Am I still alive?

Hi guys, I just thought I’d add a little post here stating that while I have not added a post here in a year activity on WDLXTV has never ceased. I’ve gotten a handful of mails lately wondering if WDLXTV is dead, because they haven’t been able to find our new home. Development could not be farther from dead, as you can notice if you read the subversion logs. I said that I would be moving all operations to, and I did. Although the real activity goes down in the forum. It is highly suggested for you to register here and then log into the forum. There you’ll find all information on current fimrware releases and an abundance of information on all aspects of WDLXTV. In addition to the forum, I’ve also set up a WiKi that has a pretty decent amount of homebrew specific material in it.

It also seems that sometime in the last long while wordpress has decided to stop sending me comment notifications, so I have a nice healthy mod queue of 800 comments…which I’ll try and bust through eventually.

I will try and make note here whenever I make a new release (one is coming very soon), but once again:

Come one, come all to for some serious homebrew action!!

On another note, anyone who has ever made a donation (greater than $5) gets special access on the forum and the ability to receive online updates (greater than $10 donation). If you’ve made a donation in the past just shoot me a private message on the forum with your exact paypal email address, full name, & date of donation and I’ll get you sorted asap! Please do not email me.


b-rad (brad)

September 2nd, 2011 10:11

Thumbs up, b-rad! Keep on the good work!

November 18th, 2011 23:28

Thats great news :)

M Huckins
January 3rd, 2012 07:53

Hello Brad, are you going to be working on a new custom version for the new Streaming Media Player?

My wife bought me one for Xmas, and, while it works well, it would be great to have the features that you have developed for previous generations.

Thanks and keep on trucking.

January 4th, 2012 02:10

Hi brad,

I have a question, maybe you can/want to answer it. Do you know if firmwares are based only on chip ? I have a viewsonic vmp 74 that uses Sigma 8655AD, can I flash it with custom firmware made for other players with the same chipset ?


Ray Bauer
February 24th, 2012 19:21

Do you have anything for the WD TV Live Hub?

March 5th, 2012 23:58

Very good work :-)
Does anyone know how to auto play a m3u or pls file after power on ? Maybe a “command line” ?
Best regards

William Higinbotham
April 10th, 2012 19:32

Links appear to be broken, such as Experimental wireless adapter support (thx to Zorander) (requires wireless-mod-wdlxtv app pack)
Will look around. No reply necessary.
Great Stuff though!

April 10th, 2012 21:21

Hello b-rad,

Any news adding the netflix applet on the wdxltv ?


Mitchell Juergens
April 20th, 2012 15:10

Is it possible to connect a keyboard and mouse to WD TV Live Plus using your homebrew?

<< edit: yes, it’s possible. –brad >>

July 13th, 2012 10:08

Hi B-Rad, i have in my WDTV your newest wirmwire, it does not support subs (sub) only SRT. i’m watching movies from a harddrive. i have tried to update back to original in, but i cant! When i have extract the two files (.BIN and .VER) to a USB drive’s main directory and but it to WDTV, it do not show the firmware upgrade icon in settings!? What can i do or what are i’m doing wrong?


September 5th, 2012 21:17

I have only just found this site. I am recovering from an operation. So I have been surfing and fount this. I have modded my WDTV Live and may I say… Fantastic job.
Regards Barry

November 13th, 2012 11:49

is this project still alive? I just bought a new WD TV Live which already has the official firmware 1.12.14. And thats by far newer than the firmware the latest version here relies on. So, any chance of an update?

December 3rd, 2012 15:14

Something may be in the works ;-) –brad