::Perhaps I should elaborate. The Wii MFE port shows that it's possible to play video through the Wii. It is also possible to use an external hard-drive with the Wii (see [[Current events#News|News]]), and get network support working (see [[Homebrew apps/PCtoWii|PCtoWii]]). Playing DVDs on it seems further off -- as far as I know no-one has yet accessed the DVD drive without a mod-chip (but I might well be wrong about that). So a MythTV Frontend (or something like it) seems possible. What the Wii lacks, however, is a video-in port, so without additional hardware you won't be able to record TV on it. That said, there are USB tuners out there, so if the Wii has sufficient power (i.e. RAM and processing capacity) even this is possible. The downside is all of these idea require significant programing. Perhaps when Wii Linux is more that just a proof-of-concept this will become easier, but for now the Wii Homebrew scene is just getting going. -- [[User:Karaken12|Karaken12]] 06:33, 9 May 2008 (PDT)
:::"[[Geexbox]] for Wii" (and maybe MPlayer CE) are good options for basic video playback. They have decent interfaces and plays heaps of formats. For a network video playback (via SMB, Windows Share) through wifi Mplayer Wii is probably best.
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