Does the Wii play Blu-ray?

Answer: The Wii, Nintendo’s gaming console, does not play Blu-ray discs.?Not only is Blu-ray not supported, but the Wii also does not play DVDs or CDs.

Can Wii U play blu-rays?

Answer:?No, the Wii U cant. Or rather, it doesn’t. It probably can once hackers open it up, but officially it will likely never support it. Nintendo doesn’t want to pay licensing fees.

Most users find it difficult to enjoy Blu-ray movies on Wii. Yes, it is true that neither the Wii, nor the new Wii U plays Blu-rays. Nevertheless, it does not mean that it’s impossible. The fact is that you can play Blu-ray on Wii or Wii U with a lot of ease as long as you can get the correct methods.

We know that there are two elements which decide if a blu-ray movie disc can be played: the hardware (blu-ray drive) and software (app to play blu-ray disc). Let’s check these two factors of Wii and Wii-U at first.

* Wii equips a DVD drive, the preset app “Photo Channel” can play AVI/MOV video with MJPEG format.

* Wii-U equips a modified Blu-ray drive, there is a “hidden function” to stream MP4 video from computer to Wii-U.

Wii could play DVDs and WiiU can play Blurays with the disc drive. However, they won’t actually read your movies because the programming, it will only read Wii games and Wii U games.

Although Wii and Wii U does not support the direct playback of DVD/Blu-ray disc, however, you still have the chance to access DVD/Blu-ray movies on Wii or Wii U via USB drive or external hard drive by making a digital copy of your disc movies to Wii or Wii U compatible media formats.

How to Play DVD or Blu ray disc on Wii or Wii U?

UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper offers specified video formats for Wii U or Wii and many other game hardware like PSP, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and more. With it, you will be able to watch any DVD or Blu-ray movies via Wii U and Wii. It’s well compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP operating system and converting with fast speed and extremely high quality. Below are the steps to change DVD or Blu-ray format to Wii or Wii U with UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper, only with a simple clicks, you will finish the conversion from Blu-ray to Wii acceptable format.

And pay attention to the converted file size. If the video is converted from DVD or Blu-ray disc, the file is always pretty large. But the Wii has a poor support for a video larger than 2 GB. Therefore, when you rip & convert a DVD or Blu-ray movie to AVI/MOV video, please lower down the quality to control the file size. The Mac equivalence to convert DVD or Blu-ray to play on Wii-U and Wii is UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

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Steps to Rip DVD/Blu-ray for Playing on Wii or Wii U

Step 1. Import your DVD or Blu-ray movies

Download and install UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper. Launch it and click the Load Blu-ray button to import the DVD or Blu-ray files that you want to convert to play with Nintendo Wii/Wii U. Both ISO, IFO and files in DVD Folder can be loaded.

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Step 2. Choose Wii preset as the output format

This DVD/Blu-ray to Wii/Wii U ripper provides optimized presets for Wii or Wii U. So in this step, you can just choose the ready preset for Wii or Wii U as the output format, which will remove all the incompatibility issue.

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Step 3. Start converting your movies to Wii or Wii U

When all settings are done, simply click the Convert button to begin the conversion from DVD or Blu-ray to Wii or Wii U. You will get the files converted ready in a few minutes. Once finished, you can click “Open” button to get the final generated files for your Wii/Wii U with ease.

With multi-threading technology and advanced audio and video in sync technology, the application will finish conversion task at super high speed without any audio and video out of sync issues. Now you’re ready to play DVD or Blu-ray movies on Wii or Wii U. Just add the files to SD card of your Wii or Wii U for entertainment.

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