Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Is there a way to playback MP4, M4V files?

  1. #1
    New Member Marth0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Is there a way to playback MP4, M4V files?

    I often use the WiiMC channel to watch videos from my hard drive but I have only ever been able to playback AVI files. When I try to play an MP4 file, the Wii will just crash.

    Is there a way to fix this or is there some other homebrew application that can playback other video formats?

  2. #2
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Forum Administrator
    IRC AOP
    skellinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SE United States
    Posts
    6,067
    Thanks
    833
    Thanked 2,083 Times in 1,757 Posts
    WiiMC will play those formats. Are you up to date on wiimc?

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    i have no problems playing those formats either. skellinator might have the answer to your problem.

  4. #4
    New Member Marth0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Yes I am up to date. Before it crashes and restarts the screen goes black and quite a bit of white text appears.

    Does that help a bit? I could try to see what some of it says if you think it's significant.

  5. #5
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Forum Administrator
    IRC AOP
    skellinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SE United States
    Posts
    6,067
    Thanks
    833
    Thanked 2,083 Times in 1,757 Posts
    I would download the latest version anyhow. Is your mod up to date too? A syscheck could help, you need to have ios 58.

    Sent from my PH44100 using WiiHacks

  6. #6
    New Member Marth0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Alright so I tried updating the WiiMC app through the Homebrew Browser rather than manually and now it's updated.

    Now most MP4 files playback, but some that are high quality such as 720p either run slow or don't start at all. Is there a way to improve this?

  7. #7
    Junior Member dniMretsaM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    1,142
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 331 Times in 269 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Marth0 View Post
    Alright so I tried updating the WiiMC app through the Homebrew Browser rather than manually and now it's updated.

    Now most MP4 files playback, but some that are high quality such as 720p either run slow or don't start at all. Is there a way to improve this?
    I would imagine the slowness is just a limitation of the Wii's hardware. You can make sure that you're using a USB 2.0 drive, but that's about all I can think of to speed it up. Someone else might have a better suggestion, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    [16:26:34] i'm never sarcastic.
    [16:26:41] feel free to quote me on that.

  8. #8
    Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Moderator
    IRC AOP
    Only site donators may send a PM to WiiHacks Staff
    llaffer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,533
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked 1,101 Times in 939 Posts
    Pre-render the 720p video to 480p on another computer before trying to play it on the Wii? Wiis really make for a lousy media player. I, personally, wouldn't condone trying it as you can find something at Wal-Mart for $20 or so that may do what you want, better, than a $150 Wii.

    Click Below for recommended Links


  9. #9
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Forum Administrator
    IRC AOP
    skellinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SE United States
    Posts
    6,067
    Thanks
    833
    Thanked 2,083 Times in 1,757 Posts
    The wii can't handle it. Find another device for the hd stuff......I highly recommend a wd tv live, its freaking great.

    Sent from my PH44100 using WiiHacks

  10. #10
    New Member Marth0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    95
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Out of curiosity, would the Wii U have the capability to do a better job running this stuff?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •