WDLXTV App pack: UPnP-djmount.app.bin-0.2.2 *updated*

Here is the first app.bin pack for use in my WDLXTV custom WDTV firmware. The following pack contains the necessary binary to automagically mount any advertising UPnP shares.

Simply unzip UPnP-djmount.app.bin.zip, then place UPnP-djmount.app.bin onto a harddrive/flashdisk & boot your WDTV with the device connected.

You will now see a uPnP folder in View Folders. Inside this folder will be any UPnP shares that have been found on your local area network. The application will be mounted in /apps/UPnP-djmount.


  • Just like WDLXTV, Media Library MUST be ON.

  • UPnP shares are only visible in Folder View..
  • The system will become unstable if you remove the device containing the app.bin.


I’ve tested this with an ubuntu server running ushare, and it appears to work correctly. YMMV.

Now includes kaisersoze’s (of wdtvc.com) folder icons ;-) folder icon was interfering with UPnP mounting, looking into a workaround. Workaround found :-D

Now includes

** UPnP-djmount.app.bin 0.2.2 **

April 11th, 2009 21:38

Thanks! This works perfect

April 25th, 2009 14:22

I have PS3 Media Server running on PC running Vista 64bit. Have 0.5.2 fw, opt.bin, and upnp-djmount.app.bin 0.1 on usb key to boot. trendnet usb-ethernet adapter. most working perfectly, but wondering if it’s possible to stream mkv’s from PS3 Media Server. I can see upnp folders and ps3 media server folders. but when i get to the actual mkv files, it seems to break them down further into .m3u folders/files. I did see “YMMV”, so am I possibly asking for too much?

<<< edit: dunno anything about your setup so can’t say. Check out wdtvforum and post the question there, might have better luck. –b-rad >>>

May 14th, 2009 14:31

Hey, Im probably gonna come off as an a$$home but I really do appreciate what you do for the WDTV community but when downloading it sucks to have to wait for rapidshare let you download another file. Maybe throw it up on a better site or add another mirror?

<<< edit: Maybe sometime I’ll get around to that. –b-rad >>>

June 3rd, 2009 23:34

it would be perfect if a configurable Upnp-Server would be wake-up-able via WOL

<<< edit: should be possible if said server has WOL. –b-rad >>>

June 17th, 2009 03:16

Hello, i have the problem that my upnp Folder is always empty. I don’t know what to to. Can anyone help me please? THX

<<< edit: Might be the thumb, I’ll try and investigate when I have time. –b-rad >>>

June 21st, 2009 12:54

Hi b-rad,
after rebooting I have to run “djmount /tmp/media/usb/UPnP” manually to see my uPnP shares. Can you give me a hint how djmount is normaly run at the boot process?

June 21st, 2009 13:46

Hi, it’s me again,
there is a file called folder.jpg inside the directory uPnP. Not even that I have to run djmount manually after a reboot, I also have to delete this file every time. It’s not possible to mount my uPnP share at a nonempty directory. Maybe this is the reason that it doesn’t mount automatically?

<<< edit: I don’t use uPnP so I haven’t noticed any issues. If the thumb is causing problems I’ll remove it from the pack. –b-rad >>>

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July 22nd, 2009 13:48

Hi b-rad,
great work. Could you take a look at the djmount boot process? As Tom mentioned one will have to start djmount manually.
Additionally some wdtvforum user ‘cow’ and another ‘richardjb’ provide some patches to access files > 4GB, really interesting to stream HD files.


July 26th, 2009 05:44

hi, i have the same trouble as tom.
please can you fix that?

July 29th, 2009 21:49

I’m using windows media player under vista as my uPnP server; it successfully identifies my clients (ps3, wdtv). The PS3 can see/stream content, but the wdtv gets a “This folder is empty” message in the uPnP folder. Device is online w/an IP. Is anyone else using wmp as the uPnP server?

July 30th, 2009 08:41

I posted a comment yesterday and don’t see it now, but wanted to follow up with what Tom said above: I think he’s correct about the thumb file causing the inability for djmount to work. I removed it, ran the mount again and my uPnP shares came right up.

<<< edit: I’ll remove the icon asap. –b-rad >>>

August 5th, 2009 23:03

>>it would be perfect if a configurable Upnp->>Server would be wake-up-able via WOL


How? The UPNP-folder does not show anything if no server’s online?

Jeroen van Bemmel
August 16th, 2009 11:47

Works like a charm. I noticed that the WD-TV exposes a UPnP Media Renderer interface too; when I run a control point I can get it to play an mp3 or video remotely, however the GUI isn’t synched with this (i.e. music plays but GUI doesn’t change, with video I can only see the video running if I view a photo).

Any idea where this functionality is coming from? I scanned the djmount sources, but it doesn’t seem to include this?

<<< edit say what?!? You’re saying you can get a video to play on your tv by the wdtv by controlling it remotely via the control point? –b-rad >>>

Jeroen van Bemmel
August 18th, 2009 03:24

Yep. Using Cidero (http://www.cidero.com/) the WDTV shows up as renderer (devicename “000000000000″), and then I can tell it to play a video. Only issue is that the video isn’t visible until you open e.g. a photo through the OSD, and then the OSD closes again after a few seconds. mp3′s work too, but it sounded chunky (may have to do with the feedback events it’s providing via UPnP).

So it kind of works, but it isn’t sync’ed with the GUI

UPnP messages (UDP multicast) look like:

SERVER: POSIX, UPnP/1.0, Intel MicroStack/1.0.1497
NTS: ssdp:alive
USN: uuid:a8af5494-0000-0000-0000-cec78a16fc05::urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1
CACHE-CONTROL: max-age=1800
NT: urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:RenderingControl:1

<<< edit: crazy >>>

Jeroen van Bemmel
August 18th, 2009 03:53

Update: It looks like it contains the same firmware as the DSM-320, see http://forums.tversity.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=840&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a. The Server string is the same, and TVersity recognises it as a DSM-320

Jeroen van Bemmel
August 18th, 2009 07:45

Looks like comments are getting lost here? I wrote a comment to confirm that yes, using Cidero (http://www.cidero.com/) I can see the WDTV as a Renderer, and make it play a video or audio file

September 14th, 2009 11:48

Sorry, but I’m going nuts right now. I read about this firmware in a German computer magazine today. Next stop was getting the WDTV HD and a compatible USB LAN adapter (Wintech LAU 15).

Then I upgraded the firmware, hooked up the LAN adapter and yay, DHCP worked nicely, the WDTV hat an IP, the control lamp blinking away merrily.

So far for the good news. Now I’m trying desperately to get the box to access the shared foldes on my Windows Home Server. So far ever machine that had something remotely resembling an OS on it had no problems doing exactly that. My Philips TV by UPNP-AV, my LinVDR by Samba mount, and so forth.

Not the WDTV though. I have put the djmount on the stick, I tried the samba app with
xmount // Videos cifs user=guest, passoword=

I switch on, switch off, the usb stick is blinking while the machine winds down. I restart and open the Videos folder and all it says is “This folder is empty”.

What am I doing wrong? Can someone help. I’m truly stuck…

September 14th, 2009 12:26

Now It seems to work, I unplugged the sucker and when starting up it showed both the samba mount and the uPnP works too. Super duper… took me four hours, but the result is well worth it…

September 14th, 2009 12:27

Everything works now. I unplugged it and now Samba mount and uPnP are working like a charm… great stuff!!

October 8th, 2009 15:47

Seems to be a problem with comments being erased. Had a detailed comment about the problem on here but disappeared. So the short version is, this works great as far as being able to see/play files larger than 2GB, BUT the FF/REW/Resume does not work on any of those files. It works perfect on the smaller files.

b-rad, is there anything that can be done for this?

<<< edit: UPnP is often ‘on-the-fly’ so seeking is probably disabled. –b-rad >>>

December 15th, 2009 16:28

Using Windows 7 I’ve configured the upnp media shares and I get the folder icon to browse on the WDTV but I always get ‘This folder is empty’

March 8th, 2010 13:08

b-rad, I very much appreciate the UPnP-djmount.app.bin pack which works pretty well for me. However, I have not been able to get my hands on the patch provided by cow for streaming files >4GB. I would like to incorporate the patch into my own version of djmount fixing a nasty “off-by-one” bug that exists in djmount-0.71 and which prevents it from being able to stream data from my Synology DS209 NAS (see my post here: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1308.15) Can you provide the patch? Or could you incorporate the (very simple) fix outlined in my posting and release version 0.2.3 of UPnP-djmount.app.bin?


<<< edit: was almost positive I included his large filesize patch. I definitely don’t have it anymore, thats for sure. When I find time I’ll try to remember to update it. –b-rad >>>

April 13th, 2010 23:34

B-rad, got UPnP is recognized my Hp Media Server right off the bat. I can see the folders, Also see a search folder, but it is empty. If I go to all files in video, picture or music. It said empty. Is there away to get the cover art for movies to show up on wdtv from my server. Have not been able to do this yet.

July 3rd, 2010 11:23

Hello, I plan to by a WD TV live. I’ve seen it at a friends home. The additional functions of your alternate firmware are very impressive.

Only one additional question:
I have a internet radio device, which unfortunately can’t access file shares, only uPNP.
Is there any way to configure it to act as an uPNP-server?

<<< edit: Not that comes stock, but I imagine someone has produced an app.bin out there that does what you want. –b-rad >>>

July 23rd, 2010 08:36

WDTV is online with WiFi but I always get the message “this folder is empty”. ;((

November 3rd, 2010 15:47

I also get always the message “this folder is empty”. Is there a way to analyze what´s going wrong?