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George

Somewhere, someone ripped the Wii Netflix disk to a USB stick. I haven't done it, but simpler than what these sites suggest, less risk, and still offers that least bit of parent protection (taking it away).

BooBee

No Thanks!! I paid good money for my console and don't want to risk it being bricked for a minor inconvenience of sticking in a disc.

Wii want to know!

It's really easy to install the Homebrew channel.

We need a guide on how to rip it and run the Netflix disc on an SD card in the Homebrew channel.

That is safer than using a Wad program that tampers with the Wii menu itself.

Maybe someone will write a guide up & post it here.

Hbi2k

The guides linked to in this post seemed to require a lot of prior knowledge about Wii hacking-- not exactly friendly for the beginner.

Instead, I used this guide from Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5518518/how-to-back-up-and-play-your-wii-games-from-an-external-hard-drive

You can use the exact same method to rip a copy of the Netflix disc to a USB drive and run it just as you would a game. And unlike a game, the Netflix app is tiny; you can run it off a 256 MB USB stick if you have one lying around.

I used a 4GB stick so that I could also install EA Sport Active to run without the disc, meaning that I don't have to switch discs to play a game after my lady friend is done using it to exercise. Convenient!

Matt

The USB loading part will run from the homebrew Channel the Farwarder requires a Wad install which is the same as loading a Wiiware game to the Wii .

As for Modding your Wii ,in most cases, its safer than an official System update from Nintendo that can brick your Wii if the power goes off or any other problem .If you back up your system memory with BootMii which is always recommended when installing Homebrew at least you have protection against bricking which isn't the case when Nintendo asks you to do an official update .

Mike

I haven't received my disk yet, where can i download it?

Br.Bill

Can't download it. I don't think Wii can even read DVD-R (or +R).

Matt

Br.Bill you can download the Iso i8f you want to look in the usual places and the Wii can read DVD-R disks if its modified the right way ;) .You can also rip backups to a USB Harddrive ir Flash Memory .

tiffany1837co

You can use the exact same method to rip a copy of the Netflix disc to a USB drive and run it just as you would a game. And unlike a game, the Netflix app is tiny; you can run it off a 256 MB USB stick if you have one lying around.

Jim Vincent

When I signed up, I downloaded the disc first and ran it from USB. That way, I didn't have to wait two days for my disc to arrive.

anonymous

you can now download it from the wii shop channel for free

Larry Henry

Eric Rosario, you probably don't change the oil or tires on your car either... because you paid good money for it.

Portable External Hard Drives

Am i late for the news?

Kira

my wii has been hacked and has the hombrew channel now netflix does not use a disk and I can not get the update to get the wii channel what can I do?

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