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Play TVAnts video on Nintendo Wii


On this page we will go through the steps of getting the TV Ants content to play on the Nintendo Wii console. We need to do only a little bit of discovery first to find out the IP Address of your computer on your wireless network. You also will need the Internet Channel installed on the Wii console for this to work properly (if you don't know how to do this, check the link below).



Get your IP Address




To get your IP address, like shown above, please do the following steps.
  • Click Start.
  • Click Run (Windows XP) or move to the next step in Vista.
  • In the Run box type CMD and hit Enter. In Vista use the small Search Box in the Start Menu to type CMD, then select the Command Prompt that will automatically appear above and run it.
  • At the prompt, type ipconfig /all
  • Skim through the results for your Wireless Connection and find IP Address.
  • If your IP Address starts with something other than 192.168 then you may have configured your router to act as an Access Point, this will be a problem and you will need to change this. Refer to your manual.
  • Note down your IP Address and move on.
Keep a note of your IP Address as you will need it in a moment. Fire up your Wii console and let it sit at the main menu.

Open Internet Browser




Turn on the Wii and from the Menu use the Internet Browser. Point the controller towards Start and press A. If you have not yet gotten the Internet Channel on your Wii console, then check this link to find out how.

Start Page




When the Web Browser loads, you will get to a Start Page. On this Start Page you must select Web Address.

Enter Address




The tool to enter Web Addresses is actually a lot more efficient than it looks, although pointing the Wii controller steadily could be a problem for somebody with shaky hands. Nevertheless, when you type with it the Wii will attempt to guess words. If you click these words then, it will automatically paste them into the address bar above.

Enter TVersity URL




In order to use TVersity you have to enter a URL to the server. Earlier in this page I told you to find your IP address on your network and take a note of it. The basic layout of the URL you must now enter is this..

http://ipaddresshere:41952/flashlib

So replace ipaddresshere with the IP address of the computer running TVersity. So in my case it will be..

http://192.168.0.110:41952/flashlib

Do this and then click OK.

TVersity Media Server in Wii Browser




Once the TVersity browser loads up in the Wii web browser, you will have a choice between Audio, Video and Photos. Alternatively you can browse by folder. Point the Wiimote at Video and press A.

TVersity --> Shared Video




From the options that come up under video, the one you need to point the Wii controller at is Internet. Once you have this done, press A.

TVersity --> Internet Video




Now you must use the options that come up under Internet video to locate the TV Ants feed. You can find it under All Internet Video, listed as whatever you selected. When you find the option, point the controller at it and press the A button to play it.

Video Loading




The Wii console will now attempt to load the video content. This video is coming from TV Ants, through VLC Media Player, and is being encoded by TVersity Media Server to the appropriate format for the Wii browser so this may take a minute to load up properly. Hopefully once that is done you will have proper streaming from TV Ants on your television.

Finally


This guide set out to help you setup TV Ants, VLC and TVersity to stream TV video from the Internet to your Nintendo Wii console. If you have any additional problems, please visit our Discussion Forums and ask for help

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Page 1 - Introduction, Requirements & Installation
  2. 2. Page 2 - Setup stream with VLC
  3. 3. Page 3 - Add video feed to TVersity
  4. 4. Page 4 - Play TVAnts video on Nintendo Wii
Written by: James Delahunty

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