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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymanuel View Post
    I know, you are probably thinking: "this guy is an idiot", lol...and probably you're right, sorry

    Well, I've installed the MPlayer CE 0.75 (excellent interface!) and I'm able to play movies from my SD Card (the only thing that I couldn't change was the subtitles size...they were to small), but my problem persists: when I try to play a movie from a DVD nothing happens. With the previous MPlayer version, everything just freeze. Now, I'm able to continue using MPlayer without restart my Wii.

    Please note: I've installed both dvdx and Mplayer CE 0.75. Do you think that this could be a problem with dvdx installation? I've installed it using bannerbomb and I got a "Success" message.

    Thanks in advance
    Its hard to say, I have the same setup and all works fine.
    I did update my HBC to 1.0.6. then updated my DVDx.

    Just as a note, its not a good idea to use your wii drive for Movie DVD's.
    It will wear the drive out quicker, its not intended for nthis use.
    I don't play DVD's only from my HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiJohn View Post
    Its hard to say, I have the same setup and all works fine.
    I did update my HBC to 1.0.6. then updated my DVDx.

    Just as a note, its not a good idea to use your wii drive for Movie DVD's.
    It will wear the drive out quicker, its not intended for nthis use.
    I don't play DVD's only from my HDD.
    Yes, you're right! I've been researching about this and a lot o people said that playing movies will reduce the timelife of Wii. Thanks!

    In the other hand, I've found this in a great tutorial posted in this forum by Dogeggs

    There is a new DVD drive chipset that is starting to emerge that will not play DVDR, if your Wii came with sys menu 4.0 on it then it could be one, the chipset is known as a D3-2 and the only way of telling if you have one is to open her up, but as this will invalidate your warranty you are better off trying to load DVDRs and if you just keep getting errors then it is a good indication that you have one.


    Well, my Wii was bought this month and actually it has the sys menu 4.0... Maybe the problem is the DVD drive that, in some way, is just "blocking" DVDs... What do you think?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymanuel View Post
    Yes, you're right! I've been researching about this and a lot o people said that playing movies will reduce the timelife of Wii. Thanks!

    In the other hand, I've found this in a great tutorial posted in this forum by Dogeggs

    There is a new DVD drive chipset that is starting to emerge that will not play DVDR, if your Wii came with sys menu 4.0 on it then it could be one, the chipset is known as a D3-2 and the only way of telling if you have one is to open her up, but as this will invalidate your warranty you are better off trying to load DVDRs and if you just keep getting errors then it is a good indication that you have one.




    Well, my Wii was bought this month and actually it has the sys menu 4.0... Maybe the problem is the DVD drive that, in some way, is just "blocking" DVDs... What do you think?

    Thanks in advance
    Yes new wii's do have this D3-2 chip that prevents running backups.
    I didn't realise you couldn't run any DVD's you just mentioned Movie DVD's.

    Check this data base for your serial number.
    But as you say the only absolute way of knowing is to open it up.

    Wii Drive Chip Database

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    Thanks again WiiJohn.

    I've checked the serial number of my Wii and searched for one similar in that database and everything indicates that I have the "evil" D3-2 chipset. In short, I'm screwed up: I'm not able to play a backed up game because the DVD drive chipset, then the backup loader channel won't work...right?

    In the tutorial posted here by Dogeggs, he says:

    "The USB loader will still work though so just follow the guide as normal."

    That's ok for me. Instead of creating a DVD backup, I can put everything in a External HD and run games normally (I think). However, he also says:

    "If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Priiloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip. It is not recommended to restore your NAND if you have Bootmii installed as an IOS.
    "

    As far as I know, I'm not able to install Bootmii as boot2, so I need to install it as an IOS, but it's not recommended to restore NAND with Bootmii installed as an IOS, so, if my Wii bricks during the hacking process (or days later) I'm not able to restore nothing, right?


    PS: WiiJohn, thanks a lot for all your help, and sorry for and asking questions again and again, but you know, I'm afraid of brick my Wii and lose my money

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymanuel View Post
    Thanks again WiiJohn.

    I've checked the serial number of my Wii and searched for one similar in that database and everything indicates that I have the "evil" D3-2 chipset. In short, I'm screwed up: I'm not able to play a backed up game because the DVD drive chipset, then the backup loader channel won't work...right?

    In the tutorial posted here by Dogeggs, he says:

    "The USB loader will still work though so just follow the guide as normal."

    That's ok for me. Instead of creating a DVD backup, I can put everything in a External HD and run games normally (I think). However, he also says:

    "If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Priiloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip. It is not recommended to restore your NAND if you have Bootmii installed as an IOS.
    "

    As far as I know, I'm not able to install Bootmii as boot2, so I need to install it as an IOS, but it's not recommended to restore NAND with Bootmii installed as an IOS, so, if my Wii bricks during the hacking process (or days later) I'm not able to restore nothing, right?


    PS: WiiJohn, thanks a lot for all your help, and sorry for and asking questions again and again, but you know, I'm afraid of brick my Wii and lose my money
    I understand your worries, at least you are reading the guides.
    Its best to do a nand backup, even though you may not be able to do a restore. If things get screwed and you can still get into homebrew then you could do a restore.
    Its best to prevent bricks with priiloader, than try and recover from them.

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