We have get accustomed to play Wii for exquisite watching experience. But can we play DVD on Wii? It would be a fascinating combination, if possible.


The Wii emerges itself as a powerful home video game console, for time having pushed game trade in the waves of motion sensing game revolution. In a way of tightening Wii console with television, users get access to a second window of the gaming world in clear and high definition. The developer, Nintendo, for years have not taken DVD playback authorization into Wii development, possibly ruled out by a scruple about cost control and market saturation. Still, a great deal of attention has gradually made a shift to Wii's role as an excellent DVD player. As such, is it possible to play DVD on Will and how? Here we introduce two easy methods to see it out.

Part 1. Play DVD on Wii with the Homebrew Channel

The Homebrew Channel was released by Team Twiizers, a team of Wii codec, as a response to Wii's incompetence in DVD playback. To play DVD on Wii, you're required to install both the Homebrew Channel as well as the DVD player. Once you get the software installed following instructions, you will see the Channel on the disc inserted into the Wii. The Homebrew application loads itself from an SD or SDHC card, so you should make sure the Wii is carried with valid SD card that can keep the contents of Homebred Channel data. All set, you can open the Homebrew Channel to pick up the Wii player and then play DVD that was plugged into the drive on the Wii console.


Yet playing DVD on Wii can be reached out indirectly with Homebrew Channel, this method, associated with changing file directory, always results in people's confusion and pitfalls. Generally you're more expected to adopt the next method.

Part 2. [Recommended] Play DVD on Wii with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

In contrast, VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate wins in the easy-to-handle operations and excellent conversion effect in high definition. In this part, the video converter will convert the DVD files to Wii-supported video formats such as DivX, MOV, AVI, MP4, and then transfer the converted DVD videos to Wii, consequently get your dream of playing DVD on Wii come true. Besides, this software allows users to basically edit the DVD videos to their preference. You are kindly available to get the exact version of either Windows or Mac.

Four steps are given to get you familiar with the simple operations.

Step 1. Install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

Download and install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. Then open the program to let it run on your computer.


Step 2. Add DVD File

First of all, get DVD inserted into the DVD-ROM. Click "Load Disc" button on the top left, then wait a few minutes for disc uploading. Note: At present, VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is available to process homemade DVD, and rip the DVD under DRM protection except the latest issued.

Add Files

Step 3. Choose Wii-supported Video Format

Click "Profile" option at the bottom and choose Wii-supported video formats like DivX, MOV, AVI, MP4. For example, choose "MPEG-4 Video" in the popup list.


Notes: "Settings" option is for adjusting some basic parameters like bitrate.

"Browse" option can help you pre-determine the location of output video files.

General Video

Step 4. Convert DVD to Wii-supported Video Format

Click "Convert" button, and the software will finish the conversion at a 6X faster speed.

Converting Video

Step 5. Transfer Converted DVD Videos to Wii

To get the converted DVD videos on Wii, you just need to copy the DVD to SD card of Wii. Once done, start to play DVD on Wii without any limitations.


In an effort to play DVD on Wii, you need to employ a proper DVD converter to make it acceptable to Wii. Now try to use the methods above and amuse yourself watching DVD on Wii.