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    do I need to softmod to use my wii to play movies from my home media server?

    I have started a home media server where I have been putting all my movies. My main intention is to reduce wear on my investment of dvd's and avoid the kids damaging them. Everything is on a hard drive now and I would like to be able to play them on our livingroom tv using the wii. Can I do this for free without installing the softmod?

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    no, you'll have to softmod...at least install the homebrew channel (and ios58 if you aren't on 4.3) then use wiimc
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    you will at least need the homebrewchannel to run an app/mediaplayer.

    wiimc does the job, dont know what would be the exact setup but it is possible to access a smb shared folder with that, if you have a server or just plug the usb device in the wii and browse for your movies/music folder.
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    you could run the first chapter of the softmod any wii guide (linked below) and just get the app after you installed IOS58 and the homebrewchannel.

    gratz to your server/harddrive

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    You have to softmod your wii, but it is free! follow the softmod any wii guide in my sig.
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    thought I saw something about mycast.orb.com through the internet connection of wii to access the media server. Does anyone know about that? My concern is that if I softmod I will have to worry about updates in the future or game compatibilities. If it can be done for free without a modification I would rather do it that way.

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    that's right, you can use orb
    I set it up, but don't use it anymore
    it only worked ok, the hbc apps work better

    you can install priiloader and block updates
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    according to the website, that will do what you are trying to accomplish.

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    I currently have version 4.0u and am concerned about updating to a higher version in case I want to softmod or in case I have to.

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    if you softmod, you can update to system menu 4.1, there's no need to update to anything past that as you can just update the ios's as needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by wii_dad View Post
    I currently have version 4.0u and am concerned about updating to a higher version in case I want to softmod or in case I have to.
    With softmodding you will never HAVE to update. You may have to make some minor adjustments for newer games, but that's only if you happen to come across a game that needs something new.

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