Wii Transfer lets you save ‘Miis’ to your Mac

Riverfold Software has announced the release of Wii Transfer 2.6, an update to their utility that enables Mac users to share (unprotected) movies, music and pictures with a Nintendo Wii video game console. The new 2.6 release is a free update for registered users. Registering Wii Transfer costs $19.

Wii Transfer helps you convert movies to a format the Wii can use, and lets you either stream the content from your Mac to the Wii over a network or for playback in the Wii’s “Photo Channel” (by reading from an SD card). You can also browse your Mac’s iTunes playlists and iPhoto albums from your Wii, and manage saved game backups copied to an SD card.

New to the 2.6 version is the ability to copy “Miis” — the avatars Wii players create — to your Mac as JPEG images. Movie support has been updated, and Wii Transfer now works with MOV, AVI, MPEG4, H.264, DivX and other formats. You can restrict browsing to specific iTunes playlists and iPhoto albums, and find iTunes and iPhoto movies directly within Wii Transfer to simplify conversion.

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