Recommended: Play DVDs on your Wii with Mplayer CE and DVDX
Using your Wii as a DVD/media player is dead easy, all you need is DVDX and Mplayer CE. DVDX is a cIOS that allows your Wii to read DVDs and Mplayer CE uses this for DVD playback.
MPlayer CE also reads from SD/USB so you can plug your USB stick/HDD in and watch all your XViD movies with it.
MPLayer CE also supports streaming of video over wifi using SMB shares.
There is also a special USB2 cIOS that when installed is detected by MPlayer and used to give USB2 speeds to your Wii, this is optional though and only recommended if you have playback problems.
Downloads Due to numerous issues with 0.76 ive changed download back to 0.75
DVDX Installer - copy to apps directory on your SD card and run via HBC
MPlayer CE 0.75 - copy to apps directory and run via HBC or the forwarder channel.
MPlayer CE Forwarder channel - (Preview) Install with wad manager, links to .dol on sd card so don't rename folder.
MPlayer CE cIOS Installer - copy to apps directory and run via HBC, network connection required.
MPlayer - AgentX Mod Channel - My favorite player, install with wad manager, no need for .dol on SD. This one has never let me down, plays xvid from my usb stick flawlessly ;)
This post will be kept up to date with the latest versions of all the apps and info.