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| author      = [[Team Twiizers]]
| author      = [[Team Twiizers]]
| id          = DVDX, DISC, DISK
| type        = unique
| type        = unique
| licence    = GPL
| licence    = GPL

Revision as of 00:42, 2 May 2021

Author(s)Team Twiizers
TypeUnique application
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser

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 As of HackMii Installer 0.7, DVDX is dead and has been superseded by the Homebrew Channel 1.0.7 itself.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]


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.