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Poll – WiiMC Version

May 25th, 2012
Ever since the WiiMC project began, whenever a new version has been released one person or another has commented that they will stay with version X for reason Y. So I thought I’d conduct a poll to see what versions people are using. Feel free to add a comment below if you’d like to comment about the specific version you’re using, and why.

What is your favorite WiiMC Version?

  • Latest (83%, 974 Votes)
  • 1.2.1 - 1.2.6 (11%, 132 Votes)
  • 1.1.3 - 1.2.0 (3%, 35 Votes)
  • 1.0.0 - 1.0.6 (2%, 26 Votes)
  • 1.0.7 - 1.1.2 (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,175

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  1. May 25th, 2012 at 15:34 | #1

    Always use the latest version to improve the stability. There were problems with 1.2.5 only – crashed with HBC 1.0.8.

  2. Atlanx
    May 26th, 2012 at 00:41 | #2

    I update always, because you have no other chance when your wii is connected to the net and then always the update news appears. This would be much to annoying everytime when i use WiiMC.
    And i hope always it will get better.

    And there is no big difference between older or newer versions about crashes.
    There is always a 50/50% chance that wiimc crashes[i had one or two after updating to newest 1.2.7] ( blackscreen with dump ) when you start a video from usb-hdd or over smb/ftp.
    The solution is always the same: Re-start WiiMC and click the video again and it will play like there was no blackscreen before.
    (HBC v1.10, IOS58 – all up to date)

    (With newer WiiMC versions its more often successfull after the second try. Older WiiMC versions i often needed a third or fourth try to get the video run.)

    • Tantric
      May 27th, 2012 at 13:01 | #3

      Have you ever tried to isolate the problem? Obviously this 50% chance of crashing isn’t happening for everyone – for myself, I can’t make WiiMC crash even if I try. Perhaps it’s something you have plugged into your Wii’s USB port (HD or otherwise). Or if you have an SD card, perhaps it’s that. Try to narrow down what exactly is causing the problem – because this is definitely not the normal experience.

  3. Cornilio
    May 26th, 2012 at 05:46 | #4

    The only reason i rolled back to version 1.2.0 is the Hebrew subtitle.
    for some reason the newer versions (1.2.1 – 1.2.7) show the Hebrew subs reversed (left-to-right instead of right-to-left).

    never had a serious problem with any version using SMB and my seagate HDD. there’s a crash here and there but most of the time i’m a happy camper.

    keep up the awesome work (and please fix the hebrew subs issue).

  4. Gusmento01
    May 27th, 2012 at 01:05 | #5

    Awesome Flac software, I ripped all my Vinyl Lp’s to the Flac format and WiiMC is doing a great job playing that format flawlessly.

  5. Godot
    May 27th, 2012 at 16:12 | #6

    I use this app mostly for private radio streams and YouTube, so I’ve never really encountered one of the big bug, it also reads my DVDs and HDDs well.

  6. sakanaou
    May 29th, 2012 at 00:14 | #7

    I once rolled back a version as the USB support for my HDD was broken in the update (was somewhere around 1.2.0 if I remember correctly). Apart from that I always update to the latest version. I was especially delighted by the stability update with 1.2.5 as WiiMC crashed pretty often for me on playing the first video with 1.2.4. With the latest version everything is fine. Thank you so much for this awesome homebew app. I use it daily.

  7. Sandra Polowski
    May 30th, 2012 at 07:06 | #8

    I *always* stay up to date with the latest releases, and I’ve rarely encountered a problem with WiiMC, usually if I get a crash it’s playing some screwy file I was trying to throw at it.

    I’m very grateful for the continued support and updating of WiiMC, it’s my main media player and I love it!

  8. Name
    June 9th, 2012 at 02:49 | #9

    Latest version.
    Tantric it is really awesome of your amazing contributions to the Wii scene.
    This is probably one of the most used apps (if not the #1 most used) of today.
    You have also brought us emulators for GBA, SNES and NES.
    Thank you for the best and still being updated media player.

  9. Ryo
    June 12th, 2012 at 09:58 | #10

    i rolled back to version 1.2.0 (can play my handphone videos {mp4/3gp} without dump error)

    Tantric, thank you sir

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