Can You Play DVDs on Wii - Yes, You Can
All you'll need is an SD card and the following free download.
Want to watch DVDs on your Wii, but don't want to attempt some complicated MacGyver-type hack that messes with your Wii's guts? Try the Wondershare Video Converter for free. It includes an optimized Wii video format lets you convert DVDs with lossless quality right to your Wii-compatible SD card. Here's a free trial copy and the three short steps you need below:
After a quick installation, all you need to launch it is a double-click on the desktop shortcut.
Put in a DVD, then click Load DVD, like in the picture below. Keep loading more DVDs if necessary; DVD to Wii Converter lets you convert tons of files at a time with batch conversion.
After all your files are loaded, select them all by pressing Ctrl+A (or Command+A in Mac), then click the Output Format's drop-down menu like in the picture below and select Device>Game>Wii. Then just click the big blue Convert button and go make a sandwich or something. The Video Converter Ultimate takes several minutes to convert a feature-length DVD because it converts with zero quality loss. When you come back, you'll see your movies transformed from a DVD to a Wii-compatible video!
After the conversion, you can simply copy your new Wii-compatible video file(s) straight onto your SD card. When the files are finished copying, just remove the SD card from your computer, stick it in the console, sit back and get ready to enjoy your DVD on Wii!
Maybe you're having problems playing the converted videos on your SD card? You don't know which kind of of SD Card that you'll need. Either way, these links should help to clear it up for you.
Here are some of the Nintendo's SD Card Resources:
- List of Compatible SD Cards - You'll be able to find details on the different SD cards as well as guides on how to load and transfer contents from the SD card.
- Using Your Wii's SD Card Menu - Pick up a few trips on how you can copy or save data to the SD card.
- Wii SD Card Troubleshooting - Find help on troubleshooting; for instance with the error message, controller, systems and much more.