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.
Made sure I got this released before I left town, didn’t get a chance to test it though so no guarantees.
* based on firmware 1.02.07
* XFS filesystem support is back in
* added md5sums to files
Go to the DVDMOD page to download the latest version.
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.