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  • #23389
    Rondar
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    I gave my cousin’s children a Wii with the Waninkoko USB loader and a hard drive for backing up the games. I do not know the Filesystem associated with the HDD (games can be loaded with the WBFS Manager). I would like to know if anyone has the same setup working with WiiMC. Because of the 1 USB HDD limitation, it would be nice to be able watch movies from the existing HDD. Question: is this possible to use the WBFS File system with WiiMC to play .avi movies? Has anyone sucessfully done this?

    Bonus round: if the WBFS USB HDD on the Wii could be setup as an open SMB (Samba) share, then it would be easy for my relatives to move .avi files through the network into the drive.

    Because they are overseas, I am trying to develop a reliable (playing movies from a single USB HDD) and simple (SAMBA enabled) system, because I would not be able to troubleshoot from over long distances.

    #28389
    lowell
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    Just use the USB CFGLoader and format your harddrive with FAT32 – and you’re compatible with everything you need.

    WBFS doesn’t work for WiiMC.

    #28390
    Rondar
    Participant

    @Jense wrote:

    Just use the USB CFGLoader and format your harddrive with FAT32 – and you’re compatible with everything you need.

    @Jense: Thanks for the response. Are you saying that I can backup my Wii games (via Waninkoko USB loader) on a FAT32 drive? I ask because I am under the impression that the drive must be a WBFS formatted drive.

    #28391
    claudioney
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    @gatorback wrote:

    @Jense wrote:

    Just use the USB CFGLoader and format your harddrive with FAT32 – and you’re compatible with everything you need.

    @Jense: Thanks for the response. Are you saying that I can backup my Wii games (via Waninkoko USB loader) on a FAT32 drive? I ask because I am under the impression that the drive must be a WBFS formatted drive.

    There’s a few loaders that can load and backup games from and onto a FAT32 formatted partition (or drive). If you use one of those loaders, then you can just reformat your HDD into FAT32 (backup the games from the WBFS from your HDD if there’s not another copy of them elsewhere first), then place the games anywhere you see fit, including all the different media files you’d like to put on there.

    I personally use two separate partitions. One is in the WBFS and the other in NTFS. A pro to using WBFS format is that you can store more games (from personal experience so don’t hold me to that statement). So I have 100GB dedicated to WFBS and the remaining 367GB for NTFS (It’s a WD 500GB My Passport Essential SE, USB 2.0).

    This works great for me. Thing is, if it’s for your cousin’s children, I think it would better suit them to leave it all in FAT32. Granted, kids these days do learn fast and catch onto the tech scene more common but I’m sure no kid wants to keep disconnecting and connected the HDD to a PC and mess with WBFS Manager.

    I hope this helps. Sorry for the long post. I’m a ranter.

    #28392
    rodries
    Keymaster

    This is not the appropriate place to be talking about USB loaders.

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