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Playing DVDs

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by neonjoe14, May 2, 2011.

  1. neonjoe14

    neonjoe14 Member

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    hi, alright so i have just recently bought a black wii and got the homebrew channel loaded and everything. i heard wiimc can play dvds so i got this app and for some reason i still cant play dvds? i also have read that some newer wiis cant play dvds? can anyone help me with my situation?

    What i need to know is if my wii is compatable with playing dvds.

    my serial number starts with lu2089
     
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    newer wii's can no longer read disc backups. as for dvds i heard you could but will burn out the wii's laser faster.
     
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    Im talking about just regular dvds, like movies. But as i said before, i used wiimc and it says that its invalid or something? i just want to know why this is. do newer wiis not even allow playing movies? (dvd)
     
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    DVD Playback is not possible on Wiis with Newer Drives, if you can't play Wii Backup Discs, than you can't play regular DVDs. You can still use a USB Stick or an SD Card to play Media from the WiiMC Channel, though.

    If your Wii does not have a newer DVD Drive, then all you need to do is install DVDx and a reliable DVD Playback Channel, such as WiiMc or MPlayer Channel. If your Homebrew Channel has a version equal to or higher than 1.0.7, then DVDx is not required for DVD Playback.
     
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    Well ok shoot! I guess my drive doesnt work :p but thanks for the help anyways! Sorry for the confusion
     
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    Which is better anyway ;) As stated above reading DVD's with your drive will kill your laser anyway.
     
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    it will be able to, but you have to buy a little separate part for it...at least that is what I've heard.
     

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