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Old 04-03-2013, 17:56
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Does the Wii U stream media (music/movies) from an external HDD out of the box? I use my current Wii mainly as a media centre via the homebrew channel and wii media player but am interested in upgrading to a Wii U. If it can't then I may have to go with the PS4/nextbox.
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:23
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Does the Wii U stream media (music/movies) from an external HDD out of the box? I use my current Wii mainly as a media centre via the homebrew channel and wii media player but am interested in upgrading to a Wii U. If it can't then I may have to go with the PS4/nextbox.
Convert a movie to MP4 bung it on ya HDD & try it!
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:28
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I don't own a Wii U, so that is why I was asking
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:40
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I don't own a Wii U, so that is why I was asking
Sorry mate misread your OP ... I know u can stream MP4 files stored on ya PC through the WiiU net browser ... I just don't know if u can play em straight off the WiiU HDD ... I'm sure someone will give u an answer soon
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Old 05-03-2013, 00:00
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The WiiU has a "sandboxed" Wii within it and The Homebrew Channel can be installed on this using some of the established software "hacks". Keep in mind, though that since the Wii part is essentially isolated from the WiiU it's probably not what you're after.
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Old 06-03-2013, 18:04
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Thanks for the replies! Could someone with a Wii U stick some music or mp4/avi on a portable HDD or memory stick and give it a try to see if it works?
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:30
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The WiiU will want to format any external "memory" you plug in to it to its own proprietary file system - you would lose everything on whatever it is you're plugging in anyway.

In addition it doesn't have any kind of built-in media player. This is why people are using URLs to stream limited media formats.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:44
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Ok, thanks for the help
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:47
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Out of interest; would people be willing to pay for a Wii U application that can stream content from their home network?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:21
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Out of interest; would people be willing to pay for a Wii U application that can stream content from their home network?
I use TVersity on my xbox360 & would like 2 be able on the wiiu aswell!!!
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