The Nintendo Wii can't play movies from a hard drive without the use of additional software, but the newer Wii U can. People can use an SD card to record movies on a computer, and then play them on the Wii.Continue Reading
To play movies, download Wii Video from the shopping channel of the Wii. Then, use the menu to open the SD card, select a movie and play it.
To play movies from a hard drive with the Wii U, just connect the portable or external hard drive to one of the Wii U's USB ports. The Wii U can support hard drives with up to two terabytes of capacity. It also has an SD card reader like the Wii.Learn more about Gaming Consoles