WiiMC (Wii Media Center) is an open source media player for the Nintendo Wii.
UPDATE - this media player is limited in the quality of the video files that it can play. It served a purpose at one time, but now it seems that the quality of the movies I've been getting just wont play anymore. Don't expect WiiMC to work for you with every movie you try to play, if you must use it then you may need to re-encode your movie to work with it.
- Attractive libwiigui-based interface, designed with the Wii in mind
- Most essential difference from MPlayer CE and the like: completely GUI based, fiddling .conf files should never be necessary (except for on-line media)
- Picture viewer
- Music player
- FAT32/NTFS from SD and USB 2.0 (FAT32 recommended)
- Network playback via SMB, HTTP, and FTP
- Ability to play virtually any video or audio format
- DVD playback, with DVD menu support
- Online media support, including SHOUTcast, YouTube, and Navi-X
- SD, USB 2.0, SMB, HTTP, and FTP support
- Attractive libwiigui-based interface, designed with the Wii in mind
- Multi-language support: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish
WiiMC and the Channel Installer
WiiMC runs from IOS58 and HBC 1.0.8 (or more current version), if you have HBC 1.0.7 then update it. The channel installer will install a forwarder to your Wii menu, this is not a full channel, you will still need WiiMC in the apps folder of your Wii SD card (or USB device). You do not need to update the channel if a previous version already works. The WiiMC channel gets updated to improve compatibility with USB devices, so if your USB device is compatible then no reason to update.
Download Here - http://www.wiimc.org/downloads/
Download the new install (installing for the first time) and the channel installer. If for some reason the WiiMC website goes down, here is a mirror link to download the WiiMC 1.3.4 update file, WiiMC new install file, and the latest channel installer - WiiMC 1.3.4 + channel installer
For WiiMC to work correctly, you need HomeBrew Channel 1.0.8 (or higher) using IOS58. If this is your current Wii setup, then skip this step.
Follow these steps (in order) to get HBC 1.0.8 (or higher) running from IOS58.
- Download the IOS58 installer and run it from HBC.
- Install HBC 1.0.8 (or higher) from the HackMii Installer.
Now you should have HBC 1.0.8 (or higher version) installed running from IOS58.
- Extract the WiiMC (new install) and WiiMC channel installer to the root of your SD card or (FAT32) USB device.
- Open Homebrew channel and run the WiiMC Channel Installer, when completed exit to the Wii menu.
- Your install is complete.
Supported formatsMedia 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 656x352 play correctly.
- Files with MPEG-2 PS video streams (typically DVD rips and TV-DVR recorded .mpg's) with resolutions up to 720x480 play correctly.
- Files with MPEG-2 TS video streams (typically HDTV recorded .ts files) with resolutions up to 1280x720 play correctly.
- AAC, AC3, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WavPack, and WAV PCM Audio Streams all play correctly.
The list of extension supported
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
aac, ac3, aif, aiff, amr, ape, apl, asf, flac, m4a, m4b, m4p, mka, mp2, mp3, mpc, ogg, ra, ram, rm, shn, wav, wma, wv
bmp, jpeg, jpg, png, gif
asx, m3u, pls, plx, ram, smil
- CD playback: Wii hardware cannot do that, it 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 and 1080p playback or downscale: power is not enough to even decode, not to mention downscaling.
- Deinterlace: CPU has not got enough power / MPlayer filters are not optimized.
playing musicThis is how I found WiiMC to play music.
You can play a single music file by placing the pointer over the desired music file and pressing the "A" button.
To play multiple music files you must create a playlist (which I think is good for playing various artists). I do not like having to make a playlist to listen to a complete CD. Since I store all of my music in folders that are of the complete CD, I would just like to select the folder to play the contents of that folder.
To make a playlist, place the pointer over the song and press the "+" button, you will then see a check mark in the box in front of the song (press the "+" button again to remove the song from the playlist). Place check marks in front of all of the songs you want on your playlist. When done, press the playlist icon in the toolbar at the bottom right of the screen to listen to your playlist. You can also set the playlist to repeat or shuffle the songs.
My USB HDD setup
Most of the time when I want to watch a move from USB, I use a USB stick plugged into usb port1 and all works fine. But I also have another setup that works fine too.
This is the outter most usb port, I have full WBFS usb hdd plugged in here, so I don't watch movies form this usb port. This usb hdd is marked as primary.
This is the usb port used by usb devices other than your Wii games usb hdd. Here I have a dual partition usb hdd. WBFS/FAT32 partitions, both marked as primary and only the FAT32 partition is marked at Active.
my WBFS/FAT32 usb hdd
First you will need to go to your computer and share the folder(s) that contain what ever content you want to use with WiiMC. You can share multiple folders, just make sure to set up a SMB share for each folder.
Get your computer's IP address (from the cmd line) using configip /all, it is probably something like 192.168.1.101
In WiiMC settings, setup a SMB share. It will look something like this
Display Name- Movies (this is displayed in WiiMC, can be anything)
Share IP - 192.168.1.xxx (enter your computer's local IP address here)
Share Name - movies (this must be the name of the shared folder from your computer)
Username - stomp442 (not needed if you do not have a user name)
Password - PasSW0rd (not needed if you do not use a password)
Everything is case sensitive.
Make sure to select the icon in the upper left corner that corresponds to the type of file you want to play. Example - if you want to play a movie then select the movie icon. WiiMC will only recognize the file formats associated with which icon you have selected. Selecting the movie icon will only recognize movie files, etc....
WiiMC forums - Here
Last edited by stomp_442; 12-27-2016 at 12:28 AM.
- Synced to MPlayer r34002
- New YouTube scraping code (thanks jhb50!)
- Fixed problem with some subtitles not appearing
- Added support for subtitles over FTP
- Added chunk support in HTTP protocol
- Added Bulgarian translation
- Other minor bug fixes
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Version 1.2.3 has been released. Full changelog:
Synced to MPlayer r34780 and ffmpeg 83c418e68ee5
Compiled with latest libogc and devkitPPC r25
Improved network initialization
Improved music playlist sorting – now it is per-folder (patch by entropy)
Added playlist reset with minus key (patch by entropy)
Added a new “Through” setting for music playlists (patch by entropy)