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.
Installation is simple - just run the DVDx stub installer or use this if you have updated with the Oct 23rd update or 3.4. If you have a modchip, you may need to install PatchMii core before installing DVDx.
Q: What type of DVD should I use?
A: DVD-R media is recommended. However, DVDx has been confirmed working with various DVD media, including DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. Dual layer discs are not supported. Particular brands (lower quality discs) may be problematic. Please note that DVD+R 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 properly install DVDx. Be aware that since it does not modify the IOS, the disk will not show in the channel menu. You need to use a special homebrew program that utilizes DVDx support. If you have done all of that, and you still are unable to use your burned DVDs, check and be sure it burned correctly. Try re-burning the DVD on a DVD-r if it is not already.
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
- Wii Miidia (still in development)
- FCE Ultra GX
- Snes9x GX
- Visual Boy Advance GX
- Genesis Plus
- Gnuboy GX
- Homebrew Disc Loader
- Wii Homebrew Launcher
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