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Wii U Browser Specs Detailed

Nintendo has finally let us know what exactly the Wii U’s internet browser is capable of. In a nutshell, the Wii U supports hi-def H.264 video and HTML5, but not flash, meaning websites that require Adobe Flash won’t be compatible.

Apparently you won’t be able to save or upload images or videos either. Here are the full specs for the browser:

  • Browser Engine: NetFront® Browser NX v2.1
  • User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Nintendo WiiU) AppleWebKit/534.52 (KHTML, like Gecko) NX/{Version No} NintendoBrowser/{Version No}.US
  • Supported Protocols: HTTP1.0/HTTP1.1/SSL3.0/TLS1.0/TLS1.1/TLS1.2
  • Web Standard: HTML4.01/HTML5/XHTML1.1/CSS1/CSS2.1/CSS3. (partial functionality) DOM1-3/ECMAScript XMLHttpRequest/canvas/Video/Web Storage (partial functionality)Web Messaging/Server-Sent Events/Device Orientation/WOFF/SVG
  • Plug-ins: Does not support plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash.
  • TouchEvent: The browser supports only one of these at a time: touchstart, touchend, touchmove, touchcancel
  • Screen resolution: If it isn’t specified, width is 980px layout It is possible to specify width/height of the viewport within the HTML’s …, and specify scaling permission via user-scalable meta tags. (e.g)
  • Saving/upload of image/video: Not supported
  • Video Format: MP4, M3U8+TS(HTTPLiveStreaming) (Some videos may not be playable.)
  • Video Codec: H.264 – MPEG-4 AVC Video (Some videos may not be playable.)
  • Audio Codec: AAC – ISO/IEC 14496-3 MPEG-4 AAC (Some audio may not be playable.)

Source: Nintendo Browser Specs