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X-OOM Software To Launch Media Center Software For Wii

by Brad Mosbacher - September 24, 2007, 8:24 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

X-OOM Media Center for Wii is priced at GBP 29.99 and will be available from www.X-OOM.com and Amazon.co.uk

X-OOM Software Launches New Media Centre For Wii

NINTENDO Wii NOW A FULLY FLEDGED PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM USING BUILT IN WI-FI TO ACCESS DIGITAL MEDIA FILES ON PC

X-OOM Software, part of bhv Software, a leading publisher of digital media software for media devices, will be releasing its X-OOM Media Centre for Wii in late October 2007. This ground breaking product turns your Nintendo Wii into a fully functional media centre, accessing all digital media on a PC via the Wii’s built-in Wi-Fi capability, allowing users to access their music, view photos and watch films on their Nintendo Wii.

NO CABLES, NO MEMORY CARDS, NO DISCS

X-OOM Media Centre for Wii will transfer media files to the Wii with a few clicks using the built in Wi-Fi connection, entirely eliminating the need for any cables, CDs or a memory card. This latest software for a PC will effectively transform a Nintendo Wii into a personal multimedia station for the sitting room in one, uncomplicated process.

With a PC at home usually located upstairs in a bedroom or a home office, and a Nintendo gaming console usually in the living room, X-OOM’s latest software will effectively bridge the gap between the two media devices. Now you will be able to access all digital media files normally stored on a PC directly on the Nintendo Wii in the living room.

Straight forward installation and a clear, accessible structure make this new innovative system really easy to use. X-OOM’s interface on the Wii is easily navigated using the Wii wireless remote control. Video and audio files are streamed direct to the Wii so users can watch or listen instantly. It will also provide access to more than 1000 TV channels and radio stations and caters for all your media files in one package.

Network connection through WLAN or LAN. Supports MP3, WMA, OGG, DivX, XviD, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, WMV, JPG, BMP.

Talkback

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 24, 2007

No discs? So... do you install this software on the Wii's 512 memory, or did they forget about their own disc?

shammackSeptember 24, 2007

It's PC software. Probably just a streaming server that you install on the PC and access through the Internet Channel or something.

planetidiotSeptember 24, 2007

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Originally posted by: shammack
It's PC software. Probably just a streaming server that you install on the PC and access through the Internet Channel or something.


yeah, sounds like it.

i'd be curious what the quality is on it, and if they go through their server or directly to your PC.

Oh shoot. For a second there, I though it read "X-Com" and I was really uber jazzed...

bubicusSeptember 24, 2007

Ha, me too... grrr. Wii controls would be so good with an X-Com game.

NinGurl69 *hugglesSeptember 24, 2007

If all this does is convert video into FLV format, then it falls below expectations.

18 DaysSeptember 24, 2007

Can Nintendo please jsut do this properly? The potential is there.

BranDonk KongSeptember 24, 2007

If this is just a transcoder, then there's about 600 other ways you can do this already, for free. If it's actual Wii software, which it's not, then it may be worth looking into, which again, it's not.

krillin1986September 24, 2007

yea, Orb does this remember...

IceColdSeptember 24, 2007

Yeah, I have Orb, and it works fine. The flash quality is way better than YouTube, but it obviously still isn't up to par.

EDIT: But they're actually charging for this software, so it just might be actual streaming.

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