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Get more out of you WD TV – network media box. WD Live and Plus (custom and hacked firmware)

While back, I got my self a network media box from WD, called Western Digital WD TV HD (G2 version). I am very happy with it since it plays almost all formats from my NAS. A great solution for children movie collection. My WD G2 is older version which had no network connection and it played only USB attached drivers. Lucky I found this hacked firmware which allows for USB wireless or USB wired NIC cards to be attached. As well as many other cool features. From cheap ($40 / $60 back in 2009) media player to great media box.

Hacked firmware

http://forum.wdlxtv.com/

I am using 1.01.77-WDLXTV-G2-0.4.5.3 with great results.

 

What is WDLXTV?

WDLXTV is a homebrew firmware developed by the community for the WDTV line of products from Western Digital. Its goal is to add a lot of new features on top of what is already provided by WD, such as movie sheets, Bittorrent, streaming from external online sources, and a lot more.

Compatibility

Supported devices are:

  • WDTV Gen 1 (older version of WDLXTV)
  • WDTV Gen 2 (Model number WDBABF0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live (Model number WDBAAN0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live Plus (Model number WDBABX0000NBK, WDBREC0000NBK, WDBG3A0000NBK)

Not supported:

  • WDTV Live Hub (Model number WDBABZ0010BBK, WDBACA0010BBK)
  • WDTV Mini
  • WDTV Live Gen 3 (Model number WDBHG70000NBK, WDBGXT0000NBK)

 

There is also another version of G2 firmware
WDHD.ru You get more options like web and FTP server comparing to WDLXTV firmware, BUT webpage is in Russian (translation)…..

– linux kernel 2.6.22.19-19-4
– busybox-1.17.4
– pure-ftpd-1.0.29
– mini_httpd-1.19
– samba-3.0.28a
– dropbear-0.52
– mc-4.7.0.10
– transmission-daemon-2.13
– aria2-1.10.9
– curlftpfs-0.9.2-1
– djmount-0.71-1
– ffprobe-0.60
– e2fsprogs-1.41.12
etc…..

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