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superchunk said:
ummm this was announced weeks ago. How did all of you miss that? Remember Reggie was saying that it was no big deal that the Wii version won't allow the few HD titles Netflix has?

this is less about netflix and more about the wii having/getting the ability to run dvds.



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theRepublic said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

Interesting.

I wonder how they managed to do that.  Maybe the hackers just haven't figured it out yet?

it disables to read dvd-r discs and only originals work.

 

Someone with a new wii have to use the USB to play backups.



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In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird  and people take Prozac  to make it normal.

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Is marijuana the best medicine?

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Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

that was cracked with software about a week of it being discovered as the drive itself is a dvd drive and the wii disks are dvds with special codes on them the firmware tells the drive to not accept discs without the code. the community is fast. within one day of the last firmware that blocked homebrew instal attempts and removed homebrew there was already a work around.

 

scratch that, the solution was there before the problem apparently.

No it wasnt, there are many working on this besides me and it seems to be unsolvable, if you are serious that it was done then please send me the link so i can check it out.

The biggest hackers around still havent solved it so I find it curios that you know of a solution as all of us have come to the conclusion it probably wont ever work.



Vaio - "Bury me at Milanello"      R.I.P AC Milan

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird  and people take Prozac  to make it normal.

If laughing is the best medicine and marijuana makes you laugh

Is marijuana the best medicine?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

“If any creator has not played Mario, then they’re probably not a good creator. That’s something I can say with 100 percent confidence. Mario is, for game creators, the development bible.

vaio said:
theRepublic said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

Interesting.

I wonder how they managed to do that.  Maybe the hackers just haven't figured it out yet?

it disables to read dvd-r discs and only originals work.

 

Someone with a new wii have to use the USB to play backups.

are you talking games or dvds in general? i know burned movies still work as a friend of mine got a fresh console and the method i mentioned still works.



theRepublic said:
Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

that was cracked with software about a week of it being discovered as the drive itself is a dvd drive and the wii disks are dvds with special codes on them the firmware tells the drive to not accept discs without the code. the community is fast. within one day of the last firmware that blocked homebrew instal attempts and removed homebrew there was already a work around.

Well I guess that answers my question.

I dont think it does since this was introduced with the black Wii´s and just started to show up on the white ones all the major people working with this havent found a solution so unless he is a hacker or knows one I dont think its true



Vaio - "Bury me at Milanello"      R.I.P AC Milan

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird  and people take Prozac  to make it normal.

If laughing is the best medicine and marijuana makes you laugh

Is marijuana the best medicine?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

“If any creator has not played Mario, then they’re probably not a good creator. That’s something I can say with 100 percent confidence. Mario is, for game creators, the development bible.

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Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
theRepublic said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

Interesting.

I wonder how they managed to do that.  Maybe the hackers just haven't figured it out yet?

it disables to read dvd-r discs and only originals work.

 

Someone with a new wii have to use the USB to play backups.

are you talking games or dvds in general? i know burned movies still work as a friend of mine got a fresh console and the method i mentioned still works.

was it a black wii?



Vaio - "Bury me at Milanello"      R.I.P AC Milan

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird  and people take Prozac  to make it normal.

If laughing is the best medicine and marijuana makes you laugh

Is marijuana the best medicine?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

“If any creator has not played Mario, then they’re probably not a good creator. That’s something I can say with 100 percent confidence. Mario is, for game creators, the development bible.

vaio said:
Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

that was cracked with software about a week of it being discovered as the drive itself is a dvd drive and the wii disks are dvds with special codes on them the firmware tells the drive to not accept discs without the code. the community is fast. within one day of the last firmware that blocked homebrew instal attempts and removed homebrew there was already a work around.

 

scratch that, the solution was there before the problem apparently.

No it wasnt, there are many working on this besides me and it seems to be unsolvable, if you are serious that it was done then please send me the link so i can check it out.

The biggest hackers around still havent solved it so I find it curios that you know of a solution as all of us have come to the conclusion it probably wont ever work.

dvdx still works for movies and the like on new wiis.i dont know about games. i installed the stuff myself, found it all on the wiibrew wiki.

we used the homebrewchannel launched the newest media player on the homebrew browser and put a burned copy of dirtypair in and watched it. so i know it works with that kind of stuff.



vaio said:
Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
theRepublic said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

Interesting.

I wonder how they managed to do that.  Maybe the hackers just haven't figured it out yet?

it disables to read dvd-r discs and only originals work.

 

Someone with a new wii have to use the USB to play backups.

are you talking games or dvds in general? i know burned movies still work as a friend of mine got a fresh console and the method i mentioned still works.

was it a black wii?

is white. i live in the US.



Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

that was cracked with software about a week of it being discovered as the drive itself is a dvd drive and the wii disks are dvds with special codes on them the firmware tells the drive to not accept discs without the code. the community is fast. within one day of the last firmware that blocked homebrew instal attempts and removed homebrew there was already a work around.

 

scratch that, the solution was there before the problem apparently.

No it wasnt, there are many working on this besides me and it seems to be unsolvable, if you are serious that it was done then please send me the link so i can check it out.

The biggest hackers around still havent solved it so I find it curios that you know of a solution as all of us have come to the conclusion it probably wont ever work.

dvdx still works for movies and the like on new wiis.i dont know about games. i installed the stuff myself, found it all on the wiibrew wiki.

we used the homebrewchannel launched the newest media player on the homebrew browser and put a burned copy of dirtypair in and watched it. so i know it works with that kind of stuff.

unless its a black wii or the very rare white ones that just started to show up he and you still have a wii with the old drive



Vaio - "Bury me at Milanello"      R.I.P AC Milan

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.
Now the world is weird  and people take Prozac  to make it normal.

If laughing is the best medicine and marijuana makes you laugh

Is marijuana the best medicine?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

“If any creator has not played Mario, then they’re probably not a good creator. That’s something I can say with 100 percent confidence. Mario is, for game creators, the development bible.

vaio said:
theRepublic said:
Maelstrome said:
vaio said:
Snesboy said:
theRepublic said:
gurglesletch said:
No, because a patch won't fix the fact that the drive is incapable of doing it.

The drive is capable of playing DVDs.  Homebrew allows the Wii to do it.

I wish more people knew that.

Last year Nintendo realeased a new revision of Wii´s which made it inpossible to play dvd´s even with the homebrew apps but on Wii´s before that revision you can play dvd´s

that was cracked with software about a week of it being discovered as the drive itself is a dvd drive and the wii disks are dvds with special codes on them the firmware tells the drive to not accept discs without the code. the community is fast. within one day of the last firmware that blocked homebrew instal attempts and removed homebrew there was already a work around.

Well I guess that answers my question.

I dont think it does since this was introduced with the black Wii´s and just started to show up on the white ones all the major people working with this havent found a solution so unless he is a hacker or knows one I dont think its true

this particular wii was bought about a month after the price drop. does that fall in with that or am i just lucky?