WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.06 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 1.02.06

You may find the latest release at the WDLXTV page.

** WDLXTV-0.5 **

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.

April 19th, 2009 22:51

Works (as usual) fine !

My 1 Tb HDD is recognized in under a minute, and menus navigation remains smooth even when my BT client is running :)

April 20th, 2009 04:16

Can we have the 1.02.06 based DVDmod next? :)

<<< edit: when i have time, you bet ;) –b-rad >>>

April 21st, 2009 09:17

I want to congratulate you for your work! I hate bitching but I think I found a little something. Using this release, all mkv with external greek subtitles, cause the wdtv to freeze after a few minutes. When I close the subtitles everything plays normally. If you care to try it, use the latest –snip– with this subtitle and see for your self. –snip–

<<< edit: Thanks ;) Its not me though, see this post and this post for details. –b-rad >>>

April 22nd, 2009 15:37

WDTV Prerelease 1.02.07 is out ;)

April 23rd, 2009 11:01

WDLXTV? mast you for the 07 completed the fix? tolle sache WDLXTV
the thank-b-rad

April 23rd, 2009 11:47

Great work sir, thanks a lot.

Just curious…
today I checked out the new official beta 1.02.07 and I with my extreme surprise it mounted an ext3 partition all alone on a drive I connected in error.
Any one can confirm they really added ext3 support in official release?

<<< edit: :D I see it in the OSD binaries, looks like wd listened to me (and others probably ;) ). I was about to release a new version, but now I’ll have to retool things a bit due to your find. –b-rad >>>