WDLXTV-Live is an unofficial homebrew firmware for the Western Digital WD TV Live. It enables a wide range of extra functionality which is missing from the official firmware, such as bittorrent, webserver, NZB, SSH, FTP, etc. I’ve done my best to make everything as easily configurable as possible, but it does require a little bit of work on your own. All of the settings are located in S00custom-options, which is included in the zipfile of every release. Open it in a text editor and peruse your options. If you need help there is a forum link at the bottom of the page. If you are a power user then you’ll be able to harness your Linux skills and fly off into the world of homebrew, wondering why you delayed any longer than you did.
In this release I’ve included some missing files, trimmed up a bit of space, and most importantly patched the bug that was causing a lot of you trouble getting bittorrent & NZB functionality working. Enjoy
A fairly major bug was pointed out by Marakoss, I have patched the firmware to fix it and add one slight enhancement for windows folk. You are highly recommended to upgrade as 0.3.3 is a bit broken
* fixed hotplug script for proper app/device mounting
* changed smb.conf resolve order to: lmhosts host wins bcast
* fixed nzbgetweb default upload dir to match default nzbget watch dir
* fixed online.delayer to accomodate space at end of nameserver line
* rezmus's audio/video info & youtube header dmaosd patches
* widened generic thumbs selected title
* libfuse2-2.8.1-1.1 included
* strace-4.5.19-1 included
* sshfs now works [maybe ]
* gettext-0.17-8 included for custom translations
* more libs are md5'd / dupe files symlinked for space
* HFS devices are now fsck'd before mounting to fix r/o issue
* experimental ext4 support (mounted as ext3)
* possible NTFS fix for app.bins
* lighttpd server.upload-dirs now writeable
* php5-cgi error logging enabled /var/log/php5
Be sure to visit the WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.0 page to find out how to enable deluge & nzbget.
Custom Translation Instructions:
Is your native language not included in the options? Would you like it to be? Well as long as your language can be represented in UTF-8 then I have provided a method to supply up to four custom languages, which will replace the asian translations. To accomplish:
- Download my skeleton translation file here.
- Open it in a text editor and fill in the sections with your translation of each phrase, here is the spanish translation file for an example.
- When complete save it as custom-language-01.po (or custom-language-02.po, custom-language-03.po, custom-language-04.po).
- Place the custom-language file at the root of a device and power cycle your WDTV Live.
- The translation file will then be overlaid over an asian font, until the next time you power cycle your WDTV Live.
- Select an asian language in the Options and if successful you'll have your native tongue displayed.
I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time hacking the WD TV firmware[s], so if you appreciate my efforts please donate a little something using the link above : ) Thanks & enjoy.