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WiiRadio is a ShoutCast stream player. It can read from thousands of internet radio streams and play them back on the Wii.


5/15/09 - Version 0.3 released!

3/15/09 - Version 0.2 released!


In Browser

Button Action
  Move cursor
  Saves current playing stream to Playlists
  Quit Screen
  Playlists/Browser/Genre Back
  Playlists/Browser/Genre Next
  Volume Up
  Volume Down
  Show Visualizer
  Show Browser

In Visualizer

Button Action
  Previous Visual
  Next Visual
  Volume Up
  Volume Down
  Back to browser


Installing the application

Copy the "radiow" directory to your SD under /apps
NOTE: DO NOT rename "radiow" directory.
Tested on PAL 3.2 - works fine.
Tested on NTSC 3.3v2 - works fine.


Copy the playlist file to /apps/radiow/pls on your SD card
Saving playlists from WiiRadio will create a *.pls file under /apps/radiow/pls.
Pressing the + button will add the playing station to the playlists.

Internet Connection

Make sure you're getting a decent wireless connection on your Wii for better performance.

Free Space Requirements

WiiRadio requires free space on the SD card for caching. I'd recommend 10MB free.

Change Log

Version 0.3

- Whole new GUI thanks to TiMeBoMb
- Added a visualizer and black screen that acts as a burn reducer
- Loading streams from a playlist have been changed and bugs fixed
- Added a playlist delete option
- Hovering over stations or playlists now scroll giving you all the information
- Added Volume controls
- Added dynamic buffering (if your signal is weak)
- Fixed a crashing bug when parsing the ICY data
- Added more controls from the WiiMote (see above)
- Created a cache per genre so if the shoutcast DB does not respond you can play streams. If it does respond it will refresh your cache.
- Caches up to 1,000 stations per genre. No more waiting when you click next or previous
- Now using the new SDL port which improves the look and performance
- Text no longer uses a bitmap, it uses SDL-TTF
- Added informational pop-up's
- Lots of bug fixes

Version 0.2

- Changed logo - (Thank You TiMeBoMb for the new logo!)
- Added support for loading Playlist files (*.pls) from the SD card
- Fixed a few minor bugs
- Increased pre-buffer size (this seems to help streaming on the Wii)

Version 0.1 (Preview version)

- First version!

Thanks To

  • TiMeBoMb For all the graphics work, ideas, feedback, support and testing.
  • Tantric For the new SDL Wii Project.