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    Use Opera to watch TV Episodes and WinAmp Remote

    I have been searching over and over and have found a few threads on watching your favorite TV shows through the opera internet channel on your wii. From what I can tell, the number one site was peekvid, which has recently been shut down. Everyone across the net is wishing that the wii would up the flashplayer past 7 to accomodate such sites as hulu.com (my favorite on the computer). Some other sites that have full episodes but not the best video are alluc.org and surfthechannel.com.

    I have also read about Orb and setting it up to stream to your Wii. Similarly impressive is WinAmp's remote which supposedly lets you stream from your computer to the wii on the internet channel. This is a great idea to me as my wife and I usually cram our heads together to watch previous episodes on the laptop or lug out all the cords to connect to the TV. With a streaming media option, we can now watch the show on the big screen.

    I thought that I would start a thread as I am sure there are better options out there as well as possible upcoming upgrades to the Opera browser and its capabilities.

    What do you think?

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    i have been trying to find a site or something that will work with opera or some other way to watch tv shows or hockey games not shown in my area, it's driving me nuts, i could use the usb loader to run them off there but i am hoping to find something simpler.

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    Use a application called Geexbox, you can download it from Homebrew. Hook up a USB hard drive to your Wii, and Geexbox will play AVI format.

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    try mplayerce

    wait
    Another Wii DVD media player has recently being launched
    its called MPLAYERCE
    here is the file
    it can use external devices as well
    it plays loads of file formats !
    it is much better than geek box

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    Quote Originally Posted by dteric View Post
    wait
    Another Wii DVD media player has recently being launched
    its called MPLAYERCE
    here is the file
    it can use external devices as well
    it plays loads of file formats !
    it is much better than geek box
    whatever. geexbox works fine for me, it can load from external source and can also play loads of file formats. geek box my ass.

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    for some reason my geexbox always screws up. i use mplayer ce, and im trying orb.

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    I have MPLAYER Ce installed as well and i've been having trouble using it over my wireless network. I'm not sure where exactly I'm having the problem. Does anyone know of a good faq or thread about setting up MPLAYER CE?

    If not.. here's what i've got so far if anyone can help: I'm running a wifi network set up on vista, I've got all of my folders shared correctly as far as I can tell (no probs accessing any folder from any other client), and I'm using static IP's. MPCE won't connect to any of my SMB shares.. it could be because I'm a newb when it comes to linux and networking. Do I need to be running linux on the client i'm trying to access? Do I need to have some sort of linux setup on the wii? Do my folders need to be in the root directory of the machine i'm trying to access or are sub-directories okay?.. basically I need a lot of help...

    Anything will be appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent:Orange View Post
    I have also read about Orb and setting it up to stream to your Wii.

    What do you think?
    I'm using Orb right now although I'm definitely looking for a better solution. Orb is nice, but seems to be a relatively slow option, and I haven't tried watching higher quality media, but I've heard it has problems with the HQ stuff. I would say it works best with still pics and mp3's...

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    yeah, they say that orb is too slow for anything big, like xvid dvd rips or something. dodgy youtube-quality movies should be fine though XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazysheep View Post
    yeah, they say that orb is too slow for anything big, like xvid dvd rips or something. dodgy youtube-quality movies should be fine though XD
    I'm even having problems with some of my photos, but they were taken on a 10mp camera so they are rather large. But, what are you going to do.. I just really need to get the mplayer ce working with my setup and i would be in much better shape.

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