So, you’ve installed the homebrew channel on your Wii. Now what? Here are five applications to help you get the most out of your homebrewed Wii.
Want to watch videos on your Wii? WiiMC is the best Media Player currently available for homebrew. Slicker and more fully featured than the excellent Mplayer CE, WiiMC will play DVDs or video files on an SD card or USB drive. Like Mplayer CE it actually plays more video formats than the PS3. It also plays MP3s, can be used as a picture viewer and can access radio station services like SHOUTCast Radio. With a clean, well-designed interface, WiiMC is one of the most professional looking homebrew applications available for Wii homebrew and a model of how things should be done.
Gecko OS allows you to play games released in other countries. For some reason, console makers release games in Japan or Europe that only play on consoles sold in Japan or in Europe, meaning if a game you want to play hasn’t been released for the American market, like Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, you’re out of luck. GeckoOS bypasses the Wii's country-specific coding.
Gecko OS also can be used to cheat on games you are stuck in.
It also will run games skipping any unwanted system updates, although there are simpler ways to do so. Like homebrew in general, GeckoOS gives you way more control over your Wii than Nintendo wants you to have.