Although Nintendo Wii is the best home video game console with new concept in recent years, it is often derided by Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 owners for its lack of better multimedia support. Wii users have to enjoy all media by external DVD disc, or SD cards. So we can’t use Wii as the home multimedia center like PS3 or Xbox does to watch online streaming videos like YouTube.
Actually we have the indirect method to enjoy YouTube videos on Nintendo Wii. And it’s really easy if we got the right tool and the good instruction below.
It’s not something new to use some trick to simply grab your perferred videos from YouTube to your desktop. Just choose your toolkit according to your needs and patience level – if you do a lot of downloading it might be worth your while to check out the more full-featured application, such as the simple best:
Since the original YouTube videos you got are always in FLV (Flash Video) or MP4 (MPEG-4) video format, Nintendo Wii can’t play back kind of these files. Actually, there is no such built-in multimedia player on Wii for video playback. Don’t worry, there’s the way.
Besides these distinguishing features of the console such as Wii Remote, Wii also has elementary media support with SD cards function. However, not all SD and SDHC Cards are compatible with the Wii console. Nintendo has licensed specific SD Cards for use with the Wii console. And then, we must know the embedded Wii system application Photo Channel. The Photo Channel can play some kinds of video files in following formats: Quicktime (motion JPEG) format (MOV), AVI (Motion JPEG) format (AVI).
You just need to convert YouTube videos to the specific MOV or AVI format for Wii. Jut a few video converter can do the right thing for Nintendo Wii video files, so just try out some latest releases.
The Photo Channel lets you use your Wii console to edit, share, display, and have fun with photos you load onto your Wii through an SD card. You can access Photo Channel on the Wii Menu.
With our converted YouTube videos for Wii, simply play them back with Photo Channel on Nintendo Wii. Maybe it’s not an easy job to download YouTube videos and play on Wii, but finally your personal entertainment center based on Nintendo Wii is done.
It’s actually very easy to get online stream videos like YouTube to your Wii if you have the right tools and a little bit of patience to set everything up.
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