WDTV firmware: 1.02.06_DVDMOD-0.4.3

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 the WDTV HD player unofficial firmware wiki. Whereas ext3-boot is for pros (sorta) this ones for joes.

My time is finite folks, got to this when I could ;)



* based on firmware 1.02.06

Go to the DVDMOD page to download the latest version.

*** WDTV_FW_1_02_06_B-RAD.CC_DVDMOD-0.4.3 *** downloaded 1000+ times!

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 21st, 2009 17:42

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!

April 21st, 2009 22:04

hi there,

is it possible to merge dvdmod and wdlxtv into one custom firmware?

still original firmware user ;)

<<< edit: dvdmod is a subset of wdlxtv, wdlxtv contains everything and more. –b-rad >>>

April 22nd, 2009 00:40

I saw on the Develop-side, the new dLAN TV Sat Receiver
The satellite receiver sends its data via the electricity grid to Pc
Is it possible to adapt WD-TV to receive such data.
I think that it would have to resolve.
that would be a perfeckte thing.
usually you would be theoretically possible
best regards Udo

<<< edit: powerline ethernet is not really very fast or ideal, but its possible to hook up to the wdtv. As for getting the sat receiver you speak of working too, absolutely no clue without the device in my hands. –b-rad >>>

April 22nd, 2009 12:58

23 ok
24 ok

April 22nd, 2009 22:25

we are waiting for WDTV FW 1.02.07 custum dvdrom firmware thanks you

<<< edit: Donations have been known to expedite things, plus I’m out of town on vacation now. ;) –b-rad >>>

May 8th, 2009 18:12

FW 1.02.07 based pleaseeeee… :D