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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew89 View Post
    Ok guys, one more question: When i go to do this, can i just use the bannerbomb exploit to install the homebrew channel and then throw the WiiMC app onto my SD card and thats it, or do I need to install a usb loader or anything like that?
    You can use bannerbomb, as long as your Wii system menu is 4.2 or lower, if it is 4.3 then look at one of the link below. You will also need IOS202, look for a link to that in my signature. USB loaders are for games. Here is a link that explains a little more about WiiMC, HERE.

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    Alright guys thank you for all the great answers. I got the homebrew channel on the wii, the wiimc works great, its playing videos off the external hard drive wonderfully. This is my last question I promise: is there a way to put wiimc on the external hard drive so that it can be loaded straight from the external and not from the sd card?

    Thanks guys!

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    Yes, just move the sd:/app/wiimc folder to the usb drive. Works and loads from USB perfectly fine.

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    OK so i'm having a rather large problem now. For some reason while i'm watching a video on wiimc, after a while the video will kind of slow down and then stop altogether. Then i have to completely restart wiimc in order to have it even detect the external hdd. Any idea why this is happening?

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    there is a ios (202 i think google to be sure) that allows usb 2.0 try installing that and see if it helps(install via wad manager), provided they are on the HD that is.....if you are streaming PC to wii it could be an external factor (someone else using your wifi network)

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    Ok, so i followed the guide in Stomp's sig and when i ran the hermes cios installer, i got an error code -1017. What on earth does this mean and how do i get this darn IOS202 on my wii?

    Thanks guys.

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    You need a fakesigned IOS or cIOS to install Hermes IOS202. I recommend following one of our soft-mod guides.

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    So it sounds like this is what i need to do before running that hermes program. http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...0-4-1-wii.html

    Am i correct in saying this? I just want an expert opinion before i go and ruin my wii.

    Thanks again/

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    OK guys, i went ahead and went through the steps in my last post and got everything there to install right. After i did all that, i was able to sucessfully install IOS202. Unfortuntely, now WiiMC wont recognize my external hard drive. I can still access my external via mplayer, but when i try to play a video through mplayer the sound comes on, but i dont get video. I'm getting close to just giving up on the altogether. Any more advice?

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    I'd recommend using WiiMCs IOS202 installer located here: IOS 202 Installer 1.1.zip - wiimc - IOS 202 Installer 1.1 - Project Hosting on Google Code

    New WiiMC 1.0.5 says it will not accept any other IOS202.

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