Find a new use for your Wii. If your motion control console collects more dust than high scores, don’t worry, you can easily teach it new tricks.
The Wii and each game console is a computer connected to a TV. By default, this means little — you can only use the Wii to do what Nintendo intended — but with a little imagination and (sometimes) a bit of non-Nintendo-approved code, you can do whatever you want while browsing your digital video collection. to control your computer with VNC.
There’s a lot you can do with your Wii; here is a short list.
1. Turn your Wii into a media center
Your Wii is permanently connected to your TV; your computer probably isn’t. So it makes sense to use the Wii to play videos on your TV — which is why Netflix is increasingly what people use their Wii for.
Sit back and view. WiiMC can view media over the network or stored on an SD card or USB hard drive. and also play DVD!
2. Use your Wii to play DVDs
One more thing about the WiiMC above: it can play DVDs. This won’t work on newer Wiis, but if you bought your Wii early, you have a DVD player.
3. Control your PC with WiiVNC
You know about VNC: it’s one of the easiest ways to take complete control of another computer, mouse keyboard, and everything else.
However, it’s not just about computers: you can also install VNC on your Wii. What you do with it is up to you, but it’s a quick way to put what’s on your computer on your TV. It also allows you to control your computer with the WiiMote without having to communicate with Bluetooth.