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Does Wii U Play DVD? How to Play DVD Movies on Your Nintendo Wii U

Author by Rocabella

Updated on Jan 17, 2020

Can you play DVDs on a Wii U? Does Wii U play DVD? If not, this is a normal phenomenon because Nintendo official acknowledges that the Wii U console does not play DVDs or Blu-Ray discs. So, if we want to play DVD on Wii U, what should we do? Follow this article to get detailed steps, the following DVD ripper will be very helpful, please download it here:

Does Wii U Play DVD?

"Can the Wii U play DVDs" or "Can I Connect the Wii U to a DVD Player?" is a question that many people ask in the forum, and the Nintendo official also clearly stated that Wii U offers access to video-on-demand services like YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix or other streaming videos, but it does not play DVDs, movies/music stored on SD cards, USB hard drives, or other portable memory devices. However, thanks to the Wii U's web browser, with a media server program installed on your PC, you can stream MP4 video file to your Wii U. Next, follow this article to get the specific steps.

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Part 1: Convert DVD Disc to MP4 Video File

To play DVD on Wii U, the whole process is supposed to be divided into two steps. First, we need to digitize the DVD disc into a video file. So, we need a DVD ripping software that can help us rip DVD to MP4 easily. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, a full-featured DVD converter, which offers you optimal video formats for Wii U and some other game consoles including PSP, PS4, Xbox, etc., so that you can convert DVD disc to Wii U compatible format with fast speed and extremely high quality. Now free downloadfree download this DVD ripper and follow the steps below to solve Wii U DVD playback issue.

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Tutorial on How to Convert DVD to MP4 for Playing DVD on Wii U

Load DVD into Program

Step 1: Load DVD into Program

For solving “does Wii U play DVD” issue, firstly, let’s free downloadfree download WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro on Windows PC. Insert DVD into DVD-ROM drive and launch the program you just installed. Click on “DVD Disc” to load the DVD you want to play on Wii U. This software will automatically analyze, decrypt DVD and tick the main title of the movie.

How to Convert DVD to MP4

Step 2: Convert DVD to MP4

Click on Output Format section and enter a new window. Now, choose MP4 icon under Video tab. Also, there are 300+ different formats and devices for your choice.

Step 3: Finish DVD to MP4 Conversion

Set the output file path at the bottom of the interface, and finally click the "RUN" button in the lower right corner to start the conversion to get a digital copy of DVD.

WonderFox does not advocate illegally ripping DVDs. Please ensure that your actions are legal in your country. Ripped DVD videos should not be used in any commercial activity.

Part 2: Install Plex Media Server on Your PC

How to Use Wii U DVD PlayerHow to Use Wii U DVD Player

Step 1. Download and install Plex Media Server

Step 2. Go to Click Sign Up to register and log in.

Step 3. Go through the basic setup process, create your media library as "Movies", "TV Shows", add the folder on your PC containing the ripped MP4 files you want to watch on your Wii U to your library. Then Plex will automatically scan and load media files.

Step 4. Next, open your Wii U and run the Wii U Internet browser. Then go to and log in with your own account, you’ll be pointed at your local media server.

Step 5. Finally, find your ripped DVD video and start playing.

At last...

Through the above steps, you can solve the "how to play DVD on Wii U" issue perfectly. It seems that these steps are a bit complicated, but you will find it is very simple after step-by-step operating. When there is a new and simpler way, we will update the steps. Finally, if you think this article is really helpful for you, please share it with more people.

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