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Topic: Streaming to the wii u (DNLA)?

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theconejo

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A month or two ago I was asking around various outlets about this feature that is important to me. Does anyone know if the wiiu will allow streaming of video/music from a computer? Even if I had to use s third party program such as tversity or pms.

Ive found that these days I tend to do my gaming on pc and my ps3 gets used mainly for Netflix, Hulu, and the occasional show or movie off of my computer.

I would love to get a wii u deluxe on day 1 but probably won't because of this one thing. I have a family and a hobby in photography to spend my money on and I'd rather get rid of my ps3 and have one system. Ps3 exclusives don't matter much to me.

Tl;dr anyone know if DNLA is supported to stream media from computer to wii u?

Edit: forgive me if this was answered, mobile doesn't have a search function I can find.

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Sjoerd

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I can't find an answer either.. I really hope is does, but they didn't mention it and that probably means it doesn't
Don't get your hopes up.. If you have one preordered, pick it up. If it doesn't support streaming you can easily sell it for for the price you purchased it for.

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Doesn't Nintendo TVii support hulu or netflix? I live in Europe so I don't have a clue

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skywake

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Hasn't been confirmed either way and I'll guess we'll find out for sure in the next week anyways. I wouldn't hold my breath but. That said its browser is fairly capable and does have very strong support for HTML5 so you should be at least able to do something with that. I can, for example, go to my NAS' IP and stream videos/music/etc via pretty much any modern browser. Should be able to do the same on the Wii U.

Even if not it's not like DLNA capable boxes are expensive, a WDTV Live goes for less than the RRP of New SMB U. Not that much if that's what you're after. If you want a sleeker solution most TVs and Blu-Ray players come with some sort of that functionality by default these days anyways. Lots of other options out there for this.

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theconejo

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Sjoerd wrote:

I can't find an answer either.. I really hope is does, but they didn't mention it and that probably means it doesn't
Don't get your hopes up.. If you have one preordered, pick it up. If it doesn't support streaming you can easily sell it for for the price you purchased it for.

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Doesn't Nintendo TVii support hulu or netflix? I live in Europe so I don't have a clue

The TVii does support both hulu and netflix from what I read, So that is great.

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Hasn't been confirmed either way and I'll guess we'll find out for sure in the next week anyways. I wouldn't hold my breath but. That said its browser is fairly capable and does have very strong support for HTML5 so you should be at least able to do something with that. I can, for example, go to my NAS' IP and stream videos/music/etc via pretty much any modern browser. Should be able to do the same on the Wii U.

Even if not it's not like DLNA capable boxes are expensive, a WDTV Live goes for less than the RRP of New SMB U. Not that much if that's what you're after. If you want a sleeker solution most TVs and Blu-Ray players come with some sort of that functionality by default these days anyways. Lots of other options out there for this.

I love Nintendo titles, which makes me lean towards getting one either way, but I would really like it if it covered all my bases. The TV is in the living room and our stand is pretty open, meaning more things makes it look messy and distracting when you watch. I'd just rather not have to buy something else for a work around and wish they covered this like my ps3 is able to do, so I can minimize the devices(clutter) around the TV.

I am thankful for you pointing out the NAS ip solution. I don't run a server now, but have some experience with FTP's and with the workings of networks, which I assume will cover me. I'll look into an alternative like the NAS ip(browser) solution you mentioned.

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skywake

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Confirmation: http://html5test.com/compare/browser/nintendowiiu.html

Wii U HTML5 Test wrote:

Video
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video element » Yes ✔
Subtitle support » No ✘
Poster image support » Yes ✔
MPEG-4 support » Yes ✔
H.264 support » Yes ✔
Ogg Theora support » No ✘
WebM support » No ✘

Audio
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audio element » Yes ✔
PCM audio support » No ✘
AAC support » No ✘
MP3 support » No ✘
Ogg Vorbis support » Yes ✔
Ogg Opus support » Yes ✔
WebM support » No ✘

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theconejo

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Wierd I thought I just read something about AAC support in a different article regarding the browser capabilities. Thanks for following up and adding more info on this topic, Skywake.

I'm still undecided about getting one sooner than later. I think I'll wait and see what's the deal with this topic after launch.

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I saw the title and instantly thought about how cool it would be to watch a Nintendo Direct Live on the Wii U on Nintendo Life and comment on the GamePad. :) Make it happen.

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