Having being released for years, Wii is still an iconic home entertaining center nowadays. With a Wii in your living room, you can not only play various interesting video games with your families, but also do some physical exercises in the gaming process. However, besides the gaming functions, when you want to watch an AVI movie on Wii, you are very likely to have some problems. If you are wondering whether Wii can play AVI files on Wii or not, keep reading as I will provide an inclusive answer and solutions in this article.
Part 1: Can I Directly Play AVI Files on Wii
Unfortunately, Wii does not have native support for AVI videos. The initial ideology of Wii is to get people off the coach and have fun through a series of physical activities and interactions. Sitting there and watch videos or movies is clearly against the idea. Therefore, although it’s not technically complicated, Nintendo intentionally avoided adding the video playback function in the product to keep people away from the coach and get them moving and interacting.
However, watching videos in the living room is still an inevitable need for most of us. When we don’t have a dedicated device to play videos, it’s especially handy for us if we can make Wii play the AVI video, or make the AVI video playable on Wii somehow. But is any of those options even possible? Well, I’m happy to tell you that the answer is definitely positive. And now I’m going to show you how.
Part 2: How Can I Play AVI File on Wii
Since there is no native support for AVI videos in Wii, there are going to be some extra work to do in order to play an AVI video with Wii. In fact, there are multiple ways in which you can make an AVI video play on Wii. You can stream the AVI file from your computer to the Wii using Orb, you can convert the file to the Wii’s natively supported MJPEG format, or you can burn your AVI to a DVD and play the DVD on Wii.
Streaming the video from the computer to Wii seems to be the easiest option. However, this method requires you to install Orb, which is a bit complicated and is not something that everybody can easily do. Even you have Orb installed, the process of streaming the video from a computer to Wii is yet another obstacle for you because that’s not an easy job either. So how about converting AVI to MJPEG? Well, since MJPEG is not a common media file, the programs that are capable of converting a video file to MJPEG are really rare and really hard to find. Even if you managed to get your AVI converted to MJPEG somehow, the quality of the video will be dramatically decreased, and you will most likely be not happy with the video watching experience.
So that leaves us the final option: Burning the AVI video to a DVD. Comparing to other options, this method is not that hard, and anyone can get it done with some proper guides.
Part 3: Burn AVI to DVD to Play on Wii
Burning AVI to DVD is not a hard thing to do so long as you have a proper DVD burning application. A professional DVD burning application will not only make it easy for you to burn your video to DVD but also keep the video quality as high as possible so that you can have a good watching experience with your self-burned DVD disc. Among all of the different DVD burner products on the market, I would like to recommend Leawo DVD Creator for you, not just because it’s what I always use to do the similar tasks, but also because it’s really easy to use and is more powerful than most of its counterparts.
As a top-class DVD burner application, Leawo DVD Creator supports more than 180 formats for not only videos, but also photos and images. With Leawo DVD Creator, you can burn your videos or images to DVD-9 or DVD-5 with a 6X higher speed and at the same time keepimg the high quality of the original media file in the final DVD. Apart from these basic DVD burning features, Leawo DVD Creator also has some thoughtful details and provides some additional functions. You can have more than 40 amazing DVD menu templates to choose from if you want to have a menu for your DVD, and all of the elements in the menu are fully customizable. As a result, the final DVD that comes out of this program will not only be in high quality, but could also be highly customized and personalized.
Thanks to the simple user interface of this application, burning a DVD with Leawo DVD Creator couldn’t be easier. If you are wondering how to burn AVI to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator so that you can play it with Wii, here is a guide.
Step 1: Launch Leawo DVD Creator
Download and launch Leawo DVD Creator.
At the home page of the program, click the “Blu-ray / DVD Creator” entrance to enter the DVD Creator function module. You can also click the “Burn” button in the function bar in the above to enter that module.
Step 2: Import Video File
In the DVD creator function module, click the “Add Video”, and then choose “Add Video”, “Add Video Folder” or “Add ISO File” according to your need. When burning an AVI video to DVD, you just need to choose the “Add Video” option. You can also drag the file and drop it on the main interface to import it.
Step 3: Output Settings
When your video is imported, you can do various settings for the DVD burning task. You can choose disc type, choose aspect ratio, inspect disc space from the bottom bar, you can choose subtitle and audio track in the video item, and you can also choose a DVD template to customize from the window on the right.
Step 4: Start burning
When you have everything properly set, click the green “Brun” button to call out the burning settings panel. On the panel, you can choose to burn your video to a folder, an ISO file or a DVD disc on your drive. You can also save a copy to a designated folder on your computer. When they are all set, click the “Burn” icon below to start the burning.
Part 4: Wii Alternative AVI Player – Leawo Blu-ray Player
Now you know how to burn your AVI to DVD. To play that DVD on Wii, all that’s left to do is installing a Homebrew Channel Installer on your Wii, then download the Homebrew DVD reader app DVDX.
Since the original design of the product Wii was never intended to let you watch videos with the device, playing an AVI video on Wii can never be easy. Even the most reliable way, burning the video to DVD, would cost you a humongous amount of time. Comparing to watch an AVI video directly on Wii, it’s more recommended that you play the Wii on your computer with a good video player program. Or, as mentioned above, you can still stream the video to Wii as you are playing it on your computer. So in the end, it all comes down to this: a solid video player application.
To ensure that you can have a good video watching experience, I want to recommend Leawo Blu-ray Player as your first choice when you are looking for a reliable video player application. Leawo Video Player is a professional video player program that can not only play various kinds of digital videos like AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, etc., but also play Blu-ray across region and all kinds of DVD materials. Comparing to other video players, Leawo Blu-ray Player can easily provide a smooth video playback for even 2018P or 4K HD videos.
Besides that, there are also countless practical features in this program that makes it easier to play all kinds of videos. These functions include useful power manager, Virtual remote controller, Custom skin / language / background and more. In the premium version of Leawo Blu-ray Player, you can even convert a Blu-ray or DVD material to an HD MKV digital video, and that’s a very advanced feature for a video player application. Anyway, with Leawo Blu-ray Player, I believe you can easily have a great watching experience with your AVI videos on your computer, or on Wii through a streaming service.
Part 5: Conclusion
AVI files are not supported on Wii. But today we discussed how you can still play AVI files on Wii without the native support. You can play AVI files by burning the video to a DVD disc and play the DVD with Wii. When you are burning a DVD, using Leawo DVD Creator will make the process easier and simpler, and it will let you have more control over the content and style of your DVD as well. On the other hand, if you think burning a DVD is too much trouble for you, you can also play the AVI file on PC with the excellent Leawo Blu-ray Player. Once you do that, you can then stream the video playback to the Wii if you would like to.