How to Connect a Wii to a VCR

by Carter McBride ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Nintendo Wii and cables included with the Wii

  • VCR

  • RCA audio/video cable

Playing a Nintendo Wii is an enjoyable experience, and there may be times when you want to share that experience with others. Whether showing off to friends, or recording videos to illustrate a specific feat, hooking the Nintendo Wii to a VCR allows you to record your gameplay on a VCR tape.

Hook up the Wii's power cord and audio/video cable in the back of the Wii. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.

Plug the Wii's audio/video cable into the "Audio In" and "Video In" sockets on the VCR. Match the cable colors with the input colors: yellow with yellow, white with white and red with red.

Plug one end of the RCA (non-Wii) audio/video cable into the "Audio Out" and "Video Out" ports on the VCR. Match the cable colors with the input colors: yellow with yellow, white with white and red with red.

Plug the other end of the RCA audio/video cable into the "Audio In" and "Video In" sockets on the television. Match the cable colors with the input colors.

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Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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