As a video console, Nintendo Wii was used to be the must-have model for video game lovers due to its reasonable pricing and relative great features. But with the surpassing Wii U, the once-friendly Wii started to fade out in our life.
I guess many game lovers still have a Wii console in hand and trying to make it useful instead of putting it aside. And questions like “Can Nintendo Wii play DVDs?” and “Can I use Wii as a DVD player?” keep tickling out in the Wii community.
Of course, Wii can play DVDs and that’s going to take some steps. But, finally, you’ll be able to watch the DVD movie with the Wii. Read the solutions below and try it yourself.
How-to: Rip DVD content as AVI file and play on Wii
A Wii originally cannot play a DVD because of the lack of a suitable DVD player channel, but there’s a video player named Photo Channel on Wii that can play AVI videos. So, you can rip the DVD content as an AVI file onto your computer first, and then transfer the AVI output into the Wii to play it.
To rip the DVD content as an AVI file, you need an efficient DVD ripper app, here, Tipard Blu-ray Converter will be recommended.
This is the leading icon of the DVD/BD ripper software that enables users to rip and convert all DVDs and BDs as regular video files in lossless quality. Meanwhile, the program is very easy to use and can produce the AVI file quickly in several minutes with a high success rate.
Export the DVD into Tipard Blu-ray Converter
First, insert the DVD into your computer disk drive and launch the program. Click the Load DVD button to start uploading the DVD to this ripper.
Start to rip the DVD
Then, this DVD ripper will display the main film of the DVD on the interface, if you want to rip all the clips, click and Full Title List and check all the clips.
To rip out the videos, decide the audio and subtitle of the output. Also, choose a destination folder so that you know where to find it quickly.
And most importantly, the AVI format. Click the Rip All to: option and locate AVI on the provided format list. Click Custom Profile to personalize the encoder and resolution of the output.
To start the ripping, hit Rip All.
Export the AVI video
When the process is done, locate the file on the target folder and copy it into an SD card, then upload it to your Wii. Watch the movie then.
FAQ: Can I use the Homebrew Channel to turn the Wii console into a DVD player?
Unfortunately, the HomeBrew may not be helpful to play DVDs anymore.
A lot of tutorials may suggest you download the Homebrew Channel and an extra MPlayer into your Wii to turn the console into a DVD player, which is worked several years ago.
To use the Homebrew and turn your Wii into a DVD player, you need several things that are no longer available in the market.
Unless you have all those equipment and plugins ready, otherwise, Homebrew Channel is useless to you.
To warp up:
I suppose the only way to play and watch a DVD on your Wii is to rip the DVD as an AVI video. And the Homebrew Channel may come with so many restrictions and conditions that seem impossible to achieve.