'WDTV Optware tips' archives

WDTV Optware tips #1 – resizing opt.bin *updated*

Back in my post about Optware for the WDTV, I mentioned how I had limited opt.bin to 128MB and made a comment hinting about being able to resize it if you need. Well I was called out [sasa ; )] so heres the easy steps to resize your opt.bin to whatever you’d like. 128MB really isn’t that much after all.

Note: this will require either access to a Linux computer, cygwin shell with ext2fs tools, or if you have time and patience it can be executed straight on the WDTV using Zoranders ext3-boot. It will take a long time on the WDTV though.
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WDTV Optware tips #2 – Rapidshare downloading with SlimRat

Today I’ll walk through getting perl & SlimRat installed on your WDTV. SlimRat is a command line and GUI utility for downloading files from Rapidshare on Linux.

In order to take advantage of this tutorial you must either be running WDLXTV or Zoranders ext3-boot. You must also have my Optware for WDTV package installed, that stuff is covered elsewhere. I’ll be including every necessary step here, so you might be able to skip around if you already have some of this done.
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WDTV Optware tips #3 – bittorrent with rtorrent

By popular demand I’ll go through all the steps to get a bittorrent client running on the WDTV. My client of choice is rtorrent so that is what I’m going to cover. rtorrent is an extremely fast and lightweight client so it suits the wdtv perfectly. You’ll be downloading torrents in no time flat.

In order to take advantage of this tutorial you must either be running WDLXTV or Zoranders ext3-boot. You must also have my Optware for WDTV package installed, that stuff is covered elsewhere. I’ll be including every necessary step here, so you might be able to skip around if you already have some of this done.
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WDTV Optware tips #4: lighttpd webserver with PHP

As I sat down to start on the wtorrent tutorial I promised back in my rtorrent article I thought about how it is really two seperate parts: getting the webserver running and then getting wtorrent running on that. So today I’ll be going through everything to get the lighttpd webserver running on your Western Digital WDTV, with PHP for dynamic pages too. lighttpd is a lightweight fully featured webserver that suits the WDTV perfect. lighttpd even powers some high profile sites like YouTube and wikipedia.

In order to take advantage of this tutorial you must either be running WDLXTV or Zoranders ext3-boot. You must also have my Optware for WDTV package installed, that stuff is covered elsewhere. I’ll be including every necessary step here, so you might be able to skip around if you already have some of this done.
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WDTV Optware tips #5: wtorrent – webgui for rtorrent

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Yes, I’ve finally gotten around to part 3 of 3 in my rtorrent with wtorrent tutorial. Wtorrent is an excellent webui for rtorrent and after this tutorial you’ll be able to manage rtorrent from the web…forward a port and you can even connect to your wdtv from the internet to queue up torrents!

In order to take advantage of this tutorial you must either be running WDLXTV or Zoranders ext3-boot. You must also have my Optware for WDTV package installed, that stuff is covered elsewhere. I’ll be including every necessary step here, so you might be able to skip around if you already have some of this done.

This writeup presumes that you have already executed the steps from part 1 and part 2. If you haven’t done them yet, then get over and complete them first!
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