|Author(s)||Scip, Rodries, etc|
|Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser|
To read DVDs, you will require DVDX. To read external drives at USB 2.0 speeds, you will also need the custom cIOS USB2 modified by the Mplayer CE team, which can be found on the Mplayer CE downloads page. DVDx must be installed to IOS 202 for cIOS USB2 to be properly detected. Unfortunately, the DVDx installer for system menu 3.4 does not have an advanced install allowing the user to chose IOS 202. The advanced installation is only available in the DVDx installer for system menu 3.2 and 3.3.
Users with System Menu 3.4 or higher will not be able to use USB2.0 with MPlayer CE because the DVDx installer for this system does not have an advanced mode.
In order to use USB 2.0 with MPlayer CE you need to install the USB 2.0 cIOS from the MPlayer CE downloads page.
If you have installed a previous version of the USB 2.0 cIOS you must use AnyTitle Deleter to remove it before installing.
In the installer, choose to install as IOS202 using IOS36.
You must then then install DVDx using advanced mode and selecting IOS202. Even if you don't plan on playing DVDs this is necessary for MPlayer CE to detect if the cIOS is installed.
Plug in your USB device before loading MPlayer, and it should be mounted. Some devices do not support hotplugging.
If you plan on updating make sure to install the cIOS and DVDx before updating.
Copy the "mplayer_ce" folder into the "/apps" directory on your sd card and launch it via the Homebrew Channel. Do not rename the folder.
You can use a wiimote or a gamecube pad to interact:
|Close menu / Show OSD|
|Seek 10s forward|
|Seek 10s backward|
|Seek 60s forward|
|Seek 60s backward|
|Next chapter / Increase Volume|
|Previous chapter / Decrease Volume|
|Move Video Position|
|Reset Position and Dimensions|
More persistent screen adjustments are also done from within the 'mplayer.conf' configuration file using three variables called gxzoom (zoom, where higher values yield lower zoom levels), vert_pos (vertical offset), and hor_pos (horizontal offset).
HELP! Some files play back choppy!
Are you trying to play an h.264 encoded video and/or high defenition video? The Wii just doesn't have the hardware to handle it. For more information, see http://code.google.com/p/mplayer-ce/wiki/h264
Turning off frame skipping makes some files play back smooth but the audio goes out of sync!
The Wii is just not powerful enough to handle high compression/high definition content smoothly and still keep the audio in sync.
Why won't my USB storage device work?
First, make sure your hard drive is formatted as FAT12, FAT16, OR FAT32.
Most devices are supported by the library being used to provide usbstorage access, but some do not work due to various reasons such as noncompliance to standards. Such devices usually require special drivers to work and it would be an arduous task to track them all and write support for all of them. You can blame the manufacturers.
Why isn't NTFS supported?
MPlayer CE uses libfat to read from FAT filesystems and it would need a similar library to read from NTFS. No such library has been written. Support for NTFS can be enabled through linux, but MPlayer CE does not run on top of wii linux. It is a direct port.
Why don't my RM and RMVB files work?
The wii uses PPC architecture. Newer Real Video encoded files (rmvb and some rm) only have support libraries written for x86 architecture availible.
- USB LAN Adaptor support fixed (again). Thanks to CountZ3ro for testing. Please note that you will need to install the USB 2.0 cIOS.
- cIOS improved to stop conflicts with other homebrew. Please note that now only port0 has usb2 support. All other USB devices (including the USB LAN adaptor) must go in port1. See here for details: http://mplayer-ce.googlecode.com/files/usb.jpg
- Horizontal stretch parameter added (see mplayer.conf)
- YouTube options added to menu.conf (thanks to Extrems)
- Many small bug fixes
- New screen size variables actually work now.
- Better usb device detection.
- Using free Liberation font instead of Arial.
- Subtitle wraparound bug fixed.
- Spanish version released.
- No more maximum cache limit
- Introduced new variables into mplayer.conf to adjust screen size and position, please see mplayer.conf for details (component-fix is now deprecated)
- idx/sub subtitle support (please note that these can take up to 30 seconds to load so please be patient)
- Multiple folder locations added, it is now possible to have the files in
- Added resume points - video will resume at last stopped point. To clear, delete resume_points file in your mplayer_ce folder. To seek to the beginning of the video hold 2 and press the minus button.
- Added support for Hermes' cIOS. This has greater USB compatibility and enables USB LAN connector support. Please see wiki page for details
- Added Fribidi library support for right-to-left languages
- Made cache fill visible on screen
- Many small bug fixes
- Updated to latest MPlayer svn
- SMB now much more robust - thanks to DennisLKJ for smb.c fix
- libfat cache improved for speed and stability
- USB ethernet now fixed with USB 1.1; USB 2.0 fix requires an updated cIOS
- Added ability to manipulate picture using the nunchuk
- Updated to latest MPlayer revision
- Now using subfont.ttf instead of font folder - use mplayer.conf to change font size
- Merged widescreen and 4:3 pack - now MPlayer will use the appropriate loop.avi automatically
- Improved modchip compatibility for DVD
- USB 2.0 support (see docs for info)
- TTF font support (see docs for info)
- Fixed bug in radio streaming.
- DVD-Video bugs fixed (DVDs should play much more smoothly now)
- Fixes in Libdi to detect chipped Wii
- Codec fixes
- Updated to latest MPlayer revision
- Many small fixes
- Fixed a little bug in keepalive issue that hangs the Wii
- Fixed code to play videos with incompatible size; we now support many video formats and unorthodox resolutions
- Fixed keepalive issue in samba (thanks to Ludovic Orban)
- New loop.avi and widescreen version (thanks to Blue_K)
- Fixed apostrophies in filenames
- Improved DVD and USB mounting devices
- Fixed radio
- Improved samba reconnection
- Debugging help for SMB Shares at bootup, debug_network=yes (Review mplayer.conf)
- Updated menu.conf to allow selecting playlist
- Fix rodries' loop patch
- Updated menu.conf to allow selecting subtitles
- Fixed hang when you access to dvdnav
- New mplayer.conf option: component_fix=yes to fix side bars on some problematic TVs (Now fixed) Review your configs.
- Stop Looping Video/Audio file.
- Reduced font size
- New Readme
- New mplayer.conf option: component_fix=yes to fix side bars on some problematic TVs
- Small fix in cache2.c
- SD/USB Mount bugs fixed
- DVD Mount/Stop/Motor/Pause problems fixed, now mounts, only when you select DVD
- Network Initialising on startup changed, now connects "hidden" in background.
- Added 5 SMB Shares, review smb.conf
- Boot-up speed increased
- Added files filter to only show audio/video files
- Same directory kept open when you open/close the menu
- Menu closes on file load
- SMB fixes
- DVD cache bug fixed
- Small USB fixes
- Modified Libogc & Libfat
- 2.35:1 videos now scale correctly
V0.1 Christmas Edition
- Initial project
For information on compiling, editing the config files and submitting your custom theme, please see the Google Code Wiki.
How to report a bug/issue
Please only report "new" issues, not duplicates. Google Code Wiki.
User submitted customizations
Feel free to submit links to your own customizations on Google Code Wiki.
Scip - Original Project Author tipolosko - DVD-DATA Feature Author rodries - Coding, SMB & USB Improvements AgentX - Source Improvements, Configs & Testing DJDynamite123 - Autochain Code/Experimenting & Testing Ludovic Orban - Keepalive issue in samba Tantric - SMB Improvements Brakken - Documentation Blue_K - loop.avi Thanks Goes Out To ... [rOn] Team Twiizers GeeXboX Authors dargllun Daca Shagkur & LibOGC Contributers