Archive for October, 2009

WDTV Live homebrew firmware development *updated4*

Since I received my WDTV Live a week ago I’ve been working on getting a full fledged homebrew firmware working on it. Well, it only took me 4 days from UPS box to custom firmware and now the stage is polishing and tweaking of the package. This post is intended as a ‘progress report’ of sorts. I will be updating this page as I create new versions and find new information, so be sure to check back.

WDTV Live unboxing + undressing *revised2*

So I got myself a new little toy in the mail today, a shiny new Western Digital WDTV Live. :-D In the following writeup I’ll analyze the internals a bit and dig a little into things for everyones amusement…for the record it took me 2:43 from unbox to broken warranty–aka–Open device. (more…)

WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.7

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.11 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.

Joe pointed out to me this new FW revision, so I whipped up something good for everyone ;-) This is for the most part untested…I flashed it and streamed a few 1080p titles of my NFS, but I’m heading out for the night now so won’t be doing much testing for a couple days. Be on the lookout the next few weeks for a new version with most of my scripts rewritten in c, to lighten the system load and hopefully be a bit more stable.

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* Now based on firmware 1.02.11
* includes Steve.JC's patched (untested!!)