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Movie streaming service coming to Wii this year?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2009 0:11 User comments (11)

Movie streaming service coming to Wii this year? Curt Marvis, Lionsgate's president of digital media, has said in an interview with Variety that he expects Nintendo to launch a movie streaming service for the Wii, as early as the Q3 of this year.
Lionsgate is a big fan of offering digital content and currently has deals with Sony and Microsoft, making content available through Xbox Live and PSN.

"The thing that is clearly a force in digital are the game devices," said Marvis.

"I think when we see the Wii come into the market with the ability to stream movies, which I think is maybe going to happen as soon as this year, I think that’s going to be a big marketplace for digital distribution."


Although Nintendo has not confirmed the report or announced any such plans, the move would make sense as the console has enough on-board storage to be able to buffer streaming video.

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11 user comments

113.3.2009 0:24

um? ok cool...i guess.

213.3.2009 1:11

wii lacking performance for streaming?

313.3.2009 2:42

More VoD the better.

413.3.2009 4:13

Originally posted by b18bek9:
wii lacking performance for streaming?

Its perfect for SD streaming though I wonder how they will do it, its going to need a 10GB+ storage device for cacheing and such.


Hell Nin could slap in a up converting system and HDMI outputs without losing money on current unit profit.

Nin has the funds lets see if they can put them to good use.

513.3.2009 13:18
looser_ur
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Who cares!!!!

Streaming is crap quality unless you pay out the wazoo for it. Just saw the Netflix streaming...............UGHHHHH..........terrible quality.

I'll just download from BitTorrents and if I don't want then I'll delete it when I'm done "renting" it for free.

613.3.2009 15:53

Originally posted by looser_ur:
Who cares!!!!

Streaming is crap quality unless you pay out the wazoo for it. Just saw the Netflix streaming...............UGHHHHH..........terrible quality.

I'll just download from BitTorrents and if I don't want then I'll delete it when I'm done "renting" it for free.
So you must have a bad video card in your computer or no memory or slow internet. Because when I stream it looks like a DVD. Did you see screen that says it's checking the speed of your system? Did you think you had a fast computer?

713.3.2009 17:02

Quote:
...I wonder how they will do it, its going to need a 10GB+ storage device for cacheing and such.


H
Why would it need 10GB+?
Quote:
...Roku...does not have on-board storage capacity for more than a few seconds of buffered video
...and works fine, you just need to maintain a certain Mb internet speed...

813.3.2009 17:10
looser_ur
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Quote:
Originally posted by looser_ur:
Who cares!!!!

Streaming is crap quality unless you pay out the wazoo for it. Just saw the Netflix streaming...............UGHHHHH..........terrible quality.

I'll just download from BitTorrents and if I don't want then I'll delete it when I'm done "renting" it for free.
So you must have a bad video card in your computer or no memory or slow internet. Because when I stream it looks like a DVD. Did you see screen that says it's checking the speed of your system? Did you think you had a fast computer?

My boss showed me on his core 2 duo laptop. Standard not-so-great video card in that thing. 3 GB memory. Wasn't a video card or h/w issue. It was fuzzy, and though watchable, definitely not DVD quality. Your standards are just low. Get your eyes checked too.

913.3.2009 17:17

Originally posted by looser_ur:
Who cares!!!!

My boss showed me on his core 2 duo laptop. Standard not-so-great video card in that thing. 3 GB memory. Wasn't a video card or h/w issue. It was fuzzy, and though watchable, definitely not DVD quality. Your standards are just low. Get your eyes checked too.

Not sure how the streaming looks on a TV, but on my PC, looks GOOD. Maybe because I am not smoking all that good stuff that puts the fuzz on your brain...Or tell your boss to dust off his screen once in a month...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Mar 2009 @ 17:18

1014.3.2009 13:15
savlon
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hi guys , i have twonky medea and its brill it playes every thing i through at it and the picture is like blue ray movies and it plays all ITUNES music to my Daughters bed room ,and it shows all my photoes i run it through my play station 3 i bought my play station 3 when it first come out not for games but for movies , i wanted it for to play blueray movies but at the start i found streaming my movies from my pc at one end off my bunglow and my daughter was on the computer my movies done a bit of stuttering so i though well i will just go back to burning them etc but then i found on the net thes plugs that you plug into your eltric sokets in the wall and hey presto its brillant now , it can go through an xbox two , i bought this it cost around $24 and as i am 67years old i got a young lad to set it up for me and that cost me £30 and the plughs i bough on ebay for £26 i think they are around £80, there is another streamer called tversity i think the nam is and its surposed to be better than twonky media but i can say i have the best of blue ray players, dvd recorders and a 50 inch pioneer HD tv so the quality is perfect when i stream my movies from the pc , oh just a note after i bough twonky media i found it on the net on a movie site so if you look around you wll get it free lol ok hope this is a help. have a nice day

1114.3.2009 17:42

Originally posted by savlon:
hi guys , i have twonky medea and its brill it playes every thing i through at it and the picture is like blue ray movies and it plays all ITUNES music to my Daughters bed room ,and it shows all my photoes i run it through my play station 3 i bought my play station 3 when it first come out not for games but for movies , i wanted it for to play blueray movies but at the start i found streaming my movies from my pc at one end off my bunglow and my daughter was on the computer my movies done a bit of stuttering so i though well i will just go back to burning them etc but then i found on the net thes plugs that you plug into your eltric sokets in the wall and hey presto its brillant now , it can go through an xbox two , i bought this it cost around $24 and as i am 67years old i got a young lad to set it up for me and that cost me £30 and the plughs i bough on ebay for £26 i think they are around £80, there is another streamer called tversity i think the nam is and its surposed to be better than twonky media but i can say i have the best of blue ray players, dvd recorders and a 50 inch pioneer HD tv so the quality is perfect when i stream my movies from the pc , oh just a note after i bough twonky media i found it on the net on a movie site so if you look around you wll get it free lol ok hope this is a help. have a nice day
Okay...?

its called Powerline Ethernet and i don't know what that has anything to do with this topic.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Mar 2009 @ 17:46

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