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About

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 (Model number WDAVN00BN, WDAVP00BE, WDAVN00BS, WDAVP00BS, WDAVP00BP)
  • WDTV Gen 2 (Model number WDBABF0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live (Model number WDBAAN0000NBK, WDBAAP0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live Plus (Model number WDBABX0000NBK, WDBREC0000NBK, WDBG3A0000NBK)


Not supported devices are:

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


Authors

WDLXTV is developed by a small team of volunteers:

  • b-rad - Lead developer / Project maintainer / Designer
  • recliq - Programming / Project maintainer
  • RMerlin - Webend WDLXTV Configurator & Webend Management
  • zoster - UMSP media server
  • Shunte & mad_ady - UMSP plugin management
  • PsychoTHC - Webend Button Icons
  • Pennhaven - logos
  • Bovirus - localization manager

Additional contributors:

  • rezmus, pibos, MR_Miyagi, derlinuxer, psychodad, thespecialist
  • Themers: eM82, PsychoTHC, Juliojs, lilibabe, KAD
  • ReMARKable - SVN server donation
  • KroetKroet - day to day pain in the *ss :)


Features

These are some of the new features that WDLXTV adds to the WDTV platform:

  • Bittorrent client (rtorrent + rutorrent)
  • Usenet download client (nzbget)
  • DAAP/Roku server (through mt-daapd)
  • NFS sharing (client and server)
  • User-generated movie sheets
  • Apache web server
  • FTP server
  • SSH server
  • Streaming from online sources through third-party plugins, allows you access to services such as Picasa, Grooveshark, Apple Trailers, and much more - over 30 plugins available at this time
  • Shoutcast
  • YoutubeHD (WD only allows for SD content)
  • Custom applications through app.bin or Optware, adding applications such as Asterisk, Mediatomb, etc...
  • WDTVExt, allowing custom plugins that can alter the functionality of the OSD (BaseFW 1.02 ONLY)
  • Third party OSD themes
  • Custom wallpaper and screen saver image
  • Customizable IR remote functions
  • ...and a lot more


Release information


Support

For community support, make sure you register to the official WDLXTV forums. The forum is quite active, and a lot of questions are already answered on these forums - make sure you search through them if you have any question regarding WDLXTV.

This Wiki will also contain a lot of information on how to take full advantage of WDLXTV and the numerous features it adds to the original WD firmware.


Lexicon


Installation

Download


Older WDTV Gen 1 devices

For those older devices, you need an older release of WDLXTV, available here:


How To Install


Uninstall


Configuration

Basic setup after flashing


Advanced setup


Solutions to common problems


Usage

Built in Features


UMSP


Advanced Features


Development


HowTos and Guides

General Tips


General Networking


NFS Sharing


Advanced tweaks


Others


Additional resources

Visit the official FAQ for the latest list of known issues, common questions, etc...


External Resources


Software Applications

WDTV ThumbGen


Mass Folder Renamer


Obsolete Links (To be sorted)

  • Restricted plugins - How to download and configure the restricted plugins (aka Adult content)
Personal tools