Setting Up Your Wii Media Center

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#1

This guide uses WiiMC media player to help you setup your Wii to act as a media server.

WiiMC (Wii Media Centre) is an open source media player for the Nintendo Wii. Features include:

[ul]
[li]Ability to play virtually any video or audio format
[/li][li]DVD playback, with DVD menu support
[/li][li]Picture viewer
[/li][li]Music player
[/li][li]Online media support
[/li][li]SD, USB 2.0, SMB, HTTP, and FTP support
[/li][li]Attractive libwiigui-based interface, designed with the Wii in mind
[/li][/ul]

What you need

[ul]
[li]An already hacked wii following Hack My Wii
[/li][li]Some knowledge of Username, Password and IP Addresses
[/li][/ul]

        • or - - - -

[ul]
[li]Wii
[/li][li]Computer
[/li][li]SD Card
[/li][li]Homebrew Channel
[/li][li]IOS202 Installer
[/li][li]WiiMC Channel Installer
[/li][li]WiiMC v1.0.3

[/li][li]Some knowledge of Username, Password and IP Addresses
[/li][/ul]

Setting up your computer
I use WinXP SP3

Enable File and Printer Sharing

[ul]
[li]Start
[/li][li]Settings
[/li][li]Control Panel
[/li][li]Network Connections
[/li][li]Local Area Connections
[/li][li]Properties
[/li][/ul]

Get Your IP Address

[ul]
[li]Start
[/li][li]Settings
[/li][li]Control Panel
[/li][li]Network Connections
[/li][li]Local Area Connections
[/li][li]Support Tab
[/li][/ul]

Create a Shared Folder

[ul]
[li]Right Click the folder you would like to share
[/li][li]Select Properties
[/li][li]Sharing Tab
[/li][/ul]

IOS202 Installer
Download —> IOS202 Installer

[ol]
[li]The IOS202 Installer placed in apps folder
[/li][li]ios folder containing offline install files placed to the root of your sd card.
[/li][/ol]

[ul]
[li]Launch the Homebrew Channel.
[/li][li]Load the IOS202 Installer.
[/li][li]The installer will search for vulnerable IOS. [If none are found then go back and properly hack your wii following the Hack My Wii guide.]
[/li][li]“Do you want to install IOS202?” select Install.
[/li][li]“Installation Successful” select OK.
[/li][/ul]

Install WiiMC Channel
Download —> WiiMC Channel Installer

The WiiMC Channel Installer folder contains one folder:

[ol]
[li]The WiiMC Channel Installer placed in apps folder.
[/li][/ol]

[ul]
[li]Launch the Homebrew Channel.
[/li][li]Load the WiiMC Channel Installer.
[/li][li]The installer will search for vulnerable IOS. [If none are found then go back and properly hack your wii following the Hack My Wii guide.]
[/li][li]“Do you want to install this channel?” select Install.
[/li][li]“Channel successfully Installed” select OK.
[/li][/ul]

WiiMC Network Settings
Download —> WiiMC v1.0.3

[ul]
[li]Load WiiMC.
[/li][li]Select Settings. [icon of gears on top right]
[/li][li]Select Network.
[/li][li]Select Add SMB Share.
[/li][li]Enter the appropriate information.
[/li][li]Username and password is not required if you dont use one to login to your computer.
[/li][/ul]

Playback Basics

[ul]
[li]WiiMC will start in the Videos.
[/li][li]The folder used in the last session is remembered for Video, Music and Pictures as well, you can see/change it in settings.
[/li][li]Select media type (Video, Music, Pictures, DVD, Online).
[/li][li]Browse the media file to be played, select it to start playback.
[/li][li]You can view/change all application preferences in Settings.
[/li][li]Exiting with Home is configurable in Settings: return to Homebrew Channel, Wii Menu or shut down Wii.
[/li][/ul]

Video Playback

[ul]
[li]During play you can pause, rewind, forward, change volume level with wiimote keys or with the on screen controls.
[/li][li]You can stop playback and go back to the file list with Home.
[/li][li]Here you can select another media file to play, or resume playback with the on screen Resume button (WiiMC can automatically resume and play the file from the last stopped position if Auto Resume is set to yes in the Settings).
[/li][/ul]

Music Playback

[ul]
[li]Music playback stays in Menu you can continue browsing.
[/li][li]You can create add files to the playlist selecting them with +.
[/li][li]Play mode selected (Continous, Shuffle, Single etc.) only works if you have files in your playlist - it will not use the folder you are playing a music file in.
[/li][li]You can view playlist with the on-screen button.
[/li][/ul]

DVD Playback

[ul]
[li]You can change in Settings if you want to go to the DVD menu or play the main title at once.
[/li][li]DVD playback does not work on new Wiis with the new internal drive.
[/li][li]Please see New Wii dive unable to play backup disc using softmods.
[/li][/ul]


#2

Sorry, but it’s not working for my Wii.

[QUOTE=troy512;2518971]ios folder containing offline install files placed to the root of your sd card.[/quote] So i put the folder (and its contents) called 0000000100000039v5661 in the root of my sd card.

The installer will search for vulnerable IOS.
Says it found 37 in the bottom left corner.

Do you want to install IOS202?" select Install.
Then it notifies me it wants to download, and fails

Perhaps i need to rerun Pimp My Wii or something? Everything else works.


#3

Rerunning pimp my wii seems to solve the problem. I can play dvd’s now. Horrible quality, but who cares?

By the way, Pimp My Wii said i needed to upgrade IOS249 manually, Not sure if i need to.


#4

glad you got it working.

new pimp my wii v1.40 now installs cIOS for you. i think it may have the old statement about needing to update manually, however v1.40 does install cIOS 202, 222, 223, 224 and 249.


#5

Indeed it does. I ran Pimp My Wii a 3rd time and the notification regarding Cios 249 did not appear anymore. Seems everything is working ok. Thank you for your time!