thread before it gets out of hand lol

I still find 1.3 million illegally downloaded copies completely insane. With the Wii having sold 3 million in December, the total number of Wiis worldwide comes to about I'd estimate 55 million. More than 2% of Wii owners illegally got new super mario bros wii :shock:
#27 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

[QUOTE="painguy1"]

[QUOTE="wiifan001"] Even if it was held up in court, Nintendo still disaproves of it. The whole point of the latest Wii update was to brick homebrew.wiifan001

that and to fix a spawn glitch in the conduit. hehe, but yeah nintendo does dissaprove. its because most homebrewers pirate. NSMBW was pirated 1.3 million times correct? there was a thread about this the other day. anyhow the hardware is capable, but the software is not. how about we leave it at that :P and lock this thread before it gets out of hand lol

I still find 1.3 million illegally downloaded copies completely insane. With the Wii having sold 3 million in December, the total number of Wiis worldwide comes to about I'd estimate 55 million. More than 2% of Wii owners illegally got new super mario bros wii :shock:

yeah so do i. its kinda sad. But they are pirates what are you gonna do. Nintendo is trying. They actually put some new security in the games that prevent pirating. So hopefully that was able to reduce the potential number of possible pirated copies.

#28 Posted by Jamisonia (896 posts) -

So if you include the number of NSMBW copies that were pirated in the the sales of NSMBW then NSMBW out sold MW2 on the X360.

#29 Posted by painguy1 (8686 posts) -

So if you include the number of NSMBW copies that were pirated in the the sales of NSMBW then NSMBW out sold MW2 on the X360.

Jamisonia

i think it alread did out sell it without those copies. Goblaa posted something about it yesterday

#30 Posted by Tjeremiah1988 (16578 posts) -

[QUOTE="wiifan001"][QUOTE="painguy1"]

that and to fix a spawn glitch in the conduit. hehe, but yeah nintendo does dissaprove. its because most homebrewers pirate. NSMBW was pirated 1.3 million times correct? there was a thread about this the other day. anyhow the hardware is capable, but the software is not. how about we leave it at that :P and lock this thread before it gets out of hand lol

painguy1

I still find 1.3 million illegally downloaded copies completely insane. With the Wii having sold 3 million in December, the total number of Wiis worldwide comes to about I'd estimate 55 million. More than 2% of Wii owners illegally got new super mario bros wii :shock:

yeah so do i. its kinda sad. But they are pirates what are you gonna do. Nintendo is trying. They actually put some new security in the games that prevent pirating. So hopefully that was able to reduce the potential number of possible pirated copies.

Stopping pirating is impossible on the Wii. I blame Nintendo for making the Wii so easy to pirate that the average joe doesnt even need a mod chip to do "illegal" things. Im sure Nintendo themselves dont care seeing that the Wii is still selling a ton and they finally really did something on menu 4.2 (which doesnt really help but they tried) since 2006. Im sure if the Wii went the GC way in terms of sale numbers, Nintendo would be busting it out with frequent updates, bricking systems left and right.
#31 Posted by gulfo (435 posts) -

The Wii can play DVD videos very well, the only thing is that Nintendo didn't add a channel for that, but the hardware is there, if you want to play DVDs you need to add some "illegal" software to the console, software that Nintendo for some reason omited.

#34 Posted by Darthschneider (257 posts) -
You know what else is illegal?? Discussing bout homebrews here :?
#35 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24918 posts) -

You know what else is illegal?? Discussing bout homebrews here :? Darthschneider

It looks like a bot actually.

you know, not a real person.

#36 Posted by Darthschneider (257 posts) -
What do you mean? Are you saying I'm a bot...like I'm not a real person?? :?
#37 Posted by FPS1337 (2517 posts) -
you can if you have the Wii homebrew channel but i wouldn't think it's worth it. Also geek squad can apparently modify your wii to play dvds.
#38 Posted by Bitterbub (23 posts) -

you can if you have the Wii homebrew channel but i wouldn't think it's worth it. Also geek squad can apparently modify your wii to play dvds.FPS1337

Uhh since when did Geek Squad start doing this? Nintendo does not take lightly to people who tamper with their product... I know people don't like it, but it's Nintendo's product after all. Nintendo would've heard of the Geek Squad ideal and most likely would've gone to sue them wouldn't they?

#39 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -
What do you mean? Are you saying I'm a bot...like I'm not a real person?? :?Darthschneider
I don't think you're supposed to bump up old threads, talk about homebrew stuff and advertise another website. That's a pretty good amount of rules to be broken. Besides it's not worth going through the trouble just to play 480p old fashioned DVD's anyway.
#40 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
The reason the Wii doesn't play DVDs is that Nintendo didn't pay the consortium their DVD licensing fee. It is physically capable of playing DVDs. The Xbox did this as well but you could get around it by buying a seemingly overpriced remote and attachment - the licensing fee was included in that and enabled DVD playback.
#41 Posted by cinemax237 (390 posts) -

There is a Wii released in japan that playes DVD's. http://wii.ign.com/articles/746/746637p1.html There you go.

#43 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11279 posts) -

You can't.MonsieurX
Errr...yes, you can. *wink*

#45 Posted by Amnesiac23 (8272 posts) -

Please don't bump old threads.