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How to play Blu-ray movies on Wii?

2013-08-05 11:05:42 / Posted by Chris Ben to Blu ray Ripper
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"Wii is more than a game machine". That's what you have been told by the Wii site. So what else interesting functions have you found out from this box?

Wii provides various fun and intuitive games which are controlled by moving your body. Meanwhile, the wireless blue-tooth connection of remote controllers gives the whole family a great chance to play together, not just sit in couch. This marvelous game machine has brought much fun to your family, I believe. But do you know that it's not just a game machine? Many people wish it has the ability of playing DVD and Blu-ray disc. Actually it already can.

Up to now, there're basically two ways of playing DVD/BD on Wii. One needs you to use the Homebrew Channel and install MPlayer. But this should be the last thing to do to fulfill this if you are not familiar with computer knowledge, or you don't want the console to be damaged. The other one is simpler and safer. This guide will give you a whole walkthrough of playing movies on Blu-ray disc on Wii with this BD to Wii converter. What required is a BD drive, an SD card with enough space (since Blu-ray movies are usually very large) and a card reader. Also make sure that you have updated your Wii console to Wii Menu 4.0 or higher. Cards with a capacity higher than 2 GB will likely not work with the Wii console if it has not been updated to 4.0 or higher.

Step 1: Launch Blu-ray Ripper and load the Blu-ray disc

Install and launch the program, then insert the Blu-ray disc you want to rip to the BD drive and click Load Disc. Wait for a second and the videos in the disc will be listed.

Step 2: Insert the external storage to the computer

Insert the SD card to the card reader, then insert the reader to your computer. Make sure the space is large enough, or else the movie can't be ripped successfully.

Step 3: Select the main movie

Check the video with the longest time length. Preview to make sure it's the main movie of the disc.

Step 4: Choose the appropriate output format

Choose the output format supported by Wii, which differs from area to area. The only supported format in Australian Nintendo Wii manual is MOV while in Europe, it's AVI. Here we take AVI as example. So click Profile, select Wii and DS-Wii AVI Video (*.avi) or input "AVI" in the search box.

Step 5:Select Destination and start to convert

Click Browse and select the external storage as the target folder. Then click Convert.

Step 6:Connect Wii to TV with AV cable

Insert the colored connectors on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:
Yellow: Video Input
White: Audio Input Left (or Mono)
Red: Audio Input Right

Step 7:Insert the SD card to Wii

Insert the SD card into the SD Card slot on the front of the Wii console and now you can freely enjoy the Blu-ray movie on Wii.