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    Playing a movie from a channel.

    Ok. Got a question but its not exactly a noob question, but I cant figure out where else to put it. If a mod can think of a better place to put this thread please move this. I have tried searching for anything even remotely close to this and found nothing.

    So here goes:

    I want to put a video on the main menu. Kinda like the video that was on the main menu when the thing was brand new and un hacked. The one that tells you that you can delete it after watching. I think it was for the shopping channel or something.

    Heres my Idea. I have been hacking alot of friends wiis and am tired of, after hacking, I need to sit there and explain everything for them.

    What I want to do is make a tutorial on all the new channels I installed on their wiis then make a channel like was originally on the wii that when clicked will play the video.

    I know I can just leave it on the sd car and let them watch it with MPlayer, but that isnt what I want. I want it to be its own channel.

    Making the movie is easy and I can do that on the computer but is there any way to integrate it into a channel. There has to be a way.

    One way I think would work, would be to make a channel out of crazyintro with the video in a crazyintro folder on the sd. when the channel was opened it would play the video.

    The pro:
    It would be a channel that would play the video as soon as it was opened without any other actions.

    The Cons:
    They couldnt pause it rewind or fast forward.
    When they delete the channel they would not delete the video.
    If they decided to use Crazyintro it would be one of the videos it would use for thier boot video.


    Now I dont know if this is possible but another thought I had was to integrate the video into a Mplayer channel but I have no Idea how to do that. And Im guessing that I would run into the same problem of, deleting the channel would not erase the video. And short of redirecting Mplayer, wich im not even sure if i can do yet, I dont think I can get Mplayer to play without having the menues like "open" and "dvd player" and stuff like that that show up when you hit the "B" button.

    Another thought I had was makeing thevideo into a Ddol file. All the old games can be ported over. Would there be a way to make a video into a game that you just watch and then port it over, then make that into a dol, then make a wad out of the dol using CustomizeMii? My problem again Is I have no idea on how to go about porting games or making games. so this one seems a little out of reach.

    Obviously we have been able to make channels for everything else so there has to be a way to do this.

    Is there any programs out there for this. Anyone ever seen this done? Anyone have any other Ideas that might work better than crazyintros?

    Im guessing I am going to be stuck and I know this is a stretch but hopefully someone will know something and be able to help.

    Thanx in advanced.

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    Nothin huh? Not even a "Not that I know of" or nothin? Well that sux.

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    I know you can use wadder to create your own wads/channels. Now whether video, mplayer etc can be all included at the same time/wad, that may be an entirely different question. Perhaps check out that thread here.

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