Nintendo’s Wii video game console brings gaming to people of all ages. On the other hand, it also disappoint lots of people who have the need of playing videos on Wii or Wii U:
"I have wii menu 4.0 and photo channel 1.1 but for some reason I cannot get my wii to play a movie file I’ve tried .MOV, MPEG, and AVI formats and none seem to be supported by my Wii."
"Is the Wii u able to play various video file formats via HDD? If so what file formats can it play? Thanks"
"Can Wii play video files (avi,mpg,etc) from SD Card?"
Many people encounter media playback issues on Wii/Wii U and some even don’t know what format video can be played on Wii/Wii U from SD Card or HDD. Actually, Wii includes Photo Channel feature which enables people to play personal photo and videos in the format of Quicktime (motion JPEG) format (MOV) or AVI (Motion JPEG) format (AVI). And with Wii U’s web browser, you can streaming MP4 files to use your Wii U to play video back on the TV or gamepad.
There are many video converters that can help you transcode video when your video is no supported by Nintendo Wii. With this kind of tool, you can convert MKV, AVI, MP4, H.265, FLV, MOV, VOB, ISO, etc to Wii/Wii U playable MP4/MOV video with AAC/MP3 audio.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a value-added tool to make your Nintendo Wii a movie player. It can convert all sorts of video files to Wii AVI format with excellent output quality. The video formats Nintendo Wii Video Converter can convert include MKV, DivX, WMV, MOV, RM, RMVB, DAT, FLV, ASF, and MPEG and so on. After converting your video files to Wii AVI videos, all you need to do is to put the converted AVI files to a regular SD card and insert the SD card to your Wii. Then you can start enjoying your videos on Wii/Wii U!
Nintendo Video Converter can efficiently convert MKV to Nintendo Wii, convert DivX to Nintendo Wii, convert WMV to Nintendo Wii, convert MP4 to Nintendo Wii, convert AVI to Nintendo Wii, convert MOV to Nintendo Wii.
As the best Nintendo Wii Video Converter, it supports various video to input:
|*.3g2, *.3gp, *.3gpp, *.3gp2, *.amv, *.asf, *.avi, *.avs, *.dat, *.divx, *.dv, *.dvr-ms, *.f4v, *.flv, *.m1v, *.m2p, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.m2v, *.m4v, *.mkv, *.mod, *.mov, *.mp4, *.mpe, *.mpeg, *.mpeg1, *.mpeg2, *.mpeg4, *.mpg, *.mpv, *.mts, *.nsv, *.ogg, *.ogm, *.ogv, *.qt, *.rm, *.rmvb, *.rv, *.QuickTime, *.trp, *.tp, *.ts, *.vob, *.vro, *.wmv|
The best part is this Wii Video Converter also can convert Blu-ray and DVD to Wii/Wii U supported MOV, AVI for you playback.
How to Convert Any Video to Wii/Wii U?
Step 1: Add your Videos
Click “File” > “Add video/audio” to load your local video to the app. You can load MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, VOB, etc any video to this Wii Video Converter. It supports batch conversion so you can add multiple subtitles.
Step 2: Output Wii/Wii U preset profile format.
Since Wii U has the same format compatibility with Wii, here, you can output Wii preset profile format “Wii” > “Wii MOV Video(*.mov)” or “Wii AVI(*avi)” from “Format” drop-down list.
Step 3: Start to convert video to Wii/Wii U
Clicking the Convert button on main interface,a Conversion window will pop out with the detailed conversion information such as Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After the conversion, you can click Open output folder to pop out the output directory with the converted files.
How to Stream Video to Wii for Play?
To Stream video to Wii, after you convert your files to Wii AVI format, locate the converted files, then transfer the converted video file to SD memory card or USB, and then insert the card into the Wii and finally use the “Photo Channel” to play the video file on Wii on the go
Links for Wii:
How to Stream Video to Wii U for Play?
To stream files on Wii U, we can use Wii U’s web browser. By installing the media server Plex on your computer you can use your Wii U to play videos back on the TV or gamepad. Plex provides a nice web interface that you can access not just from the Wii U, but from your other computers, as well as apps for your smartphone, tablet, and streaming boxes like the Roku. There’s a premium version of Plex, but it isn’t necessary — you can do all this for free.
Links for Wii U:
Further Reading: Turn Your Wii Into a Media Center With WiiMC
Turn your neglected Wii into a media player. Listen to music and watch videos from your computer on your TV, or browse a bit of the best the web has to offer using your Wiimote. With WiiMC it’s easy.
Launch WiiMC and you’ll see the main interface:
At the top, from left to right, are icons for Video, Music, Pictures, DVD and Internet Media. In the first three you can browse your media from an SD card, a USB drive or a network share.
Here’s me browsing my podcasts:
You can play any file you want, but notice you need to be in video mode to play video, audio mode to play audio and picture mode to open pictures. It’s weird, but you’ll get used to it.
Playback is great, but HD-quality videos will play in SD (if at all) because of the Wii’s limitations. Sorry about that.
Adding Network Folders
Do you want to add your network folder? Head to the settings by clicking the gear in the top-right corner. Here you’ll find the network settings; you can add any FTP server. Alternatively, you can add any SMB share – SMB is the file sharing protocol used by Windows.
You’ll need to know your computer’s IP address to get this working, but once you do WiiMC will remember your settings.
You can also explore a limited amount of Internet video. YouTube is here, complete with search but sadly lacking subscriptions, and NaviX provides access to almost any TV show or movie. Sadly NaviX isn’t working well as of this writing, but hopefully updates will fix this – I’m sure it’s due to NaviX’s recent server move.
Are you ready to check out WiiMC? Remember, you’ll need to set up the Homebrew Channel on your Wii with Letterbomb before you can do anything. You can simply download WiiMC in the Homebrew Browser; it’s listed under “Media”.
This simple piece of software gives you a new reason to use your old Wii.