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Version 1.2.2 Released

January 14th, 2012
Update: Version 1.2.2 has been released to fix YouTube thumbnails for searches.

Version 1.2.1 has been released to fix YouTube stability problems. I’ve also updated the core to the latest MPlayer/ffmpeg, and as a bonus, I’ve added thumbnails for YouTube! Full changelog:

  • Synced to MPlayer r34540 and ffmpeg a9bd29e15e8d
  • Fixed HTTP bugs that made YouTube unstable
  • Added thumbnails for YouTube
  • Improved video resizing granularity (thanks eric!)
  • Translation updates
  • Other minor bug fixes
  1. Ataraxis
    January 14th, 2012 at 16:40 | #1

    Yay for Thumbnails 🙂

  2. Beans
    January 14th, 2012 at 17:28 | #2

    That was fast thanks.

  3. GaTTo
    January 15th, 2012 at 00:05 | #3

    omg thanks a lot guys this new update is amazin !!!

  4. Godric’s Hollow
    January 15th, 2012 at 01:13 | #4

    Sexy, ’nuff said.

  5. wiimcuser
    January 15th, 2012 at 03:25 | #5

    awesome job guys. i know for every one comment here there have to be hundreds of people that use wiimc. really appreciate you guys keeping the project alive!

  6. mOOnSlide
    January 15th, 2012 at 04:56 | #6

    Thanks a lot for your work ! WiiMC is fabulous 🙂

  7. Atlanx
    January 15th, 2012 at 04:57 | #7


    Thank you very much (^.^)

  8. LotuX
    January 15th, 2012 at 07:35 | #8

    Felicidades por la actualización ¡ Sabemos que es un trabajo muy duro, por eso nunca nos cansaremos de daros las gracias 🙂

    Anwyay sigo con problemas para ver videos de youtube. Hasta la versión 1.2.1 saltaba una excepción y se reiniciaba en 8 segundos, pero ahora con la 1.2.2 cuando intento ver cualquier video de youtube me sale el error “Error en la carga del archivo de youtube”.

    La verdad es que echo de menos el canal youtube en el WiiMC. ¿Algúna solución?


  9. LotuX
    January 15th, 2012 at 08:44 | #9

    Ups ¡¡

    I’m sorry for the spanish comment ¡

    After a fresh install everything is working REALLY fine, even youtube chanel. So I recommend everybd to delete \app\wiimc directory and to make a fresh install again so as to everything works as it should.

    Thank you for your work. We appreciate it a lot, congratulations ¡¡


  10. eddier gongora
    January 15th, 2012 at 10:32 | #10

    muchas gracias !!!!!!

  11. eddier gongora
    January 15th, 2012 at 10:34 | #11

    lotux debes borrar el archivo wiimc de apps, descarga el de esta pagina y volver a copiarlo en la carpeta apps. salu2

  12. Dan
    January 15th, 2012 at 10:59 | #12

    Thank you very much for all of your hard work on WiiMC. I enjoy it very much.

  13. cheatfreak47
    January 15th, 2012 at 11:57 | #13

    WiiMC sure beats the internet channel for internet media. I like how nice WiiMC looks. Definitely the most well designed wii homebrew.

  14. Moomintroll
    January 15th, 2012 at 11:58 | #14

    Thanks for the update. 😀 It’s nice to use YouTube again and have it more stable with videos…

  15. krono86
    January 16th, 2012 at 06:06 | #15

    Can I update through internet connection on my Wii?

  16. RaiCoss
    January 16th, 2012 at 09:30 | #16

    Niceeeeee. The YouTube stability was the only prob I had, now it’s fixed. WiiMC is awesome 🙂

  17. TR3MEN2
    January 16th, 2012 at 13:34 | #17

    Grasiass de verdad ps cuando actualizaron youtube algunos videos no me servian en youtube pero con esta nueva actualizacion del fabuloso WIIMC ahora no me a vuelto a pasar haste el momento, mil gracias y gracias y k sigan como van 😛

  18. TK4210
    January 16th, 2012 at 15:31 | #18

    Thank you so much for the youtube fix!

  19. ThorstenV
    January 17th, 2012 at 03:57 | #19

    Great, thanks. Especially for the thumbnails. WiiMC was the one reason, why I hacked my Wii.

  20. snickers
    January 17th, 2012 at 10:44 | #20

    thanks for your hard work

  21. Soap
    January 17th, 2012 at 15:22 | #21

    ayuda! descargue el channel instaler y no reconoce mi disco duro! alguien me puede aconsejar?

  22. January 19th, 2012 at 05:47 | #22

    I love this program i use to share video with my imac and its perfectly. Thanks

  23. Jense
    January 20th, 2012 at 03:21 | #23

    And still the new versions crash randomly, but most often, when I justet started WiiMC and run immediately an XviD-File (the file is 100% valid and every other video player accepts this file totally – even WiiMC 1.1.4 does).

  24. Tantric
    January 20th, 2012 at 08:48 | #24

    No-one claimed it was perfect! 😉

  25. fff
    January 20th, 2012 at 13:12 | #25

    Hopefully annoying crashes with .srt subtitles are history now

  26. Jense
    January 20th, 2012 at 15:58 | #26

    @Tantric: No, I just wanted to give feedback. I’m fine with 1.1.4 and I’m gratefull for all your work. 🙂

  27. Yoko
    January 21st, 2012 at 14:32 | #27

    Thankyou again!!!. Now Youtube works but for me only in medium quality.

    Great job!

  28. Tony
    January 21st, 2012 at 16:18 | #28

    I had this working on Network Share — no problems. BUT, I just updated to 1.2.2 and now network share does not work–says it can’t connect to network. I didn’t change anything–just updated. Grrr…any thoughts/suggestions?


  29. Mrs Me
    January 22nd, 2012 at 16:46 | #29

    Thank you, haven’t seen an update for a while!

    I’d love to see thumbnails available on our own files on SD/usb whatever. My bf has a media player that uses a jpg as a thumbnail as it has the same file name as the video, much like a subtitle file. That would be a good fit for WiiMC I think – just a suggestion, keep up the good work 🙂

  30. Remko
    January 22nd, 2012 at 18:16 | #30

    Great work guys, I really use this a lot. Keep up the good work!

  31. SeanBrannon
    January 23rd, 2012 at 15:41 | #31

    Has anyone else had to reconfigure their network share after the update? I updated in the app and when it restarted the Wii my network share was gone. Easily fixed just wondered if anyone else had the same issue.

  32. stewes
    January 26th, 2012 at 22:11 | #32

    Greetings WiiMC team. I mentioned a problem with Youtube in version 1.2.0 that has been persisting since 1.1.9 and still exists in the latest version: it only works in 360p “medium” (as confirmed by Yoko) mode, as well as 480p “high” quality mode (for me this mode works). In 240p (low) mode, I still get “error loading Youtube file”. I have tried a number of different clips, all of which work in modes other than 240p. Thumbnails work just fine no matter what mode is selected in settings. Still a big problem for people stuck on slow connections.

  33. Ravi Sreeram
    January 27th, 2012 at 14:10 | #33

    Thanks for the new release and fixing Youtube

  34. Alan
    January 29th, 2012 at 04:17 | #34

    Just a new issue to report, now the control bar at the bottom of the screen stays always visible, even when the wi mote switches itself off. Feel free to move this comment to a bug tracker if there is one available.
    Great application anyway.

  35. Reactant
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:06 | #35

    Absolutely amazing! WiiMC is the reason i got a Wii. Thanks to your amazing user friendly interface, my 64 year old parents even use your program to listen to the radio! Now that the Youtube feature works even better, i imagine they’ll be using the wii more often. Keep up the great work!

  36. Jamie
    February 4th, 2012 at 10:17 | #36

    there no TIME CODE shown on screen on MP3 playback! jump to spots on playback really been a guessing game.
    there only ONE PAGE of youtube links. that vertical line gets in why of text. low res setting allways error. it just sometimes i just listen to interviews and it waste og mb’s at medium res. not important There also no history of seach available on navi-x wii so i keep retyping same stuff.

    That HBO intro why cant i shut it off.
    The performance is excellent. Not a simple buffer issue on one video yet.
    I have spent countless hours listing to mp3 postcard radio off usb. it very good. just the time thing…

  37. Marcelo
    February 20th, 2012 at 21:19 | #37

    Good morning guys;
    Congratulations for your hard work, we all here appreciate it a lot. I use your application weekly to watch movies on the Wii.

    Don’t know if it have already been reported, but videos with dual audio are not working properly. The transition between the audios doesn’t seems to be working in any pattern. Randomly it works to get the audio selected, but mostly it doesn’t.

    May I suggest a better approach? If the video file have dual audio, at the beginning of the playback, it asks which audio layer the user wants to use. Would be nice if it worked like this.

    Thanks in advance. Keep up the great work guys 😉

  38. Marcelo
    February 20th, 2012 at 22:18 | #38

    Me again. Audio Stream works flawlessly with the down button command. But selecting it from the settings doesn’t work right. Maybe file-related…

    Well, that’s it guys. Thanks for the great media player!

  39. Craig
    February 21st, 2012 at 16:48 | #39

    I change media players every year (HDD Players) and this year wanted Netflix support but all the players are weak in this area. I came across wiimc and instead of buying a new HDD Player for the bedroom, bought another wii and share a NAS for both rooms…. problem solved better than I could have hoped for. MAN AM I IMPRESSED!

    Now that I am using the product, I would love to see YAMJ capability as an option (or a thumbnail if jpg is in the same folder with same file name as video file – poor man’s version). If it had this, it would smoke even the best HDD Players hands down.

    Much thanks

  40. Reatant
    February 27th, 2012 at 12:59 | #40

    Cant thank you guys enough for the product!

    Suggestion: Is it possible to visit a youtube channel where the videos chronologically ordered from newest to oldest.

    Thank you and keep up the great work!

  41. Patrick
    February 28th, 2012 at 02:02 | #41

    Never thought I would be switching out my PS3 for a Wii as a media center… I would be, but half my .mkv files result in a code dump with a restart. Is this a common thing with an easy fix/work-around? Other than that, it works very well. Thank you very much for the hard work that’s been put into this!

  42. Fernando
    February 28th, 2012 at 06:42 | #42

    the scene are using MP4 instead of AVI but wiiMC seems to LAG with mp4 (maybe low FPS?) Dont know.
    Anybody having the same problem?

    “LOL (scene): This is our final xvid release. There is simply no valid reason to use the codec
    anymore. Compatibility for 264 is currently more widespread than xvid/divx
    was when vcd died. The quality of the resulting encodes is leaps and bounds
    beyond what xvid is capable of. Of course there will be dinosaurs still trying
    to rationalize the usage of an outdated format, and continuing to drag the scene
    further and further down the evolutionary ladder. The scene used to lead, and
    thanks to such individuals, it simply does not anymore. Time to step up and
    begin repairing all the damage that has been done. As some friends like to
    say, time to evolve, or time to die “

  43. Tantric
    February 28th, 2012 at 15:11 | #43


    mkv/mp4 are supported, but the problem is the Wii doesn’t have the processing power to handle high resolutions (pretty much > 480p). Codecs such as h264 are processor-intensive, as such they have optimizations to use SSE2/altivec/etc – none of which we have. So basically I’d suggest using xvid or similar if you’re using WiiMC. If WiiMC were on different HW (eg: PS3/XBOX360/Wii-U) you wouldn’t see this problem.

  44. Fernando
    February 29th, 2012 at 07:37 | #44

    I see. Since the firsts version of WiiMC I’ve always played .avi files.
    My doubt is: if a release was .avi (350MB) and now are (.mp4, less then 350MB), does it need high processing power?
    The change to mp4 by the scene wasnt supposed to reduce space and keep the same processing power needed?

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