It has now been confirmed that DVD playback is available through Homebrew for any Nintendo Wii with the October 23rd system update.
You get bubbles because we need more opinions like this in the Open Zone.
Welcome to last Gen, Wii!!! Glad you made it.
"Wii doesn't need to play DVD movies, It can, but why should it? People play games on it. Anyone without a DVD player is just from a nother planet. " The past proves people want their game systems to have disk based movie playback. I think this is the first Ninty system that has DVD playback capability.
If you are talking gamers? yes, but don't they have like a Ps3 or 360 next to it...with DVD support? Am I missing something or are DVD players "rare" in every household? No right? The fact that it CAN play DVD movies, but not enabled software wise, kinda makes these comments stupid.
"The past proves people want their game systems to have disk based movie playback" Hmm thats funny, my nes never played VHS....and my snes never made waffles! Sidar is right, if u dont have a dvd player by now its pretty sad on your own behalf. Its kinda like the div x mvies on demand for your ps3, its there but it has to be unlocked...well my aussie ps3 did at least (dont know bout the rest of the world) Not that i enabled mine (because i was neevr use it), but i looked into it and this is what ya have to do just to enable it (at the link there is a video):- http://vod.divx.com/ps3.php Yeh the ps3 is real user friendly. My point is by the way, the wii uses DVDs so obviously it wouldnt be hard to enable dvd playback. Who cares anyway really...i still wouldnt use it.
if this weren't so sad it would be downright comical. wow just wow...
Wow? because we all own a DVD player already... Damn it, my Gaming console can't play DVD's, but at the same time i have like 8 dvd players in my home, so therefor I'm gonna troll the comment section. Wii doesn't need to play DVD movies, It can, but why should it? People play games on it. Anyone without a DVD player is just from a nother planet.
should've known you'd come crashing in here like a wild Ninty ape. Jeez, I think the fact that the wii doesn't play DVD's is more of an existential statement from the console that says, "f*ck it, I don't care," more than anything else. Of course, you've ruined that thought now, so back to pop in some Wii ShovelWare (like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19) and have yourself a childish good time. You can grunt and groan and shriek with joy and glee at all the pretty colors the Wii throws at you. You’ll have fun waving the Wii controller all around and feel like you just went Prestige mode in COD5, even though you really only earned the Unicorn upgrade for Barbie’s horse. But it’s all good. It takes all kind of gamers to make this industry what it is. You just need to be honest with yourself and admit what type of gamer you are. A casual gamer.
" like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19" at least thats more hardcore than the crap you play ;). Lol, just because i'm more open to other things i'm a casual gamer... Right i guess that's why i wanna work in that industry. Meh, you know what, call me a casual gamer, i would be more of a gamer then you ever will be. Go ahead and be cool with your "core"/"next-ge n" nonsense. At least i can play GAMES no matter how they look because i can reach the fun of something, i can look passed the "visuals" something you can't apparently. O yeah I have a Ps3, for all the HD glory...i guess I'm Casual, not sure WTF this makes you though. I rather be a "casual" gamer than a sheep. Nowww, if you excuuse(me princess) me i'm gonna boot a DVD into my microwave, hope it gives me HD resolution.
I think the point he's trying to make is wondering why Nintendo wouldn't have enabled this functionality out of the box. I am curious also, if perhaps they consider it a security flaw for homebrew and/or piracy. I don't see it so much as the Wii being directly more comparable feature-wise to the more hardware-intensive consoles, but with so much being hooked up to our TVs nowadays, why not? The PS2 was my DVD player back in the day.
I don't really know for sure, but I assume that Nintendo doesn't enable DVD playback because of the licensing fees. More profit for them, at least they're breaking more than even on the Wii unlike other consoles
"Of course, you've ruined that thought now, so back to pop in some Wii ShovelWare (like Barbie Horse Racing Adventures or Wii Party Vol 19" Oh yeh coz sonys machines never had those games on their machines...:-S If thats the case then the two links below shouldnt have any shovelware...right guys:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Just to name a few (since u like dolls...)- Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue Bratz: Forever Diamondz Bratz: Rock Angelz Barbie Race and Ride Barbie Explorer Barbie Super Sports Barbie Explorer
good news I guess... nothing else to say really
Through Homebrew? So not officially supported? :/
who doesnt already own a dvd player by now?Screw homebrew im still waiting for the official announcement of when the sd card situation will take affect........gonna announce the date soon Nintendo?
Yet again the Wii pushes the boundaries
"Everyone has a dvd player". Well, no sh[t... Yet if the Wii was able to play DVD's, it would mean that it could replace that DVD player, and you wouldn't need to have extra things plugged in. Jeez...the system is truly garbage...
you would still have other DVD players attached, you are saying Wii is garbag, so i take you have a 360 or Ps3, or both. Not enough players for ya? In many cases the Wii wouldn't replace the DVD player they got. The fact that lots of people go blu-ray anyway, wtf is the point? No on is gonna replace his bray player for a DVD player. And for those who don't have a B-ray player, they must have at least 2 dvd players at home, while most people won't dare touch their TV setup, the Wii would just add up.
Well whatever. The fact that the Wii couldn't play DVD's back in 2006 before bluray even came out and caught on is just stupid. It's a fun system, but from a technical standpoint it's truly garbage.
Exactly Ambient Its tech is not that advanced so why would you want the wii to play dvds?you would only get at max progressive scan 480p.So why does everyone want this so much?you can go get a upscaling dvd player for less then $50 bucks where i live. Your kinda not making sense......you think the wii lacks tech yet you would like it to have the worst dvd player on the market(progressive scan is the worst right now in terms of resolution) so it would replace your dvd player?doesnt add up.
Are you serious? There is absolutely no excuse for a 2006 console to not have a dvd player. None. I bet if the PS3 didn't have DVD playback, people would be pissed off, yet why should it, right? Everyone has 10 dvd players in one room and all that...Why not remove DVD playback from blu-ray players as well? God forbid we expect a console to have a common feature. The Wii might have last-gen tech, but that doesn't mean it can't handle a friggin movie. Hell, the PS2 did just fine. Also, since when is 480p bad? I play my old DVD's on the xbox 360 all the time, and they look good on a 42-inch plasma. I play them upscaled and native, and there isn't much difference. And how is progressive scan the worst? Are you saying interlaced is better?
Sorry but most dvd players sold in stores at this time are not interlaced anymore and start with progressive scan.(atleast in my area) and secondly calm down you must not have understood me when i pointed out that you say the wii is last tech yet you want a standard non-upscaled dvd player in it......and btw your tv must suck if you cant tell a difference from native and upscaled.Talk about last gen.
So it's NOT official. It's not that Nintendo has finally decided to officially add DVD support to the Wii. What's the point off adding the useless DVD support to the Wii? I wouldn't bother.
Welcome to the year 2000...
Too little too late...now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch a Blu-Ray.
Then why would DVD playback even matter to you then...
Blu- ray for me on my beloved ps3! :)
Some of you guys are TRULY ridiculous! as soon as I look at the board, there a people fighting and talking about playing barbie horse adventure! Really who the hell are YOU to judge what ANYONE plays? I think THIS is the problem with core gaming we all become so judgmental to the point where it becomes sheer snobbery! Im not a fan of sports games, or call of duty, but you don't see me taking a squat on your Sh**and calling you a punk do you? Sometimes I get the feeling that calling one's self"a hard core gamer" has just become a title and calling someone else casual just because they don't play the same games as you do is just another way to separate players in general. Ive been gaming since 1993 I own a ps3,wii, and 360-but before hand all I had was the wii, and I was satisfied.In fact I Play on my wii more often than i use the other two. You may say "oh nugundam-your just a casual gamer" you know what I say? Why the hell do you give a Sh** bout what I play? To each his own. Game-On Mother******
"Really who the hell are YOU to judge what ANYONE plays?" Elitism
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