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Version 1.2.9 Released

June 16th, 2012
Version 1.2.9 has been released. Full changelog:

  • Fixed incompatibility with NAS devices
  1. wiiboy7
    June 16th, 2012 at 12:05 | #1

    Tested 1.2.9 with both NAS & Windows shares and it seems to be significantly faster when pulling up subdirectories.
    Tested it on a dir with 280+ subfolders and took considerably less time.
    Good job guys!
    I didn’t test anything else but SMB has been notably improved.

  2. germania
    June 16th, 2012 at 12:16 | #2

    SMB browsing fixed and about 1000% faster than before. Unfortunately it looks like the DSI exception I noted from the intermediate builds after about 10 min of playback is still occurring — I managed to get a photo of the exception screen before it rebooted which I’m emailing to rodries.

  3. chaswiz
    June 16th, 2012 at 14:01 | #3

    Now that’s better. I have tested 1.29 after reverting from 1.28 back to 1.27. Running sweetly all evening streaming smb videos with no problems. Tested Music files over smb and did have a strange momentary plip at one point which has not reoccurred since. If it happens again I will let you know. Pictures no problemo. Great work.

  4. Fernando
    June 16th, 2012 at 17:02 | #4

    Seems ok here too.

  5. germania
    June 16th, 2012 at 17:06 | #5

    @chaswiz , @Fernando
    did you wipe apps/wiimc completely or just replace boot.dol?

  6. Alexandre
    June 16th, 2012 at 18:17 | #6

    Love this program! It makes my Wii a Media Center

    This version is great, but most of my RMVB files are shown corrupted, like this image below:


    Please fix it, it’s impossible to watch movies and shows with this error!!!

    I had tested AVI, MP4, and others and they all work fine, but the RMVB files are with this error

  7. Andrew
    June 16th, 2012 at 18:55 | #7

    Fixed! I had the 1.28 problem, but this version works fine. Network Shares are super fast now and not crashing. Thanks!

  8. chaswiz
    June 17th, 2012 at 00:42 | #8

    I just updated from 1.27 so keeping settings. No problem. Really good and fast.

  9. rob
    June 17th, 2012 at 09:48 | #9

    Since upgrading my network share doesn’t show all of the available files

  10. martin
    June 17th, 2012 at 19:22 | #10

    Didn’t crash upon bringing up a network share this time, but it did crash several times while watching a movie. Never had that happen before.

  11. June 18th, 2012 at 09:55 | #11

    I don’t suppose you could submit this to the bug tracker? It’s been crashing for me, too, and I don’t have a convenient means of getting a screenshot.

  12. Mattx
    June 18th, 2012 at 14:12 | #12

    for now all fine,rmvb its ok i don’t undertand to Alexandre,the rmvb works fine to me in 1.2.3 and this 1.2.9 relase, finally update by the good coments,THX good work

  13. Exodius
    June 20th, 2012 at 01:09 | #13

    Ive always loved WiiMC but with this latest update whenever I try to play videos from my NAS the video crashes around a minute in. I can watch videos from my USB drive with no problem but it’s not possible to watch from my NAS at all now.

  14. ged79uk
    June 20th, 2012 at 05:18 | #14

    i am getting the same problem@rob

  15. B
    June 20th, 2012 at 11:10 | #15

    I’ve not been able to make it through more than about 20 minutes of video without it crashing. 🙁

  16. ROGER
    June 20th, 2012 at 12:23 | #16

    yes,crash in avi xvid videos using NAS Tested, works fine for a little time, later crash and crash and crash every moment, why? ,works fine only by two days and now only crash. any way certainly still good work,and i hope new upgrade fixing this problem THX

  17. Genki Dave
    June 20th, 2012 at 17:32 | #17

    Same here…. One minute I’m watching a vid, 15 – 20 mins in Black screen of error death….

  18. martin
    June 21st, 2012 at 07:08 | #18

    I reverted to 1.2.7, and my kid was able to watch a movie without any crashes 🙂

  19. martin
    June 21st, 2012 at 07:09 | #19

    martin :
    I reverted to 1.2.7, and my kid was able to watch a movie without any crashes

    Oh, but my config somehow got overwritten, even though I only copied the “update” files, not “new install.”

  20. Bozz45
    June 21st, 2012 at 18:48 | #20

    1.2.9 still crashing with SMB being run on win7(64) reverting back to 1.2.7

  21. Reatant
    June 22nd, 2012 at 10:50 | #21

    These quick updates are so unheard of in the open source community.
    Thanks a bunch for doing this!
    We love you WiiMC!

  22. Tony
    June 22nd, 2012 at 13:45 | #22

    crashes still from last 3 updates… trying to play avi. divx format. still freezes up when it gets to 18mins

  23. sniper2012
    June 22nd, 2012 at 16:26 | #23

    wiimc 1.2.7 is the most reliable for smb. I am crashing at 20min on divx avi with snow leopard. the browsing of the share using 1.2.9 was much faster though. I think 1.3.0 will be perfect

  24. rodries
    June 23rd, 2012 at 01:19 | #24

    ok, after read the comments I need to know if all crashes are using SMB. Also I’d like that people with crashes test the same film on sd to know if it’s smb related.
    If people can get a photo codedump it will help us to fix it.
    When codedump (using smb) happen I need to know which smb server are you using. All test must be done with last official wiimc version.
    Also if you are an advanced user it will help a pcap (wireshark) file of smb traffic (server < -> wii) when crash happen, maybe there is a special situation not handled in smb client.
    Send codedump to my email please. rodries at wiimc.org

  25. germania
    June 24th, 2012 at 07:53 | #25

    @rodries, just tested (I couldn’t get a tcpdump I’m afraid) but the same .avi file plays fine end-to-end off of the SD card, and dies before the 5 minute mark over SMB.

  26. fernandovg
    June 24th, 2012 at 08:15 | #26

    germania :
    @rodries, just tested (I couldn’t get a tcpdump I’m afraid) but the same .avi file plays fine end-to-end off of the SD card, and dies before the 5 minute mark over SMB.

    Whats the % of your video buffer setting?
    Try change (increase) it and see if the video last longer than 5min

  27. germania
    June 24th, 2012 at 10:55 | #27

    @fernandovg Bingo! I increased “Cache Fill” from 30% to 60% in settings and the exact same show played all the way through without crashing. I guess this is a buffer underflow bug, but that workaround seems to have cleared it up for me. Thanks for the idea!

  28. Jaxomnia
    June 24th, 2012 at 14:56 | #28

    Thanks so much!!! First I found rmvb files are pixelated then SMB stopped working made me felt really sad… then this release came… Thanks for all the hard work!!!!!!!!! SMB is now back, faster loading as well as no pixelated rmvb!!!!!! loving it again!

  29. user1
    June 25th, 2012 at 11:20 | #29


  30. Userleg
    June 25th, 2012 at 19:31 | #30

    Interesting… I updated to 1.2.9 this evening, but now I only get folders and files up to L… nothing else has changed…

  31. Userleg
    June 25th, 2012 at 19:31 | #31

    Oh, and getting to “L” is fast… unbelievably fast… but it stops at “L”…

  32. sniper2012
    June 26th, 2012 at 01:29 | #32

    tried ruuning avi on sd card. worked no problem. increase buffer to 60% and now no issues with smb from snow leopard machine!

  33. Fernando
    June 26th, 2012 at 05:00 | #33

    sniper2012 :
    tried ruuning avi on sd card. worked no problem. increase buffer to 60% and now no issues with smb from snow leopard machine!

    How long is the videos that you’re watching?
    I didn’t test it with videos longer than 1hours. Can you test it?
    Maybe there’s a correlation between buffer size and video size to drop/lose the connection

  34. Mario
    June 26th, 2012 at 07:37 | #34

    Some of my RMVB files are shown pixelated, and every time I watch videos in my external HD it freezes my Wii and I have to force a power off.

    I’m waiting a new update cause this one freezes all the time when I’m using my HD, on MplayerCe it works fine.

    Please fix it!!!!

  35. Harry
    June 26th, 2012 at 13:23 | #35

    it keeps crashing at my house to. First there is a blur and then a freeze and terrible sound.Never had this before.
    It was a simple avi file.
    How can i revert without losing my setttings?
    thank you

  36. fractalus
    June 27th, 2012 at 03:38 | #36

    Just got a chance to update WiiMC after few weeks/months and the issue #425 seems to be fixed! Thanks for the great work Tantric and the whole WiiMC dev crew!!…and shame on me I was not able to find time to fix that bug sooner than you.

  37. sniper2012
    June 28th, 2012 at 02:08 | #37

    My test avi was 2hours 20 min. never missed a beat with the buffer at 60% and damn, the browsing of smb is so much faster

  38. lau_ash
    June 28th, 2012 at 05:22 | #38

    Hi. My SMB has also been crashing, but I can’t seem to replicate the problem consistently to pinpoint what’s causing it. My bigger concern is the SMB is not loading all my files or subfolders.

  39. rodries
    June 28th, 2012 at 13:41 | #39

    uhhmm, weird, can you get a pcap?
    or send me your file dir structure, also I need which samba server you are using, I’ll try to reproduce the problem

  40. Matthew
    June 29th, 2012 at 11:42 | #40

    I too am getting problems with SMB but not when I put the files on a flash drive.

  41. June 30th, 2012 at 03:55 | #41

    same with me. my main movies folder stops at “F” but other folders show fine. this is the default folder and the one it was on when i upgraded. i cant seem to find a way to refresh. or where the cache is to clear it. and rebuild. power cycled several times. list did not update. even though said restoring or establishing network connection or what ever to that effect. @rob

  42. hermpie
    June 30th, 2012 at 07:07 | #42


    since the new release the mp3 playback also crashes while using smb’s
    the previous versions did not do this.

    im thinking of rolling back… any other suggestions?

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