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For some reson Nintendo decided not to include the dvd play-back function into the wii.

But it is now possible thanks to some amazing work by Team Twiizers

You Will Need:

A Wii (Duh!)
A Sd Card
A Way For You Wii To run Homebrew

If your wii is not ready to run homebrew yet i recomend this instructable by btop

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wii-Homebrew---Twilight-Hack/

Disclaimer at Last step, Please Read before attemping this instuctable,

Please also bear in Mind this is my first instuctable (:
 
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Step 1: Downloading The Files

If you have followed btop's instuctable and installed the homebrew channel this should all be pretty easy.

You will need to download 2 sets of files

"libdi" and "mplayer", both can be found here :
http://hackmii.com/2008/08/libdi-and-the-dvdx-installer/

If you have a modchip you will need the other file on that page, "pactchmii_core"

Step 2: Installing

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Now you will find a ".dol" file in the folder which you downloaded called "DL", rename this file to "boot.dol" and place it in a folder in the "apps" folder on you Sd Card.
The Run this file through the homebrew channel.

If your console has a mod chip, click "patchmii install" if not proceed with the normal install.

Step 3: The Dvd Player

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Now you will need to add the contents of the second folder you downloaded (which should be named "mplayer-r2...") into the "apps" folder onto your sd. Then Like before boot this through the homebrew channel.

Step 4: Running The Software

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Now once you have opened up the homebrew channel you will find the application "mplayer"
Run this and then you are ready to play your dvd's

In actual fact, mplayer can do more than play dvd's, it can also play files off the sd card, although this in quite buggy at the minute due to the fact that most of the effort was put into making it read dvds.
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LeahS33 months ago

too bad it doesn't work with 4.3

kalilm4 months ago

*grabs popcorn*

tjacobs53 years ago
never worked on my softmodded PAL 4.3E

tried all instructo's it just doesnt read dvd movies
just get a dvd player or xbox
Same here
RedFlash5 years ago
Mine says "Error 2011 - installing DVD stub ticket" I cannot get around this error. Please, Please help me
it happens to me too.
im pretty sure you cant install this with 3.6 and up
try downgrading?
It's ok now... I downloaded the DVD thingy from another website, put it on my SD card and it's working fine...
And the website is...? (same problem here)
Lol smart. Put the disclaimer in the BACK of the instructable. That makes sense. =]
Well, if you were smart you'd read the whole thing before trying it, get off your high horse.
Or, if you were smarter than that, you would've done what every other company in the history of ANYTHING had done and put the disclaimer at the beginning. Also, I'm on no high horse. The internet just takes any plain old comment and turns it into a cruel and incendiary insult that absolutely must be corrected by fine, upstanding gentlemen such as yourself.
And if you were REALLY smart, you wouldn't need the disclaimer at all. You'd know that anything you do outside of normal operation carries risk and you wouldn't whine like a child if it blows up in your face and blame the OP.

Not *YOU* you, but the general state of humanity. You're cool.
your both right, so stop bickering like little children!
I see what you did there.
*innocent look* I did what where?
(Sarcastic) Oh, ha ha, nice sarcasm.
jpm411 oshapley6 years ago
im sorry ,i was not trying to be sarcastic ,i apologize if thats how it came off......but any way have fun and god bless
hottroc2 years ago
The download link for the DVDX installer on the page you link to in Step 1 does not work (not currently anyway)! Can you link to the file somewhere else or host it yourself please? Without it this instructable is effectively useless.
Thanks.
GummiBear3 years ago
tht is sooo cool
your legend you have super mario 64!!!
Doctor What6 years ago
I'm sure this'll work, but I had some trouble. Everything went well until the very last step. I turned it on, ran the program, and put in my dvd. It froze... It freezes every time I try to run a dvd.
It can't run dvd's... Only files.... www(dot)wiibrew(dot)(com)
you might need an update
LAM83RT (author)  StefanT6 years ago
No, it does play dvd videos, the mplayer software allows you to play the films
your both right, so stop bickering like little children!
UltimateDIY5 years ago
well, if you were smart you would just get the wii media player
PoisonMondo5 years ago
g2 sapc.webs.com
If you have a mochip: you need "patchmii_core". And do you still need "libdi" and "mplayer" then? Or , when you have a modchip, only "patchmii_core"?
sk83r225 years ago
Ummmmm......................................
i do rename the file to "boot.dol" and place it in a folder in the "apps" folder on you Sd Card. but is won't run the set up..
if you have updated to system 3.4, you're screwed. The DVDx player is for everything BUT 3.4. I know the things. I've been doing homebrew for years.
jpm4116 years ago
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I FIGURED IT OUT........I SCREWED UP MY WII WITH A WIIKEY .THEN BOUGHT A NEW DVD DRIVE......INSTALLED IT ON VIOLA EMUS,B/U'S..AND NOW DVD'S...(without a modchip)SOMEONE PINCH ME PLEASE....SUPURB DOCS ONLINE......i usually dont type in caps but i was excited to reveal this discovery on this fantastically great web page....god bless
my wii freezes after like 3 to 5 seconds of playing the movie.
nevermind. i fixed it. but now when i get too the title screen i don't know how to press play, or setup, or senes, etc. can someone post controls while watching the movie?
ikoda6 years ago
If you find out it's not a myth let us know. d=
It ain't no myth.
lucky my sister wants super mario 64 but we dont have a gamecube controller
nEmoGrinder6 years ago
Actually, the reason why the wii does not work as a dvd player is the same reason the gamecube wasn't a dvd player (at least in north america, I hear that there was a version in other regions built with philips that could play dvds) is because to be able to play DVDs, you need to pay royalties to the copyright holder of DVD. This is why you see the little DVD logo on most DVD drives/players. To cut costs and keep the system cheap, Nintendo decided to not put DVD playback into the wii. If the instructions really are already built in I would not be surprised if they made the user pay for the royalty fee in the form of a new channel at some point.
The bad part is that as soon as enough people decide to make use of this, Nintendo will Magically come out with their own version that "has been in development for some time now." As for me, I'm going to try this one out over the weekend.
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