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    Converting videos for wii use

    Nothing related came up in the search and I wasn't really sure where to put this.

    I have a bunch of my dvds on my pc which are 1080 and as they sit now, the wii will not play them correctly (wiimc/mplayer). I'm assuming its because of the wiis limitations so I was wondering what I can do to convert the videos so they play smoothly (program recommendations, best video settings,etc).

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    Any DvD Converter is what I use!!!

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    You could use Any Video Converter to convert them into an xvid that your Wii will read. Hopefully you have a fast CPU, because otherwise it will take ages for each one you try to do lol

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    I've found VidCoder to be the best for that. As CJizzle said though, have a fast CPU or be ready to wait hours for your videos to convert.

    As for the settings, my recommendation is to convert to MKV with picture quality set to anywhere between 10 & 0. Maintain aspect ratio or, of the video is above 480p, set it to a comparable 480p aspect ratio such as 640x480 (or 848x480 for some widescreen videos). For the speed I use Placebo mode and my PC gets it done in roughly 40min - 1hr but if yours isn't that fast set the speed closer to the middle of the selector bar. The further to the right the slower it but the smaller the file will be after (without sacrificing quality).

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    Thanks guys. I tried one video and it looks like it would be a hassle, like you guys said, for someone with a lot of them. It would of been convenient to have my wii be the one stop shop for media but videos will have to sit this one out I guess :P

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    Honestly, since I discovered my Blu-Ray player can play MKV videos from a FAT32 USB drive I don't use the Wii for videos very much anymore. I always had audio/video sync issues on the Wii as it's not really meant for video playback, but with my blu-ray player which is meant to play videos they look perfect. Granted I have to convert everything to MKV now and burn in subtitles from my anime DVDs I've ripped (my blu-ray player doesn't like soft subs). But still, the videos get upscales to 1080p so it's worth it in the end.

    My advice is to find a decent blu-ray player that supports usb video playback. Or use a PS3/360 for videos. If your tv and PC/Mac have HDMI ports that's another option.

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    I also use Plex Media server to stream from my PC to my TV using a Roku. The best streaming experience I have had. Roku rocks!!!

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