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Feature Requests

NEW use {{Talk:WiiMC/New}}
ACCEPTED use {{Talk:WiiMC/Accepted}}
REJECTED use {{Talk:WiiMC/Rejected}}
(Completed will be moved to the archive page)

Media Center Basics

An actual Home Media Center (comparing to HTPC apps, XBMC etc.) is supposed to have these functions:

  • Show which subtitle / audio language has been selected (with d-pad up and down) NEW
  • Screensaver: fade, full screen visualization or position changing playback info NEW
  • Display(&search) information about the selected/playing media file (info in id3 tags, exported XBMC nfo files, album covers, movie and TV Show posters etc.) NEW
  • Zoom / pan / rotate when viewing pictures NEW
  • Search online media with on-screen keyboard, bookmark/favourites (shoutcast, youtube etc.) NEW


  • On-screen keyboard for numeric settings, or at least the ability to change the value in both directions, without limits and to reset it to the default value. (subtitle delay should be possible to set to eg. -300s or +180s) NEW
  • Change sort order in file lists: name, ext, date, size ascending and descending at least NEW
  • Address bar / Yahoo bar / Breadcrumbs when browsing folders NEW
  • Wrap-around file list when using the d-pad (scrolling past the bottom takes you to the top and vice versa) REJECTED


  • Support for setting subtitle position ACCEPTED
  • Setting to make video/music/... folder option unchanged, not remembering the last used folder, but always opening to the same folder NEW
  • Setting to disable internal DVD drive on Wiis that are incapable of playing any DVD anyhow (it is a trouble to skip trough it from Music to online, always gives error) NEW
  • Support buttons on the nunchuk / Classic Pro to have more buttons available for direct access to functions NEW
  • An option to continue using WiiMC, even if no valid sd/usb devices are found - my flash drive gives this error when alone, so I have to put an sd card in to play a DVD. REJECTED (not possible)

Software features

  • Audio visualizations NEW
  • Prevent HD playback, prevent crashing upon accidental trying to play HD files NEW
  • Prompt where to exit when home is pressed: HBC, Wii Menu or shut down NEW
  • Quit to HBC or the wii menu when freezing (like mplayer watchdog) NEW
  • Replay Gain tags support NEW
  • Windows Network browsing and/or UPNP support (complex problem, requires implementing a completely different protocols than what is needed to access specified shares) NEW
  • Spin The Song Art In a 3D View, like how an Ipod does it NEW

Hardware support

  • Support for USB / BT keyboard REJECTED
  • External DVD device support REJECTED

Not possible

  • CD playback: Wii hardware cannot do that, it is DVD only.
  • 720p and 1080p playback or downscale: Wii hardware cannot output more than 480p and CPU power is not enough to even decode, not to mention downscaling.
  • Deinterlace: CPU has not got enough power / mplayer filters are not optimized.
  • Actual Stop button: to stop (not pause) - Not needed, you just have to understand the playback logic described above.


I cannot wait to try this! I hope the volume control for DVDs is better than MPlayerCE. -Kage Korosu 20:12, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

I love this app. It is a great improvement over the older MPlayerCE. One feature I would like to see is, in the music section, the app compile a list of artists and albums on first use so that we can have a dynamic "library" similar to the way the iPod works, instead of having to browse through folders. Also, album art would be a great addition too :). Micmac creations 04:37, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Simply Fantastic --TitMouse 19:48, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't Support Replay Gain tags

I am sad. Nintendo Maniac 64 07:04, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanx, very good job!

hi i would like to say thank you for making this hack for wii, i had no problems so far and the dvd playback is the best i ever saw:D keep up the very good work;) -supermariovb64 01:12, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Not a hack, (Suppose you could call it one, since Nintendo would rather you didn't use it :P) but it's a program which has been heavily coded/optimised/changed whilst in development for a while. It's nice that people appreciate such programs :) --djdynamite123 06:56, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, been waiting for a nice media player like this

The player is really classy, would like to see a bit more on the music player screen though, the right hand side is just crying out for ALBUM ART! Knob 12:05, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Before we add more features like that, I think it's more important to make sure the existing ones are stable and perform well. --Tantric 17:58, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


So far the interface is a lot better than MPlayer CE, including SMB support. Except two features don't work for me: subtitles and USB keyboards --Unbibium 21:51, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

USB keyboard will never be supported. There's several reasons for this, but the simplest explanation is that it adds additional code and processing that's truly unnecessary. --Tantric 23:24, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


How do you play dvd,s when ever i try to play one it says invalid dvd? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiiqwertyuiop (talkcontribs) 13:19, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

When did you purchase your Wii? Most newer Wiis cannot play DVD's due to a new drive used by Nintendo. Sm 14:02, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Don't forget to install IOS202, or it won't work - tj_cool 20:03, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

File formats

Should we add those to the wiki page? They can easily be found in settings.h of the source - tj_cool 20:03, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Rule 32

Pics Pleeeease? --PZYR0 20:26, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Gallery -- tj_cool 07:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

More music types?

Virtually any format? Have you any consideration for all the chippy/banky types? :) DragonMinded put a bunch of work into supporting a lot of the tracked formats (DragonMedia_Player#Supported_Formats), and generously shares his sourcecode of it. Do we have a chance of anyone adding side support for these? That would be cool, especially in that they could now finally be loaded from across the network. --Zandro 20:39, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

No chance. This is a port of MPlayer. So WiiMC supports most of what MPlayer supports. --Tantric 22:25, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Picture Viewer

Nice one. Any chance we'll get zoom and move features for the picture viewer? Wiedster 10:53, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

No comment? Or am I just too stupid to use the picture viewer properly? Wiedster 19:12, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Has been discussed on the forum -- tj_cool 08:47, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
thank you. wasn't resolved though Wiedster 12:42, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

IOS 202 Source?

Is there any source code for your IOS 202? --Mu mind 02:17, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

It's just Hermes v5 with a 57 base. The only thing custom is the installer. --Tantric 06:49, 21 April 2010 (UTC)


I would really love it if you added IRC client to this app it would make it the best because noone has made an IRC client yet and I know you wont give up. You dont have to add it right away there is no rush but it would be really awesome and I know you can do it! Gamewizard71 03:23, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

This is a media player. Why should it have an IRC client??? -- tj_cool 07:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Makes no sense what so ever? a media player means to play media, not to chat online, wtf? --djdynamite123 22:24, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


I was looking for a screenshot and I found this. Is this really WiiMC? I can't test it, because my Wii is broken since last year... Screenshot --Duhow 05:55, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Yep, that's it. --Mu mind 21:57, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
More screenshots are in the Gallery -- tj_cool 07:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Link disambiguation page to here?

should WiiMC have a link from this page? --Yossi 22:09, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Probably, because Geexbox is linked there as well -- tj_cool 07:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)