How to...Use Yor Wii As A Media Center

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You use it to play your favorite games, but why not make the Wii do double duty as a media center for your home? Coupled with powerful Wiimote, Orb software makes your Wii the ultimate media machine.

Lifehacker details exactly what you need to turn your Wii into the control center for all the media in your home. But it revolves around the free media streaming software Orb, that you install on your PC. Set up an account and your media is accessible through a browser interface on your Wii.

The video above shows it in action, and you'll see the main drawback that Lifehacker points out, inferior video quality. But, why pass up a free solution to getting your media to your television set? Orb also makes software for streaming to your XBox360 and PS3.