Heres another app.bin pack for use in WDLXTV, my custom WDTV firmware. The following pack contains all the necessary binaries to enable SAMBA/CIFS network share mounting. This means you can now mount your Windows shared drives and watch them from your WDTV. I’ve also included a SAMBA server which will share the contents of your WDTV over the network, therefore you can have an easier way to get files to your WDTV.
Remember CIFS is much slower than NFS, so if you can get NFS working that is the preferred way to go. NFS will stream 1080p, whereas CIFS cannot.
Simply unzip samba.app.bin.zip, then place samba.app.bin onto a harddrive/flashdisk & boot your WDTV with the device connected.
You will now have an SAMBA server running and can mount your WDTV from any windows machine. You can also now mount your windows shares.
In order to have WDLXTV mount your windows shares at boot you must include a line similar to below inside of your net.mounts file.
xmount //ip/shareName label cifs user=XXX,password=YYY
Change ip to the ip of your windows machine.
Change shareName to the name of your windows share.
Change label to what you’d like the windows share to be mounted as.
Change XXX to your windows username.
Change YYY to your windows password.
Note: If the default smb.conf I provided is not what you desire you may supply your own, by placing it on the root of the drive with samba.app.bin. You may also save your custom smb.conf to /conf for persistent SAMBA settings
- You must use WDLXTV-0.3+
- The system will become unstable if you remove the device containing the app.bin while the wdtv is on.
* added dfree script to return available disk space.