WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4.4

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.04 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

* based on firmware 1.02.04

You may find the latest release at the WDLXTV page.

** WDLXTV-0.4.4 **

Post any bugs you come across at wdtvforum and don’t forget to check out the WDTV HD player unofficial firmware wiki.

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.

Jordy Cobelens
April 15th, 2009 06:03


April 15th, 2009 07:54

Thanks for the good old screen saver picture :)

<<< edit: that was an error, I forgot to do some patching ;-) –b-rad >>>

New Convert
April 15th, 2009 11:47

Hi Rad, absolutely loving what you have done with the WDTV, much appreciated, but is there a version of this somewhere i can download with the original WD images for background osd etc? I have tried ftp to change the images in osd/images but says its a read only file system? Perhaps if not a download you can tell me why i cannot write the images in that i want please? And again many thanks for your work…

<<< edit: you can’t change anything in /osd because the filesystem is a read only cramfs image. I have added the ability to customize the screen_saver & background images in wdlxtv-0.5.2+ to accomodate this much asked for feature. –b-rad >>>

April 16th, 2009 10:18

Hi , B-rad~
Is it possible I mount nfs folder from Linux system ?
I tried it but it doesn’t work for playing movies.
I could see the folder name but it is empty inside.
Please teach me how to slove it and mount nfs .
I’ve checked the posts on AVS Forum.
Some people have same problem with NFS mount.
Thanks again!!

<<< edit: i’m all nix so it definitely does work. Go to wdtvforum for general help & settings. –b-rad >>>

April 16th, 2009 14:19

error? :( I like the old screen saver pic too. :)

April 18th, 2009 15:31

WDTV firmware 1.02.06 pre-release is out. :D

<<< edit: already done ;) –b-rad >>>

April 19th, 2009 02:32

When is the 1.02.06-version coming out?

<<< edit: I had a 1.02.06 version released within 10min of them posting it ;) I just went out of town 20min after that and didn’t have time to publish it here. It was available if you knew where to look. –b-rad >>>

April 19th, 2009 04:41

Hi b-rad,

what do we have to do to load OSD overlay?

I have tried loading with /osd folder on boot drive. Nothing changes?? Thanks!

<<< edit: i’ll make a guide for this today or tommorrow. –b-rad >>>