WDTV firmware: 1.02.04_DVDMOD-

DVDMOD is a custom firmware I made for the Western Digital WDTV to enable optical drive usage. I have remixed all 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. 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.

Yes, yes, I heard ;)


* 1.02.04_DVDMOD

Go to the DVDMOD page to download the latest version.

*** WDTV_FW_1_02_04_B-RAD.CC_DVDMOD- ***

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.

April 16th, 2009 21:02

thx for your development and explanation.
it’s hard to understand the technical words in english for foreign user but, your kind explanations are really helped for me.

today, I ordered the XBOX360 HD-DVD player with USB, and in the AVSforum, I heard that this player works OK with your DVDMOD, AM I RIGHT?
After received the player, I’ll try your FW.

anyway, Thanks a lot.

<<< edit: should work, others have reported so. –b-rad >>>

April 18th, 2009 03:35

fix ?? 1.02.06

Thank you

Eugene K Chrysovergis
June 22nd, 2009 22:04

Hi, great work….i don’t own a WDTV player. A friend of mine has one. She wants to watch movies in full screen. I wonder if there is a way to replace arcsoft’s player with something else or to add an extra player. Can you help me?

PS.Sorry for my bad english…

<<< edit: not at this time. –b-rad >>>

Eugene K Chrysovergis
June 23rd, 2009 09:11

Hi again..what i am looking for its possible?

<<< edit: not at this time –b-rad >>>