MPlayer - dvdlib edition

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MPlayer - dvdlib edition
AuthorTeam Twiizers
Last Updated2008/08/13
TypeMedia players

This is a native [MPlayer] Wii port. The main focus has been DVD-Video playback on modified and unmodified consoles. Although you can open and view various media files from SD card, this is largely untested. At this time it can not read files off data DVD's, just DVD-Video discs. For the other two ports of MPlayer intended to be used with multiple audio and video formats in a wide range of popular codecs and containers, see MPlayer CE Wii and MPlayerWii.


This application requires a valid and working DVDX stub install, please refer to its README for setup instructions.

A DVD-Video disc, either pressed or with the DVD-ROM booktype, might also come in handy.

How To Install

Just copy the "mplayer" folder into the "/apps" directory on your sd card and launch it via the [HBC].


When launching this application you will be presented by a basic on screen menu. Though all options should be self-explanatory, here are some hints:

  • High bitrate video streams may lead to dropped frames. This really depends on the used DVD-Video. Some fullscreen movies seem to have the same issue.
  • Hiding the menu and disabling subtitles improves the performace a little.
  • Playing DVDs with libdvdnav is buggy and decreases performace (read: way more dropped frames)
  • Choosing a DTS audio track results in noise and breaks things.
  • Choosing non-playable files from SD makes it crash & burn.
  • Know the amount of DVD tracks in your DVD beforehand. If you try to skip ahead a track when you're on your last track, your Wii will freeze for roughly 10 minutes.


WORKING! DVD Playback on your Nintendo Wii! (H4Ck GAMiNG)


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You can use a wiimote or a gamecube pad to interact:

  • A - Pause
  • B - OSD
  • 1/X - Toggle on screen menu
  • RIGHT - Seek 10s forward
  • LEFT - Seek 10s backward
  • UP - Seek 60s forward
  • DOWN - Seek 60s backward
  • +/R - Seek to the next chapter
  • -/L - Seek to the previous chapter
  • HOME/Z - Quit

When watching DVD's using libdvdnav:

  • 2/Y - Modifier key for libdvdnav

Hold this key and use RIGHT / LEFT / UP / DOWN / A / B / 1/X to navigate.


Improvements revision 27458

  • Attractive interface.
  • File Browser.
  • Possibility of playing multiple multimedia formats through the front SD of the Wii. For this it is not necessary to install the dvdLib library.
  • Possibility of playing DVD videos thanks to the dvdLib library. In order to use this option you must install the .
  • In Spanish thanks to Duhow.


This port was made possible by the following people:

  • dvdlib - Erant
  • DVDX stub - marcan
  • libdvdcss port - svpe
  • mplayer port - dhewg
  • 12 stage TEV YUV12 GX voodoo - sepp256
  • menu loop animation - drmr

This port is powered by devkitPPC and libogc ( Thanks go out to the HBC beta team for testing!

How to Build

3 subversion repositories are required to build this port, the revisions used for this binary are:

  • libdvdread r1120
  • libdvdnav r1120
  • mplayer r27458