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#186795 - 12/06/07 05:19 AM Any Wii owners seen this?
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#186807 - 12/06/07 08:56 AM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: jakewash]
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Very interesting... Reminds me of another product... Forgot what it's called. That allows you to stream your videos through a server on the web and then allows computers, phones and game consoles (even the Wii) to play them by just going to some web page.

Provided you don't mind having everything played at a max of 480p...

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#186868 - 12/06/07 02:02 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: skyhawk669]
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They want you to pay for that? Well, assuming it works reliably, that's not too bad.

Skyhawk, I think you're referring to something called Orb: http://www.orb.com/orb/

Orb is supposed to transcode any media into something the Wii can play through a Flash applet, if I remember correctly.
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#186882 - 12/06/07 02:42 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: umbrau44]
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Yes thanks unbrau! I think it's an interesting concept but totally useless if you want quality over ease of use.

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#186889 - 12/06/07 03:57 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: skyhawk669]
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I haven't tried Orb on my Wii. I tested it a bit between computers and found it was rather slow, so I uninstalled it.

I already had another way to get media from my computer onto my tv/stereo so I haven't look very hard for this kind of thing. There is a free one Wii Media Center X that I look at once in a while, but development is not proceeding quickly, if at all.
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#186896 - 12/06/07 04:32 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: umbrau44]
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At first I thought you might be talking about Topless Wii.

I was going to put a link here but

a) it's NSFW - Google it at home instead!
b) it's so popular that their server is down temporarily anyway (true!)
c) I've got a reputation to uphold -- ah hell, who am I kidding ...
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#187009 - 12/07/07 12:14 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: medic8r]
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Other media servers have started to officially support the Wii. TVersity is one that looked at in the past for my Linktheatre. The software itself is nice and has an active development community but I want one that will transcode from FLAC (or any other lossless format) to WAV. The only one I've found to do that is TwonkyVision but it's not free.
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#193695 - 01/24/08 10:22 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: jakewash]
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No, no.

Any Wii owners seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

If this head-tracking technology makes its way into the Wii, I am SO getting one.
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#193702 - 01/24/08 10:40 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: pmbuko]
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That is way too cool. I am going to have to download his software and see it for myself. I just happen to have the safety goggles already, just have to do the mod to them.

All the shooter games are going to take on a whole different perspective.

What do you think the chances are Sony gets in there and messes things up for Nintendo.
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#193707 - 01/24/08 11:11 PM Re: Any Wii owners seen this? [Re: jakewash]
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That is awesome, if wii adapted that there sales would go off the charts. If Sony and PS3 gets it, it may save them ;\)
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