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Version 1.2.8 Released

June 10th, 2012
Version 1.2.8 has been released. Full changelog:

  • Synced to MPlayer r34991 and ffmpeg 44c10168cff4
  • Greatly improved SMB file browsing speed
  1. Darryl
    June 10th, 2012 at 18:30 | #1

    This new version broke smb for me. Goes to a blank screen and then nothing when I try to browse an smb share

  2. LightyKD
    June 10th, 2012 at 18:48 | #2

    THANKS ALOT! Your app killed my disc channel! 🙁 How about a little more testing next time, guys!

    1) I open WiiMC and was given a update message
    2) after updating WiiMC I tried a data disc
    3) at first the app was freezing every time i tried the first disc so i switched to another
    4)Now the app tells me that the disc is not supported
    5)Not the app says that this Wii does not have DVD support (Bullshit, I use CISOCorp as my main loader AND my Wii is old as dust)
    6) My DVD drive disappears from the listed media sources
    7) I restart my Wii and every time there’s a disc in it now I get a error message!
    8) Fuuuuuuuuu! really?! WTF?! I haven’t had a issue with data disc until recently, now thanks to this app my disc channel is dead! NOT COOL!

  3. Zoomer
    June 10th, 2012 at 19:06 | #3

    Big problem just did online update and now when WiiMC launches and goes to an SMB share it crashes initing the network to a black screen and the only way to restart is hard reset per button on wii.

    help

    is 1.2.7 still downloadable?

    Thanks

  4. June 10th, 2012 at 20:20 | #4

    This new version crashes every time I run it… when it attempts to retrieve a file listing from an SMB share. I’m using a wired adapter that has worked fine with previous versions. Will be walking back one version… but hope a fix is available if the problem is reproducible and easily fixed.

  5. Joeswayzy
    June 10th, 2012 at 21:49 | #5

    Good work guys!! X264 plays wayyyyy better !!! No audio sync problems or video slowness!!

  6. tru
    June 10th, 2012 at 22:27 | #6

    Hey,

    My samba shares won’t work anymore after the update. The screen goes black when I try to access them. Need to hard reset the Wii. 🙁

    Help please!

    M

  7. gonzalo
    June 11th, 2012 at 00:00 | #7

    muy buena la pagina!!!

  8. Apicio
    June 11th, 2012 at 00:31 | #8

    Guys I love you. Thanks a lot for this amazing software 🙂

  9. Rise50
    June 11th, 2012 at 01:20 | #9

    D*ck – This is a free app that many people spend loads of time creating and testing for us all to enjoy. Show a little respect. Just load the previous version, and stop whining like a litle b*tch.

  10. Rex
    June 11th, 2012 at 01:53 | #10

    everything works fine for me @LightyKD i think you killed your own disc drive or mine be broke too!

  11. Andrew
    June 11th, 2012 at 03:46 | #11

    Hi.

    I updated yesterday and found that WiiMC crashed upon trying to access shares. I tried deleting the settings, reinstalling from scratch but as soon as I enter my share settings and it got to the network, it hardlocks. I reverted to 1.27 and everything works fine.

    Please let me know if you need more information.

    Thanks!

    Andrew

  12. AdamN
    June 11th, 2012 at 05:38 | #12

    This update breaks SMB. Freezes on a black screen as soon as you try and connect to a previously working SMB share. Going back to 1.2.6 with the same settings fixed the issue.

  13. June 11th, 2012 at 07:01 | #13

    1.2.8 freezes my system every time I connect to an SMB share. I deleted it an reinstalled 1.2.4 from the Homebrew Browser and just have to ignore the update message.

  14. chaswiz
    June 11th, 2012 at 09:28 | #14

    1.28 goes to a black screen when trying to view smb files. System freezes. Back to 1.27. No probelmo!

  15. wiiboy7
    June 11th, 2012 at 09:55 | #15

    @Darryl

    i get the same thing.

  16. wiiboy7
    June 11th, 2012 at 09:59 | #16

    SMB is broken in this version. try to view share and get a black screen. had to go back to 1.2.7

  17. Xuxo
    June 11th, 2012 at 11:20 | #17

    @Darryl
    Same thing here 🙁

  18. Abig4
    June 11th, 2012 at 12:09 | #18

    Crashing every time I run the app and it try to connect to the SMB share, I confirm the black screen 🙁

  19. Fernando
    June 11th, 2012 at 13:30 | #19

    SMB is ok here (upgraded from 1.2.7)
    Windows share with password

  20. June 11th, 2012 at 14:19 | #20

    @Darryl

    For me too! There is no way to see the previously workinf SMB folders! Black screen here too…

  21. Baron
    June 11th, 2012 at 14:26 | #21

    the update broke samba share for me as well. It’s a NAS share not windows, don’t know if it’s still working that way.

  22. germania
    June 11th, 2012 at 14:46 | #22

    SMB broken here as well, tried deleting and recreating the share in network settings to no avail.

  23. June 11th, 2012 at 16:53 | #23

    Like daryl tru and wiiboy, black screen and hard reset…

    My SMB share are on a FreeNAS… if it can help 🙂

  24. Kermit
    June 11th, 2012 at 17:32 | #24

    First i want to say i love your work. WiIMC is, in my opinion, the best media center on the WII system…
    now the problem (after the update to 1.2.8):
    SMB does not working. Upgrade via “Update Message” from 1.2.7. If i try to connect through SMB the box crashed. SMB normally connected to a Linux machine.

    My tip to all users with the same problem:
    Download the 1.2.7 version, unpack it, rename the folder into WiiMC2 or whatever (i changed the value in meta.xml also, but i dont know if this is necessary), copy the whole “WiiMC2” folder into the apps folder on your sd card and start it from the homebrew “WiiMC2” entry.
    decided advantage: you don’t loose any data (eg. onlinemedia, settings…) and still have a working version (maybe a emergency backup version for the future 😀 )

  25. nekret
    June 11th, 2012 at 19:14 | #25

    SMB crashing here too… When WiiMC launches and connects to the last opened folder I get the black screen hard freeze and if I cancel initializing the network when it starts then connect to the share I get a crash message and a reboot. SMB is hosted on a Linux machine running Samba with guest credentials on the wiimc shares.

  26. Tezza
    June 11th, 2012 at 21:14 | #26

    Need to fix the SMB Share error. While connecting the screen goes black and the wii will only respond to a hard restart.
    Downgraded back to 1.2.7 until this gets fixed

  27. Ger036
    June 12th, 2012 at 03:30 | #27

    Also having the same issue with connecting to my share causes a black screen. Had to revert to previous version. My share is off of a Dlink NAS.

  28. Luke
    June 12th, 2012 at 04:43 | #28

    I’m having the same SMB crash issue here with the 1.2.8 update. Once it tries to connect to a SMB share the screen goes black. Running Samba network on a Synology NAS box. I tried doing a fresh install of 1.2.8 but the problem still occurs. Reverting back to 1.2.7 solved the issue.

  29. slashy
    June 12th, 2012 at 09:53 | #29

    Tantric: tried the fix and got the same problem. Still DSI Error while scanning the Network. SMB shares come from a Synology NAS but also Windows ones won’t work.

  30. Chris
    June 12th, 2012 at 10:22 | #30

    @Tantric

    Tried the fix.zip–maybe I did it wrong? Renamed boot.dol to wiimc.dol?

  31. Chris
    June 12th, 2012 at 10:28 | #31

    @Chris

    Okay, went into the CORRECT folder this time (apps), exchanged boot.dol, and it still doesn’t work. My NAS samba shares go to black.

  32. Christian Rönnholm
    June 12th, 2012 at 10:39 | #32

    @Tantric
    Reporting back that it did not work. Still a complete black screen when it is initializing network and probably accessing my SMB-share.

  33. germania
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:02 | #33

    @Tantric
    Doesn’t work for me I’m afraid. Just booted it and got the black screen again. Anything I can do to help diagnose?

  34. wolf
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:30 | #34

    Cant play h264 files keep crashing or code dumping

  35. davaponte
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:33 | #35

    This new version crash my Wii. Black screen with dump memory. I am going to the previous version.

    IS THERE ANY WAY TO DISABLE THIS ANOYING UPDATES?!?!?!?

  36. davaponte
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:34 | #36

    @Tantric
    I think you must include an option to DISABLE UPDATES. So you can keep the WORKING version no matter what version it is.

  37. @newted
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:48 | #37

    @Tantric

    Same here… Doesn’t work… 🙁

  38. snesreviews
    June 12th, 2012 at 14:40 | #38

    Easy on the caps / tone there guys… Tantric does a crapload for the wii homebrew community and deserves a little respect.

    I have the problem and I’m using Samba shares from a linux box rather than windows and so are a few others. Is anyone experiencing the problem who is simply using shares from a windows box *only*?

  39. June 12th, 2012 at 16:51 | #39

    To DISABLE UPDATES enable content filtering in your router and filter http://www.wiimc.org. If your router gives the option, check allow trusted ip addresses and enter your computers ip. this way you can check back for any updates. If you need help Google your specific router model for complete instructions.

  40. gentlegerbil
    June 12th, 2012 at 20:14 | #40

    I’m not sure what has happened, but I’ll go detail by detail:

    I avoid updates whenever possible when things work for me (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it). One day, randomly after NO changes/updates were made, video stopped working for me. The video files (I use AVI/DivX) would only play audio and not video and then crash. I did an update which seemed to SORTA fix the issue. Video works now, but suddenly, the frames go blurry every second or so… It starts clear and if there is no sudden movement, it just slowly degrades to blurriness over a second then jumps to clear again.

    My first guess would that this would be a video formatting problem, but as mentioned above, this issue was not here and the files are EXACTLY the same as before. Did the update change anything in teh way WiiMC reads AVI/DivX?

  41. foxfox
    June 13th, 2012 at 00:30 | #41

    SMB on 1.2.8 and iomega NAS = black screen 🙁
    Downgrade to 1.2.6. from HB and wait for update, tnk….

  42. Fernando
    June 13th, 2012 at 05:09 | #42

    gentlegerbil :
    I’m not sure what has happened, but I’ll go detail by detail:
    I avoid updates whenever possible when things work for me (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it). One day, randomly after NO changes/updates were made, video stopped working for me. The video files (I use AVI/DivX) would only play audio and not video and then crash. I did an update which seemed to SORTA fix the issue. Video works now, but suddenly, the frames go blurry every second or so… It starts clear and if there is no sudden movement, it just slowly degrades to blurriness over a second then jumps to clear again.
    My first guess would that this would be a video formatting problem, but as mentioned above, this issue was not here and the files are EXACTLY the same as before. Did the update change anything in teh way WiiMC reads AVI/DivX?

    I know whats it is. You’re trying to playing resolutions above 896×504. I did some tests on the past converting MKV files 1280×720 (dont work – LAG). Then I tried to reduce a percentage to the resolution (95%, 90%, 85%, 80%). All this resolutions caused this blurry every x seconds and them start clear again. The only resolution that this didn’t happen was 80% (896×504).

    Wii hardware cant play MKV files (AVC coded). So you have to do what I do: Covert MKV > AVI with 80% resolution. Or just play AVI files.
    Have you noticed the change from AVI > MP4 from all movie files a few months/weeks ago? That’s why they “randomly” stopped to play nice.

  43. user1
    June 13th, 2012 at 05:12 | #43

    Some people, watch your tone! This is an amazing piece of free software for which you probably haven’t paid a single cent!
    Bugs happen.
    Using my WII nearly only for WIIMC 🙂
    Would greatly appreciate update which fixes the SMB problem with Samba 🙂
    THANK YOU!

  44. davaponte
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:34 | #44

    Joseph :
    To DISABLE UPDATES enable content filtering in your router and filter http://www.wiimc.org. If your router gives the option, check allow trusted ip addresses and enter your computers ip. this way you can check back for any updates. If you need help Google your specific router model for complete instructions.

    OR you can put an option in WiiMC so anyone with or without router (believe it or not there are people that connect to Internet directly) can disable the updates. I think that an option in the software is the best answer. Something that I learnt (from my mechanic!) is “if is not broken dot not touch it”

  45. SMITHERS
    June 13th, 2012 at 18:44 | #45

    Same deal as many others here. Accessing a NAS share over wifi has always worked fine for me in Wiimc.
    Did the system update this week and now getting a black screen that can only be removed by a hard reboot.

    Honestly I love Wii MC and its almost impossible to criticise this excellent piece of software that breathes
    new life into the Wii but id love to have this fixed.

    In the meantime I guess I’ll have to figure out a way to downgrade.

    Whats the best way to downgrade anyone?

  46. Andrew
    June 13th, 2012 at 20:21 | #46

    @Smithers:
    To downgrade:
    Download the last version that worked here:
    http://www.wiimc.org/downloads/
    Unzip it and you will get an “apps” folder with a “wiimc” folder in it.

    Take the SD card out of your WII and plug it into your computer. Move the boot.dol file from the zip file on your computer to the wiimc folder in the apps folder on the sd card. Put SD card back into WII and don’t upgrade until a new version is out.

    This worked for me going from 1.28 down to 1.27 and kept my saved data.

  47. Sandra Dee
    June 14th, 2012 at 05:41 | #47

    So, are there no other problems with this version other than trying to play files over a network? it seems that’s the only problem, and playing video files from an SD card is just fine?

  48. abckookooman
    June 14th, 2012 at 07:43 | #48

    This application is awesome as hell…I think I use it more than VLC. When I upgraded to 1.2.8, I was euphoric, as x264 frame rates went up! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU […]

    anyway, I use SMB A LOT because I put all of my videos in a 2TB NAS. now when I open up the network share, The thing goes to a black screen and doesn’t respond to the controller. It doesn’t even do a stack dump, and requires a hard reboot.

    Please look into this, because I’m not a good coder and I love this app to death.

  49. Fernando
    June 14th, 2012 at 16:28 | #49

    abckookooman :
    This application is awesome as hell…I think I use it more than VLC. When I upgraded to 1.2.8, I was euphoric, as x264 frame rates went up! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU […]
    anyway, I use SMB A LOT because I put all of my videos in a 2TB NAS. now when I open up the network share, The thing goes to a black screen and doesn’t respond to the controller. It doesn’t even do a stack dump, and requires a hard reboot.
    Please look into this, because I’m not a good coder and I love this app to death.

    How do you measure the frame rate?!

  50. rodries
    June 16th, 2012 at 05:01 | #50

    To everyone
    Please test this beta & comment about smb issue:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?idrfs2hpvyiqaeg

    Tantric has the patch now, if works fine a new official version will be uploaded

    The beta can be executed from HBC only. Channel will not work.

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