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GeeXboX
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General
Author(s)farter
TypeOS/Media
Versiondevel-20080623
Links
[[Forum Direct Link Mirror|Download]]
Source
Peripherals
USB Keyboard Loads files from the Front SD slot

GeeXboX port for Wii is a media player software by farter. It is based on gc-linux team's wii-linux-PoC-0.4 and a recent devel version of GeeXboX.

Most functions of Wii, including bluetooth/wiimote, DVD, wireless, LAN etc., are not supported by this version, due to limitations of the linux kernel. There are terrible bugs too, which you won't be able to miss. So please regard this rather as a demo. But expect huge improvements in next release, when gc-linux team's latest linux port becomes available.

Requirements

  • SD card (formatted using FAT32)
  • USB keyboard

Usage

Homebrew channel users just need to copy everything into the root directory of your SD card and select GeeXboX in the channel.

TP hack users have to copy or move apps/geexbox/boot.elf to the root directory of your SD card and start the hack.

Controls

Use arrow keys to move around in the menu. Keyboard control info.

After keypress(s), press enter to send to GeeXboX. (This is a temporary hack)

Supportted Formats

All formats supported by MPlayer (yes, rmvb included), with the exception of WMV9 audio.

Sources

Front SD only and no changing card function is provided.

Console

If you want to play around with console mode, change the GEEXBOX/runlevel file to the word "debug". Enter "exit" in console to start GUI.

Bugs

  • Keypressings are shown on screen, destroying playback;
  • Keypressing events are only received by MPlaer after 'ENTER' is pressed;
  • Wrong OSD colour.

Source code coming soon.