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Can I use the Wii's USB Port to watch movies with a FLash Drive

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3 years ago#1
I dont have the Wii with me to try it but can you use the USB ports to watch Movies just like the Xbox 360 & PS3
3 years ago#2
Nope.
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3 years ago#3
i can, but you can't.
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3 years ago#4
unfortunately, Nintendo is against anything modern, so they chose to put out a gaming-only machine.

they essentially forced peoples' hands to mod their systems, which Nintendo is constantly trying to prevent with updates, connect24, etc....it's like they want us to stay happy with their inferior products even though it's EASY to turn your Wii into a better product.
3 years ago#5
*cough* Homebrew *cough*
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3 years ago#6
Yes.
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3 years ago#7
drewdrewdrew posted...
unfortunately, Nintendo is against anything modern, so they chose to put out a gaming-only machine.

they essentially forced peoples' hands to mod their systems, which Nintendo is constantly trying to prevent with updates, connect24, etc....it's like they want us to stay happy with their inferior products even though it's EASY to turn your Wii into a better product.


I consider movie playing/music etc. nice extras - I buy gaming consoles to you know, PLAY GAMES, not consume other media, if you want to watch a movie it's easy enough to pop a DVD/Blu-Ray into your player.
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3 years ago#8
Not normally. Nintendo won't provide software for that.

You'd need to find ways to use a fan made program against their rules.
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3 years ago#9
Maybe it's changed, but when I had a 360, it wasn't able to play a video off a USB flash drive, either. Though I think it had a DLNA renderer (client) if you wanted to go that route.
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