How to Play Movies Over a Network on a Wii Using the Homebrew Channel

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How to Play Movies Over a Network on a Wii Using the Homebrew Channel
Play movies on a shared network between your Wii and PC. (old movie film onwhite background image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from

Playing movies over a network on your Wii makes watching videos, viewing pictures, and playing music a much easier task. It lets you stream video without having to take the time to load videos and files through a USB drive or SD card. Use your computer directory to connect to Media Player Ce through your Wii to successfully stream data as you would like.

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Things you need

  • Internet access
  • Media Player CE

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  1. 1

    Navigate to the Mplayer CE website and click on "MPlayer CE r590" to save Media Player CE to your computer. Go to the Homebrew Channel on your Wii and select the channel. Once the channel is opened, choose "Start" to launch the Channel.

  2. 2

    On your computer, open the Media Player CE folder and find the "smb.conf" configuration text file. Click on the text file to open it, and look for the section of code below and change it to the following values:

    Samba share 1 (smb1:/)





    After the configurations have been changed, save the text file, load the Media Player CE on your SD card, and insert it into your Wii. The Homebrew Channel will load the applications you have on the SD card.

  3. 3

    Choose the "Media Player CE" program and select "Load." Go to "Open," and "File." Click on "FTP share 1" and choose "Okay." You can now play movies, listen to music, and view pictures by sharing your computer directory with Media Player CE over a shared network using the Homebrew Channel.

Tips and warnings

  • If using Windows 7, you need to disable "128-Bit encryption," turn off "password protection" and add "Guest read/write" permissions.
  • The Homebrew channel is not illegal, however using it will void your warranty.

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