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How much have you used your Wii U browser?

Always 13 17.81%
 
Often 21 28.77%
 
Occasionally 9 12.33%
 
Rarely 5 6.85%
 
Never 16 21.92%
 
See results 9 12.33%
 
Total:73

This weekend I've finally maxed out my WiiU usage, been catching up on old TV series and following my Coursera course. I was a bit let down with the media capabilities of the WiiU. If you don't live in a mayor media consumption country the streaming capabilities are non-existant... and was hoping the WiiU to be a DLNA compliant device.

I remember during launch, I heard tidbits about streaming MP4 content over to the WiiU, but didn't think much about it. This was done through the browser, and as some of you know is pretty robust - it has even become the primary device for some. So on Saturday I surfed around and I ended up with Plex. And thanks to this software I've been able to easily stream my media from the PC to the WiiU, no hassles and good quality. My WiiU can finally stream my own content.

Also at weekends I follow an online course from Coursera (some good courses offered there). Noticed that the video lectures were in MP4 format, after the success with Plex decided to give the WiiU another go. It worked great on both the TV or just the Gamepad. I'd still prefer to use the laptop for this task, but if it isn't available the WiiU can do the job.

As I discovered this weekend, MP4 usage is quite extent (got to thank mobile devices for that). And just like shown with Wii Street U, I'm sure the browser will continue to surprise via HTML5; but at least WiiU has MP4.



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I thought this was about Metroid Prime 4.



badgenome said:
I thought this was about Metroid Prime 4.

Nice idea. (changes image)



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badgenome said:
I thought this was about Metroid Prime 4.

Lol, there's even a Metroid Prime 3 screenshot. Was he intentionally trying to fool us?

EDIT: Oh, NOW you are. Tsk tsk.



LemonSlice said:

Lol, there's even a Metroid Prime 3 screenshot. Was he intentionally trying to fool us?

It wasn't originally there. He's making fun of me. Mods, help!



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MP4? Is that the format you need that videoplayer that comes with iTunes?



I love the wii-u browser, i use it almost everyday. hate surfing on my phone, and sometimes i dont want to power up my tower and sit at the desk.



Turkish said:
MP4? Is that the format you need that videoplayer that comes with iTunes?

Yes. It's currently the most common web and mobile video format. And thanks to that, I've been able to stream content to my WiiU!



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I use PS3 Media Server and PlayOn, haven't tried Plex. Streaming from PC should be a necessity going forward. I want something besides MP4 on my Vita.



Yeah, we really should thank Apple for pushing HTML5, most of the videos I've come across were supported by the WiiU^^