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    Wii screen dims while watching YouTube videos

    I recently got my boys (kids) into Monster Jam monster trucks, when I play YouTube videos on the wii the screen dims like if there was no activity. Most videos I play for them are around 30-45 mins longs and it's quite annoying having to wake it so the picture comes back. I checked settings on YouTube but I found nothing to fix this issue... Any suggestions?

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    It's possibly your TV that's dimming automatically. II suppose it could also be a bug in the YT channel that's causing the Wii to dim itself, though I have no idea what you could do it that is the case.
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    I know when the remote de-syncs due to inactivity, any running game will pause and dim. I agree that the YT app should be detecting and allowing for this, but due to sloppy design/programming, it doesn't, and requires a remote to be on at all times. Only thing you can do is hit a button every few min to make sure it doesn't power down.

    Or use another method for youtube viewing?

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    Nah not the tv because as long as it has signal it will not dim. Besides my tv does not dim, if there is no signal/activity it will give me warning telling me that it will automatically shut off in a couple of minutes or how ever long to save power/energy. Thank you for your suggestions and reply though.

    Yes I know games do it because I've had it happen before. Sucks cause like I said the videos are long and I would like to keep them entertained and me not be there to wake it every couple minutes lol. I though it might be a wii issue but I used wiimc to put movies on for them and it works fine without dimming. I guess I can just plug my laptop to my tv but then that defeats the purpose of having them entertained so I can use my laptop lol

    Oh and when I use wiimc the remote de-syncs but it still doesn't dim

    Wait a minute that gave me an idea... It doesn't dim because it's reading the movies from my HDD right? Soooo... In theory if I had YT on my HDD this should fix the issue? can it be done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieWarez View Post
    Nah not the tv because as long as it has signal it will not dim. Besides my tv does not dim, if there is no signal/activity it will give me warning telling me that it will automatically shut off in a couple of minutes or how ever long to save power/energy. Thank you for your suggestions and reply though.

    Yes I know games do it because I've had it happen before. Sucks cause like I said the videos are long and I would like to keep them entertained and me not be there to wake it every couple minutes lol. I though it might be a wii issue but I used wiimc to put movies on for them and it works fine without dimming. I guess I can just plug my laptop to my tv but then that defeats the purpose of having them entertained so I can use my laptop lol

    Oh and when I use wiimc the remote de-syncs but it still doesn't dim

    Wait a minute that gave me an idea... It doesn't dim because it's reading the movies from my HDD right? Soooo... In theory if I had YT on my HDD this should fix the issue? can it be done?

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    That's what it's supposed to do, but there have been a few cases of it not working correctly. But since your TV doesn't dim, that kind of rules it out. :P As for why WiiMC doesn't dim, that would be because it was coded correctly. Apps like Netflix don't dim when the Wii remote disconnects, so it's just a fail on the part of whoever wrote the YouTube app. There might be another way to watch YT videos on your Wii, but I don't know what they would be.
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    I know when the remote de-syncs due to inactivity, any running game will pause and dim. I agree that the YT app should be detecting and allowing for this, but due to sloppy design/programming, it doesn't, and requires a remote to be on at all times. Only thing you can do is hit a button every few min to make sure it doesn't power down.

    Or use another method for youtube viewing?
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    That's what it's supposed to do, but there have been a few cases of it not working correctly. But since your TV doesn't dim, that kind of rules it out. :P As for why WiiMC doesn't dim, that would be because it was coded correctly. Apps like Netflix don't dim when the Wii remote disconnects, so it's just a fail on the part of whoever wrote the YouTube app. There might be another way to watch YT videos on your Wii, but I don't know what they would be.
    Which is just another way of putting what I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    Which is just another way of putting what I said.
    He didn't seem to quite get it. I know you don't like repeating yourself, so I did it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by sven
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    very well I guess I'm s.o.l maybe use a browser to watch YT on wii? Ugh I don't want to drag this on I'll just say thanks and deal with it

    P.S YouTube you suck!
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    I don't think that YT works in the Wii Browser, since it's based on a stripped down version of Flash 8. Pretty old now that Flash 11 is out.

    Oh, off topic, but the Wii U YT app is worse. That's a case where you're better off using the Wii U Browser (HTML5-based)

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