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The Easiest Ways to Play DVD on Wii

As a Wii user, besides playing interactive gaming on Wii, what you may also want is to get together with your friends and family to enjoy DVD movies on Wii. The question is: how to convert DVD to Wii? We get that Wii itself has a DVD drive built-in, but not the capability to read DVD discs. Fortunately, we've worked out two methods that enable you to play DVD on Wii easily.

Method 1: Rip DVD Movies to Wii with Homebrew

As we mentioned above, the Wii doesn't play DVDs or CDs at all. Thanks for Hombrewer, everything becomes easy. Wii users can access the Homebrew channel from the Wii System Menu just like any other Wii channel.

The good: Once installed, you can then pop into the MPlayer app from the Homebrew Channel, put a video DVD in the drive, and your favorite video will be right in front of you in no time.

The bad: You have to download a homebrew video player, copy them to an SD card, and use the Homebrew Channel to apply a two-second patch. And you have to take note that there's a corresponding risk on the Wii if you do something wrong.

Method 2: Convert DVD to Wii with DVD Ripper

Since there are some risks in method 1, here we offer another one to you. Thee other method is to use a DVD to Wii Converter to rip DVD movies to Wii friendly videos and then copy to Wii for playback. It is said to be the easier and safer method because all you need here is a bets DVD ripper and an SD card.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper is considered to be the best DVD ripping software for Wii. With it, you can easily rip DVD movies to Wii compatible MOV, AVI video files quickly with excellent output video quality. Besides converting DVD files, it can also compress a DVD to smaller file size, saving the space for your console if you need. In addition, the built-in editor allows you to customize your DVD videos to get the very part and effect you want with ease. The equivalent Mac version is DVD Riper for Mac. Just get the right version and copy DVD to Wii player with ease.

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1. Load DVD movies

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can get to "File" Menu, click "Load DVD" to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. DVD folder and ISO image files are supported as well.


2. Select Wii compatible formats

Click the Format bar to select output profile for your Nintendo Wii, say Wii AVI Video (*.avi) or Wii MOV Video (*.mov).


3. Convert DVD movies to Wii

After all necessary settings, you can just click the "Convert" button to start converting your DVD movies. After the conversion, click Open to get the output files for your Wii.

4. Copy the converted DVD to SD card

Now you can copy the converted DVD files (in Wii MOV files or Wii AVI files) to your SD card. Then plug in the SD card to your Wii and enjoy your converted DVD films on Wii.

Okay. This is the existed two methods so far to rip DVD to Nintendo Wii. Take the Homebrew channel or the DVD to Wii Converter, it's up to you. Choose your desired solution.

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