Monday, November 13, 2006

Wii to play DVD's with software upgrade in 2007




"Early this morning, SONIC Digital media software announced they will be providing Nintendo with its CinePlayer CE DVD Navigator, a software that will allow the Wii to play DVD movies. This comes amid conflicting reports, and is the first confirmation of a Wii’s DVD playability in markets outside of Japan.
The
software isn’t expected to be released until sometime late 2007."

Since Cineplayer CE DVD Navigator is a software, we should be able to download this upgrade in the Wii channels next year. It seems that the Wii would've been priced more at launch because of the licensing fees to provide this player into each Wii.

9 comments:

jadnice said...

This is pointing more and more (since we are doing to have access to massive amounts of download content) that allowing us to use and external hard drive for mass stored is the way to go. Who want to have so many SD cards that will get lost and not cost friendly???

Metaldave said...

You can get a 1 gig SD card at Target for pretty cheap. A DVD software player would be 100 Megs at the most(at least it should be).

jadnice said...

Why would i want pocket full of SD cards when i can have one huge external hard drive to store all.

Metaldave said...

I'm sure Nintendo will allow for a PC connection, so you can get your storage from there. I believe this was mentioned before as well.

game on said...

Do you think that I will be able to use my external hard drive for storage? I thought I read somewhere that I could but since then, information regarding the subject has been scarce.

Also Metaldave- I have official forums on my site now. Sign up. (I'll e-mail you later)

Metaldave said...

Is that an order my good man? I'll sign up, but I don't think I will be using your forum too much. Only because we all can post comments under each new topic you make. I haven't even signed up to GoNintendo's forum yet for the same reason. That is why we see topics with over 100 comments sometimes, I just didn't see the need. Hey who knows, I'll check it out ;)

jk said...

Hello, I got WII ( month ago ) in Singapore. Is it possible to use WII to play DVD / VCD movies?
thanks lot in advance.
kind Regards
jk
jk@epigon.in

Anonymous said...

well i dont know about you guys but i am using a card reader with my pc to save all of my wii downloads onto my computer. i just sneaker net the card from the wii to my pc where i copy everything off and then wipe it then i put it back in the wii and all that storage is avaliable again. that and i am using a 2 gig card, no hassle, no muss no fuss.

Anonymous said...

well i dont know about you guys but i am using a card reader with my pc to save all of my wii downloads onto my computer. i just sneaker net the card from the wii to my pc where i copy everything off and then wipe it then i put it back in the wii and all that storage is avaliable again. that and i am using a 2 gig card, no hassle, no muss no fuss.