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How to Play AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, WMV, MPEG on Wii?

Convert MKV, MP4, MPEG, WMV, AVI to Wii Supported Format for Play on Wii

October 26th, 2011 by Bigasoft Support

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As a seventh-generation console, the Wii has become the best-selling home video game console over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales. A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.

In fact, another feature that wins the hearts of game fans is that it also supports movie playback in the Photo Channel of SD card. A fly in the ointment is that Wii only supports playback of AVI and MOV files using the MJPEG codec. If you try to play AVI in other codecs or play videos in other formats on Wii, it will end in fail. In order to successfully play all kinds of videos on Wii, we have to convert them to Wii supported video format.

This following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert and play all kinds of videos on Wii

This guide applies to:

  • Convert and play AVI on Wii whatever codec the AVI using including MPEG-4 codec, MPEG-2 codec, MPEG-1 codec, WMV codec, H.264 codec or LJPEG codec and more. Whatever codec the AVI using
  • Convert and play MKV on Wii including HD MKV
  • Convert and play MPEG on Wii including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
  • Convert and play WMV on Wii
  • Convert and play MP4 on Wii whether it is in MPEG-4 codec or in H.264 codec
  • Convert and play other videos on Wii including FLV, F4V, ASF, AVCHD, RM, BIK, RAD, DivX, MOD, TOD, WTV, MVI, MXF, 3GP, 3GPP, WebM, VOB and more on Wii

Make Preparation:

Free download Bigasoft Total Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it.

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As the professional Wii video converter software, Bigasoft Total Video Converter can easily convert almost all popular video formats to Wii supported AVI or MOV format including convert AVI in other codecs to Wii, WMV to Wii, MPEG to Wii, MKV to Wii, MOV in other codecs to Wii, AVCHD to Wii, RAD to Wii, BIK to Wii, DivX to Wii, MTS to Wii, VOB to Wii, RM to Wii, 3GP to Wii, FLV to Wii, F4V to Wii, WebM to Wii, 3GPP to Wii, MVI to Wii, ASF to Wii and more. It also can rip various audio formats including APE, AC3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG, M4A, ALAC, AMR and more to Wii support MP3 or AAC audio format.

Step 1 Import video file

Click on "Add File" button to import video file you want to play on Wii whatever format it is in including AVI, MKV, MP4, MPEG, WMV, VOB, BIK, RAD, and more.

Convert AVI, MPEG, MKV, MP4, FLV, WMV to Wii AVI or MOV for play on Wii

Step 2 Set Wii MOV as output video format

Click the small triangle to the right of Profile, a drop down menu will pop up, then select Wii supported format like Wii MOV Video (*.mov) or Wii AVI Video (*.avi) from "Wii and DS" Category.

Step 3 Convert video to Wii supported format

Click "Start" button to finish converting video like AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, FLV, ASF, WTV, MPG and more to Wii supported video format.

Step 4 Play Video on Wii

Transfer the converted video file to SD memory card, and then insert the card into the Wii and finally use the "Photo Channel" to play the video file on Wii on the go.


With the above software and step by step guide, game fans can not only play attractive games on Wii, but also can enjoy various video on Wii on the go. Wait on more, just free download this powerful video converter to easy play AVI on Wii, play MKV on Wii, play MP4 on Wii, play WMV on Wii, play MPEG on Wii, play FLV on Wii or play other videos on Wii!


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