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    Question Question about GeeXbox for the Wii

    I am very interested in using GeeXbox for the Wii, but I dont fully understand what I can do with it.

    The way I see it I can play media that is on a USB devise via the Wii.... Now I have a 250gig external USB harddrive, could I plug this into my Wii and then access the movies I have stored on it????

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    well i dont see anything on the page that says no, but using simple logic

    wii specs

    memory
    * 88 MB main memory (24 MB "internal" 1T-SRAM integrated into graphics package, 64 MB "external" GDDR3 SDRAM)[82]
    * 3 MB embedded GPU texture memory and framebuffer.
    Processors
    * CPU: PowerPC-based "Broadway" processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly† clocked at 729 MHz[80]
    * GPU: ATI "Hollywood" GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process,[81] reportedly† clocked at 243 MHz[80]

    Storage
    * 512 MB built-in NAND flash memory
    * Expanded storage via SD card memory (up to 2 GB)

    SD card cap is 2 gigs atm, and nothing higher will be read higher than 2 gigs, and rarly anything 2+ gigs gets read

    all but like 3 games, are 4.30 gigs, and a lot of that is garbage data, some games can be sumed up in 500 mb xD

    out of all this info, i dont see how it will load, or work well

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    Heeeeaeeaaaaadddd Spppppiiiiinnnnn - no idea what you said there but im guessing your saying that a 250gig drive would be to big for the Wii to handle????

    I suppose the only way to really know is to try it out and see - It cant do any harm right???

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    Quote Originally Posted by extrememonkey View Post
    I am very interested in using GeeXbox for the Wii, but I dont fully understand what I can do with it.

    The way I see it I can play media that is on a USB devise via the Wii.... Now I have a 250gig external USB harddrive, could I plug this into my Wii and then access the movies I have stored on it????
    Hi.

    Geexbox is a player i use on the wii a lot to watch films i have ripped to my hard drive, which is 1tb usb storage. HOWEVER i cannot plug this into my wii, geexbox cant read it, and that is because the filesystem of my 1tb drive is NTFS. Flash Drives and SD Cards tend have a FAT32 filesystem, which is an older way of keeping data on a hard disc. So what i have to do is, copy a film over to flash drive then slap it in the back of the wii.

    I have GeexBox in the homebrew channel and it works fine, i also installed a GeexBox .wad but it crashes when it tries to load, shame that because i use it a lot. I hope you enjoy it though extrememonkey, we need more software that broadens the functionalilty of the wii

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral victorinox View Post
    well i dont see anything on the page that says no, but using simple logic

    wii specs

    memory
    * 88 MB main memory (24 MB "internal" 1T-SRAM integrated into graphics package, 64 MB "external" GDDR3 SDRAM)[82]
    * 3 MB embedded GPU texture memory and framebuffer.
    Processors
    * CPU: PowerPC-based "Broadway" processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly† clocked at 729 MHz[80]
    * GPU: ATI "Hollywood" GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process,[81] reportedly† clocked at 243 MHz[80]

    Storage
    * 512 MB built-in NAND flash memory
    * Expanded storage via SD card memory (up to 2 GB)

    SD card cap is 2 gigs atm, and nothing higher will be read higher than 2 gigs, and rarly anything 2+ gigs gets read

    all but like 3 games, are 4.30 gigs, and a lot of that is garbage data, some games can be sumed up in 500 mb xD

    out of all this info, i dont see how it will load, or work well
    i dont see how that relates to the question, i have plugged my usb drive into old 486's and it still reads it. size of drive and the ability to 'handle it' are not connected

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    anthortic - so what your saying is that I just need to copy the files over to a USB Flash Drive from my external harddrive and everything will work ok?

    On a slightly differant note, can you use the Wii remote to play/pause/fast forward/ rewind etc? The reason im asking is that I currently play movies via my laptop that is connected to my TV - this is just a little bit of a pain as I dont have a pc remote so have to keep getting up and down from my comfy sofa to stop/pause etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extrememonkey View Post
    anthortic - so what your saying is that I just need to copy the files over to a USB Flash Drive from my external harddrive and everything will work ok?
    if your usb flash drive is formatted as fat32, then yes you can

    geexbox would need this driver NTFS-3G - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to read your massive usb drive, because it is more likely to have that file system. the main difference between the two is that with ntfs you can have a single file over 2gig in saize and fat32 you cant. yes its a bit boring, i plan on saying no more about it

    Quote Originally Posted by extrememonkey View Post
    On a slightly differant note, can you use the Wii remote to play/pause/fast forward/ rewind etc? The reason im asking is that I currently play movies via my laptop that is connected to my TV - this is just a little bit of a pain as I dont have a pc remote so have to keep getting up and down from my comfy sofa to stop/pause etc.
    hold 'B' and press plus or minus to fast forward or rewind

    press plus or minus to change volume

    press a to pause

    its so easy and thats why i love it

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