Turn your Nintendo Wii into a WiiCR

Why not watch all those episodes of Mythbusters you have on your Nintendo Wii? But lets not worry about media tastes or how one obtains the media from the Internet and get right to the point.

About WiiCR

Created by Jacob Jarick (mem) is a media player solution for the Nintendo Wii. It acts as a streaming media server and is capable of transcoding nearly any video file to a suitable flv for an embedded flash player. It allows browsing of the remote filesystem to view: videos (avi/xvid/divx/mpeg/wmv/etc), text files, jpg’s and play mp3s.

If you haven’t noticed by now the name WiiCR comes from the abbreviation VCR. WiiCR allows you to watch videos from your PC on your Wii, much in the same way as you can watch videos on youtube.com or dailymotion.com.

The best part is that WiiCR is multi-platformed with support for Windows, OSX, and Linux so you wont feel left out.


Here are the release notes:

January 21, 2007

* newer versions of WiiCR may be unstable atm with videoplayback due to work being done on the custom player to enable long segement/ non-segmented playback. People who are experiencing video issues I reccomend for the time being until we work out the kinks in the custom player.

* released
o Theme combo box defaults to current theme
o WiinVi 0.8 (includes experimental irc support)
o WiipaperMV 0.7
o changed mencoder settings to vpb’s (mine were slightly different) this should hopefully resolve vidplayback

* Bug found in WiiCR config tool
o Corrupts apache file by appending to rather than overwriting the file, will be fixed when Ed gets a chance.

* WiinVi 0.8 released
o Some random Tweaks
o IRC Client [BETA]
o Browse while listening to Music [BETA]
o Download
* WiiCR Configuration Tool 0.1 released written by EdKrayer
* WiiCR Configuration Tool 0.1

If you want to help out with the WiiCR project give em a shout. They are in need of Flash Coder’s to help with flash aspects of WiiCR



  1. ngnfnch:


    Comment — January 27, 2007 @ 8:28 am

  2. hiro:


    Comment — January 27, 2007 @ 8:30 am

  3. Zhacarias:

    I heard that the Photo Channel on the Wii could play videos from say your SD card… (Even though it’s the PHOTO channel) Is this true? I’m thinking not now that I’ve read this article. Thanks for posting. :3

    Comment — January 22, 2008 @ 10:47 am

  4. Roy:

    @Zhacarias - Yeah, it’s true you can, it says so in the manual. It has to be in .MOV format though if I remember correctly.

    Comment — February 24, 2008 @ 7:48 am

  5. Tom:

    Yes, you can play videos. I found that the ones made on my camera worked fine but i havent tried anything else out yet

    Comment — June 12, 2008 @ 6:23 am

  6. rev087:

    It works with AVI too. You can even play with the Puzzle game over videos (tho it makes such a simple game so hard that it’s almost retarded)

    Comment — September 16, 2008 @ 5:40 pm

  7. plo:

    How/where do I get this so I can use it on my Wii?

    Comment — March 12, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

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