Talk:DVDX

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Installation into CIOS249

Any chance to create an installer that installs DVDx into CIOS249 as default method?

Error -2011

What exactly is this? Tried running from HBC and it didn't work, gave me this error.. --Paril 10:04, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Dual layer support

As the page mentions that "dual layer discs are not supported", I was wondering why there is no such support for DL discs? I'll be trying to play a DL DVD using MplayerWii, but from the looks of it this will not work due to DVDx not being up to par with it; was it hard/impossible to get done, or did you skip it due to fear of piracy or something? Steve32 22:09, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Applications using DVDx

I don't think the backup loader belongs in the list of applications using dvdx as it could lead to more piracy. Flark 00:14, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Issues

DVDx (for Sysmenu 3.3) did not install on my Wii 3.3E. I got an Error: -2011. I started it from HBC, maybe this caused the issue? I'll try using it directly this afternoon. --Juve 09:21, 12 January 2009 (CET)

While trying to install the new dvdx that works on 3.4 it said: "It seems to me that you are a pirate. goodbye" press [home] to leave

i cannot find why i don't have any pirated apps? Maybe my cios?

Hahahaha, AWESOME. :D -Flark 22:45, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Yah awesome if it's against pirates but not awesome seeing as i have 3.4 and haven't pirated anything...Owell i'll figure it out hopefully --Spyke8x 01:50, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
All this infighting is getting ridiculous. You guys are making hacks to get around Nintendo's DRM only to put your own in. You should know how that always turns out. Legitimate users suffer, pirates find a workaround, etc. Nintendo has a place on their website to report piracy. The community would be much better off if we just used that to report piracy sites, told pirates to GTFO when they come around here, and otherwise ignored them. I realize Nintendo is doing a lousy job of preventing piracy, but trying to block pirates from using our apps isn't going to stop people from using cracked versions of them or simply buying stealth modchips.
Besides, this policy works fine for the PSP scene (where the most popular custom firmwares all have piracy functions built in), and Sony doesn't profit from hardware sales like Nintendo does. If piracy were that big a problem, I think they'd already be putting more effort into preventing it. HyperHacker 07:11, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Nice speech, guy. Did it make you feel better? -Flark 19:21, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
The solution to this is to run an app called Shared2Clean. By the way, I worked around this, installed PatchMii and DVDx, and am now enjoying pirated channels and backup Gamecube games. Nice try at being hypocrites, you white knights of programmers. Like this actually affects you, and you really care. --Flyinghippo 15:54, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


are the comments below here *still* outdated? there was a 3.4 installer that never worked for me, but has since been removed from the main DVDx page. they have a note saying "a better solution is being sought". is this still the case? - Acomputerdood 11:40, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Comments below are outdated, since there now is a working install for DVDx on 3.4. I don't know if they should be deleted or kept there. --NoSubstitute 17:27, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


You cannot install DVDx if you have updated your Wii since October 23rd. --Zaccret 09:15, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  -You can if you downgrade your firmware. Google it, and you might find something ;) --Jedicommando 05:42, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Information about this should be included in the installation section or the faq section or both. Flark 03:40, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Come on, somebody add this info... I would do it myself, but I haven't updated since system menu 3.2. We need someone who has gone through the process required to install DVDx with system menu 3.4 to add the necessary information to the wiki page. Flark 13:58, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Can someone please find a way for people who unknowingly updated to 3.3 in the past? (or 3.4)--Cyndaquil 03:37, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Well guys i updates to 3.4E. DVDx is not installing! i successfully downgraded to 3.2E but it's still not installing. Anyone tried it also and succeeded?
Tried (with 3.3US) and failed. Stopped at the second stage of the install, returns you to HBC. Tried again, did the same. Tried moving to 3rd step, wouldn't load, had to manually power down my Wii. Tried running DVDx after and it wouldn't work on both Normal and PatchMii install. Not going to update to 3.4 unless I hear it works. --Cyndaquil 05:48, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Peripherals

Don't think that dvd should be in Peripherals because dvdx doesn't play dvd's, it installs the hidden dvdx channel. Just want to shout that out. Octoroks 00:57, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

i have to agree with octoroks on that one Zamadatix 22:13, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
You're a bit late since the dvd icon was removed ages ago, Zamadatix. -Flark 22:45, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
oh oops i replied to this one and not the new comments, i can be a bit slow sometimes i guess ;) Zamadatix 23:21, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

DVDx v3.4 is compatible with firmware v3.3?

DVDx v3.4 is compatible with firmware v3.3? Duhow

Black screen?

When I use the v3.4 installer on my 3.4U wii, it just gives me a black screen on the 3rd step. Ouch. Justing6 03:20, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

That's because for some retarded reason the installer doesn't actually contain DVDX. It tries to download it from hackmii.com. marcan figured this out and intentionally tampered with the file and now the installer doesn't work anymore. -Flark 07:47, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Does anyone have the original file that the installer tried to download? Anyone know where I can get it?

What good would that do? -Flark 15:39, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
If I had that file, I would tell my local DNS server (that my Wii uses) that hackmii.com was located on a machine on my network and it would download it from there. Granted, I've not looked at the code or hacked around with a Wii before, so this might be more complicated than it first seems. -Mserms 23:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)


Will it be a new "official" release of DVDX to 3.4 and 23th Octobers Wii updates? Soon?

Now. --Bdr9 00:12, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

LOL. Flark 10:07, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Download

Any way to put links to these HBC-supported downloads (include icon.png and meta.xml)? Pre-Oct 23 update for System Menu 3.3 and older Post-Oct 23 update for System Menu 3.4 GamingMedley.com 03:08, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Installation for a plain 3.4 wii?

How do you install this on a plain, vanilla, unmodified 3.4 wii box? Or: What do you do with that .zip file you download? I want to enable home-made and "web-made" stuff before I go up to 4.0. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keybounce (talkcontribs) 18:35, 16 April 2009

Follow the Twilight Hack instructions to install the Homebrew Channel. Then download the Homebrew Browser, put it on your sd card, and run it from the Homebrew Channel. From the HBB, go to the utilities section and download the DVDx installer for 3.4. Then go back to the HBC and run the DVDx installer. --Flark 21:14, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Now, how to borrow a copy of Twilight Princess for a weekend :-). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Keybounce (talkcontribs) 21:58, 16 April 2009
Just rent it. --Flark 23:10, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
(Forehead slap) Duuh. Thanks. Keybounce 02:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

List of DVDX compatible (or incompatible) Modchips

I think it would be nice to have a modchip compatibility list for DVDX, since it is mentioned that it might not work with some of them. I have searched the web for ages but it seems there is none around (Just found some DVD-media compatibility lists)

As you all know there are different types of install (with or without using Patchmii as for the "pre-Oct 23 update for system menu 3.3 and older" as well as the advanced mode). However is there a way to determine if i need PatchMii on a specific system?

D2Pro doesn't work without a cIOS, since Patchmii doesn't install on my system I used the advanced install and let DVDX use the cIOS, works like a charm even though DVD playback with MPlayer CE is a bit flaky and video quality is poor.

Cxt 10:03, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

How do I uninstall DVDX?

I'm pretty sure the installation screwed up for me as I cannot watch DVDs, so how do I re-install? Timic83 23:47, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Unistall should be able from hackmii installer. --Error 20:25, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

New Wiis, new DVD-drive?

In the FAQ reads "Newer Wiis have different disc drives that do not support the commands that DVDX used to read DVDs." Is this true? I have no problems using DVDX, but I want to know. If this is true, will there be change to this? --Error 20:23, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

PSA: This application is no longer required to play DVDs.

Homebrew channel now contains required drivers by default, so if you're getting errors installing DVDx, never fret. Just launch WiiMC or any similar media playback app and DVDs should play flawlessly. hjk321 (talk) 03:21, 3 September 2018 (CEST)