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Updated to v0.3
{{Infobox homebrewapp
| title = Homebrew Disc ChannelLoader
| image =
| desc = Run homebrew from DVD
| type = Loader
| author = Sierradev
| version = 0.23| download = [http://wiiki.sierradev.org/images/f7/fb7b/Hdc_0Hdl_0-23.zip From the Official Website]
| source =
| website = [http://www.sierradev.org Sierradev]
| hbb =
}}
 Using the '''Homebrew Disc ChannelLoader''', you can load homebrew programs from regular ISO9660 DVDs. It supports (sub)directories. Note: the name Homebrew Disc ''Channel'' is actually wrong; the program was intended as either an add-on to the Wii Disc Channel or a separate channel, but due to the fact that BootMii will need an SD card to load, turning this program into anything other than a regular homebrew program will be useless in a couple of months. The name will be changed at the next release to Homebrew Disc Loader.
== Requirements ==
* Some way to run homebrew
* [[http://wiibrew.org/wiki/DVDx DVDx]]
== Usage ==
* Rename programs to boot.dol and put them in separate (sub)directories on the DVD.
* Put meta.xml in the same directories if you want friendly program names and descriptions
* Put DISCINFO-file in the root of the DVD if you want disc information
* Burn as ISO9660 DVD.
* Put disc in console and start program.
* Follow on-screen instructions.
 
== DISCINFO-file ==
As of version 0.3, Homebrew Disc Loader supports a DISCINFO-file in the root of the DVD. This file contains info about the homebrew DVD. At the moment, only the first line is read and displayed as the disc title above the program menu. More fields may be implemented in the future; the recommended format is as follows:
 
<pre><Disc title>
<Author>
<Year of release>
<E-mail-address author>
<Legal information></pre>
 
Example:
 
<pre>Sierradev's Homebrew Compilation Disc
Sierradev
2008
foo@example.com
Various licenses apply</pre>
 
Note: not all fields may apply to your disc; just leave the non-applicable fields open by using an empty line
 
== Known issues ==
* Programs like Quake, which depend on data files in the same directory as the program, may not work. At the moment, it is unclear whether and, if so, when this will be fixed.
* If the disc title is longer than 60 characters, it will wrap to the next line and the menu may scroll up.
== Todo ==
* Support for (parts of) meta.xml, to show friendly program names (Implemented in next release)
* Graphical interface?
* Change Name to Homebrew Disc Loader (Implemented in next release)
* Add a 'retry'-function when a non-homebrew disc is inserted; may come in handy if loading with Twilight Hack (Implemented in next release)
* Add loading from USB drive?
* Clean up code
* Add an 'eject'-function (Implemented in next release)
== Known issues Changelog ==* Burning a lot of programs 0.3:** Added support for meta.xml (more than 25 I thinkname and long_description) on one DVD results in not being able to scroll through the upper part of the list. This is fixed in the next release.* When selecting one app, it may load another. This probably has something to do with the sorting mechanism; it seems to be fixed in the next release.* Added support for DISCINFO-file (see below)* Programs like Quake, which depend on data files in the same directory as the program, may not work. At the moment, it is unclear whether * Added eject- and, if so, when this will be fixed.retry-functions** Fixed issue with scrolling through a long list* Homebrew Disc Loader may * Fixed issue where program crashed randomly crash during loading, due to a bug in memory allocation** Changed name to Homebrew Disc Loader * 0. This problem is fixed in the new 2** Initial public release.
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