Does the Wii U Play DVDs? Just Get the Workable Solution Now

"Can you play DVD movies on the Nintendo Wii? I tried a lot of methods but ended up failing. I noted the declaration from President Satoru Iwata about the DVD playback feature. Is it impossible for me to watch DVD movies with my Wii now?"

Wii is more than a game console to enjoy funny moments. Actually, it can also be used a DVD player to watch the movies. Even if you cannot play DVDs on Wii directly, it does mean it's impossible. What should be the workarounds? You can either use the Homebrew channel, or rip the DVD movies to Wii compatible formats. Just learn more about the solutions from the article now.

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Part 1: Best Method to Rip and Play DVD Movies on Wii

Since the DVD playback feature is not available on a Wii, the easiest and safest method to play DVDs on Wii U is converting the DVDs into the digital formats. Free DVD Ripper is the free DVD ripper for your Wii. Beside the basic Wii compatible formats, such as DivX, MOV and MP4, you can also choose the Wii presets directly within the program. Moreover, there are some additional editing features that enable you to get a satisfied result with ease.

Step 1

Download and install DVD to Wii Ripper

Make sure you have inserted the desired DVD into the DVD slot of your computer. Once you download and install the DVD to Wii ripper, you can launch the program on your computer. Click the "Load Disc" button to load the inserted DVD disc or DVD folder you want to rip into the program.

Load Disc

Step 2

Choose MP4 or Wii preset as the output format

Whether you need to convert DVD to high quality DivX/MOV/MP4 formats, or even to Wii presets, you can choose the desired video format from "Profile" dropdown list according to your requirement. In order to get the optimal DVD movies for a Wii, you can adjust the parameters in "Settings".

If you find PS3/PS4 cannot play DVD, you can turn to this software for help, and just just select PS4 from the drop-down list of "Profile".

Profile

Step 3

Edit the DVDs with multiple editing features

After that you can click the "Edit" button to open the editing window, which enables you to crop the video frame, add text and image video watermark, adjust video effect like video brightness, saturation, hue and contrast. You can also adjust the volume of the audio files.

Edit

Step 4

Convert DVD discs into the Wii compatible formats

Just preview the videos to find whether you are satisfied with the result, you can click the "Convert" the button to rip DVDs into Wii or high quality MP4 format. It takes several minutes to convert the DVDs to Wii, even for the commercial DVDs with DRM protection.

Convert

Step 5

Play DVD movies on Wii via a USB cable

Now you can copy the DVD movies from your computer to Wii via a USB cable. Plugin the USB cable to your Wii, which you can watch the DVD movies on a Wii. It is the easiest and safest method to enjoy the DVD movies with a high quality.

Part 2: How to Play DVD Disc on a Wii with Homebrew Channel

It is much more complicated if you want to play DVD movies on a Wii with Homebrew Channel. A Nintendo Wii (update to system version 4.3 or the latest version) is not enough, you should also get a FAT/FAT 32 formatted SD card, an SD card reader and writer, and if possible, you also need MPlayer in order to play commercial DVD discs.

Step 1

Make sure the Wii is connected to the network. Launch the "Wii Option" menu and go to "Wii Settings" > "Internet" > "Connection Settings", then connect your Will to the network.

Note: If the system is not updated to 4.3 or above, you have to "Wii System Update" to get the latest system version beforehand.

Wii System Update

Step 2

Go back the "Internet" > "Console Information" to get the MAC Address. It should be very important that you should take the information download or copy them to a Word file.

Console Information

Step 3

Plug in your SD card into the SD card reader, then connect it to your computer. If there is anything in the SD card, you can wipe them out. As for the case, you can add the files from Wii to the SD card.

Step 4

Go to "LetterBomb" with the http://please.hackmii.com, which you can choose the "System Menu Version" and the "MAC Address" above. Then choose either "Cut the red wire" or "Cut the blue wire".

LetterBomb

Step 5

Once you choose any option, it will download a file to your computer. After that you can use the default ZIP extractor to copy all the files from your computer to the SD card.

Save

Step 6

Insert the SD card into your Wii. Go the main menu and choose the "Wii Message Board" and check the files from LetterBomb. Once you click the file, it will automatically run and lead to the "Hackmii Installer".

Wii Message

Step 7

Press the "Continue" button and choose the "Install The Homebrew Channel" option. Then confirm with the "Yes, continue". After that you can find a message that the file is successfully installed.

Install The Homebrew Channel

Step 8

Now you can go to the Homebrew Channel, which you have to install other applications, such as emulators, homebrew games, media players. Here is how to get DVD playback on your Wii with MPlayer.

In order to set up the MPlayer on your Wii, you have to erase the "boot.dol" file and the "private" directly. Create a directory on your SD card and copy the "dvdx" and "mplayer" directories into the folder. Run the DVDX installer app. When that starts up, select "Normal Installation" and wait for it to finish. Finally, you can insert the DVD into the game console to enjoy the DVD movies on your Wii.

Conclusion

When you want to play DVD movies on a Wii, you can extract the movies from a DVD to Wii compatible formats. As for the solution, Free Blu-ray Ripper is an excellent and workable solution, which you can convert the DVD to an optimal Wii format with ease. Of course, when you hack your Wii, there is some risk to turn the game console into a brick. There is another method to use the Homebrew Channel to hack the Will device. It is a complicated to install the software and DVD player. If you have any other query about how to watch DVDs on a Wii, you can share more detailed information in the comments.

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