Using Twonky software with a Nintendo Wii

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Using Twonky software with a Nintendo Wii

Postby Twonky_Rick » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:27 pm

Here are some basic instructions for streaming media from TwonkyServer to a Nintendo Wii:

1. Make sure your Wii is connected to your home network.
2. Open the Opera browser on the Wii. It’s available as one of the channels from the main menu.

Note: If the Opera browser is not loaded onto your Wii, you can purchase it from the Wii directly and download it from the Wii application site.

3. Once the Opera browser is open, enter the following URL: http://ip-address-of-Twonky-Server:9000 ... Player.swf

This will provide a Flash interface, which can be used to navigate your media server and select various types of content which can be streamed to your Nintendo Wii.

Keep in mind that the Wii has a relatively low-powered processor. For that reason, it may not be possible to stream every type of video to it.

- Rick

P.S. Thanks to Jim Pfeifer for providng this answer.
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Re: Using Twonky software with a Nintendo Wii

Postby WHA1949 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:09 pm

Pls be specific on Server Version. I have 5.1.9 and it seems not to work

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Re: Using Twonky software with a Nintendo Wii

Postby Twonky_Rick » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:20 pm

There used to be setup instructions for this. I thought they were in the Documents folder in the TwonkyServer folder but they are no longer there on the version I am running. I could probably dig them up, but I don't think this is worth your time. We stopped supporting this feature for the following reasons:

1. The Wii cannot stream video reliably
2. The Wii can access music files, but navigation is slow, and the files sometimes stop to rebuffer
3. There are photo-rescaling issues

- Rick
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