updated 11:15 am EDT, Fri September 28, 2007
Wii Transfer 2.5 released
Riverfold Software has launched the latest version of Wii Transfer, a program that enables files to be shared between Macs and Nintendo's Wii console. Users can copy over saved games, browse iPhoto albums, or stream music from iTunes in MP3 or unprotected AAC formats. Version 2.5 adds the critical movie streaming component, allowing users to drag-and-drop videos for conversion, and then watch the results through the Wii's Internet Channel. The update can now also view Safari and Firefox bookmarks, and set background music for slideshows. Navigation with the Wii Remote is said to be improved as well. Wii Transfer is a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.4, and costs $20; a free demo is also available, but movies streamed in the trial do not have any sound.