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The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006, it has got many people’s attention and favor because of its outstanding feature like playing game, watch videos, etc. Speaking of watching video, do you want to play DVD movies on Nintendo wii console?
In the following pages, I will outline two ways to enable you to freely watch DVD movies on your Nintendo Wii. Just make a comparison on which would be better for you.
Method 1: Using the DVD to Wii Converter to Play DVD on Wii
With this method, you would need to download and install Brorsoft DVD Ripper – a top rated DVD to Wii Converter firstly.
With it, you can easily rip DVD movies to Wii compatible MOV, AVI video files quickly with excellent output video quality. Besides converting DVD files, it can also compress a DVD to smaller file size, saving the space for your console if you need. In addition, the built-in editor allows you to customize your DVD videos to get the very part and effect you want with ease. The equivalent Mac version is DVD Riper for Mac, which aids you to convert DVDs to Wii under Mac OS X.
Step-by-step tutorial on how to rip and convert DVD to Wii friendly video
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
1. First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can get to “File” Menu, click “Load DVD” to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. DVD folder and ISO image files are supported as well.
2. Click the Format bar to select output profile for your Nintendo Wii, say Wii AVI Video (*.avi) or Wii MOV Video (*.mov).
3. After all necessary settings, you can just click the “Convert” button to start converting your DVD movies. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files for your Wii.
4. Now you can copy the converted DVD files (in Wii MOV files or Wii AVI files) to your SD card. Then plug in the SD card to your Wii and enjoy your converted DVD films on Wii.
Method 2: Using the Homebrew Channel to Play DVD on Wii
To play DVD on Wii through Homebrew Channel, you need to install a small and hidden Homebrew channel on a system. This package blesses the console with a libdi file (DVD access library), and allows you to watch your favorite videos with the MPlayer application, an open source media player.
Important Note: Use the Homebrew Channel to play DVD on Wii with the risky of bricking your Nintendo Wii. If you want to use a much safer way to handle DVD files on Wii, you’d better choose the first method we offer to you.
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