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    ok hi all, i got my wii for xmas this year and iv been doing alot of looking on here. now this my my problem. mplayer doesnt play dvd's. ok before u give me the hole 'go read the post' crap trust me iv done that, and have bricked my wii 2 times trying to fix this crap. i just want help. no i didnt install anything wrong. this stuff is very easy to me being the computer guru i am. but ok. so i was dumb and updated to 4.2u, meh big deal. ok this is were im at.

    installed HBC, DVDx, BootMii from hackmii installer.

    The HBC works fine, iv played some games from there aswell as fooled around on the wii64 emulator. listened to wii radio. BUT OF COURSE, Here being to problem, installed mplayer just to find its not working.

    I have NOT done any weird iso/ios install crap or anything like that. just hackmii and the homebrew browser + dvdx from hackmii and bootmii.

    if i place a DVD in the drive and goto play dvd in mplayer it just says mounting then nothing. i click play dvd again and it says stream blahlbah, and nothing. iv tried different REAL store bought dvd's aswell as self burned ones. they all work in regular dvd players. plus i know the Mplayer is installed fine. cause i played a avi file from my SD card fine thro it.

    im using the latest hackmii installer.
    whatever DVDx that comes with hackmii
    Mplayer 0.76 (latest that i know of)
    latest homebrew
    DVD IS NOT DAMAGED!

    so what am i doing wrong, i see tons of crap about install iso 49 and 36 and something like that but in msot of the guide it says it not nessicary. i have also tried installing the latest dvdx from homebrew browser is i get a error using that, the only install of DVDx that works without a error is the hackmii one.

    HELP ME!

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    Do backup disc games work? As your console's brand new there's a strong chance it has a D3-2 chip which prevents the drive from reading non-original disc media. There's no workaround for this at the moment, and is more than likely the reason your dvds are not working.

    If someone has entered a number close to yours, you can check your serial against the lists here to confirm whether you have the chip or not: Wii Drive Chip Database
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithian View Post
    Do backup disc games work? As your console's brand new there's a strong chance it has a D3-2 chip which prevents the drive from reading non-original disc media. There's no workaround for this at the moment, and is more than likely the reason your dvds are not working.

    If someone has entered a number close to yours, you can check your serial against the lists here to confirm whether you have the chip or not: Wii Drive Chip Database
    ok this wii was bought less then 5 days ago, so im SURE its prob the bad chip kind, thank your for the quick replie, what i DO want to know is will i be screw with non dvd compat forever or is there a strong chance a updated dvdx/mplayer will be released that will fix my problem, or am i just dead in the water for good, and im not sure about the backup games, i cant seem to get backup loader to install.

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    this is from Wii Drive Chip Database. what does it mean?

    Your drive most likely has the following chipset:

    * There is a 75% chance the chipset is GC2-D3-2 (v2) with no drive chip.
    * And there is also a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-DMS.

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    If you can't get backups to work and there is a 75% chance it is d2-3, you probably got it.
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    then. as i said, what i DO want to know is will i be screwed with non dvd compatablity forever or is there a strong chance a updated dvdx/mplayer will be released that will fix my problem, or am i just dead in the water for good

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    That means there's a small chance you might not have the anti-backup chip, but with the results you've had so far you probably fall in the 75% category. You can keep trying but it might be a waste of dvds. The only way to know 100% is to open up the wii and look.

    The problem lies in the mainboard, and until someone comes up with a workaround for that, if ever, there aren't any app updates that will allow one of these consoles to read non-original wii discs.
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    Well ppl in the hacking world are working on workarounds for things all the time so who knows. This chip presents a very strong challenge and is still fairly new so it will surely take a while from now if ever. I always advise ppl in you situation to get ahold of a usb harddrive and read the guides on how to set it up. Either download games and movies and put them on manually through the pc, or rent a wii game and install it to the harddrive with usb loader gx. It isn't as bad as you think.
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    a harddrive eh.. i do have a usb ahrdrive, what could i do with it? fuck iv tried installing the usb cios stuff and it always fail. explain what i need to do aswell as what i can do with a hard drive in usb. how do i play games? how do i play dvd's.... plz be alittle more indepth

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    Do some reading. The guides are there for a reason. To get you started there's a guide for setting up your usb hard drive and information on using a popular usb loader, wiiflow, below in my sig. You'll also need a FAT partition on the drive to load movies in mplayer. There's a guide for that as well in the guides section.
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