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Installing WiiMC Setup Settings Button Mappings Frequently Asked Questions

Global

Theme The GUI color scheme. Available colors are: blue, green, grey, orange, and red.
Language The language used in the GUI. This does not affect subtitles. Depending on the language, a different font may be required. WiiMC will prompt you to download the font from the WiiMC site. This setting affects how filenames are displayed – if your directory contains files using non-Latin characters, you will need to change this setting accordingly in order for them to display properly.
Volume The volume used when playing files.
File Extensions Whether or not file extensions will be displayed in the file browser.
Exit Action What happens when you exit WiiMC. Leaving this at Auto will either return you to the Homebrew Channel, or to the Wii Menu, depending on how you launched WiiMC.
Wiimote Rumble Enables/disables Wiimote rumbling in the GUI.
Sleep Timer When enabled, shuts down the Wii after the specified time has elapsed.
Screensaver Delay How much idle time must elapse before the screensaver is displayed.
Inactivity Shutdown How much idle time must elapse before the Wii shuts down.
Browser Folders The behavior of the file browser when you first enter an area. If set to Use Last Browsed, WiiMC will remember the last folder you were in and the browser will start in that folder the next time you enter the area. If set to Static, the browser will always start in the fixed path specified for that area.
Starting Area The area WiiMC starts in when first launched (Videos, Music, Pictures, DVD, or Online Media)

Videos

Screen Zoom The horizontal and vertical scaling (in %) WiiMC uses when playing a video. 100% means no scaling is performed. Use this to help adjust WiiMC for your TV set.
Screen Position The horizontal and vertical shift WiiMC performs when playing a video. Use this to help adjust WiiMC for your TV set.
Frame Dropping When set to Auto, skips displaying some frames to maintain audio/video sync on CPU-intensive videos. When set to Always, WiiMC will perform more intense frame dropping (may break decoding and lead to image distortion). Unless you are having problems with audio/video sync, leaving this setting at the default of Disabled is recommended.
Aspect Ratio Changes the aspect ratio WiiMC displays videos at (2.35:1, 1.85:1, 16:9, or 4:3). Leaving this setting at the default of Auto is recommended.
Cache Fill How much (in %) of the 8MB cache WiiMC will fill before beginning playback. Even when WiiMC is still caching, you can begin playback immediately by unpausing the video.
Audio Language The default language to select for videos with multiple audio streams.
Audio Delay Audio delay (in seconds). Can be negative.
Auto-Resume When starting a video begins playback at the last known position. Video positions are saved to a file when WiiMC exits.
Auto-Play Next Video When enabled, after a video completes, the next video in the browser will begin playing automatically.
Skip Backward The time (in seconds) to skip backward in a video when the Skip Backward button is used.
Skip Forward The time (in seconds) to skip forward in a video when the Skip Forward button is used.
Videos Files Folder The folder the browser will display when entering the Videos area. If the Browser Folders setting is set to Use Last Browsed, this value will change automatically as you use the browser.

Music

Play Order The order files in your Music playlist will play. If set to Single, WiiMC will play one file and stop. If set to Continuous, WiiMC will play all files in the playlist sequentially. If set to Shuffle, WiiMC will play all files in a random order. If set to Loop, WiiMC will continuously play one file.
Music Files Folder The folder the browser will display when entering the Music area. If the Browser Folders setting is set to Use Last Browsed, this value will change automatically as you use the browser.

Pictures

Pictures Files Folder The folder the browser will display when entering the Pictures area. If the Browser Folders setting is set to Use Last Browsed, this value will change automatically as you use the browser.
Slideshow Delay The time (in seconds) before the next picture is displayed is displayed when in slideshow mode.

DVD

DVD Menu When set to Show, WiiMC will display the DVD menu when loaded from the DVD icon. When set to Skip to Main Title, WiiMC will automatically begin playing the longest title on the DVD. Note that WiiMC will not display all DVD menus correctly. Try changing this setting if you have problems.
DVD Support Enables/disables DVD support in WiiMC. Use this if you have a newer Wii (where DVD support was removed), or if you don’t intend to use DVD functionality in WiiMC.

Online Media

Cache Fill The percentage of cache to fill before beginning playback of online media.
YouTube Quality The YouTube format to use when viewing YouTube files. Settings are: Low (400×240), Medium (480×360), and High (640×360). Adjust this to a lower setting if you encounter problems with excessive buffering.
Online Media Folder The folder (or address) the browser will display when entering the Online Media area. If the Browser Folders setting is set to Use Last Browsed, this value will change automatically as you use the browser.

Network

Add and edit SMB shares and FTP sites, accessible from the root listing of the file browser.

Subtitles

Visibility Enable/disable subtitles. If you don’t plan to use subtitles, it is suggested to set this to Off.
Delay Delays subtitles by the specific time (in seconds). Can be negative.
Language The default language to select for videos with multiple subtitle tracks.
Codepage The codepage for the language used in subtitles. This setting impacts the display of non-Latin symbols in subtitles and must be configured properly.
Color The color to use when displaying subtitles. Note that the color of embedded subtitles cannot be changed.
Size Changes the size of subtitles in videos. You may have to adjust this setting depending on the resolution of your videos.