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{{Infobox homebrewapp
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{{Redundant|Homebrew Channel|specialReason=if an app has not updated to stop using DVDx}}
| image      = [[image:Dvdx0.png]]
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{{Infobox homebrew
 
| title      = DVDX
 
| title      = DVDX
| desc        = Support for DVD access in homebrew
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| image      = [[File:Dvdx0.png]]
 
| author      = [[Team Twiizers]]
 
| author      = [[Team Twiizers]]
| download    = [http://static.hackmii.com/dvdx.zip Pre-Oct 23 update for system menu 3.3 and older]
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| type        = media player
[http://static.hackmii.com/dvdx34.zip Post-Oct 23 update for system menu 3.4]
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| licence    = GPL
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| website    = http://www.hackmii.com
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| discussion  = Talk:DVDX
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| source      =
 
| peripherals = {{wiimote1}}
 
| peripherals = {{wiimote1}}
| hbb        = 1
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| hbb        = yes
 
}}
 
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{{Modifies NAND}}
  
'''DVDX''' is a homebrew application that installs a hidden "channel" which can be used by other homebrew applications to access home burned and factory pressed DVD content without the need for a modchip. This does not modify any IOS in any way, making it very safe.
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'''DVDX''' is a homebrew application that installs a hidden "channel" which was used by other homebrew applications to access home burned and factory pressed DVD content without the need for a modchip. As of HackMii Installer 0.7, DVDX is dead and has been superseded by the [[Homebrew Channel]] 1.0.7 itself. [http://hackmii.com/2010/07/hackmii-installer-v0-7/]
 
 
== Installation ==
 
Installation is simple - just run the DVDX stub installer ([http://static.hackmii.com/dvdx.zip Pre-Oct 23 update for system menu 3.3 and older], or [http://static.hackmii.com/dvdx34.zip Post-Oct 23 update for system menu 3.4)]).  If you have a modchip, you may need to install [http://static.hackmii.com/patchmii_core.dol PatchMii core] before installing DVDX. Then, when asked for the installation mode, select PatchMii. Please note that the post-Oct 23 version does not have the [[PatchMii]] and advanced modes. That means that some modchip users cannot install it.
 
  
 
== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
 
'''Q''': What type of DVD should I use?
 
'''Q''': What type of DVD should I use?
  
'''A''': Pressed DVD-ROM video discs of course work. For recordables, DVD-R media is recommended. However, DVDX has been confirmed working with various DVD media, including DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. Particular brands (lower quality discs) may be problematic, and different Wii drives have different levels of compatibility. Please note that DVD+R/RW discs will need to have their BookType set to DVD-ROM to work properly in Normal mode (if you have no modchip). PatchMii mode does not have this requirement, but requires a modchip.
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'''A''': Pressed DVD-ROM video discs of course work. For recordables, DVD-R media is recommended, as they are the most similar to pressed DVDs in terms of reflectivity. However, DVDX has been confirmed working with various DVD media, including DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. Particular brands (lower quality discs) may be problematic, and different Wii drives have different levels of compatibility. Please note that DVD+R/RW discs will need to have their BookType set to DVD-ROM to work properly in Normal mode (if you have no modchip). PatchMii mode does not have this requirement, but requires a modchip.
 
 
  
 
'''Q''': Why does my Wii not read my DVDs?
 
'''Q''': Why does my Wii not read my DVDs?
  
'''A''': Be sure that you properly install DVDX, and that the application that you are trying to use supports it. If you are using a burned disc, make sure it is burned correctly. Try re-burning the DVD on a DVD-R if it is not already. If you are using one of Tantric's apps (the GX emulators), try using an older version, as many times in the past he has accidently broken DVD support.
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'''A''': Be sure that you install the latest DVDX, and that the application that you are trying to use supports the latest DVDX, with the new title ID (DISC). If you are using a burned disc, make sure it is burned correctly. Try re-burning the DVD on a DVD-R if it is not already.
 
 
<onlyinclude>== Development ==
 
Homebrew developers looking to add DVD support to their applications will need to use libdi, which has been added to libogc. libdi requires the DVDX stub.
 
  
== Applications Using DVDX ==
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'''Q''': Why is this homebrew now redundant?
  
*[[MPlayer]]
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'''A''': With the discovery of the ahbprot register, the [[Homebrew channel]] has been updated to allow apps to fully access hardware, and [[libogc]] was updated to use the full hardware access to read DVDs instead of loading DVDx. The only reason to continue using DVDx is for homebrew that has not been recompiled with a newer libogc.
*[[FCE Ultra GX]]
 
*[[Snes9x GX]]
 
*[[Visual Boy Advance GX]]
 
*[[Genesis Plus]]
 
*[[SMSPlus]]
 
*[[Hugo-Wii]]
 
*[[Gnuboy GX]]
 
*[[Wii64]]
 
*[[Homebrew Disc Loader]]
 
*[[Wii Homebrew Launcher]]
 
*[[ftpii]]</onlyinclude>
 

Latest revision as of 09:07, 24 February 2021


DVDX
Dvdx0.png
General
Author(s)Team Twiizers
TypeMedia player
LicenceGPL
Links
Website
Discussion
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
Wiimote1.svg
NOTICE
ModifiesNAND.png
This homebrew application makes permanent changes to the Wii's NAND, thus, this application should be used with caution.


It is recommended to have a NAND backup with either BootMii as boot2 or Priiloader with BootMii as IOS installed before proceeding with the usage of this application.

DVDX is a homebrew application that installs a hidden "channel" which was used by other homebrew applications to access home burned and factory pressed DVD content without the need for a modchip. As of HackMii Installer 0.7, DVDX is dead and has been superseded by the Homebrew Channel 1.0.7 itself. [1]

FAQ

Q: What type of DVD should I use?

A: Pressed DVD-ROM video discs of course work. For recordables, DVD-R media is recommended, as they are the most similar to pressed DVDs in terms of reflectivity. However, DVDX has been confirmed working with various DVD media, including DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. Particular brands (lower quality discs) may be problematic, and different Wii drives have different levels of compatibility. Please note that DVD+R/RW discs will need to have their BookType set to DVD-ROM to work properly in Normal mode (if you have no modchip). PatchMii mode does not have this requirement, but requires a modchip.

Q: Why does my Wii not read my DVDs?

A: Be sure that you install the latest DVDX, and that the application that you are trying to use supports the latest DVDX, with the new title ID (DISC). If you are using a burned disc, make sure it is burned correctly. Try re-burning the DVD on a DVD-R if it is not already.

Q: Why is this homebrew now redundant?

A: With the discovery of the ahbprot register, the Homebrew channel has been updated to allow apps to fully access hardware, and libogc was updated to use the full hardware access to read DVDs instead of loading DVDx. The only reason to continue using DVDx is for homebrew that has not been recompiled with a newer libogc.