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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1234 View Post
    ok its for wii and pc i want it. so if i do Fat32 and NTFS i can do all on it still then?eg play Wii Games, watch Movies and/or TV Shows, play Music, play WiiWare?
    If it's for Wii & PC, then as long as the size of any single file is less than 4GB, FAT32 does not allow anything bigger than 4GB on, but you can RAR it up ofc, then a full FAT32 single partition will do as you require.

    Not only can you watch the movies & TV & play music on the Wii, you can then plug it into your PC &/or Lappy (in bed etc) and carry on watching & playing the stuff you were doing on the Wii only moments ago.

    In the last few weeks, the whole momentum has been swinging from WBFS to FAT32, for the reasons above, PCs, Macs, *nix machines, the Wii can all read FAT32 drives, WBFS is only for the Wii (and Wii games at that - nothing elee) - pretty much an out of date idea from the off, cross-platform format is way better.
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    @lcf4ever : they are not wild guesses and if you take time and look around you will see many people still use WBFS and also have FAT32 on there drives.... So if you would like to step in and help then please do!!!

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    @Roy1234 : Sorry for the unclear answers as obviously my info was not good enough for some people here.... There are many different ways that you can format your wii hdd... The bottom line is what do you want to do with your wii and the hdd... Click the link in my sig "WBFS" to learn how set up that partition and load games. if you want to load VC/Wiiware then use FAT32.... There are new Loaders that will read the .ISO in the NTFS format but i have not explored that option... - -

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    I don't even see the point of using the Wii for movies myself. That is just my opinion, but the Wii as I understand it only supports 480, with almost every movie being recorded is available in HD, why use space on your HDD to watch a movie in a lesser quality picture? I understand not everyone has a 1080p tv and a blu-ray player,but 480?? Really??
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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    @lcf4ever : they are not wild guesses and if you take time and look around you will see many people still use WBFS
    Because they "still use it" does not make it the best option as at today. Just glibly handing out old untested advice is not best practice, anywhere never mind here.

    So it's not a matter of "taking time to look around", it's doing it that matters and giving good, current & up to date advice that you can back up with your own experience and knowledge of how things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatfloorguy View Post
    I don't even see the point of using the Wii for movies myself. That is just my opinion, but the Wii as I understand it only supports 480, with almost every movie being recorded is available in HD, why use space on your HDD to watch a movie in a lesser quality picture? I understand not everyone has a 1080p tv and a blu-ray player,but 480?? Really??
    TV AVIs, Xvids, BRRips are all 0day items that are great when just released, downloaded and directly streamed from the PC to the Wii, or FTPd from your PC to the Wii USB HDD and watched, whether in true HD or not, they are still good enough
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    I understand that point and im sorry that i snapped alittle... (rough week for me here at work) all info is good here for the most part... - lol

    there are so may different ways that you can get games to load with hdd and loaders that sometimes it is hard to keep up, but that i what we must do...

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatfloorguy View Post
    I don't even see the point of using the Wii for movies myself. That is just my opinion, but the Wii as I understand it only supports 480, with almost every movie being recorded is available in HD, why use space on your HDD to watch a movie in a lesser quality picture? I understand not everyone has a 1080p tv and a blu-ray player,but 480?? Really??
    also if you have a dvdrip .avi file and you convert it to dvd format and then play it looses more quality than if you load the .avi on a hdd and play through MplayerCE...


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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    If it's for Wii & PC, then as long as the size of any single file is less than 4GB, FAT32 does not allow anything bigger than 4GB on, but you can RAR it up ofc, then a full FAT32 single partition will do as you require.

    Not only can you watch the movies & TV & play music on the Wii, you can then plug it into your PC &/or Lappy (in bed etc) and carry on watching & playing the stuff you were doing on the Wii only moments ago.

    In the last few weeks, the whole momentum has been swinging from WBFS to FAT32, for the reasons above, PCs, Macs, *nix machines, the Wii can all read FAT32 drives, WBFS is only for the Wii (and Wii games at that - nothing elee) - pretty much an out of date idea from the off, cross-platform format is way better.
    yeah it sounds a lot simpler. so i do Fat32 and i need a aswell NTFS? is that right? you say no files bigger than 4gb will my wii games fit to that then?
    iv got gx usb loader set as forwarder on sd card would i be able to move it to the hdd in the future if i wanted to with this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    @lcf4ever : they are not wild guesses and if you take time and look around you will see many people still use WBFS and also have FAT32 on there drives.... So if you would like to step in and help then please do!!!

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    @Roy1234 : Sorry for the unclear answers as obviously my info was not good enough for some people here.... There are many different ways that you can format your wii hdd... The bottom line is what do you want to do with your wii and the hdd... Click the link in my sig "WBFS" to learn how set up that partition and load games. if you want to load VC/Wiiware then use FAT32.... There are new Loaders that will read the .ISO in the NTFS format but i have not explored that option... - -
    yeah im up for not using that wbfs if i can less stuff to learn then : ) i just wanna play all my games on it and store stuff really

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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    I understand that point and im sorry that i snapped alittle... (rough week for me here at work) all info is good here for the most part... - lol

    there are so may different ways that you can get games to load with hdd and loaders that sometimes it is hard to keep up, but that i what we must do...

    thanks
    That is understandable. I usually just watch hddvdrip or blu-ray if I can find them via hdmi from my pc to 1080p samsung, plus I only have 500GB for games and am greedy with my HDD space Oooops, quoted the wrong post. I do prefer wbfs myself as I use wbfs manager to load games and do drive clones. I am sure someone has a faster possibly better way but there will always be a new faster "better" way. If you went with the faster "better" newer way, you will be spending more time installing programs/updating your Wii than you would actually enjoying it. Also new isn't always better. Sorry for the rant I understand this isn't a debate.
    Last edited by thatfloorguy; 02-02-2010 at 10:25 AM.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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