Hello everyone. If you have a wdtv you might be in the group I am that was annoyed that western digital didn't allow usb dvd drives. Well in case you haven't followed the firmware hacking thread
I coded something, cd-manager
, that allows you to use a dvd drive with your wdtv. Until now you had to use Zoranders ext3-boot
, which maybe requires a bit of finesse. Well today i remixed both official firmwares with cd-manager, so now you can flash your wdtv with my firmware and use external dvd drives.NOTE: you must have a supported drive/flashdisk inserted and media library turned ON. Since dvd drives are officially unsupported the wdtv will report 'no storage present' without a supported drive in. no way around this. All drives must be attached at boot to be detected at this time.
I've also added support for ext2, ext3, xfs, and reiser partitions IF
they are inserted at boot time. Hotplugging will come eventually.
There is an issue or two that i'm working out mentioned on the page below, so keep in mind this is just a beta release of sorts
This thread is for people to say if their drive does/doesn't work and general questions/issues. ** This is just a beta and there are minor issues atm, note them at the linked page **
For the record my dvd drive is a Plextor 716A and it allows fast forward, reverse, subtitles, and resumes.http://b-rad.cc/wdtv-firmware-dvd-enabled
***NOTE*** I have tested both versions multiple times and they work correctly, but I make absolutely no guarantees about anything and am in no way responsible for anything, should something go drastically wrong for who knows what reason. it really shouldn't, but...