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Use the following link to view this guide on Google docs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...p=docslist_api
This guide is to answer the question, "can you stream videos from your android device to your modded Wii?"
Sort answer is yes, with two apps on your android and two apps on your Wii, you can stream nearly any video format to your Nintendo Wii or copy past any files between the two. This gives us that have the required hardware the ability to sync save data files between emulators, install new software, entertain the room, and much more. Best of all the apps are free and this guide comes with pictures to step you through the entire process.

(Draft version one - written 12/18/2013)

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Wii Android hacks
Required hardware for these projects
One TV or display for the Wii
One modded Wii; most Wii's can be modded with an exploit called "letter bomb hack for Wii" just Google it, watch a few videos, read a few guides and do it.
One Android device; this can be a tablet or phone
One wireless access point; this can be a Wi-Fi router or another rooted phone or the rooted android device that you wish to connect to your Wii, more on that later though.

Downloads for Wii
Homebrew Browser
http://www.codemii.com/download/
Note: if you use the above link the downloads for Wii in the following sections can be completed with Homebrew Browser instead of copying and pasting with a PC

Streaming videos wirelessly to Wii from Android
Downloads for Wii
WiiMC
http://www.wiimc.org/downloads/
Just download the most recent version and unpack onto you Wii's SD card's apps directory. Or if using Homebrew Browser then just search for this app under the media tab.
Downloads for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....app.wifishare
Directions for Android to Wii streaming
Yes it's completely possible (and without wires) to stream videos off your rooted Android to your modded Wii. I'll see about writing up a full guide if you all seem interested ... for now though I'll assume you'll want to know how I did it quickly

1. Download and install WiiMC to your Wii if you've not already done so. Either use the Wii app, Homebrew browser, to install it or use the following link to download and extract to the apps folder on the Wii's SD card with a PC.
www.wiimc.org

2. Download and install Wi-Fi Share to your rooted Android device
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....app.wifishare

3. Set up Wi-Fi FTP to point to the folders you want to share
- Tap the gear symble in the corner of the screen
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
- set user name and password
- set the file path on your device that points to your SD card or directly to the folder that houses videos
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api

4. Connect your Android device to a wireless access point, for this I used an old rooted phone that has the Hotspot function but no data connection to the outside world, but you can use a wireless router instead.

5. Open Wi-Fi FTP again and start the service.

6. Now to pick up the Wiimote and set up a FTP connection with WiiMC
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
- Finger up to the gear symbol in the upper right corner, click it,
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
and finger down to Network
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
- Add a new FTP (it's the option that isn't smb) and input the info from the FTPServer app; IP-address, port, username, and password.
Note: don't worry about setting a folder path in the WiiMC screen we're in right now because FTPServer will take care of this if set properly.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
- Back out of the setup screen on WiiMC and finger over to the Film icon (on the far left of the screen) and you should see your new connection, click it and enjoy browsing and playing almost all your videos on your Wii.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Additional notes
Root may not be required for the app to work but it doesn't hurt as it allows many to activate Wi-Fi tethering on older devices
This is a great way to up-cycle an old android phone into a media server for your Wii and possibly other devises
Latensy is very low and so long as the video isn't to high resolution the Wii should play any format you phone or tablet can throw at it
Transferring files wirelessly between Wii and Android (either direction)

Downloads for Wii
WiiXplorer
https://code.google.com/p/wiixplorer/downloads/list
Just download the most recent version and unpack onto you Wii's SD card's apps directory. Or if using Homebrew Browser then just search for this app under the media tab.
Downloads for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ysesoft.andftp
Directions for Android to Wii file transfer

1. With a PC download WiiXplorer unzip and copy to the apps folder on the Wii's SD card or use Homebrew Browser to do do it from the Wii without a PC.

2. Using the Homebrew Channel from the Wii's main screen; navigate to the new app, WiiXplorer, and load it.

3. Using the IR of the Wiimote; set up a FTP Server
move the curser over to the start button on the lower left corner of the screen
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
press A on the Wiimote to open the start menu
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
select settings
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
select network settings
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Select FTP Server settings and fill in all fields
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
move the curser over to the start button again but this time select FTP Server then select the button on the lower left and start the FTP Server

4. On the rooted Android device; open AndFTP and set up the client to connect to the Wii
Tap on new
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Under the general tab Enter the Wii's IP address into Hostname
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Under the on general tab Enter the Wii's port number under Port
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Tap on the advance tab and change the passive mode to active
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Tap save and on the main window now tap connect
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api

5. using AndFTP on your Android device you may now navigate the SD card in your Wii or the SD card on your Android device and transfer files between.
Navigate to the folder on your Wii's SD card that you wish to send files from.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Then tap on Device file browser to navigate to the files on your Android device that you wish to send to your Wii
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api
Select the files by long pressing and then tap the Upload button to send to the Wii
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B46y...p=docslist_api

6. Some additional notes
The sync option in the AmdFTP app should allow for syncing save game files between emulators on the Wii and Android device.
Using this setup you can now install new software to your Wii without breaking out a PC
Root may not be required for the app to work but it doesn't hurt as it allows many to activate Wi-Fi tethering on older devices

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I did all the steps and can get to the files on my phone but when I go to play them it only plays for about 2 seconds and then quits. No matter what kind of video i try. Any idea why?
 
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I did all the steps and can get to the files on my phone but when I go to play them it only plays for about 2 seconds and then quits. No matter what kind of video i try. Any idea why?
The Wii is a finicky thing when it comes to streaming over the network, try modifying the network settings in WiiMC to have a bit more buffer time or try lower resolution videos. I've found mp4 and flv file formats work best; I'll be off work in a few more hours and will be back then for more details

Edit 04062014- Some settings to check in WiiMC:
~ under; settings - videos ; cache fill = 30%
~ under; settings - Online Media; cache fill = 20%
Ruff average of file size being streamed = 42MB (20-30 minuets)


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Or
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And my script pack for installing; Java's JDK, node.js and more to your Linux OS
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Note: if you're new to Linux/scripting/command line; check readme file for instructions.
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