WiiMC 1.1.0

Features

  • Attractive libwiigui-based interface, designed with the Wii in mind
  • Picture viewer
  • Music player
  • On-line media support, including SHOUTcast, YouTube, and Navi-X
  • FAT32/NTFS from SD and USB 2.0 (FAT32 recommended)
  • Network playback via SMB, HTTP, and FTP
  • Multi-language support: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Changelog:

  • Synced to MPlayer r32341
  • Fixed a crash that happened if your router was turned off
  • Fixed “blank listing” issue for SMB
  • Improved memory management, resulting in improved performance
  • Improved USB compatibility and speed
  • USB bug fixes
  • NTFS bug fixes
  • Fixed audio sync regression from 1.0.9
  • Change YouTube default to 480p
  • Fixed “vanishing pointer” issue when watching CPU-intensive videos
  • Improved shuffle for music
  • Channel updated (improved USB compatibility)
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes/improvements

Wii Channel

wilsoff was gracious enough to create an official Wii Channel. You can find it on the Downloads page.

Prerequisites

  • You must have IOS58 to use this channel. Either upgrade to System Menu 4.3, or use the IOS58 Installer.
  • You must have Homebrew Channel 1.0.8+ running on IOS58 to run the installer. If HBC is not using IOS58, reinstall it.
  • This channel tries load apps/wiimc/boot.dol from SD or USB. You must have WiiMC installed in one of these locations.

Installation

  1. Copy the installer files to your SD/USB device
  2. Launch the installer from HBC
  3. Click Install
  4. Done!

Media Playback

  • DVD playback, with DVD menu support (newer Wiis have incompatible drives)
  • Files with AVC/H.264 video streams (typically .mp4, .mkv or .flv’s from YouTube or other sites) with resolutions up to 720x480p usually play correctly.
  • Files with MPEG-4 Simple video streams (typically XVID/DIVX .avi’s) with resolutions up to 656×352 play correctly.
  • Files with MPEG-2 PS video streams (typically DVD rips and TV-DVR recorded .mpg’s) with resolutions up to 720×480 play correctly.
  • Files with MPEG-2 TS video streams (typically HDTV recorded .ts files) with resolutions up to 1280×720 play correctly.
  • AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WavPack, and WAV PCM Audio Streams all play correctly.

Supported File Extensions

Video

3gp, asf, avi, bik, divx, dpg, dv, dvr-ms, evo, f4v, flc, fli, flv, iso, m1v, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mp4v, mpe, mpeg, mpg, mqv, nsv, nuv, ogm, qt, rmvb, swf, trp, ts, vdr, vfw, viv, vob, vro, wmv, y4m (maximum allowed resolution: 1280×720)

Audio

aac, ac3, aif, aiff, amr, ape, apl, asf, flac, m4a, m4b, m4p, mka, mp2, mp3, mpc, ogg, ra, ram, rm, shn, wav, wma, wv

Pictures

bmp, jpeg, jpg, png, gif

Playlist

asx, m3u, pls, plx, ram, smil

Limitations

  • CD playback: the Wii drive is DVD only
  • HD output: even on component cable Wii hardware is limited to 480p or 576i
  • 5.1 sound: Wii hardware has only two analogue audio output channels (2.0)
  • 720p/1080p playback or downscale: power is not enough to even decode, not to mention downscaling
  • Deinterlace: CPU is not powerful enough, and MPlayer filters are not optimized

Prerequisites

  • You need to have IOS58 (more info) for USB 2.0 support. It comes with game “Your Shape” and also with System Menu 4.3, or you can use the IOS58 Installer
  • DVD playback requires HBC 1.0.8 or the latest official WiiMC channel
  • No cIOS is required!

Quick Start Guide

You must have an SD or USB device, even if you only want to play over the network. WiiMC’s core (MPlayer) requires a scratch area.

  • Unzip the archive’s contents directly to the root of your SD or USB device (FAT32 or NTFS)
  • Load WiiMC via HBC
  • SD cards and USB drives will show up automatically
  • Set up network shares in the Settings menu if you want to play media over the network (optional)
  • Set your subtitle encoding and language (optional)
  • Navigate and play your media files

Download Link: http://www.wiimc.org/downloads/

About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80′s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

Jeremy – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


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  • JHardin1112

    Have you ever used WiiMC before? It has been around for awhile now but it has gone through many changes. I really like it, the only thing I don’t use it for is to watch DVD’s, not all DVD’s work correctly. However, I rip my dvd’s to avi and put those on my usb hard drive and WiiMC plays them perfectly.

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  • Mazer

    Hey J,
    Glad to see that you are posting on the blog!
    I have one word of advice, and that is to notify to everyone that this is homebrew, and possibly link to a guide that can help them out with the process. Or even write your own! That way readers don’t feel so lost when the see the homebrew tag and see a download link and not know what to do with anything.

    You can PM me on the forums for so more help on the situation if you would like, username is Mazer :]

  • JHardin1112

    Good point Mazer, I hadn’t even thought of that, thank you. I will edit this post when I have a few extra minutes today and post the installation instructions. I believe they already exist on the original site so I’ll just grab them from there. Thanks again!