Archive for August, 2009

WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.10 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.

I spent a lot of time on this release, adding many optimizations & enhancements sure to please…most important enhancements?

  • I studied the boot process and was able to trim 25+ seconds off the boot time!
  • its now possible to see network shares in the ‘all videos’ section when media library is enabled!

If you enjoy my work please make a donation. My time is thin and donations help focus me on producing new & better versions. Thanks. :-)
* app.bins are disabled during upgrade process (aka no rcS's are executed)

* shaved 25s+ off boot time!!! :-D
* rearranged boot cycle
* rewrote device mounting subsystem
* sane-ified crazyboot
* better hub support
* all media files can now show up in various media library enabled areas :-D
*** requires file called .addMounts on root of device you'd like extra mounts contained ***
*** cycle media library off&on to rescan files ***
* LaurentG's asstd patches
* added 15 thumb view to music/photo (default=10 - refer to S00custom-options to change to 15)
* ability to relocate/have persistent (+++fast) thumbnail database on a device
*** requires directory named .thumbDB on root of attached device ***
* 24 loopback devices
* check S00custom-options for setting to permanently set timezone
* few other minor things maybe
**** download updated ****