Wii MFE Port

MFE-Wii is an MPlayer Front-End for the Wii, using Wii-Linux 8/4/2008. MFE-Wii provides a front-end controlled by a Gamecube control pad and allows you to play media files directly from the SD Card on your Wii.


This project is based on the MFE opensource media player for gc-linux. You can find the original sources on its sourceforge page:


This version uses the same sources than the original, there are only some changes on the kernel and the filesystem to adapt it to wii. It uses wii-linux to run on a wii, and the SDL libraries for this system. It will boot using the ARAM filesystem method.

What you need

To get MFE-Wii working on your Wii, you will need the following equipment;

  • A Wii Console able to run Homebrew Code (A Wii Console with Zelda: Twilight Princes and the Twilight Hack Save Game loaded onto your Wii).
  • An SD Card loaded with the Front SD Elf Loader installed.
  • A Gamecube control pad.
  • The MFE-Wii Binaries (mfe-wii.elf).


  • Preload your SD Card with a working copy of Front SD Elf Loader.
  • Copy the file mfe-wii.elf and the directory mfe to the root of your SD Card.
  • Copy your .avi files that you want to play to your SD Card.
  • Load your SD Card into the front slot of your Wii.
  • Ensure that your Gamecube Controller is plugged in.
  • Start your Wii and load into your Homebrew Loader.
  • Launch mfe-wii.elf and select the Media Files you would like to play.


Here is the button relation between the gc-pad and the keyboard:

[digital pad]: Navigate through your filesystem, forward and backward

[A]: Launch a file (play)

[B]: Stop


  • DVD
  • Wiimote

Thanks to

  • The gc-linux team for their effort in porting linux to the Wii.
  • Isobel, for his great MFE player minidistro.