WDTV firmware: 1.02.03_DVDMOD-0.4.2

DVDMOD is a custom firmware I made for the Western Digital WDTV. I have remixed both official firmware releases and added optical drive support via cd-manager. Yes, this means you can boot with a usb dvd drive connected and play from it on your WDTV now. The only limitation is that since dvd drives are officially unsupported you must have a supported (aka FAT32, NTFS, HFS,…) drive/flashdisk inserted. If there is no supported drive in the WDTV reports ‘no storage present’ and you will be unable to navigate to the browser. DVDMOD also enables you to use ext2/ext3/reiserFS/xfs drives with your WDTV.

This firmware is flashed to your WDTV like the updates that have come from Western Digital, unlike Zoranders ext3-boot firmware that is available from WDTV HD player unofficial firmware wiki. Whereas ext3-boot is for pros (sorta) this ones for joes.

This is a maintenance release to solve buggy issues with the 1.02.00 firmware. 1.02.03_DVDMOD-0.4.2 is a highly recommended update for users of 1.02.00-DVDMOD. The sluggy OSD issues, that weren’t my doing, have been fixed.


1.02.03-DVDMOD-0.4.2

Changelog:

0.4.2
* 1.02.03_DVDMOD
* XFS filesystem support removed from 1.02.03_DVDMOD for space

Go to the DVDMOD page to download the latest versions.

*** WDTV_FW_1_00_01_B-RAD.CC_DVDMOD-0.4.1 ***

*** WDTV_FW_1_01_02_B-RAD.CC_DVDMOD-0.4.1 ***

*** WDTV_FW_1_02_03_B-RAD.CC_DVDMOD-0.4.2 ***

Don’t forget to check out the WDTV HD player unofficial firmware wiki page.

I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time hacking the WDTV firmware, so if you appreciate my efforts please donate a little something using the link below : ) Thanks & enjoy.



kbear
December 27th, 2009 05:03

Is there a way to manually add the DVDMOD to newer firmware? I’d like to use it with the latest official WD beta (as of this writing it’s the 1.02.11) which fixes several problems with subtitles.

<<< edit: Easiest way would be to donate $20 and request me to do it for you ;) –b-rad >>>

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