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Title: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on April 23, 2009, 06:13:02 PM
now available, comment here about any issues / questions / etc

0.5.3.2
  * OSD tweaks
    * changed now playing view format
    * added selectable 4, 6, 8 item list view (default=8) (via shell: config_tool -c THUMBNUM=X)
    * added selectable 4, 8, 12 thumb browse view (default=12) (via shell: config_tool -c LISTNUM=X)
    * increased font size of title to 32 in thumb view
  * removed 2 unused binaries
  * updated build scripts to dynamically generate all version info
  * sample S00custom-options provided

0.5.3.1
  * fixed crazymount typo preventing app.bin's from loading

0.5.3
  * fixed osd mounting typo in crazymount
  * cleaned up symlink'd dirs
  * removed plug.watch (deprecated with [un]official ext2/3 support)
  * added Rezmus's additional font sizes OSD tweak
  * fixed S00custom-option execution
  * chmod 700'd /root
  * fixed timezone functionality
  * increased loopback devices from 8 -> 24
  * option to prevent device connected at boot from spinning down on power off (if device contains file called .keepalive it will not be spun down)

0.5.2
* based on firmware 1.02.07, ext2/ext3 filesystem support now official!!!
* more md5sums added for corruption checking
* a single custom init.d script can be placed in /conf, called S00user-script
   * syntax errors in S00user-script will prevent your osd from booting, be careful!
* crazymounts wait is now user extendable, default = 10 seconds
   * if /conf/crazymount.wait exists and contains a single integer, delay will be extended

0.5.1
* emergency flash upgrade/freeze recovery now added
   * requires a full firmware image called emergency-wdtv.bin and
      a file called emergency-flash on the root of a device at boot
* Custom background and screen saver images can be supplied at boot
   * requires welcome_background_bg.jpg (maxsize=524288) or screen_saver.png to exist on a device attached at boot
   * original screen_saver & welcome_background are supplied, in case you desire them.
* A custom configuration script can be supplied to enable/disable/whatever at boot
   * requires a script called S00custom-options on the root of a device attached at boot
* OSD overlays must be named as follows:  <label>.osd.bin   example:  myoverlay.osd.bin  (sample (http://rapidshare.com/files/224929703/stock.osd.bin))
* added another 5s wait for slow devices to come online at boot.
* no benign shell errors when booting on the serial tty
* reboot now sync's & (attempts to) umount devices before rebooting

0.5
* based on firmware 1.02.06


Be careful with S00user-script in /conf, as I say a typo in there will prevent the osd from loading. The proper route would be to get it working as S00custom-options on the root of an attached device, then when that works move it into /conf

if you break yourself with a bad /conf/S00user-script then place the following inside of S00custom-options:
Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh
rm /tmp/init.d/S00user-script

http://b-rad.cc/895/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0532
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on April 23, 2009, 11:29:52 PM
When turning off the WD TV with the remote controller, will HDD spindown if a process (Transmission, for example) is writing to it ?

I suppose not, but...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: oliveryc on April 24, 2009, 02:27:44 AM
Thanks for your firmware development!!  It's great!!

I found a problem with the file system. When my hard drive formatted as ext3, the subtitle won't come out automatically. If the same drive formatted as FAT32, that problem won't existed. But FAT32 file system will have another limit which is a single file can't be 4GB more.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lion on April 24, 2009, 03:27:57 AM
Thanks for your firmware development!!  It's great!!

I found a problem with the file system. When my hard drive formatted as ext3, the subtitle won't come out automatically. If the same drive formatted as FAT32, that problem won't existed. But FAT32 file system will have another limit which is a single file can't be 4GB more.

No subtitle problem here.
Please check in "Video settings": there is a new option to switch subtitles on-off by default
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on April 24, 2009, 03:29:20 AM
Thanks for your firmware development!!  It's great!!

I found a problem with the file system. When my hard drive formatted as ext3, the subtitle won't come out automatically. If the same drive formatted as FAT32, that problem won't existed. But FAT32 file system will have another limit which is a single file can't be 4GB more.
I was previouly (WDLXTV 0.4.x) using ext3 and external subitles worked fine...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Rev Drew on April 24, 2009, 12:59:47 PM
I am trying this again, version 0.5.2, I have it setup and working as I want, one question though;

is it possible to specify the workgroup I want rather than the default "workgroup"?
I do have a static IP set, I am also sharing a folder from my pc to it and that is my goal, but under the same workgroup name if possible.
the samba addon is brilliant in my opinion, Th@nX for that b-rad.cc

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on April 24, 2009, 06:11:47 PM
I am trying this again, version 0.5.2, I have it setup and working as I want, one question though;

is it possible to specify the workgroup I want rather than the default "workgroup"?
I do have a static IP set, I am also sharing a folder from my pc to it and that is my goal, but under the same workgroup name if possible.
the samba addon is brilliant in my opinion, Th@nX for that b-rad.cc

Thanks.

the samba pack is r/w ... so do a 'find /apps/samba/ | grep smb.conf' and modify it to your desire.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on April 24, 2009, 10:01:09 PM
Hi b-rad

could you please modify the rights on /root to 700 instead of 755 ?

We could then use SSH keys to authenticate (Dropbear SSH does not have the "StrictMode" setting like OpenSSH).

Thanks in advance !
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: schoeppchen on April 25, 2009, 01:16:25 AM
Big thanks for this release - works as a charme.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dadme on April 25, 2009, 03:38:34 AM
Hi b-rad,
I've instaled latest version ** WDLXTV-0.5.2 **,it works nice, but i can't get wireless working (edimax 7318usg rt73 chipset).
Same adapter works fine with ext3-boot release 0.9.2, with the same settings files and same wireless-mod 0.3.
It's necesary to raname wireless-mod.app.bin to something else?
that my config:
# Network configuration file
HOST=wdtv
# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000
#
DHCP=yes
#
##ifconfig rausb0 up
##wpa_supplicant -B -D ralink -i rausb0 -c /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf
##
ifconfig rausb0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -D ralink -i rausb0 -c /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf
sleep 5

and wpa_supplicant.conf:
ctrl_interface=/tmp/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="wl500gp"
# uncomment next line if your ap doesn't broadcast ssid
#scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="blablabla"
}
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: drs on April 25, 2009, 01:49:32 PM
Same adapter works fine with ext3-boot release 0.9.2, with the same settings files and same wireless-mod 0.3.
It's necesary to raname wireless-mod.app.bin to something else?

Don't you need the WDLXTV version wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin? Try looking in the wireless thread, someone's posted a link to that file.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Silence66 on April 27, 2009, 09:55:07 AM
is there a way to use the firmware without the media library like the ex3-boot-rls? because i want to have my folder structure of my nas on the wdtv
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: oliveryc on April 27, 2009, 05:53:03 PM
Quote
No subtitle problem here.
Please check in "Video settings": there is a new option to switch subtitles on-off by default
Quote
I was previouly (WDLXTV 0.4.x) using ext3 and external subitles worked fine...

Thanks for your reply. I format my hard drive again with the format tool in Ubuntu 9 livecd and the external subtitles work perfectly now.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dorbak on April 27, 2009, 07:09:28 PM
Good evening b-rad,

First off, great stuff so far.  I've come across an issue on my unit where I cannot re-flash to any other firmware.  My latest flash was 0.5.2, but I wanted to start over from scratch (writing a how-to for some friends for their units) and I wanted to start from the official 1.01.02 f/w from WDC.

However, I am not able to have the firmware detected when I plug in my USB device.  I've tried two so far, both of which have worked in the past in previous f/w upgrades.

I've reformatted both to FAT16 to no avail either.

I loaded on the log.saver.bin and the attached files were obtained.

Any suggestions would be appreciated


Managed to get teh emergency-flash portion to work, now back to the 'official' firmware.  Thanks again :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: burrebista on April 29, 2009, 10:15:49 AM
Hallo! If is posible to make a firmware (of course 0.5.2 via 1.02.07) but based on firmware modified by rezmus (for more subtitles font sizes to settings based on the same 1.02.07 :http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=506.0) ?
Thank you very much in advance!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on April 29, 2009, 10:27:14 AM
Hallo! If is posible to make a firmware (of course 0.5.2 via 1.02.07) but based on firmware modified by rezmus (for more subtitles font sizes to settings based on the same 1.02.07 :http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=506.0) ?
Thank you very much in advance!


yeh, i'll probably include his patches for dmaosd in the next version.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: BBGUN360 on April 29, 2009, 07:55:50 PM
Hi b-rad
 
 Really appreciate the hard work. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem when I shut of my WDTV the HP personal media drive that I have attached doesn't spin down. So I flashed back to Prerelease 1.02.07 and the hard drive spinsdown again. With VERSION=’1.02.07.WDLXTV-0.5.2′ I noticed that it starts to spindown then starts back up. Any help would be appreciated  ;D ;D
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dnguyen800 on April 29, 2009, 08:46:44 PM
Hey, great job and thanks for the fast releases on the firmware.  I do have one problem though, my Airlink USB network adapter stopped working with this new release.  I believe I upgraded from 0.4.3, where it previously worked.  The USB adapter doesn't light up at all.  I've tried connecting it directly to my WDTV, with no go.  I'm sure the USB ports work, since I can connect my DVD drive to it just fine.  I also redid the net.mounts and net.config file using the default one included with the 0.5.2 package, in case there was new syntax used in those files.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can further test this issue?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stormbringer on April 30, 2009, 02:36:50 PM
b-rad, Great job with the custom WDTV firmware.

I've observed that multiple people on multiple boards would like the option for a 1-minute/ variable-minute skip forward feature.  Would this be difficult to implement?

Also,  I used the WDTV to watch TV shows recorded by a PVR card in my computer.  The shows record in SD 4:3 aspect ratio but I play them on a 16:9 TV using the WDTV over HDMI.  I'm stuck with a 4:3 aspect ratio on the 16:9 TV because when connected to the WDTV over HDMI, the TV doesn't allow me zoom options.  The WDTV Zoom options start at 2x which is wayyyyy to big.   Would it be difficult to add custom zoom or 1.1x 1.2x, 1.5x zoom to the WDTV?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to respond!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kaim on May 05, 2009, 06:05:14 AM
Hey there,
thanks for your work so far.

Do you think you would be able to make JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/home/index?s=lng_en) run on the WDTV?
Since its pure Java, and it's possible to operate it by a web interface, I think that should work, right?

Please tell me its possible, that would be a killer feauture.
You would be able to run downloads from Rapidshare and all the other OCH-sites 24 hours a day with minimum power consumption!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bastador on May 07, 2009, 04:06:09 PM
Thanks for this firmware.  It works great.  I am able to stream 720p over wireless G without problems using NFS.  My wife is very impressed as well.  We are both wondering if it would be feasible to add a feature to delete a video when done watching it (like our Tivo).  I apologize if this has already been answered in another thread.  Anyway, thanks again.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 07, 2009, 09:26:05 PM
k guys, I'm pretty sure (hoping) I've fixed the freezing issues. Whereas I used to be able to fairly easily get it to freeze after a video and not play anything else until a reboot, I cannot get it to anymore the last few hours ;D I made a lot of little tweaks, fixed some other small bugs and added a few new features.

This is just a prerelease version, please let me know how it works for you if you were having problems with 0.5.2

http://rapidshare.com/files/230626937/1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.zip

*** UPDATED LINK - version is now reported correctly ***
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 08, 2009, 02:27:15 AM
I have a problem with the update. I can start the procedure fine, it updates ok, but when it restarts there's still 0.5.2 and it asks me to update again  ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qryptiq on May 08, 2009, 05:35:26 AM
@b-rad.cc

my unit is acting querky. Here's my setup:

WDTV connects to my DNS-321 via Trendnet. Prior to update the unit worked well. Now, whenever i am watching a movie
- the forward/reverse/pause buttons stop working
- the movie 'hijacks' the system - when i exit and go to the main menu, the movie will stay in 'memory'. If i go to another movie or song, or picture, the movie comes up. I cannot stop it.

I am force to unplug the power and start all over again.

Question: Can i  downgrade to the previous version?

UPDATE: i found a thread with the same issue here (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=678.0) and will follow that. Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: savant on May 08, 2009, 10:01:54 AM
My unit is exhibiting some weird behavior on 0.5.2 as well. I've got an Ubuntu Server w/ NFS feeding my WDTV over ethernet, and up until the past couple of days it's been working like a dream.

Recently, however, I've been experiencing some playback issues. I can navigate the NFS directory structure without any trouble, and if I've recently power cycled the WDTV, I can usually watch 1 MKV television episode.

However, normally when the episode ends the WDTV returns to the directory in which the mkv was located. Now I'm just getting a black screen. When I use the remote to cycle the OSD, everything comes back, except I'm getting the "scanning library" overlay, which had gone away when I upgraded to 0.5.2. Also, When attempting to load another MKV or AVI, I just get a black screen with no video playback.

I'm at work, so I don't have physical access to the wd right now, but I'll ask my wife to plug it in so I can VPN into my network and get some debug logs. Will messages.txt suffice? Trying to talk my wife through installing the log file collector might be a bit too much of an undertaking over the phone ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 08, 2009, 10:17:36 AM
Tried the updated 0.5.3, now reporting ver.number correctly.
But, there's still the forward/reverse/pause buttons bug and "options" button too doesn't work, so during playback i can't access subtiltles/audio languages. I've also noticed that the time progress bar doesn't show up at the very beginning of the movie and i can't bring it up cause buttons don't work.

Another problem i found recently (probably since 0.5.2 and official ext2/3 support, but i'm not sure) is that i can't resume partial ftp trasfers from my server to the wd attached hdd, that's the log:
Code: [Select]
Status: Starting upload of /home/maxpower/Materiale/Slumdog.Millionaire.2008.1080p.BluRay.ITA.ENG.x264.Mux.RiSEN_Prestige.mkv
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (79,16,185,180,96,5)
Command: MLSD
Response: 150 Accepted data connection
Response: 226-ASCII
Response: 226-Options: -a -l
Response: 226 6 matches total
Command: PASV
Error: Could not write to transfer socket: ECONNRESET - Connection reset by peer
Response: 450-Error during write to file: Invalid argument
Response: 450 Bolt.2008.1080p.BluRay.ITA-ENG.x264.Mux.RiSEN_Prestige.mkv partially uploaded

My setup:
USB1 --> usb hdd with 2 partions: boot (FAT32) and videos (EXT3)
USB3 --> D-Link DUB-E100 H/W Version B1

 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: drs on May 08, 2009, 12:52:41 PM
But, there's still the forward/reverse/pause buttons bug and "options" button too doesn't work, so during playback i can't access subtiltles/audio languages. I've also noticed that the time progress bar doesn't show up at the very beginning of the movie and i can't bring it up cause buttons don't work.

I had the same problem, no buttons except stop/back/home worked during playback. The unit just now even kept playing when I switched it off: picture went black, but the the sound was still audible. When I started a random movie, I saw the picture of the still playing movie again. I had this issue with 0.5.2 today and then with 0.5.3., too.

I could solve it by re-flashing the original WD 1.02.07 FW and then again flashing WDLXTV 0.5.3. Everything seems to work now, hope it stays this way.

One minor problem still remains: when the WDTV is booted up and my NAS the WDTV is connected to goes into sleep mode, the next time I access the NAS contents, the WDTV can't play any file. Videos show only a black screen, audio files get stuck at the loading screen. The folder structure surely is buffered internally, so I assume the problem may lie somewhere within synchronizing/refreshing the data structure... or something like that.

Nevertheless, great work b-rad!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 08, 2009, 05:52:50 PM
I can no longer get my wdtv to freeze, whereas it was extemely easy and happened every 4-5 videos with 0.5.2.

I did a factory reset before I flashed 0.5.3 though, perhaps there is some internal setting that got awry? I suggest factory reset
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: statica on May 09, 2009, 02:14:06 AM
Hi

Just wanted to give some info regarding the new firmware which I hope will be usefull for future releases and for those who are considering using this firmware.
So far I have had no problems with the new 0.5.2 firmware. I plugged in my usb LG BE6 BluRay burner and was able to playback both dvd and bluray movies! The dvds I tried were all on single layer (dvd-r) media and the BluRay were BD-RE 25gb medias with the movies in avchd format. I could select 5.1 and DTS audio and switch subtitles so this part worked as well. Only problem I experienced was with a bluray movie freezing and giving green screen on my tv. I just disconnected the power from my WD box and rebooted.
I will try to test the LAN option soon too see if it will work on wlan and/or lan.

Perhaps Bluetooth could be added as a feature so one could transfer pictures and music from various bluetooth sources.

But thanks for a nice firmware which so far is a nice experience for me  :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: moustique on May 09, 2009, 08:29:33 AM
Hi, I'm using WDTV + 1TB My Book (connects to USB1) + DWA-140 (connects to USB2) + nfs share. Installed WDLXTV-0.5.3 10 minutes ago, tried to play few movies in avi, mkv formats. In my case, most buttons on the remote controller stopped working while playing the videos. Now I'm downgrading the firmware to 0.5.2.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on May 09, 2009, 01:37:43 PM
I've upgraded to 0.5.3, but none of my .app.bin will load :-(

/tmp/messages.txt contains this :

Dec 31 16:00:44 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: xmount.scan: Will not mount /dev/sda1 (ext3)
[...]
Dec 31 16:00:46 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: dropbear-ssh app found
Dec 31 16:00:46 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: Mounting /tmp/mnt/sda1/dropbear-ssh.app.bin at /apps/dropbear-ssh
Dec 31 16:00:47 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: nls-codepages-0.1 app found
Dec 31 16:00:47 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: Mounting /tmp/mnt/sda1/nls-codepages-0.1.app.bin at /apps/nls-codepages-0.1
Dec 31 16:00:47 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: Mounting opt.bin at /opt
[...]
Dec 31 16:00:47 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: samba app found
Dec 31 16:00:47 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: Mounting /tmp/mnt/sda1/samba.app.bin at /apps/samba
Dec 31 16:00:48 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: screen-dump app found
Dec 31 16:00:48 WDTV-71c3c user.notice root: Mounting /tmp/mnt/sda1/screen-dump.app.bin at /apps/screen-dump

But /apps is empty...

Mounting an app manually doesn't work either :

# mount -o bind /tmp/mnt/sda1/dropbear-ssh.app.bin /apps/dropbear-ssh
# ls /apps
#
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 10, 2009, 11:49:50 AM
here fred, sorry I made a typo in all the tweakin.

http://rapidshare.com/files/231464283/1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.1.zip

I just got back in town...I left my wdtv playing 20 files off my nfs on loop the whole time & to my suprised 48hr later its still playing everything ???

I think I'm going to release a few packs with WD's binaries inside to see if older dmaosd/etc will fix this across the board.

I was able to reproduce this with ext3-boot, and cionci says its exists there too...which is making it seem like wd did something with 1.02.07 :o

To make these freezing issues worse I'm going out of town for almost a month (africa:D;D) in 3 days, so I need all the help I can before then to try and fix this sufficiently.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pipeman597 on May 10, 2009, 01:10:27 PM
I have a problem with my USB drive. Since updating to firmware 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3 I no longer can access the ext3 partition. The drive is formatted with a 512M fat32 and 2nd partition ext3. When WDTV boots it scans the drive and says, Media library compilation requires more storage space: [600 MB]. I go back to home and it says, Storage can not aggregate, at the top of screen.There is plenty of free space on 2nd partition is 512 not enough on fat32 boot partition or is something else going on? The drive passes file system checks when connected to PC. I also just updated to 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.1 using this HDD. Do I need to reformat the drive and start over? Thanks

Edit: By ftp I can access both partitions normally.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on May 10, 2009, 01:31:55 PM
Thanks b-rad, app.bin work fine with 0.5.3.1 :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalovalenzuela on May 10, 2009, 05:52:12 PM
Same adapter works fine with ext3-boot release 0.9.2, with the same settings files and same wireless-mod 0.3.
It's necesary to raname wireless-mod.app.bin to something else?

Don't you need the WDLXTV version wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin? Try looking in the wireless thread, someone's posted a link to that file.

I have the same problem, search into the whole forum and posts and nothing, google didn't help, where is the wireless-mod-wdlxtv app , or the wireless-mod.app works??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: altern8 on May 10, 2009, 07:16:00 PM
here fred, sorry I made a typo in all the tweakin.

http://rapidshare.com/files/231464283/1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.1.zip

I just got back in town...I left my wdtv playing 20 files off my nfs on loop the whole time & to my suprised 48hr later its still playing everything ???

I think I'm going to release a few packs with WD's binaries inside to see if older dmaosd/etc will fix this across the board.

I was able to reproduce this with ext3-boot, and cionci says its exists there too...which is making it seem like wd did something with 1.02.07 :o

To make these freezing issues worse I'm going out of town for almost a month (africa:D;D) in 3 days, so I need all the help I can before then to try and fix this sufficiently.


for some odd but good reason, after upgrading my wdtv to 0.5.3.0 and 0.5.3.1, my 1080p valkyrie mkv file is playing perfectly over CIFS ... i been having the hardest time to get NFS working, this has been some badly needed good news ... while my other 1080p mkv still stutters, for whatever reason, the recently release valkyrie mkv is working perfectly! now if only a) the rest of my 1080p collection runs over CIFS or b) i can figure out this bloody NFS share problem ...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 11, 2009, 12:14:00 AM
I have a problem with my USB drive. Since updating to firmware 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3 I no longer can access the ext3 partition. The drive is formatted with a 512M fat32 and 2nd partition ext3. When WDTV boots it scans the drive and says, Media library compilation requires more storage space: [600 MB]. I go back to home and it says, Storage can not aggregate, at the top of screen.There is plenty of free space on 2nd partition is 512 not enough on fat32 boot partition or is something else going on? The drive passes file system checks when connected to PC. I also just updated to 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.1 using this HDD. Do I need to reformat the drive and start over? Thanks

Edit: By ftp I can access both partitions normally.

I had the same issue with 1.02.07-WDLXTV_0.5.2. Solved by reformatting the FAT32 partition to 1024MB. Anyhow i still have all the other problems... I really think the new official Ext3 support has screwed something up: with media library on, before the the GUI autorefreshed the hdd in realtime, so if i put something new by Ftp i could see it immediatly in the movie's list, now i have to reboot or disable and re-enable media library.  ???

@b-radd: All the problem i'm experiencing randomly (buttons not responding, movies still going on even after exiting, sometimes no AC3 audio through HDMI but ok through SPDIF) are not network related coz i have nothing mounted, i play everything through my ext3 hdd partition.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qryptiq on May 11, 2009, 07:01:00 AM
this thread is scary.....may be building up to brick by brick (pun intended). i certainly hope not but the behaviour of the units is very eratic..
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 11, 2009, 07:25:44 AM
this thread is scary.....may be building up to brick by brick (pun intended). i certainly hope not but the behaviour of the units is very eratic..

my wdtv has been playing videos on loop straight since friday @ 3pm.

Whatever the issue was it doesn't seem to be affecting me anymore for whatever reason...it sure seems like either factory reset or pushing a pin in the side did something to fix me right up.  ??? I think I power cycled the wdtv while I was pushing in the reset button...Whatever happened I can't get my wdtv to freeze anymore.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: od3m on May 11, 2009, 07:39:43 AM
Hi b-rad.cc

first of all, thx for your hard work.

since i upgraded to 0.5.3 all my mkv´s are playing in english as standard audio output language. all fw´s below 0.5.3 it was playing my files in german as i wanted it to.

do you have any suggestions on how to change standard audio language?


thx and keep up the awesome work !



od3m
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: liebowa on May 11, 2009, 08:14:33 AM
...it sure seems like either factory reset or pushing a pin in the side did something to fix me right up.  ???

Well, that's interesting - In all of my fighting with this thing over the past five or six days, I never even NOTCIED that reset pin hole on the side.  Wouldn't that be the same as power cycling (which Ive done tens of times)?

Regardless, I'm going to try to muck with that tonite from home.  As you said, maybe holding that in while powering it up may do something??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lmaolmao on May 11, 2009, 08:16:35 AM
i may be the only one, but just went from 0.5.2 to 0.5.3.1 and nfs performance has smoothed out so i dont need killall plug.watch anymore, but the performance has dropped from 48mbps to 28mbps

any ideas?

edit - its something with my config, dipped in performance overnight it seems :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qryptiq on May 11, 2009, 09:53:45 AM
I think I power cycled the wdtv while I was pushing in the reset button...Whatever happened I can't get my wdtv to freeze anymore.


There's a pin?

I will check it out and follow your directions:

push pin and power cycle

Thanks B-Rad

Hey, Good wishes on your travels and be safe...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on May 11, 2009, 11:19:25 AM
I now (since 0.5.3) have the same issues with remote controller and mkv playing...
We'll see if the "reset" will make things better.

PS : have a nice trip b-rad !
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pipeman597 on May 11, 2009, 11:22:19 AM
I increased the fat32 boot partition to 1GB and reformatted the ext3 partition and now the WDTV sees the folder and scans it ok. So I ftp'ed some movies over and tried them out. Everything seemed ok now. I then tried to ftp some more files over and it fails saying read only file system.  My net shares are working I was ftping at 3.6MB/s CIFS don't know whats going on here?  Thanks for any help

Edit: I deleted webserver.app.bin and now the drive is writable? There still is something wierd going on though. I get empty directories by ftp sometimes. The files return after reboot.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 11, 2009, 12:28:42 PM
I tried everything, hard and soft restore to factory settings, but i still have random problems. Now i got back to official 1.02.07 and everything is stable and working fine. There's something definitely weird since 0.5.2 here.  :o
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 11, 2009, 09:44:04 PM
I tried everything, hard and soft restore to factory settings, but i still have random problems. Now i got back to official 1.02.07 and everything is stable and working fine. There's something definitely weird since 0.5.2 here.  :o

I have a similar problem. When you switch back to 1.02.07, I assume you no longer have network drive access, yes?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 11, 2009, 10:03:51 PM
I have a similar problem. When you switch back to 1.02.07, I assume you no longer have network drive access, yes?
Yeah, of course.  :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 11, 2009, 10:30:59 PM
I have a similar problem. When you switch back to 1.02.07, I assume you no longer have network drive access, yes?
Yeah, of course.  :(

I downgraded to 1.02.06 .05 and it still has the same problem: only play one episode and won't play the next one.

Wondering if the 1.02.07 permanently did something to the box?!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 11, 2009, 11:23:21 PM
I downgraded to 1.02.06 .05 and it still has the same problem: only play one episode and won't play the next one.

Wondering if the 1.02.07 permanently did something to the box?!

That's what i've done, and it's working ...for now.. anyhow i cannot guarantee since every box seems to have his own soul!

1. factory reset through the pin on the side of the box
2. flashed official 1.02.07
3. flashed Zorander's ext3-boot

I'll stay with ext3-boot till things around WDLXTV get clearer..
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pipeman597 on May 12, 2009, 06:02:13 AM
There seems to be a problem with FTP on WDTV. When I reboot the WDTV I can FTP no problem and have good speed. After prolonged use,random time,several issues occur. Sometimes the directories on attached USB HDD come up empty. Other times when transferring files it errors and I get ...
227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,102,77,10)
Command:   STOR 20-Mejor decir adios.mp3
Response:   150-Fail set Direct IO
Response:   150 Accepted data connection
Error:   Connection timed out
Status:   Connecting to 192.168.1.102:21...
Status:   Connection established, waiting for welcome message...

I then have to reboot the WDTV,sometimes by telnet or if froze I have to unplug, and FTP works again. I am using 0.5.3 with only samba installed.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on May 12, 2009, 06:49:37 AM
3. flashed Zorander's ext3-boot

I'll stay with ext3-boot till things around WDLXTV get clearer..
I have the same issue on Zorander's firmware too. The problem seems to involve both modded firmwares.
I've tested official 1.02.07 firmware and it doesn't show the same issue.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 12, 2009, 09:54:04 AM
3. flashed Zorander's ext3-boot

I'll stay with ext3-boot till things around WDLXTV get clearer..
I have the same issue on Zorander's firmware too. The problem seems to involve both modded firmwares.
I've tested official 1.02.07 firmware and it doesn't show the same issue.
Yesterday i was able to see an entire movie without any of the usual problems.  :D
This evening i'll try another one and we will see..
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 12, 2009, 05:47:44 PM
top post updated
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: moustique on May 12, 2009, 06:34:57 PM
top post updated

Nice, Downloading 0.5.3.2....

Yesterday I flashed 0.5.3.1, after that remote controller didn't work while playing videos, and "screen saver" poped up after 5 mins while playing videos.

Will flash 0.5.3.2 tonight, hopefully everything will be fine, fingers crossed!  :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RyanJBlack on May 12, 2009, 09:57:59 PM
top post updated

Nice, Downloading 0.5.3.2....

Yesterday I flashed 0.5.3.1, after that remote controller didn't work while playing videos, and "screen saver" poped up after 5 mins while playing videos.

Will flash 0.5.3.2 tonight, hopefully everything will be fine, fingers crossed!  :)

I can confirm that with 0.5.3.2, I have the same issue:
- most remote buttons do not work when playing back AVI/MKV/ISO files (dont have any other formats to try!).
   - "back" seems to work every 5 seconds or so which lets you quit the video at least.
   - FF, Rew, Menu, select, etc. don't seem to work at all.
- the screensaver turns on during playback (so I shut the screensaver off).
- when i select a video after stopping it, it doesn't ask me if I want to resume it anymore

My setup:
- 0.5.3.2
- SAMBA/CIFS loaded
- mounts using CIFS to Windows Vista Box.

I had upgraded from 0.4.3 to this... I might revert back to 0.4.3 if I can't fast forward or rewind.  The interface looks fantastic and I can see there are a bunch of new customization options, but without being able to use the menu it's hard to watch some videos.

Thanks for all the work b-rad... I think this is going in a nice direction but there's a few bugs to squash yet before Africa!!! :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: makermaden on May 13, 2009, 03:27:41 AM
have u tried 0.5.1? From what i remember it was working fine.. Could be a nice test too because it's the latest before 1.02.07 merge and its "official" ext support... i'd do it on my own if i had the old archive...

UPDATE: sorry i didn't remember max1641 post:
I downgraded to 1.02.06 .05 and it still has the same problem: only play one episode and won't play the next one.
Wondering if the 1.02.07 permanently did something to the box?!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 07:46:30 AM
First of all: congratulations to B-RAD and the rest of developers for this. It's a great effort!

Ok, I just installed 0.5.3.2 coming from immediate previous version and I have a couple of issues:

First of all, it looks as if net.config isn't being recognized at all. The IP I get is always the same: 192.168.1.12 as if given by a mysterious DHCP server, but I have chosen 192.168.1.102 in my device root net.config. No big problem if it's always the same, but why is this happening?

===
# Network configuration file
HOST=wdtv
# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000
# DHCP=yes
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
DHCP=no
IP=192.168.1.102
GW=192.168.1.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.1.1
DNS2=205.171.3.65
===

On the other hand, I am connecting via samba to a shared disk attached to a "fonera". I can connect to it but the speed is desperatingly slow. How can I measure the speed of the connection to locate the bottleneck?
I assume it's something concerning the physical medium. I connect using a USB network wireless device. To do so, I use wireless-mod-seb.app.bin module.
The device is a SMCWUSB-N and it looks as it is working fine, but how can I tell whether it is using N or not?

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I can be of any help. My linux knowledge is limited but I'm willing to help.

Thanks to everybody,

ferarias
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 07:58:31 AM
First of all: congratulations to B-RAD and the rest of developers for this. It's a great effort!

Ok, I just installed 0.5.3.2 coming from immediate previous version and I have a couple of issues:

First of all, it looks as if net.config isn't being recognized at all. The IP I get is always the same: 192.168.1.12 as if given by a mysterious DHCP server, but I have chosen 192.168.1.102 in my device root net.config. No big problem if it's always the same, but why is this happening?

===
# Network configuration file
HOST=wdtv
# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000
# DHCP=yes
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
DHCP=no
IP=192.168.1.102
GW=192.168.1.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.1.1
DNS2=205.171.3.65
===

On the other hand, I am connecting via samba to a shared disk attached to a "fonera". I can connect to it but the speed is desperatingly slow. How can I measure the speed of the connection to locate the bottleneck?
I assume it's something concerning the physical medium. I connect using a USB network wireless device. To do so, I use wireless-mod-seb.app.bin module.
The device is a SMCWUSB-N and it looks as it is working fine, but how can I tell whether it is using N or not?

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I can be of any help. My linux knowledge is limited but I'm willing to help.

Thanks to everybody,

ferarias

Where is your net.config located? Mine is in /conf and all the settings work. I'll look into net.config from attached devices.

Unrelated question: Do you have any playback/remote issues?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: moustique on May 13, 2009, 08:06:30 AM
Hi there,

I did a hard reset to my wdtv and flashed 0.5.3.2 just now, so far have seen the following issues:

1. Cannot see "About" page in "Config / System".
2. Remote controller doesn't work from time to time, say 50% chance. "Back" & "Home" work all the time tho.
3. Screen saver turns on while playback, so I turn it off in options.
4. Can only play one video.

Otherwise the network part works perfectly, my wdtv always gets the right IP, and NFS/CIFS shares get mounted correctly.

Anyway, thanks B-RAD for the great effort, it's a wonderful job!

Steven
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 08:18:33 AM
Thanks for your quick reply!
First of all, I agree with moustique in most of the issues: I get network connectivity always, it looks as if this part has improved!
Unfortunately I can confirm the following:


Best
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 08:27:43 AM
Thanks for your quick reply!
First of all, I agree with moustique in most of the issues: I get network connectivity always, it looks as if this part has improved!
Unfortunately I can confirm the following:

  • Problems with remote controller approx. 50% of the time
    net.config is not recognized, even if I copy it to /conf (BTW, where is this actually stored?). I always get the same 192.168.1.12 IP
    Trying to access the About screen freezes my wdtv

Best


my about screen works...???...thats pretty strange if you two's does not. Can you telnet in and do the following:
Code: [Select]
# cat /tmp/ip-about.asp
# cat /osd/setup_about.xml

I'll look into net.config now.

/conf is a partition on the internal flash chip.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 08:34:19 AM
Of course:
Code: [Select]
# cat /tmp/ip-about.asp
<?xml version="1.0"?><wrapper>
<text text="wdtv : no IP" x="355" y="335" w="543" h="32" textcolor="0xe2e2e2" align="hcenter" fontsize="30"/>
</wrapper>
# cat /osd/setup_about.xml
wdtv : 192.168.1.12
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 08:37:47 AM
Of course:
Code: [Select]
# cat /tmp/ip-about.asp
<?xml version="1.0"?><wrapper>
<text text="wdtv : no IP" x="355" y="335" w="543" h="32" textcolor="0xe2e2e2" align="hcenter" fontsize="30"/>
</wrapper>
# cat /osd/setup_about.xml
wdtv : 192.168.1.12

 :o ??? say what? your /osd/setup_about.xml really contains just:
Code: [Select]
wdtv : 192.168.1.12
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 08:47:17 AM
From your tone I guess that's no good  :-\, but yes, that's the content!
I have re-checked
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 08:54:48 AM
From your tone I guess that's no good  :-\, but yes, that's the content!
I have re-checked

k i'm on it, could be an artifact of some osd changes i made.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 09:11:49 AM
hmmm...I did remove all the bits of suspect code already. Do you happen to be using an old theme?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 09:24:20 AM
I am afraid I've never installed any theme. How can I know?
FYI: I installed your fw and then I did a system reset.
The only contents in my attached drive are:
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on May 13, 2009, 09:36:58 AM
i have the new firmware installed 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.2

no freezing yet all thing work 16x forward don't freeze movies so far

i do a hard reset hold the pin pushed til screen flashes then it goes back to menu
then i push the pin again hold two seconds and then it reboots
then installed original firmware
again hard reset
then put this firmware on the WDTV

i hope this one is good

thanks b-rad.cc for this firmware and hardwork

greatings from holland ::)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on May 13, 2009, 09:43:16 AM
I am afraid I've never installed any theme. How can I know?
FYI: I installed your fw and then I did a system reset.
The only contents in my attached drive are:
  • wdtv.bin and wdtv.ver
  • custom screen_saver.png and welcome_background_bg.jpg
  • wireless_mod-0.3-sebmod.app.bin
  • net.config
  • net.mounts

i don't know what is contained in wirelessmod-sebmod, perhaps it uses my old trick?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 13, 2009, 10:41:15 AM
Not sure, really. i think it's a modified mod to allow rt280 chipsets to work

I followed these instructions:

http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=usb_wireless_dongles_table_page (see bottom of page)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 13, 2009, 11:04:29 AM
i have the new firmware installed 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.2

no freezing yet all thing work 16x forward don't freeze movies so far

i do a hard reset hold the pin pushed til screen flashes then it goes back to menu
then i push the pin again hold two seconds and then it reboots
then installed original firmware
again hard reset
then put this firmware on the WDTV

i hope this one is good

thanks b-rad.cc for this firmware and hardwork

greatings from holland ::)

Couple questions please:

1. Original fw: official 1.02.07?
2. What's the reason for 2-3 hard resets?

TIA
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on May 13, 2009, 11:31:48 AM
1 yes official 1.02.07

2 it's work for me
   normally i overwrite the firmware or do a soft reset i tryed everything get allways freezing problem
   but if i do this it works
 
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 13, 2009, 02:43:34 PM
1 yes official 1.02.07

2 it's work for me
   normally i overwrite the firmware or do a soft reset i tryed everything get allways freezing problem
   but if i do this it works
 
 

Interesting!! I'll try this tonight and report my findings.

Has anyone else tried this? Would you share your findings?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: medicineuk on May 13, 2009, 03:13:51 PM
For whatever reason I can't seem to get the new version to install. I was using ext3-boot then I downgraded to the official firewire which worked fine. I then install this new version, installation seemed to run fine and rebooted. The problem is it then reinstalls the firewire again and I get caught in this cycle install reboot, install reboot. Any ideas I have tried removing the harddrive afterboot but then I just get stuck on the first screen with the WD Logo.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stormbringer on May 13, 2009, 06:33:32 PM
I had all the same freezing issues as well.   I downgraded to WDLXTV-0.5.0 and don't have any problems. 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RyanJBlack on May 13, 2009, 09:43:03 PM
1 yes official 1.02.07

2 it's work for me
   normally i overwrite the firmware or do a soft reset i tryed everything get allways freezing problem
   but if i do this it works
 
 

How do you install the official 1.02.07 firmware?  When I put in my USB stick with the official firmware, it doesn't ever ask me to install firmware.  I did the hold reset for 10 seconds, screen flash, hold for 2 seconds, reboot trick, but it doesn't work.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RyanJBlack on May 13, 2009, 09:54:07 PM
I can confirm that with 0.5.3.2, I have the same issue:
- most remote buttons do not work when playing back AVI/MKV/ISO files (dont have any other formats to try!).
   - "back" seems to work every 5 seconds or so which lets you quit the video at least.
   - FF, Rew, Menu, select, etc. don't seem to work at all.
- the screensaver turns on during playback (so I shut the screensaver off).
- when i select a video after stopping it, it doesn't ask me if I want to resume it anymore

My setup:
- 0.5.3.2
- SAMBA/CIFS loaded
- mounts using CIFS to Windows Vista Box.

Using 0.5.3.2 still.

OK, so I tried it without SAMBA/CIFS and my net.mounts files (basically by just booting with a different USB stick in the drive) and media files played perfectly.  I played files directly off the USB stick and the remote worked fine. it was a bit sluggish but OK.

Then I rebooted with the SAMBA/CIFS/net.mounts USB stick in the drive, and lo and behold the ff/rew/pause/menu buttons stopped working in AVI mode.

B-rad, is there any chance the problem lies in the SAMBA app?  I'd try it with NFS but I don't have any NFS shares.

It's either net.mounts or SAMBA/CIFS that is causing the remote problems, because if I boot it with a USB stick that doesn't contain either, the media play just fine.  Of course, I suppose it could have something to do with playing over the network, but why would playing it over the network affect how the remotes work?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Vaso on May 14, 2009, 01:12:19 AM
First off B Rad we all appreciate all the work that you and the community are putting in to this, top job.

I'm am having much of the same issues that a lot of users here are having, using 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.2, with an Apple ethernet adaptor, running CiFS to a NAS server. Having the same freezing issues after about 15 to 20 min of play time. The remote play, ff, rr button won't work, if I hit the Home button, the audio still plays in the background.
I have tried doing a hard reset (don't think it has worked) removed the .wd_tv from the memory key, and added in the SUPPRESS_OTHERS='yes'
modprobe asix in the net.config

Also I know this question probably doesn't belong in this forum, but if i can get an answer or a link it would be appreciated.
Folder.jpg thumbnails work fine when the hdd is connected via usb. However, when running through the network via CiFS the folder.jpg does not show up at all, but the season1.jpg will show. Folder.jpg has only VIDEO_TS along side it, where as the season1.jpg has .avi files along side it. Is this due to running CiFS? Can anyone give me a some help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on May 14, 2009, 07:05:30 AM
1 yes official 1.02.07

2 it's work for me
   normally i overwrite the firmware or do a soft reset i tryed everything get allways freezing problem
   but if i do this it works
 
 

How do you install the official 1.02.07 firmware?  When I put in my USB stick with the official firmware, it doesn't ever ask me to install firmware.  I did the hold reset for 10 seconds, screen flash, hold for 2 seconds, reboot trick, but it doesn't work.


open wdtv.ver with notepad

VERSION='1.02.07'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

change to

VERSION='1.03.07'
LOCATION='wdtv.bin'

if you change the version number it wil install
and don't worry if you installed the firmware you see in info  1.02.07
thats what i do

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=105.0

see this thread

use the search function on this forum

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jackson on May 14, 2009, 07:35:47 AM
OK so I installed 0.5.2 successfully, was able to telnet in and access a NTFS folder on PC so it all worked.

So then yesterday I dled 0.5.3.1, used exactly the same memory stick and replaced the 5.2 with 5.3.1 files and wdtv flags new firmware so i ask it to upgrade.

Reboot and memory stick flashes but only gets as far as showing the WDTV logo and stops - no change after 20 minutes.  Power cycle still no change.  Even tried the paperclip in the side to do factoryreset no go just stops at the wdtv logo.

Replace bios files with official 1.02.07 do the .ver file trick and bios 'upgrade' completed fine.

So now I try the 0.5.3.2 - exactly the same behaviour as 0.5.3.1.

So can anyone suggest what I have to do to successfully flash to 0.5.3.2 and point me to a URL where I can re download 0.5.2 if not?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on May 14, 2009, 08:00:58 AM
after installing the new firmware 0.5.3.2

works good.. no problems..no freezing no other things

i keep testing ;D



Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 14, 2009, 08:29:11 AM
after installing the new firmware 0.5.3.2

works good.. no problems..no freezing no other things

i keep testing ;D


It worked for me for about 30min and then it went bad again (lost control of play/ff etc ...) but I did not use 0.5.3.2 (inadvertently used 0.5 version instead). Will try again tonight with 0.5.3.2.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 14, 2009, 08:38:06 AM
Hi
I have just reinstalled 1.02.07_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 and it looks everything's fine now. I followed these steps:


Now I can see the About page and the remote seems to work. I will keep testing, especially the plugin to enable wireless (SMCWUSB-N)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on May 14, 2009, 09:08:18 AM
Ok, b-rad.cc, a hint here:

I have installed wireless-mod-seb followinf these instructions http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=712.msg4876#msg4876, then problems have started again. I think this mod is the cause of the problems.
Funny that although all gets broken, the wireless connection is up and running  :-\
Hope it helps!
Title: Problems upgrading from 0.5.2 to 0.5.3.2
Post by: pcpumpkin on May 14, 2009, 11:16:02 AM

I have a problem upgrading from 0.5.2. I copied the new 0.5.3.2 firmware files over the USB key where I have the 0.5.2. I am stuck on the start up WDTV screen like there is no USB key attached.

I have upgraded my WDLXTV firmware pretty consistently without problems in the past.

I booted back to 0.5.2 without problem.

Is there something I am doing wrong?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Brother54 on May 16, 2009, 01:06:12 AM
Iam from Germany an my English is not very well
sorry for that.
Ive Installed the WDLXTV - enhanced WDTV firmware an it works perfectly..
I use an internal drive from Samsung in an external case.
Its unbeliveable..
Great work...

My Question is not about the Firmwar .. I asked the WDC support Team but ive never get back an Answer..

Is it possible to Play Anamorph encodet MKVs correctly... My TV dont strecht the the Picture autmoaticly..
do you have an idea ?

Ps. Great Great Great Work .. greet from Germany
Title: Re: Problems upgrading from 0.5.2 to 0.5.3.2
Post by: wdtv101 on May 16, 2009, 09:34:05 AM

I have a problem upgrading from 0.5.2. I copied the new 0.5.3.2 firmware files over the USB key where I have the 0.5.2. I am stuck on the start up WDTV screen like there is no USB key attached.

I have upgraded my WDLXTV firmware pretty consistently without problems in the past.

I booted back to 0.5.2 without problem.

Is there something I am doing wrong?

I have similar problem...  instead of boot using 0.5.3.2 USB stick...  Remove the USB stick...

Boot the WDTV without stick (firmware 0.5.2)...  wait until you see the desktop menu...

Now, put the USB stick with the new firmware 0.5.3.2 in...  wait until WDTV detect the USB stick and show there is a new firmware if you want to upgrade...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: radarshop on May 18, 2009, 06:40:01 AM
I am having a DVD drive issue with 0.5.3.2.  It works perfectly using the previous version of WDlxTV. Version 0.5.2 works . When I tried to use 0.5.3.2 it would lock up at the "WD" bootup screen when ever I had the DVD drive connected. I tried this with many different dvd drives and usb enclosures with the same results. I have reproduced the fault many times by reloading 0.5.3.2 and fixed it by reloading 0.5.2. Any others out there having the same problem?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Dukman on May 20, 2009, 06:07:51 AM
For whatever reason I can't seem to get the new version to install. I was using ext3-boot then I downgraded to the official firewire which worked fine. I then install this new version, installation seemed to run fine and rebooted. The problem is it then reinstalls the firewire again and I get caught in this cycle install reboot, install reboot. Any ideas I have tried removing the harddrive afterboot but then I just get stuck on the first screen with the WD Logo.
Just experiencing the same problem. Flashing firmware back and forth seems to be a problem. I am able to get back to flash official 1.02.07 and everything is ok but when I try to upgrade to B-rad .5.2 or .5.3.2 it gets stuck in the loop or freezes on the splash screen.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: max1641 on May 20, 2009, 07:27:25 AM
For whatever reason I can't seem to get the new version to install. I was using ext3-boot then I downgraded to the official firewire which worked fine. I then install this new version, installation seemed to run fine and rebooted. The problem is it then reinstalls the firewire again and I get caught in this cycle install reboot, install reboot. Any ideas I have tried removing the harddrive afterboot but then I just get stuck on the first screen with the WD Logo.
Just experiencing the same problem. Flashing firmware back and forth seems to be a problem. I am able to get back to flash official 1.02.07 and everything is ok but when I try to upgrade to B-rad .5.2 or .5.3.2 it gets stuck in the loop or freezes on the splash screen.

Many of us experienced the same problem. The easy way out is to flash Zorander's ext 3 instead of .5.x (after the official 1.02.07). It's working fine for me the last 2 days so far ... keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: drs on May 21, 2009, 03:06:52 PM
Dammit, I made the mistake of updating to 0.5.3.2 from a previously working 0.5.3. Now the screen flashes green on startup and the remote does not work anymore. I can't even re-flash the original FW as I cannot select the menu item for firmware update. :( Any suggestions?

Once I get it to re-flash the original FW I think I will stick with it until the problems are solved...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: savant on May 21, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
Edit the .ver file on your usb key and change the version number to something higher than what you have 1.0.29. Your wd should then see the new firmware. After your update to downgrade, be sure to change the .ver file to reflect what you have, or it will ask you to update every time you use it.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: drs on May 22, 2009, 08:52:26 AM
Edit the .ver file on your usb key and change the version number to something higher than what you have 1.0.29. Your wd should then see the new firmware. After your update to downgrade, be sure to change the .ver file to reflect what you have, or it will ask you to update every time you use it.

Yes, I know that, it's not a problem of the WDTV not recognizing the firmware update. The problem is that I cannot execute the firmware update as the remote does not work since 0.5.3.2. The unit boots up and shows the menu, even jumps to the "New firmware found" entry, but then I'm stuck there. Is there a way to manually execute the firmware update via telnet?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Spartan on May 22, 2009, 12:18:54 PM
Flashed 0.5.3.2 onto 1.02.07 while everything worked including NAS mapping through NFS, unit goes unresponsive to remote after approx. 25-30 minutes of video play.  Decided to go to Zoranders ext3-boot ver 0.9.2 until b-rad returns and addresses the this issue with it.  I was able to flash to Zoranders no problem with a net.mounts file that worked for b-rad for the same NAS mapping.  Upon booting I don't my NAS mapped.  When I telnet in and tried to manually issue the xmount it works but GUI still doesn't show the NAS mapping.  Anyone experienced this issue?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stormbringer on May 22, 2009, 12:47:14 PM
Yes, I know that, it's not a problem of the WDTV not recognizing the firmware update. The problem is that I cannot execute the firmware update as the remote does not work since 0.5.3.2. The unit boots up and shows the menu, even jumps to the "New firmware found" entry, but then I'm stuck there. Is there a way to manually execute the firmware update via telnet?

Most people have reported it takes about 20 minutes before the remote stops working.   Have you tried pulling the plug or pressing the reset button?  Maybe the batteries dead in your remote??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pompey_Monkey on May 22, 2009, 02:30:18 PM
Nice lateral thinking there Stormbringer  :)

I'm afraid that the problem seems to be deeper than that - I reverted to WDLXTV 0.5 (based on official 1.02.06) and it's been working fine for a week now with regular use. Apart from two hang-ups this evening, which I suspect to be to do with ny Windoze SFU...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jbs1077 on May 25, 2009, 12:38:18 AM
Yes, I know that, it's not a problem of the WDTV not recognizing the firmware update. The problem is that I cannot execute the firmware update as the remote does not work since 0.5.3.2. The unit boots up and shows the menu, even jumps to the "New firmware found" entry, but then I'm stuck there. Is there a way to manually execute the firmware update via telnet?

Hi, I have similar problem with remote not functioning properly but I'm not using any mod FW. The temporary solution is to put a solid (not transparent) tape between the Power and USB indicator. If your problem is like mine then after you placed that tape your remote should function normally again. Try this fix to see if it works.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qryptiq on May 25, 2009, 05:25:22 AM
strange thing for me is that i haven't done anything in the last few days and it's been working ok... i simply unplugged the unit several times  in the last few days of having problems and about two days ago i stopped unplugging it. I saw a movie, shut it down (via remote) came back later and watched another program and was able to rewind and forward(?) don't understand why. i've been able to use all the buttons fine now - no unplugging, no issues. I guess i will leave as is and wait for b-rad to return....
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FVD on May 25, 2009, 03:03:59 PM
i don´t know if it is the rigth place to mention, but since 0.5.2 my LITE ON 832S is not working anymore, downgrade to 0.5.2 and works.

Title: Please help for my setup
Post by: Ginosergio on May 26, 2009, 11:50:27 PM

Hi  B-Rad,

first I wish to thank you for your incredible work. I will sure "use"  ;) my Paypal account, when I get to the point I'm seeking.
My current setup is the jpg here attached...

(http://)

Current Firmware is WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 just installed yesterday. Yes it works, I can see the USB Harddisk attached to the WDTV, from my PC, via FTP. Two major problems:

1) FTP is not good, I wish to use the harddisk as a Storage for all PC in LAN, so I can show a Cartoon to my kid from PC 2, when I try to put him to bed and he does not want  >:(
2) Transfer rate is ugly, when I write new files to the WDTV Harddisk, currently 614 KBytes per sec. but it's a known problem, since my disk is NTFS.

I think that the best way to do what I want (keep all my videos in ONE harddisk, available to all) is to buy a NAS, attach it to the router, and map the drive into the WDTV. Am I right ?

So, I've read quite all the post on these unofficial firmwares in these days, but have not found a "newbie how to do it" really complete. All the infos are spread in thousands of posts. And I really don't know NAS... but here is what I have understood:

- the NAS is not seen (from Win Xp and WDTV) as an harddisk, but as a LAN device; and it has an hardware interface for the read and write operations that goes from the lan to the disk, so it's not important which kind of file system it use. It is often ext3, or HFS+
- the NAS can be "mounted" into the WDTV custom firmware, so it can stream videos from it.

So... I kindly ask you if you can help:   if all I said is right:
- when I buy the NAS, should I search for some technical specification ?
- which is the best FileSystem I can use on the NAS, to allow regular streaming of 1080 mkv to WDTV ?
- what should I do "step by step" without jargon, to map the NAS on your 0.5.3.2 firmware
- I currently use a no-brand USB to LAN Adapter with ASIX AX88772 chip; should I buy something else (for transfer speed?)
- do you think that this item is good ?? =   http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220419183241

Thank you if you (or someone else) can Help !  ???

Ginosergio
from Italy (just in case someone else speak Italian.... and use WDTV... write me a PM, thanks!)


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on May 27, 2009, 01:39:23 AM
Hello, since yesterday I know that there is a custom made firmware. And I installed yours on my WDTV. I especially like the bigger fonts, which are better to read.

But there is one problem I hope that it will be fixed in your firmware:

I have 2 external hdd cases (1 with 4 bays and 1 with 2 bays) but when I use the library there is only 1 hdd recognized (but not always the same! ), no matter which case I use.
If I dont use the library all hdds are recognized  ???


I dont know if you are able to fix this, but I would be more than happy to spend a few bucks if you could do this  :D
(Does anyone uses external cases with more than 1 drive succesfully with the library?)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lucho on May 27, 2009, 12:39:34 PM
I have the same setup, a sans digital box with 4 1tb drives in it with a single usb cable.  When plugged into the WD player, it sees only one drive unless I browse by folder view, then it sees all drives.   I am using the latest WDLXTV.  So I just keep it plugged into a pc and made 4 shares for now which is the same thing.  Hopefully this can be fixed in the future.  Out of curiosity, what external drive bay make and model do you have?

Thanks

Luis
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on May 28, 2009, 03:37:51 AM
I have a FANTEC QB-35US2
http://www.fantec.de/html/de/3/artId/__1399/gid/__7009070490/searchStr/__FANTEC+QB-35US2/article.html
Title: In network mode, movies won
Post by: golfnut25 on June 03, 2009, 07:23:20 AM
(also posted this message on AVSForum, but hope b.rad will see this and understand you check this forum more regularly) 
I want to thank everyone that has provided functionality, information and training on this thread. I appreciate the abilities gained through your knowledge.
1 - I have read the thread through, read the information provided by b.rad at b.rad.cc and read the FAQ at WDHD TV at the unnofficial site (h**p://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php). All of it has allowed me to get to where I am.

My problem is that I not able to play any movie files when in wired network mode.

2- I have downloaded B.rad's WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 and flashed the firmware.
3 - I have also downloaded the SAMBA plugin and core-extras.app.bin from b.rad and added them to the root of the flash drive attached to my WDHD TV.
4- I had an SMC 1.1 USB wired network adapter and a 2.0 USB hub laying around and attached the hub to the WD and the network adapter to the hub.
5- I also have an external HD with some avi, ts and mpeg files

Results -
1 - Without the network adapter and USB hub attached, I can watch the movies on the ext. HD easily.
2 - When I disconnect the ext HD and attach the Network adapter and hub (@USB 1) and a flash drive (@USB 2), I get an IP address and can telnet into the WD with fast response (typing reboot causes an immediate reboot on the WD). I successfully mount a network share (xmount //192.168.0.3/Recordings Recordings cifs) on an XP NTFS drive and can see the files in the video folders directory on the WD. When I select to play the movie file, the screen goes blank but nothing plays. Media Library is on.
2a - I am also able to mount the share with the net.mounts file on the flash but movies still won't play.
3 - I thought the problem may be the 1.1 network adapter. But in testing, I placed all of the B.rad files including Samba and core-extras ...bin onto the ext HD and connected it instead of the flash and rebooted the WD. I was still able to mount the share (manually and with net.mounts) and see the files. But I still cannot play any of the shared movies and interestingly I cannot play any of the files on the ext HD when in this mode. The same files that will play if I don't have a network connection (network adapter attached) with an IP address. I do not get any errors or messages. Just a blank screen as if the device is preparing to play something.

I hope this helps in understanding how things interact together. Are there any suggestions to solving the problem? I still think it might be the 1.1 network adapter but don't understand why the attached ext HD files won't play in network mode.

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bitlisz on June 03, 2009, 11:37:12 PM

I tried the WDLXTV v0.5.2.3.
Strange thing the very-very sluggish Remote handling, I mean I have to push longer time than before reacts the menu, and it seems the menu slower too.

Any idea?

I still not finished the Network configuration, For me is littlebit difficult. But Telnet and FTP works.
(this project is started as i recognised that I have USB-Ethernet something: Dicota Harbour 2.0 (with chip: AX88772 or AX88172 ???)
http://www.dicota.com/start.php?office=45&page=page_productDetails&ds=380 (http://www.dicota.com/start.php?office=45&page=page_productDetails&ds=380)
The 3xUSB 2.0 HUB function also "works" (only the first attached device shown, 2,5" HDD only works with adding the external power for the HUB).
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: markosha on June 10, 2009, 07:23:18 PM
Hi

I just bought a trendnet TU2-ETG Gigabit USB and tried using it with the new  WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 firmware on my WDTV. No luck.

The network lights switch on but for some reason i do not get an IP assigned. I know the card works as i get ip when using it with my laptop( same cable, same switch)

Any ideas on how can i troubleshoot this? 

Thank you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: markosha on June 10, 2009, 07:36:57 PM
Hi

I just bought a trendnet TU2-ETG Gigabit USB and tried using it with the new  WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 firmware on my WDTV. No luck.

The network lights switch on but for some reason i do not get an IP assigned. I know the card works as i get ip when using it with my laptop( same cable, same switch)

Any ideas on how can i troubleshoot this? 

Thank you!


Ah nevermind, i cold booted the thing again and got the IP
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: menetas on June 12, 2009, 06:28:28 AM
have you guys noticed that 1080p movies get choppy when streaming?

I have the Trendnet (TU2-ET100) 10/100Mbps Ethernet Adapter, and i share my video files from my MacOSX via NFS share..

720p/1080i work smooth, but most 1080p videos won't stream good.. it plays for 30 seconds, then it plays bad for 5 seconds, then it plays another 30 seconds good, then other bad 5 seconds.. any ideas to fix this?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: leitmotiv136 on June 12, 2009, 11:34:09 AM
… hello. Need help :-)

I install the 0.5.3.2 Version and got an ip with DLink USB Network Adapter. But - how can i access my windows share? Can anyone help me… i had to edit the net.mounts - right? My ip is the 192.168.2.103 (Windows Share) - the wd tv box got the 192.168.2.118. How can i configure the Windows Share?

Tnx a lot guys…
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stormbringer on June 12, 2009, 11:47:16 AM
… hello. Need help :-)

I install the 0.5.3.2 Version and got an ip with DLink USB Network Adapter. But - how can i access my windows share? Can anyone help me… i had to edit the net.mounts - right? My ip is the 192.168.2.103 (Windows Share) - the wd tv box got the 192.168.2.118. How can i configure the Windows Share?

Tnx a lot guys…

Here is my net.mounts file as an example:

#

# Example net.mounts file to demonstrate auto-mounting
# of network shares


# Mount a windows file share (must be done by IP address)

# xmount //192.168.0.33/ShareName ShareName cifs

#  if your "guest" account is disabled, you must supply username and password
# xmount //192.168.0.34/ShareName ShareName cifs user=username,pass=password


# Mount a NFS share


# xmount 192.168.0.44:/nfsroot ShareName nfs

# Notice that we no longer need to modprobe, nor create the directory.
# That is handled for us by xmount.

# Also note that if you store a net.mounts file in /conf/ then it will ALSO
# execute on startup.

xmount //192.168.1.101/TVSHOWS Kristi cifs user=username1,pass=****

xmount //192.168.1.100/TV-D Mike-D cifs user=username2,pass=****

xmount //192.168.1.100/TV-E Mike-E cifs user=username2,pass=****



-You would replace the paths I have (e.g. //192.168.1.100/TV-E) with the path to your share.
-You would replace the part that says Mike-E with the label you want to use for your share (what you want to call it E.G. "WDTV-Shared-Files" or something to describe the share.
-Replace username2 with the username on the machine that hosts the share
-Replace **** with the password for the above username.
-Everything else can stay the same as my above examples.


Stormbringer
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: leitmotiv136 on June 12, 2009, 12:05:43 PM
… hmm. This my config. But it does not work…

#

# Example net.mounts file to demonstrate auto-mounting
# of network shares


# Mount a windows file share (must be done by IP address)

# xmount //192.168.2.103/Daten Daten cifs user=XXXX,pass=XXX

#  if your "guest" account is disabled, you must supply username and password
# xmount //192.168.0.34/ShareName ShareName cifs user=username,pass=password


# Mount a NFS share


# xmount 192.168.0.44:/nfsroot ShareName nfs

# Notice that we no longer need to modprobe, nor create the directory.
# That is handled for us by xmount.

# Also note that if you store a net.mounts file in /conf/ then it will ALSO
# execute on startup.

Any idea? I´m running the Windows Home Edition...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stormbringer on June 12, 2009, 02:13:50 PM
… hmm. This my config. But it does not work…

...

# xmount //192.168.2.103/Daten Daten cifs user=XXXX,pass=XXX

...

Any idea? I´m running the Windows Home Edition...

Remove the "#" at the beginning of your xmount command.   Any line that starts with an "#" is ignored.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sdambo on June 13, 2009, 04:40:38 AM
i can`t update to 0.5.3.2 from official 1.02.07 stuck at wd logo 0.5.3 works fine,please advise.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 13, 2009, 07:25:22 PM
now available, comment here about any issues / questions / etc

0.5.3.2
  * OSD tweaks
    * changed now playing view format
    * added selectable 4, 6, 8 item list view (default=8) (via shell: config_tool -c THUMBNUM=X)
    * added selectable 4, 8, 12 thumb browse view (default=12) (via shell: config_tool -c LISTNUM=X)
    * increased font size of title to 32 in thumb view
  * removed 2 unused binaries
  * updated build scripts to dynamically generate all version info
  * sample S00custom-options provided

0.5.3.1
  * fixed crazymount typo preventing app.bin's from loading

0.5.3
  * fixed osd mounting typo in crazymount
  * cleaned up symlink'd dirs
  * removed plug.watch (deprecated with [un]official ext2/3 support)
  * added Rezmus's additional font sizes OSD tweak
  * fixed S00custom-option execution
  * chmod 700'd /root
  * fixed timezone functionality
  * increased loopback devices from 8 -> 24
  * option to prevent device connected at boot from spinning down on power off (if device contains file called .keepalive it will not be spun down)

0.5.2
* based on firmware 1.02.07, ext2/ext3 filesystem support now official!!!
* more md5sums added for corruption checking
* a single custom init.d script can be placed in /conf, called S00user-script
   * syntax errors in S00user-script will prevent your osd from booting, be careful!
* crazymounts wait is now user extendable, default = 10 seconds
   * if /conf/crazymount.wait exists and contains a single integer, delay will be extended

0.5.1
* emergency flash upgrade/freeze recovery now added
   * requires a full firmware image called emergency-wdtv.bin and
      a file called emergency-flash on the root of a device at boot
* Custom background and screen saver images can be supplied at boot
   * requires welcome_background_bg.jpg (maxsize=524288) or screen_saver.png to exist on a device attached at boot
   * original screen_saver & welcome_background are supplied, in case you desire them.
* A custom configuration script can be supplied to enable/disable/whatever at boot
   * requires a script called S00custom-options on the root of a device attached at boot
* OSD overlays must be named as follows:  <label>.osd.bin   example:  myoverlay.osd.bin  (sample (http://rapidshare.com/files/224929703/stock.osd.bin))
* added another 5s wait for slow devices to come online at boot.
* no benign shell errors when booting on the serial tty
* reboot now sync's & (attempts to) umount devices before rebooting

0.5
* based on firmware 1.02.06


Be careful with S00user-script in /conf, as I say a typo in there will prevent the osd from loading. The proper route would be to get it working as S00custom-options on the root of an attached device, then when that works move it into /conf

if you break yourself with a bad /conf/S00user-script then place the following inside of S00custom-options:
Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh
rm /tmp/init.d/S00user-script

http://b-rad.cc/895/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0532


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Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: papa1234 on June 14, 2009, 10:12:50 AM
U must reformat your usb drive then the wdtv will recognize it , i had the same problem too with my wd elements, when i reformatted it the problem was solved...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: whiteboy on June 14, 2009, 12:21:21 PM
Hes talking about a dvd drive.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 14, 2009, 08:40:29 PM
Please Help Me
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: potnoodles on June 15, 2009, 12:57:39 AM

Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.


Use WDLxTV 0.5.2 or lower - there are problems with 0.5.3 and DVD drives.

You need a USB key AND a DVD drive connected on the same port via a usb hub (I use an old Compact Flash card) otherwise nothing is detected.

You need to have everything connected , The DVD powered up , A disc in the DVD drive with some valid media files , BEFORE you insert the power plug to the WDTV
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 15, 2009, 11:42:32 PM

Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.


Use WDLxTV 0.5.2 or lower - there are problems with 0.5.3 and DVD drives.

You need a USB key AND a DVD drive connected on the same port via a usb hub (I use an old Compact Flash card) otherwise nothing is detected.

You need to have everything connected , The DVD powered up , A disc in the DVD drive with some valid media files , BEFORE you insert the power plug to the WDTV
Thank you.
I will be going to companies to buy a via USB hub and test your says.
I should pay about 5$ for a Via USB Hub. So I hope it do your says true and the WD HD media player detect my DVD Drive External.
I tell you soon the result.
Thanks alot again.
Title: WDLXTV-0.5.X - UpnP folder is always empty
Post by: firehead on June 17, 2009, 03:52:19 AM
Hello, i'm running win vista ult. 64 bit and i tried tversity and ps3 mediaserver and i'm not able to see any files inside the upnp folder. When i open it i get the message: this folder is empty. has anyone an idea what i can/ must do? THX
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 19, 2009, 11:25:41 PM

Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.


Use WDLxTV 0.5.2 or lower - there are problems with 0.5.3 and DVD drives.

You need a USB key AND a DVD drive connected on the same port via a usb hub (I use an old Compact Flash card) otherwise nothing is detected.

You need to have everything connected , The DVD powered up , A disc in the DVD drive with some valid media files , BEFORE you insert the power plug to the WDTV
Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 21, 2009, 01:51:51 AM
I've a issue with reboot command, here is the output:

umount: cannot forcibly umount /tmp/mnt/sda1: Device or resource busy
umount: cannot forcibly umount /tmp/media/usb/USB1/4dc3f926-ecbc-4b4c-aa16-0d67aadba81c: Device or resource busy

sda1 is a 8GB jump drive on which all app.bins reside. Is it busy beacuse all app.bins are still mounted ?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FVD on June 21, 2009, 05:30:47 AM

Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.


Use WDLxTV 0.5.2 or lower - there are problems with 0.5.3 and DVD drives.

You need a USB key AND a DVD drive connected on the same port via a usb hub (I use an old Compact Flash card) otherwise nothing is detected.

You need to have everything connected , The DVD powered up , A disc in the DVD drive with some valid media files , BEFORE you insert the power plug to the WDTV
Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

point 2

this is how works for me in 1.02.07 wdlxtv, to change dvd turn off the wdtv and open the tray, it open full (check this please), and change it.

the problem that is mounted during normal operation or on, so when you want to change IT ONLY HALF TRAY OPEN AND IMMEDIATELY CLOSE (also check this)

good luck
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bbbbb1 on June 21, 2009, 06:38:37 PM
I was trying to use USB DVDROM with 0.5.3 and couldn't get it work till I find here that it just doesn't work - Do we know when it might be fixed? So I don't have to downgrade?
Also I got some NFS issue - It plays a video for a while and pauses, then plays as if it was fast forwarding, then plays at normal speed. What could be the issue? Network lag? Is there any sort of network sniffer that can help identify the problem?

Thanks a lot!

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 23, 2009, 02:11:19 AM

Hello. I am Reza Soltani.
I buy a WD HD Media Player last month.
I tried to connect my External USB DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player for many time and positions , but My device donot detect my External USB DVD Drive. My External USB DVD Drive work with many devices and is healthy and good.
I contact to WD compnay with EMail for fourth time and they(Mr.Danny.Z) told me it is impossible!!!
I search and find your site and patches.
I download and install B-RAD.CC DVDMOD FW 1.02.06 but still donot detect my External DVD Drive and the message is"No USB Storage device". I download and install B-RAD.CC WDLXTV. But that told me again "No USB storage device"!

So please help me that how can I connect and detect my External DVD Drive to my WD HD Media player and how can I fixe and solve this problem?
Thank you.


Use WDLxTV 0.5.2 or lower - there are problems with 0.5.3 and DVD drives.

You need a USB key AND a DVD drive connected on the same port via a usb hub (I use an old Compact Flash card) otherwise nothing is detected.

You need to have everything connected , The DVD powered up , A disc in the DVD drive with some valid media files , BEFORE you insert the power plug to the WDTV
Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

point 2

this is how works for me in 1.02.07 wdlxtv, to change dvd turn off the wdtv and open the tray, it open full (check this please), and change it.

the problem that is mounted during normal operation or on, so when you want to change IT ONLY HALF TRAY OPEN AND IMMEDIATELY CLOSE (also check this)

good luck

Thank you for answer.
But When I install 1.02.27 WDLXTV  firmware , my WD HD Media Player donot detect my DVD Drive External!!!
So I had to downgrade that to 1.02.06.

What is your mind about this problem:
Many general format (Like DAT on VCD) that not play with DVD Drive External but when copy that to flash disk the device play that easy!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: potnoodles on June 23, 2009, 06:17:10 AM

Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

Problem (2) - it all depends on the device being used, see this post
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=128.msg2323#msg2323
have a look at the other posts in that thread.

Problem (1) Video CD - that .dat file is really just an mpg file with a renamed extension for the VCD format. I have some at home - so I will do some tests later.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FVD on June 23, 2009, 07:18:28 AM
The problem with VCD depend on the way you start the movie, remeber they use numbers to start the movie, depends the way you do the menus.

only will work those that start inmediatly (define in the menu) the rest never works for me, try some XVCD or VCD2 it worst

so copy your dat and play, that the better suggestion.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Herak on June 23, 2009, 10:15:14 AM
I just want to say thanks to b-rad for his work and i am very impressed with what has been done. However shouldn't the source code for this and other homebrew firmware be released, for the same reasons Western Digital have released the official firmware.

 Also wouldn't it be a good idea to start a sourceforge project (or similar ) so that more than one person can contribute, fix and track bugs, and to provide a version control system and repository for the code.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: miikew on June 23, 2009, 11:13:57 PM
b-rad is there any chance that you can look to my topic about problems with recognizing my LAN_USB card ? problem is described in http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1175.0 topic, and also logs are there so maybe 5 sec and you will know the answer :) please
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: saxin on June 24, 2009, 02:51:15 PM
B-Rad Hi,

Thanks for the hard work !

Flashed u'r WDLXTV 0.5.5 today with nfs app package to mount NFS shares.
1. Major problem with transfer speed lost about 8 Mbits/sec. ( time cat "file" > /dev/null )
2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote. Reboot by telnet works. To stop had to unplug the unit.
3. General  question: Why NFS speed is slower when than 2 linux boxes with same network hardware employed ?

thanks again ,
Cheers from IsraHell.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hacksrus on June 25, 2009, 03:18:47 AM
So, apparently B-RAD brought back
Quote
* USB Hub support for more than one device per slot
Any clues on how to implement it in ext3-boot?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kuf on June 25, 2009, 04:36:51 AM
B-rad,

are you planning Busybox at wdtv? It's quite old (1.10.0), the latest stable is:
22 June 2009 -- BusyBox 1.14.2 (stable)

thanks for your work :)

kuf
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: data68 on June 25, 2009, 06:11:16 AM
Hi,

I have successfully instelled the 5.5 fw and now I can telnet on my wdtv.
But mounting NFS doesn't work: when I type "xmount 192.168.178.20:/Fotos Fotos nfs" in the telnet-session I got the following message:

insmod: sunrpc.ko: module not found
insmod: lockd.ko: module not found
insmod: nfs.ko: module not found
modprobe: failed to load module nfs


This is no problem from the nfs server, because I've been already able to connect to the shares with the wdtv and FW 0.5.3.2.
After installing this firmware, I first couldn't connect to the nfs shares, but suddenly it works without any changes.

Any idea on this?

Cheers
 data68
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 25, 2009, 06:19:00 AM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: data68 on June 25, 2009, 06:45:15 AM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.

thank you, I have not seen this change.
do you now whether automount still work and where the net.mounts file has to be placed now?

cheers
 data68
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FooFighter on June 25, 2009, 06:57:13 AM
2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote. Reboot by telnet works.

same here - very strange  ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 25, 2009, 07:45:51 AM
Quote from: data68 link=topic=446.msg9343#msg9343 date=1245941115
do you now whether automount still work and where the net.mounts file has to be placed now?
[/quote
I think no changes was made on where net.mounts should be placed. So in the root of a connected device or in /conf.
I haven't tried this new firmware yet.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hahaha on June 25, 2009, 08:53:49 AM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.

I think Nfs and FTP server are core functions and should still be included in the firmware. There are lot of other unimportant functions which shoule be moved as app bins.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on June 25, 2009, 09:18:32 AM
I think Nfs and FTP server are core functions and should still be included in the firmware. There are lot of other unimportant functions which shoule be moved as app bins.

"Western Digital’s official firmwares are growing in size considerably lately, coming within 800KB of filling the entire flash possible. This means that there is a lot less room for me to play around with now…so unfortunately NFS modules and the pure-ftp server got cut, but don’t worry, I’ve made app.bin packs for both. If you desire the ftp server or you use NFS shares then you’ll just need to browse to the app section and download the new packs. I’ve linked to them directly on the main WDLXTV page."
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: musicmax on June 25, 2009, 09:51:04 AM
2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote.

I am experiencing the same thing with 0.5.5
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: data68 on June 25, 2009, 10:04:28 AM
2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote.

I am experiencing the same thing with 0.5.5


I had this behavior with 0.5.3.2. But suddenly it went away, I do not know what happend. Only working key was "Prev".

Cheers
 data68
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 25, 2009, 10:30:40 AM
I am experiencing the same thing with 0.5.5
Try to exchange port of USB connected media.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: coolnes on June 25, 2009, 11:27:26 AM
I was on 0.5.3.2 and installed rtorrent, lighttpd, and wtorrent.

If I upgrade to 0.5.5, will I have to re-install everything?

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: xtal on June 25, 2009, 02:11:36 PM
what username and password do I use to telnet into my wdtv box ???
I'm using ext-3 boot  with  [wdlxtv Root.bin]
tried to telnet but have no clue for un/pw
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: data68 on June 25, 2009, 02:13:28 PM
what username and password do I use to telnet into my wdtv box ???
I'm using ext-3 boot  with  [wdlxtv Root.bin]
tried to telnet but have no clue for un/pw

root without a password

Cheers
 data68
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Oldman on June 25, 2009, 03:11:43 PM

1. Major problem with transfer speed lost about 8 Mbits/sec. ( time cat "file" > /dev/null )

2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote. Reboot by telnet works. To stop had to unplug the unit.

1. Here's mine after latest firmware:

Code: [Select]
# time cat "/tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi" > /dev/null
real    2m 9.70s
user    0m 0.60s
sys     1m 36.62s

# ls -la /tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi
-rwxrw-rw-    1 -2       -2      1049208832 Nov  9  2008 /tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi

So...if i did my math right that's 86Mbps?  1049208832 bytes copied in 96.62 seconds...that seems too high. Hmm...

2.  I am experiencing similar problems.

EDIT: der, I used the wrong second count.  It's 1049208832 bytes copied in 129.7 seconds which equals 64Mbps.  That's a little more reasonable.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: miros199 on June 25, 2009, 09:57:21 PM
B-Rad Hi,

Thanks for the hard work !

Flashed u'r WDLXTV 0.5.5 today with nfs app package to mount NFS shares.
1. Major problem with transfer speed lost about 8 Mbits/sec. ( time cat "file" > /dev/null )
2. After movies start playing nothing displayed on screen (no progress bar as before) + the box won't respond to any key command from remote. Reboot by telnet works. To stop had to unplug the unit.
3. General  question: Why NFS speed is slower when than 2 linux boxes with same network hardware employed ?

thanks again ,
Cheers from IsraHell.

Hi B-rad!

Yes, I have the same problem. After upgrading from 0.5.3.2 to 0.5.5. The player cannot respond to "play/pause/stop" buttons of the remote. There is no progress bar either. Any suggestions?
Thank You very much.
regards
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hnadov2k9 on June 25, 2009, 10:02:27 PM
Hi B-rad!

Yes, I have the same problem. After upgrading from 0.5.3.2 to 0.5.5. The player cannot respond to "play/pause/stop" buttons of the remote. There is no progress bar either. Any suggestions?
Thank You very much.
regards

Have you tried cionci' suggestion http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg9362#msg9362 ? WFM.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: billyvan on June 25, 2009, 10:51:21 PM
changing < Media Library = off > i have normal RCU respond.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 25, 2009, 11:13:20 PM
Try to delete .wd_tv directory on your devices and then reboot wdtv.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Fredouye on June 25, 2009, 11:16:13 PM
1. Here's mine after latest firmware:

Code: [Select]
# time cat "/tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi" > /dev/null
real    2m 9.70s
user    0m 0.60s
sys     1m 36.62s

# ls -la /tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi
-rwxrw-rw-    1 -2       -2      1049208832 Nov  9  2008 /tmp/media/usb/NFS_Video/x.avi

So...if i did my math right that's 86Mbps?  1049208832 bytes copied in 96.62 seconds...that seems too high. Hmm...
Hi

IMHO you got 1.049.208.832 bytes copied in 129 seconds, or 8.089.505 bytes copied / second, or 64.716.042 bits/s (~ 64 Mbits/s)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FooFighter on June 26, 2009, 09:42:33 AM
Try to delete .wd_tv directory on your devices and then reboot wdtv.

unfortunately, in my case deleting this directory and rebooting the device didn't help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Senseohasser on June 26, 2009, 11:56:13 AM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.

I think Nfs and FTP server are core functions and should still be included in the firmware. There are lot of other unimportant functions which shoule be moved as app bins.

I think so, too. It really sucks that NFS (FTP is not important to me) is not part of the firmware anymore. I hope b-rad can work out a way to put in back in again. Kudos anyway to b-rad's for his great firmware!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: metronet on June 26, 2009, 02:48:14 PM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.

does that mean if I want to have built-in nfs support I'll need to revert back to the previous version? if i don't want to stick in a usb drive? thanks in advance.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: metronet on June 26, 2009, 02:50:33 PM
nfs has been moved outside of the firmware. Go to B-rad.cc site, download nfs app.bin and place it on a jump drive.

I think Nfs and FTP server are core functions and should still be included in the firmware. There are lot of other unimportant functions which shoule be moved as app bins.

I think so, too. It really sucks that NFS (FTP is not important to me) is not part of the firmware anymore. I hope b-rad can work out a way to put in back in again. Kudos anyway to b-rad's for his great firmware!


I vote to include nfs (at least to have the client to mount) in the firmware with my second post.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: puppydg68 on June 26, 2009, 03:16:39 PM
Has anyone noticed the File Sizes reported by NFS mounts are incorrect when compared to the SMB mounted files.  ie.
I have an SMB mounted share HDTV-SMB and HDTV-NFS mapped to the same folder however all the videos are completely different sizes..  

Movie1.m2ts under SMB is 26 GB
Movie1.m2ts under NFS is 2.3 GB and only plays for 12 minutes.

SMB plays the correct duration but is too slow and gives choppy results for 1080p signals.

if i do an Ls -al of the files  /tmp/media/usb/share/ under a telnet session:
NFS reports : 2381160192
SMB reports : 28150963968

if i browse the NFS share on the windows box it reports the correct size.


update.. This problem does not exist in WDLX 0.5.3 so it must have something to do with the new nfs.app.bin-0.1

Is there a way to replace the nfs bin from wDLXTV 0.5.3 myself?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mrreload on June 26, 2009, 09:03:28 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 27, 2009, 06:20:57 AM
Personally, I don't care for NFS. It's such a hassle if you have one entry share over several drives (ie. using symlinks). If at all possible, I'd rather see CIFS being made more efficient. :-)

edit: Also, isn't CIFS VFS support part of the Linux kernel these days? Is it dependent on Samba to work at all, or could you just strip the Samba app pack altogether for people like me, who only need to access shares and probably never will use the device to share files? :-)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: metronet on June 27, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

ext-boot 0.9.2 sounds good, I shall give it a try... thanks!

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Oldman on June 27, 2009, 05:30:22 PM
ext-boot 0.9.2 sounds good, I shall give it a try... thanks!

I decided to do the same thing.  Fed up with not being able to do basic things like pause and FF reliably.  Just loaded ext-boot with the 1.02.08 root.bin.  We'll see how it goes. Using 1GB USB key formatted in FAT32 and remote NFS mounts to a unix file server.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Kong on June 27, 2009, 05:41:03 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

I posted this in another thread, but same applies here:

I started experiencing this problem(ff and rew dont work, cant stop video, keeps playing when exiting back to gui, etc) on 0.5.3.2 after using a new usb flash drive and going back to the old flash drive did not fix the problem. I upgraded the firmware to 0.5.5 thinking well maybe it will fix the problem. Still happened. I downgraded to official 2.06 firmware and then back to 0.5.5, still happened. Finally I realized that I had some huge folder.jpg files(800x1000/500k+) in some of my folders and it was filling up the cache/memory. I deleted those giant ones and put normal size (120x180/50k) folder.jpg files in place and now its back to perfect again. :) Just an FYI for anyone else experiencing the same issue, its definitely cache/memory related. I suspect this is causing it to not have enough buffer memory for all the video playback functions.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 27, 2009, 05:46:50 PM
I use an old 128mb USB memory, with nothing on it but the config files and images that came with the firmware, and it has 114mb free. But I still suffer from these bugs. Who knows, maybe the player depends on different files existing or not, and the USB stick is too slow, or something along those lines..

I like the simpler alternative, so it would be awesome if those bugs could be cleared up as soon as possible. Is it the WD base that is the source of the problem?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Oldman on June 27, 2009, 06:04:43 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

I posted this in another thread, but same applies here:

I started experiencing this problem(ff and rew dont work, cant stop video, keeps playing when exiting back to gui, etc) on 0.5.3.2 after using a new usb flash drive and going back to the old flash drive did not fix the problem. I upgraded the firmware to 0.5.5 thinking well maybe it will fix the problem. Still happened. I downgraded to official 2.06 firmware and then back to 0.5.5, still happened. Finally I realized that I had some huge folder.jpg files(800x1000/500k+) in some of my folders and it was filling up the cache/memory. I deleted those giant ones and put normal size (120x180/50k) folder.jpg files in place and now its back to perfect again. :) Just an FYI for anyone else experiencing the same issue, its definitely cache/memory related. I suspect this is causing it to not have enough buffer memory for all the video playback functions.


That is odd considering I don't use a single folder.jpg and I had those same problems you are describing.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Kong on June 27, 2009, 06:31:18 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

I posted this in another thread, but same applies here:

I started experiencing this problem(ff and rew dont work, cant stop video, keeps playing when exiting back to gui, etc) on 0.5.3.2 after using a new usb flash drive and going back to the old flash drive did not fix the problem. I upgraded the firmware to 0.5.5 thinking well maybe it will fix the problem. Still happened. I downgraded to official 2.06 firmware and then back to 0.5.5, still happened. Finally I realized that I had some huge folder.jpg files(800x1000/500k+) in some of my folders and it was filling up the cache/memory. I deleted those giant ones and put normal size (120x180/50k) folder.jpg files in place and now its back to perfect again. :) Just an FYI for anyone else experiencing the same issue, its definitely cache/memory related. I suspect this is causing it to not have enough buffer memory for all the video playback functions.


That is odd considering I don't use a single folder.jpg and I had those same problems you are describing.

Check your other thumbnails or anything else that's being cached and see if they are very large?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 27, 2009, 09:22:03 PM
What else is there to be cached you mean?

And by the way, two other "issues"...

1) Why does the ntpclient run in the background, eating up to 10% CPU? It can't be that necessary...
2) I've set the TZ to CET-1CETDST in the "boot" net.config, yet it's never set. And even wierder, the TZ still contains the default PST8EDT, but 'date' reports EDT? :-\
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: metronet on June 28, 2009, 09:18:30 AM
ext-boot 0.9.2 sounds good, I shall give it a try... thanks!

I decided to do the same thing.  Fed up with not being able to do basic things like pause and FF reliably.  Just loaded ext-boot with the 1.02.08 root.bin.  We'll see how it goes. Using 1GB USB key formatted in FAT32 and remote NFS mounts to a unix file server.

I switched to ext3-boot 0.9.2 and so far so good. I did noticed something interesting:

- When two hard-drive plugged into both USB ports throughput degraded big time, perhaps the bandwidth were shared/divided by two?
- I have two gigabit NICs, the Realtek chipset seems to be faster than the one with Marvell Yukon chipset...

Anyone know if there is a way to boot usb networking without using a memory stick?



Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 28, 2009, 11:07:46 AM
I tried removing the cifs package, in the slight case there was a memory issue, but the problem persisted.

I guess I have to take a look at ext3-boot, then.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RoVeR on June 28, 2009, 12:59:46 PM
Hi to everyone,

this weekend I had test this custom firmware (last version), and I had found a problem when I wanted to disconnect the usb drives. I couldnt extract my HDD usbs, when I chose this option in the menu the WDTV get freeze, and it didnt do nothing more, I had to disconnect from the AC power.

Are anybody with the same bug??

(I apologize for my english, sorry)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 28, 2009, 04:04:29 PM
Can someone tell me how to properly downgrade? I've several 'tutorials', but no matter what I put into the wdtv.ver file, the firmware update isn't recognized. This is on WDLXTV-0.5.5.

I've tried using only eg. VERSION='1.03.10' (more than 1.02.10, right) and the full string, eg. '1.03.10.WDLXTV-0.5.5'. But nothing. What left to do, an emergency flash?

edit: I figured it out, eventually
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Kong on June 28, 2009, 04:13:58 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

I posted this in another thread, but same applies here:

I started experiencing this problem(ff and rew dont work, cant stop video, keeps playing when exiting back to gui, etc) on 0.5.3.2 after using a new usb flash drive and going back to the old flash drive did not fix the problem. I upgraded the firmware to 0.5.5 thinking well maybe it will fix the problem. Still happened. I downgraded to official 2.06 firmware and then back to 0.5.5, still happened. Finally I realized that I had some huge folder.jpg files(800x1000/500k+) in some of my folders and it was filling up the cache/memory. I deleted those giant ones and put normal size (120x180/50k) folder.jpg files in place and now its back to perfect again. :) Just an FYI for anyone else experiencing the same issue, its definitely cache/memory related. I suspect this is causing it to not have enough buffer memory for all the video playback functions.

Looks like the problem is back after working perfectly for a couple days! :( Anyone have any more ideas? This problem is making the wdtv completely worthless :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: garmr on June 28, 2009, 04:20:30 PM
Well, not the WDTV, but definitely the WDLXTV firmware. But people say ext3-boot works better, at least for now, so maybe try that?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Kong on June 28, 2009, 04:33:53 PM
Well, not the WDTV, but definitely the WDLXTV firmware. But people say ext3-boot works better, at least for now, so maybe try that?

Allow me to rephrase, its making wdlxtv worthless :) All my files are on NAS so wdtv official firmware is no go.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RoVeR on June 29, 2009, 12:16:12 AM
Well, not the WDTV, but definitely the WDLXTV firmware. But people say ext3-boot works better, at least for now, so maybe try that?

I had instaled the last ext3-boot firmware and I had get the same result... I cant extract my usb devices. I dont know why this happens... with the original firmware extracting usb works ok. Any suggestion??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 29, 2009, 01:06:55 AM
For "extracting" you mean that WDTV don't work with no USB connected ? ext3-boot loads system partition from a file every time it starts. No drive with firmware connected means no system boot ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RoVeR on June 29, 2009, 01:24:24 AM
For "extracting" you mean that WDTV don't work with no USB connected ? ext3-boot loads system partition from a file every time it starts. No drive with firmware connected means no system boot ;)

I know that. After start the player, and watch a film, serie, whatever I try to "eject" my usb device (using the remote control) to change this device for another one, and I couldnt, the player get freeze and didnt respond, I had to disconnect the player from the power. This happened to me using booth custom firmwares (WDLXTV and ext3-boot).

When I used the WDLXTV firmware I had to leave the usb with the firmware plugged into the player, in the same way that the ext3-boot does... is this normal?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cionci on June 29, 2009, 02:01:32 AM
You have firmware or app.bin on the device you wish to disconnect ?
If yes, it's normal, you can't disconnect it because on that device there are app.bin and firmware root (for ext3-boot) that are loaded at startup and they must be always connected to WDTV.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RoVeR on June 29, 2009, 02:19:03 AM
You have firmware or app.bin on the device you wish to disconnect ?
If yes, it's normal, you can't disconnect it because on that device there are app.bin and firmware root (for ext3-boot) that are loaded at startup and they must be always connected to WDTV.

The HDD that I wanted disconnect didnt have any app.bin and firmware files neither, only multimedia files.

EDIT: I believe I know what is the problem... I had beed using the LaurentG osd mod, and it have problem ejecting usb device... when I'll have time I´ll do more test.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: LaurentG on June 29, 2009, 09:27:21 AM
You have firmware or app.bin on the device you wish to disconnect ?
If yes, it's normal, you can't disconnect it because on that device there are app.bin and firmware root (for ext3-boot) that are loaded at startup and they must be always connected to WDTV.

The HDD that I wanted disconnect didnt have any app.bin and firmware files neither, only multimedia files.

EDIT: I believe I know what is the problem... I had beed using the LaurentG osd mod, and it have problem ejecting usb device... when I'll have time I´ll do more test.

To be exact, the problem is in event-osd.app.bin and as my app uses and requires event-osd...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RoVeR on June 30, 2009, 12:20:31 AM
To be exact, the problem is in event-osd.app.bin and as my app uses and requires event-osd...

Dont worry, now I know what was the problem... I'll wait for your new version with the new fix. Anyway, thanks for your time.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FVD on June 30, 2009, 05:56:20 AM
Thx B-rad,

i confirm that dvd are working again with 0.5.5.

Now i will like to ask or suggest, when a parent control will be added??. very important

again keep the good and hard work!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on June 30, 2009, 11:04:48 PM

Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

Problem (2) - it all depends on the device being used, see this post
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=128.msg2323#msg2323
have a look at the other posts in that thread.

Problem (1) Video CD - that .dat file is really just an mpg file with a renamed extension for the VCD format. I have some at home - so I will do some tests later.

For another time I ask my question again:

I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my device. Any old or newer firmware donot work true!!!
I connect my DVD Drive external and my flash in to a USB HUB and connect to my deivce.
My device detect my disc on DVD Drive and play it successfully.
But all of VCD that contain file extension .DAT donot play with my device and tell me not suppoted format….!!! But when I copy .DAT file to my flash , My device play that successfully!!!
Why do my device do play .DAT file with flash but donot play with CD (on my DVD Drive)?
 In my coutry many films of companies send to customer in Video CD Disc and It is big problem for me.

All of people
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Frosty_CRO on July 01, 2009, 08:09:44 AM
I just wanted to report a problem with WDLXTV 0.5.5 firmware.

WDTV does not boot from a WD Passport HD when using a FAT32 2GB partition for firmware related files, and a NTSC partition for media. I am now using ext3 0.9.2, no problems there. It boots.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Galahad on July 02, 2009, 11:39:30 AM
Hi,

I have a weird issue with my 1 TB HDD in fat32 (WD drive) and the WDTV with the WDLXTV firmware (I have tried the latest 0.5.5, but I had also the issue under the previous one): the WDTV cannot boot if the HDD is plugged in when booting, i.e. it will show the WD blue logo for a few seconds, then switch to a black screen, and then nothing ... (the HDD is still powered on as I can se from the LED and the noise). If, on the other hand, I boot the WDTV whithout that particular HDD being plugged in (i.e. with nothing at all plugged in, or with a USB thumb drive being plugged in), the thing boots up properly. Then I can plug in my 1TB HDD, browse it, watch movies, etc ... without any issue (so the drive is properly seen by the WDTV and firmware).
I have tried a simple scandisk on the drive but it did not resolve the issue. Would anyone have a clue about what might go wrong there?

Thanks in advance for any help!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: srdudley on July 02, 2009, 07:30:01 PM
OK Newbie Q's - Sorry if all ready asked.

I have just flashed the latest firmware, WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.5, and it work ok.

Q's are

1. When I go into about it says NO IP - is this because I do not have a approved usb Network adapter

2. I flashed the firmware from a 2Gb USB drive, I then deleted the firmware and ver file and placed on the background image and screensaver image that comes with the firmware download along with the net.conf and net.mounts files. These were placed in the root of the 2Gb USB which was format as a FAT Patition.

3. When the WDTV boots it does not appear to read from the 2Gb drive as the background or screensaver do not work. I would expect that the files I placed on the USB drive become the background and screensaver, is this correct.

4. Can I use any usb network adapter or do I have to use one of the approved adapters.

Looking for any help possible
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on July 02, 2009, 11:28:48 PM
WDLXTV 0.5.5 firmware

Installed pure-ftp and was wondering where exactly it gets thrown and how I can configure it?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Frosty_CRO on July 03, 2009, 01:48:20 AM
@rebirth24
No need to configure the pure-FTP. You just have to FTP into your WDTV IP. If it asks you for a password, it's "root".

@srdudley
You have to use a WIFI/LAN usb adapter that's in the wiki list, or else, no IP and no way of networking your WDTV.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: twinclouds on July 03, 2009, 09:13:16 PM
I have been using Maxtor Shared Storage II (MSSII) for some time the the center of my home network and it works well.  Recently, I bought a WDTV box and have been playing with it for a few days.  Thanks to B-Rad and others, installing the revised firmware and other application packs are very easy.  The only problem I have right now is that somehow I cannot access the MSSII shares using SAMBA on WDTV (with WDLXTV firmware 5.05 and samba pack).  WDTV can see the file but cannot play it.  If I put the same file on one of my Windows XP shared folders, my WDTV box have not problem to access and play it.  I don't know if anyone has reported this problem before and if there are any solutions posted because I have not been able to go through all 13 pages.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: buckao on July 04, 2009, 12:20:41 AM
Hello,

I just installed the latest release of WDLXTV (0.5.5) for the first time.  For the most part, everything seems to be fine, but I can't play any files, even if they are stored on a USB stick.  Everything played fine with the stock firmware. Is there something I'm missing?  Should I revert to the WD firmware?  I wanted to take advantage of the network connectivity offered by WDLXTV.

Thanks,

Buckao
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: buckao on July 04, 2009, 06:41:34 AM
OK, I got it working.  Power-cycling the unit did not help, but after telneting into the WD TV and issuing a reboot command, all is well.

One strange thing I ran into though, was when I tried to play an .avi file.  The file played fine, but it would not STOP playing.  The only way to get out of it was to hit the back button.  Afterwards, whenever I tired to play any other file, the .avi would start playing again.  It was almost like it just help running in the background the whole time, even if I was viewing the menu.  Again, power-cycling didn't help, and I had to issue a reboot command.  Anyone else run into this problem while playing .avi's with this firmware?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ahbf09 on July 05, 2009, 09:44:51 AM
Got one 1tb hd + stick , every file quits after few seconds...

other little 160 gb hd with fat partition works ....


WDLXTV-0.5.5 + LaurentG app in use


would be nice if someone could help  ::)

dmesg.txt
http://tinyurl.com/r88a54

messages.txt
http://tinyurl.com/qaluhm

system.txt
http://tinyurl.com/qj9dk7

///

edit:

2 bad blocks after chkdsk,
"now" it works....with 2 hd´s preview and so on  8)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: firehead on July 06, 2009, 04:00:10 AM
Hello, how can i use the emergency flash upgrade/freeze recovery feature? Where do i get the requiered Files("* requires a full firmware image called emergency-wdtv.bin and
      a file called emergency-flash on the root of a device at boot...")? My WDTV won't boot. I see the WD Logo and then... nothing happens. Normally i saw after the logo a black screen and after this the WDLXTV fw was loaded. Seems like my WDTV is crap  >:(  THX for your help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dutchy1966 on July 06, 2009, 12:29:43 PM
Hi everyone,

I just upgraded to the latest release of WDLXTV (0.5.5) and must congratulate B-Rad and everyone who helped him out with this fine piece of work.
It all seems to work fine except for pictures. When I try to load a photo it will always say "unable to load file". I don't understand why it does that.... I used to watch photos fine before the upgrade.

Might it be that ther is not enough memory left? The strange thing is that it does show the thumbnails, so it must be able to decode the file.....
Anyone else experiencing this behaviour?

EDIT: JUST POWER CYCLED THE WDTV AND THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED.....WEIRD


regards

Dutchy
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mrreload on July 06, 2009, 10:32:31 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

I posted this in another thread, but same applies here:

I started experiencing this problem(ff and rew dont work, cant stop video, keeps playing when exiting back to gui, etc) on 0.5.3.2 after using a new usb flash drive and going back to the old flash drive did not fix the problem. I upgraded the firmware to 0.5.5 thinking well maybe it will fix the problem. Still happened. I downgraded to official 2.06 firmware and then back to 0.5.5, still happened. Finally I realized that I had some huge folder.jpg files(800x1000/500k+) in some of my folders and it was filling up the cache/memory. I deleted those giant ones and put normal size (120x180/50k) folder.jpg files in place and now its back to perfect again. :) Just an FYI for anyone else experiencing the same issue, its definitely cache/memory related. I suspect this is causing it to not have enough buffer memory for all the video playback functions.

I have had not one single issue since switching to ext3-boot 0.9.2.  I did take your suggestion and made sure my thumbnails/ folders.jpg were the recommended size 120x180 and less than 50k. I found a few that were a bit large, maybe the issue? Also B-Rad has mentioned on his site that the official firmwares were getting quite large. I wonder if WDLXTV being based off unofficial releases has anything to do with it. ext3-boot is based off same version as official I believe?
The ONLY features I need are: network(NFS) Stability is necessary, or the wife gives me the "look".
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kuf on July 07, 2009, 02:01:34 AM
Brad,

Is it possible to change the firmware's default hdmi resolution to 720p50hz?
Factory default is Auto, and there's some incompatibility with some HDMI device, and no picture after boot. For example, Samsung 37b530 (tv), Infocus x9 (projector)...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: menetas on July 07, 2009, 09:41:28 AM
Hello, is there an official solution for the "unresponsive control, then black screen" when watching a movie for a while and trying to play a second movie?
I can't even watch two episodes of any series without cold rebooting the unit... sometimes i can't even pause and Wife starts giving me "the look" as someone said above...

The weird thing is, i've been on 0.5.3 for a while, this problem started since last weekend, i dunno what i did to make it happen..
I use:
USB1: Supported TredNet Network adapter
USB2: 320GB WD Passport w/ext2 (External Subtitles won't work by the way, hope it gets fixed any time soon).
NFS Share to my Leopard MacOSX..

It was working just fine since like a couple of months ago.. I did nothing and this weekend started to fail on me..

any official word on this one?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Revrat on July 08, 2009, 05:31:06 PM
I'm on version 5.5

I am having an issue with the unit saving settings to boot to HDMI. Whenever I reboot i actually have to use the regular AV jack  instead of HDMI. I then have to switch it to hdmi in settings, quicky change the input on my tv hit OK and then I can watch it on HDMI mode. as soon as I reboot I have to do the same dance again.

Also I can only get 1 or 2 AVI's played before needing to reboot. Other than these two issues it great

USB1: Western Digital My Book 500GB
USB2 generic USB stick with NFS addon
NFS Share to my Allegro NFS server on Windows


Wasko
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dutchy1966 on July 08, 2009, 10:17:06 PM
Hi everyone,

I just upgraded to the latest release of WDLXTV (0.5.5) and must congratulate B-Rad and everyone who helped him out with this fine piece of work.
It all seems to work fine except for pictures. When I try to load a photo it will always say "unable to load file". I don't understand why it does that.... I used to watch photos fine before the upgrade.

Might it be that ther is not enough memory left? The strange thing is that it does show the thumbnails, so it must be able to decode the file.....
Anyone else experiencing this behaviour?

EDIT: JUST POWER CYCLED THE WDTV AND THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED.....WEIRD


regards

Dutchy
 

Hi again,

Seems like the above problem keeps coming back. Yesterday I was watching holiday photo's and after around 100 photos it just comes up again with this message 'unable to load file'.
After rebooting everything is fine again.
Probably the same issue as ppl reporting to be only able to watch 2 avi's...
To me it seems that there is a memory leak and the box runs out of free memory after a while...

B-Rad, any ideas?

regards Dutchy
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: adoute on July 09, 2009, 03:23:42 AM
Does anyone know a way to hide empty directories that are mounted by NFS?

I use my WDTV to play movies and video files stored on a MythTV server.  I have several empty folders, which I'd like to keep (each show has its own folder, I'd rather not delete the directory when the series has more episodes coming).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

WDTV - b-rad WDLXTV-0.5.5, Trendnet USB ethernet adapter, several NFS mounts from a MythTV server
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gincius.lt on July 09, 2009, 03:03:10 PM
Hi again,

Seems like the above problem keeps coming back. Yesterday I was watching holiday photo's and after around 100 photos it just comes up again with this message 'unable to load file'.
After rebooting everything is fine again.
Probably the same issue as ppl reporting to be only able to watch 2 avi's...
To me it seems that there is a memory leak and the box runs out of free memory after a while...

The only solution I found is to use ext3-boot...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on July 10, 2009, 11:08:08 PM

Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

Problem (2) - it all depends on the device being used, see this post
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=128.msg2323#msg2323
have a look at the other posts in that thread.

Problem (1) Video CD - that .dat file is really just an mpg file with a renamed extension for the VCD format. I have some at home - so I will do some tests later.

For another time I ask my question again:

I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my device. Any old or newer firmware donot work true!!!
I connect my DVD Drive external and my flash in to a USB HUB and connect to my deivce.
My device detect my disc on DVD Drive and play it successfully.
But all of VCD that contain file extension .DAT donot play with my device and tell me not suppoted format….!!! But when I copy .DAT file to my flash , My device play that successfully!!!
Why do my device do play .DAT file with flash but donot play with CD (on my DVD Drive)?
 In my coutry many films of companies send to customer in Video CD Disc and It is big problem for me.

All of people
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME

Please HELP ME
Please
Please
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: amitkr on July 11, 2009, 10:47:32 PM
Hi B-rad,

I have a USB-Lan adapter (SR9600).. This is some china made adapter...
I tried buying a supported one but this is the only one available where I live.

This is compatible with Davicom dm9601.. which is a supported USB Lan adapter.

Only the vid and pid needs to be added in the dm9601 driver.

(http://21500.org/?p=616)

messages.txt
wdtv_ak user.notice root:  [0fe6:8101] 2-1( 1.10,12m) USB Network Controller/

Can you help me with this please ?

If I simply replace
/lib/modules/2.6.15-TvDock/dm9601.ko
with the modified compiled driver will it work ?

Don't have much experience on Linux but can try.

Thanks
Amit
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: schoeppchen on July 13, 2009, 10:00:03 AM
Strange thing since upgrading to WDLXTV 0.5.5:

When I press play or enter on a movie file or dvd folder it now lasts about 6-7 secs till the movie starts. With v0.5.3 it was less than a second.

Even more critical: While playing a movie, the remote control does not work anymore - despite of what I press (Stop, Options, etc.) nothing happens. The movie does play till the end, after that I'm getting back to the menu and everything is ok again.

I noticed many many failures during playback of a movie in the kernel ringbuffer:

-x-x-
lockd: cannot monitor 192.168.200.111
lockd: failed to monitor 192.168.200.111
-x-x-

This error repeats every second a dozen times - maybe this is the problem?

I'm playing movies via NFS share (over belkin gigabit adaptor) from a linux server which was never a problem with version 0.5.3.

UPDATE: Just switched to cifs and the problem is gone! So maybe it is a problem with exluding nfs from firmware and seperating it to a app.bin package. B-Rad: Please fix as CIFS is a workaround but since it is not able to provide enough bandwith for full HD material no solution.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: twinclouds on July 13, 2009, 12:08:36 PM
.............................
I have a USB-Lan adapter (SR9600).. This is some china made adapter...
I tried buying a supported one but this is the only one available where I live.
....................................
Amit

I bought one from DealExtreme.  This company has pretty good reputation as far as I can tell.  They shipped it from China or Hongkong but I got it in about 1 week (some times could take longer).  It worked for me without any problem.  You might want to give it a try if you hate to compile your own driver like me but just spend $9 instead :).
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22684
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reza76622201 on July 13, 2009, 08:27:37 PM

Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

Problem (2) - it all depends on the device being used, see this post
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=128.msg2323#msg2323
have a look at the other posts in that thread.

Problem (1) Video CD - that .dat file is really just an mpg file with a renamed extension for the VCD format. I have some at home - so I will do some tests later.

For another time I ask my question again:

I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my device. Any old or newer firmware donot work true!!!
I connect my DVD Drive external and my flash in to a USB HUB and connect to my deivce.
My device detect my disc on DVD Drive and play it successfully.
But all of VCD that contain file extension .DAT donot play with my device and tell me not suppoted format….!!! But when I copy .DAT file to my flash , My device play that successfully!!!
Why do my device do play .DAT file with flash but donot play with CD (on my DVD Drive)?
 In my coutry many films of companies send to customer in Video CD Disc and It is big problem for me.

All of people
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME

Please HELP ME
Please
Please
PLEASE help me
PLEASEEEEEEEE  HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP MEEEEEEEEE :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X, Remote not responding, progress bar missing, etc.
Post by: Frank O on July 14, 2009, 01:31:15 PM
I think I've found the problem. Or at least a workaround.

Problem(s) only when playing files from a network device (playing from attaced USB disk is OK):
1. Remote control is not working when playing a movie from an NFS mounted device.
2. /tmp/messages.txt shoes the following error when playing movies:
    Jul 14 08:09:33 WDTV-40dc9 user.notice kernel: lockd: failed to monitor 192.168.2.96
    Jul 14 08:09:33 WDTV-40dc9 user.notice kernel: lockd: cannot monitor 192.168.2.96
3. Progress bar is not shown
4. It takes seeeeeeveral seconds for at movie to begin.

Solution:
1. In the WDTV menu Media Library MUST be set to OFF, always
2. In net.mounts file, only 1 or max 2 NFS (xmount) should be configured.
3. Cold reboot

I also think the number of files on the NFS mounted devices could be a problem. Try to limit the number of files. I had no problems at first, but I think the problems began when I mounted NFS devices with all my photos and music. They contain each thousands of files. Currently I only mount the device with movies recorded from TV. 40-60 movies/files.
The strange thing is that afterwards the NFS device is mounted in the USB1, too:
 # df
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                   28524     28524         0 100% /
/dev/mtdblock3           28524     28524         0 100% /
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/mnt/sda1
/dev/loop0                 564       564         0 100% /apps/nfs
/dev/loop1                 168       168         0 100% /apps/pure-ftpd
192.168.2.96:/volume1/video
                     307007448 143797304 160091128  47% /tmp/media/usb/DiskStation_Video
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/4E185AA1185A883B
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/.4E185AA1185A883B
192.168.2.96:/volume1/video
                     307007448 143797304 160091128  47% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/DiskStation_Video

It ONLY works if the device is mounted on the UBSB1/2 device!!
This also means that You will only see the network files in the menus below the USB device.
I have worked on this all day, and I am able to reproduce the problem.
Configuration:
USB1: 16 GB USB stick, NTFS formatted
USB2: Trendnet network adapter
NAS: Synology DS-106J
Applications: pure-ftpd.app.bin + nfs.app.bin

br
Frank O.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gizbug on July 14, 2009, 04:46:29 PM
When can we expect an updated firmware to fix the issues?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X, Remote not responding, progress bar missing, etc.
Post by: hnadov2k9 on July 14, 2009, 08:48:10 PM
I think I've found the problem. Or at least a workaround.
...
Solution:
1. In the WDTV menu Media Library MUST be set to OFF, always
yes.

Quote
2. In net.mounts file, only 1 or max 2 NFS (xmount) should be configured.
not necessary. I have 4 NFS mounts but it still works.

Quote
3. Cold reboot

I also think the number of files on the NFS mounted devices could be a problem. Try to limit the number of files. I had no problems at first, but I think the problems began when I mounted NFS devices with all my photos and music. They contain each thousands of files. Currently I only mount the device with movies recorded from TV. 40-60 movies/files.
The strange thing is that afterwards the NFS device is mounted in the USB1, too:
 # df
Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                   28524     28524         0 100% /
/dev/mtdblock3           28524     28524         0 100% /
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/mnt/sda1
/dev/loop0                 564       564         0 100% /apps/nfs
/dev/loop1                 168       168         0 100% /apps/pure-ftpd
192.168.2.96:/volume1/video
                     307007448 143797304 160091128  47% /tmp/media/usb/DiskStation_Video
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/4E185AA1185A883B
/dev/sda1             15683644   1464372  14219272   9% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/.4E185AA1185A883B
192.168.2.96:/volume1/video
                     307007448 143797304 160091128  47% /tmp/media/usb/USB1/DiskStation_Video

It ONLY works if the device is mounted on the UBSB1/2 device!!
This also means that You will only see the network files in the menus below the USB device.
with wdlvtx-0.5.5, we can turn media library OFF and mount.watch will crate a mount in /tmp/media/usb/USB1 or /tmp/media/usb/USB2.

Quote
I have worked on this all day, and I am able to reproduce the problem.
Configuration:
USB1: 16 GB USB stick, NTFS formatted
USB2: Trendnet network adapter
NAS: Synology DS-106J
Applications: pure-ftpd.app.bin + nfs.app.bin

br
Frank O.

very good finding. thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on July 15, 2009, 09:38:52 AM
Just want to verify something.  pure-ftpd needs to be ON the drive (external drive) or flash card on bootup in order for it to be utilized? It wont install on first bootup and not be required thereafter correct?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: potnoodles on July 15, 2009, 11:40:18 AM

Hello MR.potnoodles.
THank you for helping me.
I went to Companies and bought a A4Tech USB2.0 HUB.
I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my WD HD media Player.
I connect my flash and DVD Drvie external and turn on my device.
I can Play the Video DVD , but I have still a little problem:

1) In here Video CD that contain the folders Mpegav anbd the video file is in this folder and the extension is DAT. When I copy this file to Flash and connect that to my device,The device play DAT successfully and I donot have any problem,But when I put the CD in My DVD Drive and open that the device tell me dopnot support that!!! Please tell me what should I do to play the VCD with my DVD Drive External and no need to copy to flash. Please help me.
2) I turn on my devices and play a DVD with my DVD Drive but when I want to change the DVD or CD I should Resatart my WD HD Media Player. For restartr that I should Cut the power and reinstall to electericity. Hoe Can I do this with out Cut the power?

Finallyt I am very Happy can play alittle DVD with this.
Please Help me to solve 1 ans 2 problem.
Thank you very very much.
Please HELP ME!!!

Problem (2) - it all depends on the device being used, see this post
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=128.msg2323#msg2323
have a look at the other posts in that thread.

Problem (1) Video CD - that .dat file is really just an mpg file with a renamed extension for the VCD format. I have some at home - so I will do some tests later.

For another time I ask my question again:

I install 1.02.06_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5 on my device. Any old or newer firmware donot work true!!!
I connect my DVD Drive external and my flash in to a USB HUB and connect to my deivce.
My device detect my disc on DVD Drive and play it successfully.
But all of VCD that contain file extension .DAT donot play with my device and tell me not suppoted format….!!! But when I copy .DAT file to my flash , My device play that successfully!!!
Why do my device do play .DAT file with flash but donot play with CD (on my DVD Drive)?
 In my coutry many films of companies send to customer in Video CD Disc and It is big problem for me.

All of people
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME

Please HELP ME
Please
Please
PLEASE help me
PLEASEEEEEEEE  HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP MEEEEEEEEE :(

WDLxTV 0.5.5 is working - not with VCD though


Sorry - only able to confirm what you already know -even though you can browse the file structure on the disc - and the dat file shows as a media file, the dat file just wont play from a proper VCD or SVCD disc.

A copy of the .dat file on a normal data DVD (and data CD I assume - none to test) will play so it has something to do with the VCD disc format.

Your options :
A: Copy all the dat files to a Hard Drive
B: Copy all the dat files to DVD discs (as DVD Data Discs) -
C: Copy all the dat files to  CD Discs (as data discs)
or any mixture of the above.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lorimcp on July 15, 2009, 06:32:30 PM
need some help with WDLXTV. I don’t know much Linux other than a few commands here and there to list directories, etc. I have the latest WDLXTV version and that flashed with no problems. I have the box hooked into my network with the Trendnet USB Ethernet adapter and had no problem getting an IP. I have the 3 app.bin files that allow me to FTP, NFS and CIFS and I can see them in the apps dir. I had no issues there either, I can FTP, Telnet and see the WD on my network from my Windows Vista laptop on my network. I have added the Guest account and shared a couple of folders, one on the laptop itself and one on a Free Agent drive attached to the laptop. I have the mount commands for the 2 folders in the net.mount file and have both nfs and cifs entries.

It all seems great, but when I fire up the WDTV, all my folders show they are empty. Maybe I just don’t understand what I should do from there, I have read you have to use the Folder view, I assume that means using Video Folder from the GUI. I have tried it with Media Library On and Off. B-Rads site doesn’t have much about Windows use


Anyone with a similar setup have any ideas for me?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lmao on July 16, 2009, 07:19:32 AM
I really wanted to try this but I cant get it to accept any firmware updates, they just don't show up in settings. I currently have 1.02.08-osdMod-v0.3 installed but no matter what I try it just doesnt show up, I have tried 3 different flash drives which I have used before to flash it, tried booting with it in and also booting without it and leaving for 30 seconds, I have also tried OFW but no joy. Emergency firmware is not an option as I dont have wdlxtv on it. I tried it anyway but still no joy.

Unit still works the very best but would have liked to hook it to network but at least its still working.

Although I have only joined I have been viewing as a guest for months.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: amitkr on July 16, 2009, 08:13:55 AM
.............................
I have a USB-Lan adapter (SR9600).. This is some china made adapter...
I tried buying a supported one but this is the only one available where I live.
....................................
Amit

I bought one from DealExtreme.  This company has pretty good reputation as far as I can tell.  They shipped it from China or Hongkong but I got it in about 1 week (some times could take longer).  It worked for me without any problem.  You might want to give it a try if you hate to compile your own driver like me but just spend $9 instead :).
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22684



Thanks,

I have ordered one. Lets see when it arrives.

Thanks
Amit
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lmao on July 16, 2009, 09:33:10 AM
Please disregard my previous post, I obviously did not do enough reading and found the answer (change the ver version).

Now I can see what this is like.

Thank you to all who contribute, without you I wouldn't have found the answer.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: reju on July 17, 2009, 07:44:10 AM
Most of my MKVs are stored on DVDs. So connecting EXT DVD ROM is very useful for me.

But many times the DVD may pause/skip a bit and then the screen turns green with garbled lines and it freezes.. I have tried the same DVDs using PCH and same DVD ROM and they may just skip a momentarily at the same scene and continue as normal.

So maybe I can conclude that WDTV is unable to normalize the movie in case there is some reading error/ skip in DVD.

Or can this be rectified through the DVD ROM supporting firmware?
B-Rad I would appreciate if you could find some time to look into this and comment.

Thanks!
PS I have tried 0.5.2, Now I am using 0.5.5
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X, Remote not responding, progress bar missing, etc.
Post by: schoeppchen on July 18, 2009, 11:13:25 PM
I think I've found the problem. Or at least a workaround.
[...]
Solution:
1. In the WDTV menu Media Library MUST be set to OFF, always
2. In net.mounts file, only 1 or max 2 NFS (xmount) should be configured.
3. Cold reboot

Thanks for this - I can confim that after turning media library OFF, the problem disappears and everything is back to normal.

Good job.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Go3Team on July 19, 2009, 06:26:26 PM
I went back quite a few pages, and I couldn't tell how to activate the thumbnail view for the video.

I have the folders set up like this:
Main -> Movie -> movie.mkv, folder.jpg.

The .jpg doesn't show up, a little advice would be appreciated, thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: miikew on July 20, 2009, 01:46:49 AM
hello
i have problem with upgrading to wdlxtv, i had few firmwares installed but wanted to run LAN on my WD and decided to WDLXTV, now : WD recognizing new firmware, i click ok then reboot>0%...100%>reboot>0%...100%>reboot and over and over
dont know whats happening, if i remove after reboot pen and change the wdtv.bin to original or whatever it will upgrade and boot normally but if i put wdlxtv again it will never stops upgrading

have anyone has that issue ?

ps. i checked 0.5.5 and 0.5.3 both looping on upgrading/rebooting
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dadaz on July 21, 2009, 01:44:00 AM
Any way to disable sound through hdmi ? (user script at boot...) ???

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: xtal on July 21, 2009, 03:05:47 AM
miikew

I had the same problem........when I've had it I have hade a lot of other stuff on the usb stick

I have loaded ok if I just have the firmware package on the stick and don't change the ver#....

I think there is a problem if you increase the ver # ,,, my experience is that it keeps reloading
  I pull the plug after 2nd reload reboot ,,, and load ext3-0.9.2 to break the loop...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X - "Now Playing" Icon
Post by: noelm on July 21, 2009, 07:16:55 PM
Guess I may have posted this in the wrong place initially...

First, thanks to all who make this little box work, esp. b-rad whose FW I am running.

I got my WDTV a couple of days ago and have WDLXTV 0.5.5 running, and have successfully configured both SMB and NFS shares through a TrendNet adapter to an XP Home box, with a Harmony remote controlling all.

One query I have been unable to resolve is the matter of the "Now Playing" icon in the Music section. When running of a local USB drive, returning to the Music section via the home button, there is an Icon named "Now Playing", from which the repeat and shuffle options can be activated, as well as the pause/FF/REV functions

When running a network shared drive, this feature is absent and I can find now way of returning to the "Now Playing" screen, and am thus unable to control the player (other than stopping it) if I have moved from the play screen. Also absent seems to be any Library or indexing functions - the Genre/Artiste/Album "folders" all appear <empty>, when running off a shared drive.

Any help on this would be greatly valued - apologies if this is covered in a thread I have not read!

Also, (different topic) is there a way to change the default cursor position - I am using the WDTV primarily for audio...

Thanks to all

Noel
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: paolo75gr on July 24, 2009, 07:49:11 AM
well is my first post but after a lot of search and reading same issues in other foroums

i check this version and i have this problem

some movies i don't have sound (i use DTS decoder )

after that i have the same problem for  the rest of the movies
i have to do reset again and again
any suggestion
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lalle on July 25, 2009, 08:30:04 AM
Can Someon discribe me how to play a Movie File from a DVD in my external DVD-Drive? :-( it just dont finds a drive :-(  ???

I'm looking forward zo hearing from you :-)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kartu on July 25, 2009, 11:29:14 PM
Regarding startup time (after power off): with this firmware it takes about 30 sec to startup (with only eiri app), when standard firmware requires about 5-10 sec.

Is it because the code isn't optimized yet, or I shouldn't expect custom fw startup times to improve?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: redindian on July 29, 2009, 02:30:57 AM
Are you sure you aren't comparing a power cycle with standby? First time I fired up my WDTV with original firmware it took some time too. But from/to standby is very fast, also with custom firmware.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kartu on July 29, 2009, 10:26:26 AM
I am comparing power off to power off.
Standby is fast because there is essencially no standby.
I measured between 6 to 11 watt, no metter if it is "on" or in "standby".
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Syntax Error on July 30, 2009, 02:07:15 PM
To help a newbie out in all this:

I have installed the latest WDLXTV firmware on my unit and am using a TrendNET 10/100 USB NIC to stream data from my server (on server 2008 with shared network drives) and I have [I think] configured NFS sharing, because as I understand, CIFS sharing just sucks on the WD TV.

The hurdle I have right now is that I can't detect the IP; how should I go about so my server (which is connected to a Gigabit switch then to the USB NIC) detects the TrendNET USB NIC? Or is it the other way around? Do I have to set up static IPs?

Thanks, more questions I'm sure as I slowly solve this.  :D
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lorilie10 on July 30, 2009, 09:13:33 PM
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Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: stofner on August 03, 2009, 10:37:00 PM
hallo (sorry 4 my bad english),
i'm a newbie and please, i need some help:
i tried to install the ext3-boot firmware, it works great, i can see every movie or mp3 on my lan-harddisk.

now i tryed to install the new wdlxtv 0.5.5 but will not work :-(
for NFS & pure-ftp i need to install the app.pack from http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv (i tryed the nfs.app.bin-0.1, the pure-ftpd.app.bin-0.1, the Optware for WDTV and the UPnP-djmount.app.bin-0.2)

i updated the wdtv with wdlxtv 0.5.5 on the usb-stick, after the update i deleted the usb stick and put the app-pack on the usb-stick.
the wdtv gets an ip adress (192.168.0.5) and from my notebook i can ping sucessfully the wdtv. but if i go to music, photos or video comes: folder empty

i think i make something wrong with the app-pack; does the app-pack AND the wdlxtv 0.5.5 need to stay on the usb-stick? can more app-packs than one stay on the usb-stick?

please help

another strange thing: i tryed the wdlxtv 0.5.3.2, and the same: only empty folders
Title: app.bin not loading
Post by: ncjok on August 04, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
Hello to all. Firstly thanks to B-RAD for his WDLXTV firmware, giving me the opportunity to hopefully make use of a number of further community modifications for the WDTV.

This first post is also a request for help in understanding why I cannot get the v0.1 pure-ftpd.app.bin pack working on my device. This has been my install procedure since new:

1. Booted the brand new WDTV with a FAT32 USB-stick containing a few AVIs and mp3s in USB1 for a first look.
2. Deleted contents of the USB-stick and extracted 1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.5.zip into its root directory.
3. Booted WDTV with USB-stick in USB1 -> successful firmware update.
4. Purchased WD Passport USB-HD, formatted as single partition to NTFS and used for a few days (connected to USB1) to view AVIs and MKVs.
5. Purchased Belkin F5d5055ed USB network adapter, booted WDTV with the adapter in USB1 and the HD in USB2 -> attached to local network and able to ping/telnet in.
6. Deleted contents of the USB-stick and copied pure-ftpd.app.bin into its root directory.
7. Booted WDTV with network adapter in USB1 and the USB-stick in USB2 -> 'ps' is not showing any entry for pureftpd and unable to FTP in.

I'm under the impression that app.bin packs should auto mount from attached USB devices but I am not sure of the limitations (only from certain filesystems?) and how, if at all, to get pureftpd mounted at boot (or manually as a last resort).

Advice would be really appreciated!
Title: Re: app.bin not loading
Post by: ncjok on August 04, 2009, 05:14:05 PM
In response to my own post, the problem is now resolved. The server is successfully initialised from the root directory of the NTFS Passport USB-HD connected to USB2.

It turns out that the pure-ftpd.app.bin file I originally downloaded from the rapidshare.com link was incomplete; this was noticed by repeating the process and paying a little more attention to the download screen ;D
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jimsta10 on August 05, 2009, 05:18:13 PM
0.5.2 was stable and fast
0.5.3 - 0.5.5 unable to pause or ffw/rwd osd issues
Explanation: Playing files from NFS share was the same as playing local in 0.5.2, but newer versions had issues with any type video file played. mp3 files also were sluggish to respond.
tonight I flashed to ext-boot 0.9.2 and all issues disappeared. This suggests my network was not the issue.
with WDLXTV I only installed the ssh app.
I did notice dmaosd had abnormally high cpu usage. about 30% right after pressing pause, etc. and would persist for several minutes. The video continued playing, however, even if I used the back button. I could still hear movie while looking at Folders?
Only a hard power off would get the system responsive again.

I do appreciate all the hard work. These projects have made the WDTV the best bargain I have ever purchased.

hello, im have huge issues with the 0.5.5 fw update. and i would like to go to the ext-boot 0.9.2. how exactly can i go to this from 0.5.5? sorry for noob question. ideally i would like to stick with 0.5.5, however im getting the following issues and any assistance would be vastly appreciated.

History:
Upgraded 0.5.5 fw on the WDTV device. however, having issues. after upgrading to 0.5.5 via a 1gb usb stick (FAT32). i then purchased a 1Tb HDD, format it to NTFS, placed the following files in the root of the HDD (the 1gb stick is not longer connected):
-core-extras.app.bin
-log-saver.app.bin
-net.config
-nfs.app.bin
-opt.bin
-RT2870STA.dat (D-Link DWA-140)
-smb.conf
-UPnP-djmount.app.bin
-wireless-mod-seb.app.bin
The wireless works, i can get an IP address even thought it says 'no IP' on boot.
however these are the issues:
-In the Settings/About menu, it hangs and does not let me in, after 20 seconds i am able to go back to Home
-i cant see any apps from the main menu at all
-in the Movies/Folders menu, i can see the UPnP folder, but when i click on it, it says ‘folder is empty.
should i have kept my 1gb stick plugged in with the 0.5.5 fw?
because i have not noticed any new apps, where do find them if they are there?
Thus going to ext-boot 0.9.2 might be a better option? pls show how from here.

i was bang my head for like 4 hours and cant find an answer.
please help.

thanks

jimsta
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kaikai_80 on August 05, 2009, 08:12:24 PM
I test many times.The WD TV can not display IP.Why can not display IP?

net.config is
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:

HOST=wdtv

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:

#DHCP=yes

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)

DHCP=no
IP=192.168.3.60
GW=192.168.3.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=202.96.209.6
DNS2=202.96.209.133

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone
#TZ=PST8EDT

ifconfig rausb0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -D ralink -i rausb0 -c /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf
sleep 5


wpa_supplicant.conf is

ctrl_interface=/tmp/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="zzy88"
# uncomment next line if your ap doesn't broadcast ssid
#scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="zsq9c2201"
}

I use the ASUS WL-167G V2 (wireless network card)

Thank you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jimsta10 on August 05, 2009, 09:43:06 PM
I test many times.The WD TV can not display IP.Why can not display IP?

net.config is
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:

HOST=wdtv

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:

#DHCP=yes

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)

DHCP=no
IP=192.168.3.60
GW=192.168.3.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=202.96.209.6
DNS2=202.96.209.133

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone
#TZ=PST8EDT

ifconfig rausb0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -D ralink -i rausb0 -c /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf
sleep 5


wpa_supplicant.conf is

ctrl_interface=/tmp/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="zzy88"
# uncomment next line if your ap doesn't broadcast ssid
#scan_ssid=1
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
psk="zsq9c2201"
}

I use the ASUS WL-167G V2 (wireless network card)

Thank you!

Hi KaiKai,

i will give it a go tonight. i think your right..the net.config file looks different, i will modify it and see. however, my wireless card is DWA-140, i dont think will need a
wpa_supplicant.conf file. being reading this forum and im good with the .dat file.

cheers

jimmy
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 06, 2009, 06:12:00 AM
Regarding startup time (after power off): with this firmware it takes about 30 sec to startup (with only eiri app), when standard firmware requires about 5-10 sec.

Is it because the code isn't optimized yet, or I shouldn't expect custom fw startup times to improve?

Hi Kartu,
I have installed WDLXTV-0.5.5 with Trendnet TE2-100. I have IP without problems, FTP, Ping, Telnet, etc... I have only PureFTP, Laurentg and Apple Trailers apps.

Regarding startup time (after power off, the WDTV is unplugged from AC) you get, I have very different startup times. The whole process take around 2:30 - 3:00 minutes! I will describe the boot procedure:
Power ON - The WD Logo for some seconds (around 30), after that almost 2:00 minutes with a black screen (I see WDTV is reading in the Passport HDD) and then starts the GUI and scan the HDD in search of files for around 15-20 secs...

Can you test if your times are for a completly OFF WDTV? Somebody has similar times or knows the way to speed up this booting times?

The best solution I get was turning off using the Power Button from the remote but the HDD light remains ON (HDD spin OFF).

Thank you!

Rod.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on August 07, 2009, 02:10:48 AM
sounds exactly likemy boot times for the wdtv how to make it booot quicker ??

i was just wonderin if any1 can walk me threw on how to play iso files or img dvd files on this wdtv with wdlxtv mod please
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: z3eed on August 08, 2009, 03:18:26 PM
Are there anyone else that has issues with CHMOD?
Cant chmod my files on USB stick.

And I guess that is the issue to why I cant send files to SMB share.
I can create directories and save existing files. But I cant copy new files to the share.

Is it locked from CHMOD?
Highest level is: rwxr-xr-x
I can remove those rights with CHMOD but not give group and other write permission.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajoergensen on August 08, 2009, 09:44:24 PM
Cant chmod my files on USB stick.

I'm guessing your USB stick is using a FAT-filesystem. Fat does not support any attributes likes ownership or permission.

mvh
Allan
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kartu on August 09, 2009, 04:11:59 AM
Regarding startup time (after power off): with this firmware it takes about 30 sec to startup (with only eiri app), when standard firmware requires about 5-10 sec.

Is it because the code isn't optimized yet, or I shouldn't expect custom fw startup times to improve?

Hi Kartu,
I have installed WDLXTV-0.5.5 with Trendnet TE2-100. I have IP without problems, FTP, Ping, Telnet, etc... I have only PureFTP, Laurentg and Apple Trailers apps.

Regarding startup time (after power off, the WDTV is unplugged from AC) you get, I have very different startup times. The whole process take around 2:30 - 3:00 minutes! I will describe the boot procedure:
Power ON - The WD Logo for some seconds (around 30), after that almost 2:00 minutes with a black screen (I see WDTV is reading in the Passport HDD) and then starts the GUI and scan the HDD in search of files for around 15-20 secs...

Can you test if your times are for a completly OFF WDTV? Somebody has similar times or knows the way to speed up this booting times?

The best solution I get was turning off using the Power Button from the remote but the HDD light remains ON (HDD spin OFF).

Thank you!

Rod.

Hi,

just powered off and measured it with a stopwatch, I have OSD mod versoin, that afaik only modifies GUI related files (images, config files): it took 35 sec to "fully operational" mode, with connected 8Gb USB stick containing 5 movies.

My previous numbers were "subjective", I didn't measure it with a stopwatch, just felt it took times longer with wdlxtv/ext3-boot.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: GR on August 09, 2009, 12:35:35 PM
Hi,
I have installed WDLXTV-0.5.5 with Trendnet TE2-100 but can't get IP, I defined the net.config to static IP according to my network.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: z3eed on August 09, 2009, 02:37:11 PM
Cant chmod my files on USB stick.

I'm guessing your USB stick is using a FAT-filesystem. Fat does not support any attributes likes ownership or permission.

mvh
Allan

Thanks Allan, it was FAT32 but I even get more  problems with rights when I tried NTFS!
What should I use? ext2/3 or reiserfs?
Problem then is that I cant use the drives on my WIN computer right?

Tnx // Jimi
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ymlik on August 10, 2009, 12:52:10 AM
Hi,

New Version:

WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.6

* 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 nfs.app.bin-0.2 ****

link: http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv

Thanks B-rad.

Bye
Ymlik
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: philwjan on August 10, 2009, 04:42:36 AM
Quote
WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.6

Hi there, first post, sorry if I missed something!

I'm wondering, if this release would address an issue I have been having with the 0.5.5 firmware.

Basically it installed well and everything worked, but when playing a video, there was very slow or no response to the remote.

I am streaming everything via ethernet from an nfs share on my Mac with OS 10.5.

The 0.5.3 works fine for me, but I would ultimately like to upgrade to 10.02.10.

If no one has tried this yet, I will, when I find the time.

cheers
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 10, 2009, 04:44:50 AM
Any way to disable sound through hdmi ? (user script at boot...) ???
Thanks.
If you can make this possible a donation is coming your way!
Now each time i have to move down the volume of the tv to zero because i'm using av-receiver (optical) for my WD.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: FooFighter on August 10, 2009, 07:41:13 AM
just installed v0.5.6 on my wdtv - installes fine & works fine :)

- nfs works perfectly
- no issues so far with movie control while playing

many thanks & great work!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kuf on August 10, 2009, 08:05:27 AM
Brad,

is it possible, to force (with S00custom-options) a fixed (not Auto) HDMI resolution at boot?

thx..
kuf
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Poker on August 10, 2009, 08:58:48 AM
The firmware works nice :)

Great job on the boot time, many thanks!

But i have a question, i now have next to my NFS share map in de Video folder on the WD a extra map called sda.
I haven't changed a thing, someone knows where this map may come from? Or is it something in the new WDLXTV firmware?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kuf on August 10, 2009, 09:17:53 AM
wdlxtv 0.5.6 bug:

i watched one film from lan share(50 minutes long), after i cannot start any other avi/mp3, from hdd or lan share.

When i tried to start avi, or mp3, only blank screen comes.. i should reboot wdtv :(

thats this? :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lötix on August 10, 2009, 11:00:43 AM
*** requires file called .addMounts on root of device you'd like extra mounts contained ***

What for a filename.extension or/and syntax for this file, pse?

tnx4hlp
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: z3eed on August 10, 2009, 11:52:00 AM
Hi,

New Version:

WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.6

Nice to see the progress... And of course I gave it a try! But sad to say it seems to be something wrong.
I cant watch any movies or listen to any music.
I can watch pictures... But want more out of my WDTV ;).

Anyone who can give me a hint on what to check?
Uses a external USB/IDE drive and can explore the content just fine.


*************** GOT IT TO WORK BY HARDRESET ***************
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: z3eed on August 10, 2009, 01:37:47 PM

BUG:
After 1h of MKV viewing, the voice/image-sync went crazy,
Couldn't stop the movie,
Could go out to the menu but couldn't return to the movie.
Had to HARDRESET the unit since standby mode did not help.
The sound of the movie were still playing.

That takes me to the feature request...

Feature request:
How about to do a 5 to 10 min jump in MKV using the |<<  >>|  buttons?


Thanks for a great job on the firmwarehacking... All the respect to you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 10, 2009, 03:59:55 PM
I upgraded to 0.5.6.1 but I have to do an downgrade because no more apps were loaded. I have FTP, LaurentG and Appletrailers. No one starts.
The boot speed was almost 1 min less.

Maybe the problem was for the mod in the .1 version disabling app during firmware upgrade?

Thanks Rad for your big effort!

Rod.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 10, 2009, 07:16:36 PM
Maybe the problem was for the mod in the .1 version disabling app during firmware upgrade?

the apps are only not loaded if the device is upgrading.

What type of device/partition are your app.bins on? They've worked on the few devices I've tried them on, including sd card/flash/hdd. Could you look in /tmp/messages for 'usb.agent' lines to see if your device is being detected? If its slow to come online /conf/crazymount.wait is still checked for to delay crazymount'ing of app.bins, so might try and 'echo 5 > /conf/crazymount.wait' and see if that helps.

I left my wdtv playing movies off my nfs for 3 days straight before posting this version...and hadn't seen the strange video stopping bug pop up, sure wish I could figure out wtf it is/was. I fixed it the last time it plagued me (many versions ago) by hard resetting and reflashing a few times, and it never came back...perhaps somehow a semi-bad flash is affecting it???

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 11, 2009, 04:49:20 AM
Maybe the problem was for the mod in the .1 version disabling app during firmware upgrade?

the apps are only not loaded if the device is upgrading.

What type of device/partition are your app.bins on? They've worked on the few devices I've tried them on, including sd card/flash/hdd. Could you look in /tmp/messages for 'usb.agent' lines to see if your device is being detected? If its slow to come online /conf/crazymount.wait is still checked for to delay crazymount'ing of app.bins, so might try and 'echo 5 > /conf/crazymount.wait' and see if that helps.

I am using a WD Passport 400 GB with only one NTFS partition. I have no problems with app.bins in 0.5.5 version. Sorry but I can't see the logs right now because I have downgraded the box.  It is good to know how to see what is wrong! I will try to upgrade again next weekend and I will see this logs. BTW, is there some way to see what appens during the USB scanning because I notice sometimes it takes a lot of time, almost 20 min.!

Thank you!


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 11, 2009, 06:28:31 AM
Hi eveyone,
 
I just tried the new firmware 0.5.6.1 replacing firware 0.5.5 and it does not work for me.
I am using an NTFS usb WD passport drive.

I had a Blanc wireless USB adapter with WAP2 working properly on firwware 0.5.5

For some unexplain reason with firmware 0.5.6.1,  It refuse to run any command that are in the wireless package like: wpa_supplicant, iwconfig or iwlist.

I put in my  net.config file the following command just to see the what was going on:

env                                   | logger -p user.info -t ENV
busybox                           | logger -p user.info -t BUSYBOX

which wpa_supplicant       | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH WPA_SUPPLICANT"
which udhcpc                    | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH UDHCPC"
which iwconfig                  | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH IWCONFIG"
which iwlist                       | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH IWLIST"

/apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin/wpa_supplicant -h 2>&1 | logger -p user.info -t "INFO full path to wpa_supplicant"
wpa_supplicant -h 2>&1             | logger -p user.info -t "INFO wpa_supplicant"
udhcpc --help 2>&1                    | logger -p user.info -t "INFO udhcpc"
iwconfig                                      | logger -p user.info -t IWCONFIG

This produce the following output in file messages.txt

Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: MDEV=eth0
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_FIRMWARE_MTD_SIZE=13893632
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_FIRMWARE_MTD_PARTITION=/dev/mtdblock3
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_KERNEL_MTD_PARTITION=/dev/mtdblock2
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_BOOTLOADER_MTD_PARTITION=/dev/mtdblock1
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_FIRMWARE_VER=wdtv.ver
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_FIRMWARE_BIN=wdtv.bin
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SYSCONF_BUILD_DATE=2009.06.16-2130
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: HOME=/
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: TERM=linux
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: SHELL=/bin/sh
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: PATH=/opt/sbin:/opt/bin:/apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin:/apps/pure-ftpd/bin:/apps/dropbear-ssh/bin:/apps/core-extras/sbin:/apps/core-extras/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: APATH=/
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info ENV: AROOT=/tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: BusyBox v1.10.0 (2009-02-15 05:09:42 CST) multi-call binary
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: Copyright (C) 1998-2007 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, Denys Vlasenko
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: and others. Licensed under GPLv2.
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: See source distribution for full notice.
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    or: function [arguments]...
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    utilities into a single executable.  Most people will create a
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    will act like whatever it was invoked as!
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX: Currently defined functions:
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    [, [[, addgroup, adduser, arp, arping, ash, awk, basename,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    bunzip2, bzcat, bzip2, cal, cat, catv, chattr, chgrp,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    chmod, chown, chroot, chrt, cksum, clear, cmp, comm, cp,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    cpio, crond, crontab, cryptpw, cut, date, dc, dd, delgroup,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    deluser, df, diff, dirname, dmesg, dos2unix, du, echo,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    ed, egrep, eject, env, expand, expr, fakeidentd, false,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    fbset, fdflush, fdisk, fgrep, find, findfs, fold, free,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    freeramdisk, fsck, ftpget, ftpput, fuser, getopt, getty,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    grep, gunzip, gzip, halt, hd, hdparm, head, hexdump, hostid,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    hostname, httpd, hwclock, id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifup,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    inetd, init, insmod, install, ip, ipaddr, ipcalc, ipcrm,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    ipcs, iplink, iproute, iprule, kill, killall, killall5,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    klogd, last, length, less, linuxrc, ln, logger, login,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    logname, logread, losetup, ls, lsattr, lsmod, lzmacat,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    makedevs, md5sum, mdev, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod, mkswap,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    mktemp, modprobe, more, mount, mountpoint, msh, mv, nameif,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    nc, netstat, nice, nmeter, nohup, nslookup, od, passwd,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    patch, pgrep, pidof, ping, pipe_progress, pivot_root,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    pkill, poweroff, printenv, printf, ps, pscan, pwd, rdate,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    readlink, realpath, reboot, renice, reset, resize, rm,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    rmdir, rmmod, route, run-parts, runlevel, runsv, runsvdir,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    sed, seq, setconsole, setlogcons, sh, sha1sum, sleep,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    sort, split, start-stop-daemon, stat, strings, stty, su,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    sulogin, sum, sv, svlogd, swapoff, swapon, switch_root,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    sync, sysctl, syslogd, tac, tail, tar, tcpsvd, tee, telnet,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    telnetd, test, tftp, tftpd, time, top, touch, tr, traceroute,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    true, tty, ttysize, udhcpc, udpsvd, umount, uname, uncompress,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    unexpand, uniq, unix2dos, unlzma, unzip, uptime, usleep,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    uudecode, uuencode, vi, vlock, watch, watchdog, wc, wget,
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info BUSYBOX:    which, whoami, xargs, yes, zcat
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info WHICH WPA_SUPPLICANT: /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin/wpa_supplicant
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info WHICH UDHCPC: /bin/udhcpc
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info WHICH IWCONFIG: /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin/iwconfig
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info WHICH IWLIST: /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin/iwlist
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc: BusyBox v1.10.0 (2009-02-15 05:09:42 CST) multi-call binary
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc: Usage: udhcpc [-Cfbnqtv] [-c CID] [-V VCLS] [-H HOSTNAME] [-i INTERFACE]
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    [-p pidfile] [-r IP] [-s script] [-O dhcp-option]...
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -V,--vendorclass=CLASSID   Vendor class identifier
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -i,--interface=INTERFACE   Interface to use (default eth0)
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -H,-h,--hostname=HOSTNAME   Client hostname
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -c,--clientid=CLIENTID   Client identifier
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -C,--clientid-none   Suppress default client identifier
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -p,--pidfile=file   Create pidfile
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -r,--request=IP      IP address to request
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -s,--script=file   Run file at dhcp events (default /usr/share/udhcpc/default.script)
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -t,--retries=N      Send up to N request packets
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -T,--timeout=N      Try to get a lease for N seconds (default 3)
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -A,--tryagain=N      Wait N seconds (default 20) after failure
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -f,--foreground   Run in foreground
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -b,--background   Background if lease is not immediately obtained
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -S,--syslog   Log to syslog too
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -n,--now   Exit with failure if lease is not immediately obtained
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -q,--quit   Quit after obtaining lease
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -R,--release   Release IP on quit
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -O,--request-option=OPT   Request DHCP option OPT from server
Jan  1 00:01:13 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO udhcpc:    -a,--arping   Use arping to validate offered address

The second set of command did not produce any output except for udhcpc.
I also tried with no path and with the full path as you can see.

It seem to me that any command on the wireless package are not getting executed and I do not konw why or they plainly died without any trace.

Does a new wireless package/compile is required with firmware 0.5.6.1

I will revert to the old firmware 0.5.5 for now.

Thanks for the support and developping wdlxtv.

Jaumo
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: musicmax on August 11, 2009, 07:44:08 AM
None of the *.app.bin files work for me with 5.6.1 either.  No FTP, no NFS, no OPT.  The APPS and OPT folders are empty :-(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 11, 2009, 07:58:59 AM
None of the *.app.bin files work for me with 5.6.1 either.  No FTP, no NFS, no OPT.  The APPS and OPT folders are empty :-(


Can you check in /tmp/messages for 'usb.agent' lines to see if your device is being detected as mention Rad? I think no devices are detected...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: musicmax on August 11, 2009, 09:00:09 AM
Update - I put the *.app.bin files on a 1GB FAT32 thumb drive instead of a 16GB NTFS thumb drive and now NFS and FTP work!

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tweekertje on August 11, 2009, 09:29:37 AM
Just upgraded to 5.6.1 and also for me the app.bin-packages won't load - not even my custom background loads. Running from 1TB NTFS partition, working on 5.5 with an USB-Eth-stick.

Checked messages.txt:
# cat /tmp/messages.txt |grep usb.agent
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: usb.agent hotplugged /dev/sda1
#

Will try your echo-suggestion shortly.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tweekertje on August 11, 2009, 09:33:59 AM
Tried:

# echo 5 > /conf/crazymount.wait
#
# cat /conf/crazymount.wait
5
# reboot

With no effect. WDTV responds the same as without echo 5.

# cat /tmp/messages.txt |grep usb.agent
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: usb.agent hotplugged /dev/sda1
#
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: zaphod on August 11, 2009, 09:41:42 AM
not able to install 0.5.6.1.
I used a 1 GB USB stick fr installing the release from 0.5.5.  It's recognized and the box reboots for install. After twominutes the screen turns black and nothing happens anymore (waited about ten minutes) Reinstall of 0.5.5 from the same medium worked fine.
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tweekertje on August 11, 2009, 09:56:06 AM
Maybe you can find anything in this extract from messages.txt?? -- Note that I have set an IP-address 10.x.x.x in my net.config!

# cat /tmp/messages.txt
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.10.0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: usb.agent hotplugged /dev/sda1
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: 1.02.10.WDLXTV-0.5.6.1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Displaying detected USB devices...
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [13b1:0018] 1-1( 2.00,480m) USB 2.0 Network Adapter ver.2 /01F26E
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [18a5:0216] 1-2( 2.00,480m) Desktop USB Drive/1605000974f2
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: crazymount used additional custom delay of 5s
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.info kernel:  sda: sda1
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.debug kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.info kernel: NTFS volume version 3.1.
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.warn kernel: cdrom: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.warn kernel: cdrom: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/sda1: UUID="204454B744549200" LABEL="USBHDD1TB" TYPE="ntfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: crazymount: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: partition with label (USBHDD1TB) already mounted!
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: DEVICE /dev/sda1 CONNECTED
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: Using system hostname WDTV-c99ef
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: No IP provided, doing DHCP
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: Using pool.ntp.org to set system time
Aug 11 17:31:55 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Device eth0 configged as 192.168.1.65/192.168.1.254/255.255.255.0
[...]
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Create "/tmp/media/usb/USB2/USBHDD1TB"
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Unmounting official device /tmp/media/usb/USBHDD1TB
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Version 2009.4.4 integrated FUSE 27
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Write, label "USBHDD1TB", NTFS 3.1)
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Cmdline options: force
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mount options: force,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs error (device sda1): ntfs_ucstonls(): Unicode name contains characters that cannot be converted to character set default.  You might want to try to use the mount option nls=utf8.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs warning (device sda1): ntfs_filldir(): Skipping unrepresentable inode 0xf17.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs error (device sda1): ntfs_ucstonls(): Unicode name contains characters that cannot be converted to character set default.  You might want to try to use the mount option nls=utf8.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs warning (device sda1): ntfs_filldir(): Skipping unrepresentable inode 0xf33.
[...]
#
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 11, 2009, 10:56:21 AM
Maybe you can find anything in this extract from messages.txt?? -- Note that I have set an IP-address 10.x.x.x in my net.config!

# cat /tmp/messages.txt
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.10.0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: usb.agent hotplugged /dev/sda1
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: 1.02.10.WDLXTV-0.5.6.1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Displaying detected USB devices...
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [13b1:0018] 1-1( 2.00,480m) USB 2.0 Network Adapter ver.2 /01F26E
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [18a5:0216] 1-2( 2.00,480m) Desktop USB Drive/1605000974f2
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: crazymount used additional custom delay of 5s
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.info kernel:  sda: sda1
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.debug kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.info kernel: NTFS volume version 3.1.
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.warn kernel: cdrom: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-c99ef user.warn kernel: cdrom: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/sda1: UUID="204454B744549200" LABEL="USBHDD1TB" TYPE="ntfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: crazymount: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: partition with label (USBHDD1TB) already mounted!
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: DEVICE /dev/sda1 CONNECTED
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: Using system hostname WDTV-c99ef
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: No IP provided, doing DHCP
[...]
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: net.agent: Using pool.ntp.org to set system time
Aug 11 17:31:55 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Device eth0 configged as 192.168.1.65/192.168.1.254/255.255.255.0
[...]
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Create "/tmp/media/usb/USB2/USBHDD1TB"
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Unmounting official device /tmp/media/usb/USBHDD1TB
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Version 2009.4.4 integrated FUSE 27
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Write, label "USBHDD1TB", NTFS 3.1)
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Cmdline options: force
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mount options: force,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs error (device sda1): ntfs_ucstonls(): Unicode name contains characters that cannot be converted to character set default.  You might want to try to use the mount option nls=utf8.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs warning (device sda1): ntfs_filldir(): Skipping unrepresentable inode 0xf17.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs error (device sda1): ntfs_ucstonls(): Unicode name contains characters that cannot be converted to character set default.  You might want to try to use the mount option nls=utf8.
Aug 11 17:32:36 WDTV-c99ef user.err kernel: NTFS-fs warning (device sda1): ntfs_filldir(): Skipping unrepresentable inode 0xf33.
[...]
#


Maybe some files writed in ASCII and not in UTF8 in the NTFS partition?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 11, 2009, 12:18:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

I think that the problem with firmware 0.5.6.1 of not running any application or command is related to a mount issue.
I have tried from a USB key formatted FAT32 and a my USB WD passeport  drive with the same results.
I can not run any command from the wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin package.

I found the following in my logs:

Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: loop: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop: loaded (max 24 devices)
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No VRS found
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: dropbear-ssh app found
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting dropbear-ssh.app.bin at /apps/dropbear-ssh
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop1: rw=0, want=10244, limit=10240
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop1: rw=0, want=10244, limit=10240
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: log-saver app found
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting log-saver.app.bin at /apps/log-saver
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=68, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=1252, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting Optware
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No VRS found
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: EXT3 FS on loop3,
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: internal journal
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: pure-ftpd app found
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting pure-ftpd.app.bin at /apps/pure-ftpd
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: loop4: rw=0, want=140, limit=136
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No VRS found
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: wireless-mod-wdlxtv app found
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin at /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No VRS found
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-01900 user.warn kernel: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: adjusting LIBPATH
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: adjusting PATH
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Path set to /opt/sbin:/opt/bin:/apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin:/apps/pure-ftpd/bin:/apps/dropbear-ssh/bin:/apps/core-extras/sbin:/apps/core-extras/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin

It is very bizzare to me because despite those errors, the file system seem mounted anyway.
I had added the following line in the net.config files:

df -k                                 | logger -p user.info -t "INFO MOUNTS"

and the messages.txt file indicates:

Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: rootfs                   28508     28508         0 100% /
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/mtdblock3           28508     28508         0 100% /
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/sda1              3912180   2151132   1761048  55% /tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/sda1              3912180   2151132   1761048  55% /tmp/mnt/sda1
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop0                4580      4580         0 100% /apps/core-extras
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop1                4955       517      4182  11% /apps/dropbear-ssh
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop2                  12        12         0 100% /apps/log-saver
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop3              126931     20539     99839  17% /opt
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop4                 168       168         0 100% /apps/pure-ftpd
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop5                9911      6084      3315  65% /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv

Also the system.txt file indicates:

dev/sda1: LABEL="PHOTOVOYAGE" UUID="DCD9-1417" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="core-extras" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop1: LABEL="dropbear-ssh" UUID="f0c2c4bd-80ab-43fc-84dc-c174887dd1a5" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/loop2: LABEL="log-saver" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop3: UUID="1b74a6e0-49c0-4b3e-b4dc-b6f66949d835" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/loop4: LABEL="pure-ftpd" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop5: LABEL="wireless-mod-wdl" UUID="77d588b9-6fd7-4e42-8e1f-59c59329c98f" TYPE="ext2"
======================================
Displaying detected USB devices...
 [0ace:1211] 1-1( 2.00,480m) USB2.0 WLAN
 [0781:5151] 1-2( 2.00,480m) Cruzer Micro/3514830C5B105047
 [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
 [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
======================================
major minor  #blocks  name

   7     0       1956 loop0
   7     1       5120 loop1
   7     2          4 loop2
   7     3     131072 loop3
   7     4         68 loop4
   7     5      10240 loop5
  31     0      16384 mtdblock0
  31     1        384 mtdblock1
  31     2       2176 mtdblock2
  31     3      13568 mtdblock3
  31     4        128 mtdblock4
  31     5        128 mtdblock5
   8     0    3928063 sda
   8     1    3919841 sda1
======================================
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
/dev/mtdblock3 / cramfs ro 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /etc/mdev.conf tmpfs rw 0 0
mdev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
none /apps tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/mnt/sda1 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/loop0 /apps/core-extras cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop1 /apps/dropbear-ssh ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
/dev/loop2 /apps/log-saver cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop3 /opt ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop4 /apps/pure-ftpd cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop5 /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
======================================
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: PF
zd1211                297568  0
firmware_class          7776  0
wireless_ext            8240  1 zd1211
gl620a                  2448  0
rndis_host              3888  0
plusb                    752  0
net1080                 3808  0
cdc_subset              1184  0
catc                   11216  0
cdc_ether               2992  1 rndis_host
rtl8150                11200  0
pegasus                20448  0
mcs7830                 4496  0
kaweth                 15216  0
dm9601                 14320  0
asix                   18928  0
usbnet                 15728  8 gl620a,rndis_host,plusb,net1080,cdc_subset,cdc_ether,mcs7830,asix
mii                     3824  4 pegasus,mcs7830,asix,usbnet
loop                   13232  0
em8xxx                846784  0
proc_pipe            1064688  0
llad                   95648  1 em8xxx
sr_mod                 12672  0
cdrom                  35424  1 sr_mod


So are the file system available or not is the question ???

Does any one known what the error message means: "UDF-fs: No VRS found"
and why we can not run any application.

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gab73 on August 11, 2009, 02:23:19 PM
Tried a firmware update to WDLXTV 0.5.6.1 - just for checking out LaurentG's movie sheets.
WDTV boots after firmware update to WDTV Logo for a minute or so but after that screen goes black and nothing happens ... for an hour or so.

Reverted back to official 1.02.10 (same Verbatim 2GB/FAT32 stick I always use for any firmware update).

Just to make it clear:
I downloaded the 0.5.6.1 ZIP and extracted the whole Archive to the clean stick - no folders or anything, just the 9 files (Changelog, net.config, net.mounts, README, S00custom-options, screen_saver.png, wdtv.bin, wdtv.ver and welcome_background_bg.jpg)

Any suspitions what could have gone wrong? Did I miss something?



And not to forget - thanks for doing this crazy homebrew things, really appreciate it :)
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 11, 2009, 03:10:45 PM
First of all, thanks for the great work. 0.5.6.1 works perfect for me.
But how is the .thumbsDB working? I have added the dir on my usb stick but no thumbs displayed anymore ...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 11, 2009, 06:41:56 PM
Hi everyone,

Does any one has found why firmware 0.5.6.1 refuses to run any application package ???

I have tried the same set-up (on a USB key FAT 32 and a WD USB passport  NTFS) that worked perfectly on 0.5.5
with absolutely no result with 0.5.6.1 ? It simply refuses to run any application.

Any ideas ???

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 11, 2009, 07:30:36 PM
@jaumo:

Maybe here is the problem...

Code: [Select]
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Create "/tmp/media/usb/USB2/USBHDD1TB"
Aug 11 17:32:11 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: Unmounting official device /tmp/media/usb/USBHDD1TB
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Version 2009.4.4 integrated FUSE 27
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Write, label "USBHDD1TB", NTFS 3.1)
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Cmdline options: force
Aug 11 17:32:19 WDTV-c99ef daemon.notice ntfs-3g[1062]: Mount options: force,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1

This create and unmounting and then mounting is not present in 0.5.5 and maybe loose the HDD mount because I have not see any volume like these in your logs:

# df -k
... (more)
/dev/sda1            390708800 341894448  48814352  88% /tmp/media/usb/USB2/3C4081A14081630E
/dev/sda1            390708800 341894448  48814352  88% /tmp/media/usb/USB2/.3C4081A14081630E

I dunno, it's an idea... BTW, Have you tried to change the HDD to the other USB port? Switch them with the Wifi Board in the WDTV to see if something changes...




Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tweekertje on August 11, 2009, 08:25:40 PM
@rodfeli: Thanks for thinking with us!

Regarding your comment: your looking at logging of two different setups -- and, worse imo -- two different problems with the same end result, i.e. not loading app.bin-packages.

Btw. I did no try to switch ports -- it worked in the current setup with 5.5.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 11, 2009, 08:42:51 PM
Hi Rodfeli,

Thanks for replying. Do I reallyI need the daemon ntfs-3g ???

The problem exist with the 4 GB USB Key (FAT) and the USB WD 400 GB (NTFS) that worked perfectly with firmware 0.5.5.
I just upgraded to 0.5.6.1 and nothing else.

I have put more info of the problem (not able to run apps) in Reply 254 and 263.

It seem to me that the apps file system are mounted properly.

I haded the following in my net.config file:

df -k   | logger -p user.info -t "INFO MOUNTS"

and the results in the messages.txt indicates:

Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: rootfs                   28508     28508         0 100% /
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/mtdblock3           28508     28508         0 100% /
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/sda1              3912180   2151132   1761048  55% /tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/sda1              3912180   2151132   1761048  55% /tmp/mnt/sda1
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop0                4580      4580         0 100% /apps/core-extras
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop1                4955       517      4182  11% /apps/dropbear-ssh
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop2                  12        12         0 100% /apps/log-saver
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop3              126931     20539     99839  17% /opt
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop4                 168       168         0 100% /apps/pure-ftpd
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop5                9911      6084      3315  65% /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv

and the system.txt indicates:

/dev/sda1: LABEL="PHOTOVOYAGE" UUID="DCD9-1417" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="core-extras" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop1: LABEL="dropbear-ssh" UUID="f0c2c4bd-80ab-43fc-84dc-c174887dd1a5" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/loop2: LABEL="log-saver" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop3: UUID="1b74a6e0-49c0-4b3e-b4dc-b6f66949d835" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/loop4: LABEL="pure-ftpd" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop5: LABEL="wireless-mod-wdl" UUID="77d588b9-6fd7-4e42-8e1f-59c59329c98f" TYPE="ext2"
======================================
Displaying detected USB devices...
 [0ace:1211] 1-1( 2.00,480m) USB2.0 WLAN
 [0781:5151] 1-2( 2.00,480m) Cruzer Micro/3514830C5B105047
 [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
 [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
======================================
major minor  #blocks  name

   7     0       1956 loop0
   7     1       5120 loop1
   7     2          4 loop2
   7     3     131072 loop3
   7     4         68 loop4
   7     5      10240 loop5
  31     0      16384 mtdblock0
  31     1        384 mtdblock1
  31     2       2176 mtdblock2
  31     3      13568 mtdblock3
  31     4        128 mtdblock4
  31     5        128 mtdblock5
   8     0    3928063 sda
   8     1    3919841 sda1
======================================
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
/dev/mtdblock3 / cramfs ro 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /etc/mdev.conf tmpfs rw 0 0
mdev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
none /apps tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/mnt/sda1 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/loop0 /apps/core-extras cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop1 /apps/dropbear-ssh ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
/dev/loop2 /apps/log-saver cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop3 /opt ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop4 /apps/pure-ftpd cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop5 /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0

So for me it seem that the file system are mounted properly.

I also put this command in the net.config file:

ls -al /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin | logger -p user.info -t "INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin"

Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: drwxr-xr-x    2 default  default      1024 Apr  7  2009 .
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: drwxr-xr-x    5 default  default      1024 Apr  7  2009 ..
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     67752 Apr  7  2009 iwconfig
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     57722 Apr  7  2009 iwevent
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     52810 Apr  7  2009 iwgetid
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     69143 Apr  7  2009 iwlist
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     56989 Apr  7  2009 iwpriv
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     53146 Apr  7  2009 iwspy
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default     83250 Apr  7  2009 wpa_cli
Jan  1 00:01:17 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO BIN DIR /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin: -rwxr-xr-x    1 default  default    436600 Apr  7  2009 wpa_supplicant

Has you can see the file are there but they will NOT run ???

Why is the question ?
Thanks, any help is really appreciated.

PS. I will try to change the HDD to the other USB port as soon as can just to see if it will change anything ...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tweekertje on August 11, 2009, 09:47:35 PM
Jaumo, looking again at mine and your logging I noticed this section in mine:
Code: [Select]
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: crazymount: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-c99ef user.notice root: partition with label (USBHDD1TB) already mounted!

and this in yours:
Code: [Select]
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: log-saver app found
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.notice root: Mounting log-saver.app.bin at /apps/log-saver
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-01900 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device

do I assume correctly that the problem is not in the mounting of the disk itself, but in the mounting of the (correctly found) app.bin's to /apps/...?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 11, 2009, 10:14:20 PM
Hi again,

The mount seem fine as I describe before.
Jan  1 00:01:14 WDTV-01900 user.info INFO MOUNTS: /dev/loop5                9911      6084      3315  65% /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv

but if will not run any application like wpa_supplicant.

The executable seem good also .... i am mystified ...

Jaumo
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jetpac on August 12, 2009, 03:02:13 AM
Should i update my firmware?
Im currently running on version 0.5.3.2. but there seems to be a few issues with the current FW.

should i update or should i wait a bit? (im too savvy with linux)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: glu on August 12, 2009, 04:51:33 AM
First thanks to b-rad for his great work!!!

After upgrade to 1.02.10.WDLXTV-0.5.6.1 I experience 2 problems

- Starting playing a file from a NFS share takes quite long (app 30 sec)
- During playing a video / music file from NFS share there is no or extremly slow response to the remote control

Any ideas?

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 12, 2009, 10:42:56 AM
First of all, thanks for the great work. 0.5.6.1 works perfect for me.
But how is the .thumbsDB working? I have added the dir on my usb stick but no thumbs displayed anymore ...

the directory is called:

.thumbDB

requires no intervention on your part, its simply mapped to the thumb cache location.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 12, 2009, 10:44:57 AM
Hi everyone,

Does any one has found why firmware 0.5.6.1 refuses to run any application package ???

I have tried the same set-up (on a USB key FAT 32 and a WD USB passport  NTFS) that worked perfectly on 0.5.5
with absolutely no result with 0.5.6.1 ? It simply refuses to run any application.

Any ideas ???

Thanks.

loads all of my app.bin's from the few devices I've tried. I'll try and dig up a few more to see if I can get one to *not* load them.

It would appear though that theres some problem with NTFS devices, so that'll be the first issue I try and address.

---edit--- Haven't tried an ntfs partition yet because I don't have one, but app.bins have loaded from everything I've tried ???

I need detailed information on device/partitions/etc in order to see whats going on here. Model of device too.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: shariat on August 12, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
I have tried 5.6.1. Apps are loaded, but Samba has problems. I have to killall smbd and run it again to make it work. It also had some issues in playing my files. After some playbacks, system stops playing anything.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 12, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
...
#  if your "guest" account is disabled, you must supply username and password
xmount //192.168.0.101/NewMovie 4_New cifs

# Mount an NFS share
xmount 192.168.0.198:/nfs/MovieJarne 1_Jarne nfs
xmount 192.168.0.198:/nfs/MovieNancy 2_Nancy nfs
xmount 192.168.0.198:/nfs/MovieBart 3_Bart nfs

If i use this file, only 4_New and 1_Jarne are mounted on the wdhd (only the first NFS share).
Did i make a mistake? Mounting multiple cifs is no problem.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 12, 2009, 11:54:59 AM
I need detailed information on device/partitions/etc in order to see whats going on here. Model of device too.

Hi Rad,
Mine is a WD Passport 400 GB, one large partition @ NTFS. My .2 cents: mmm.. I have to run a chkdsk after do the downgrade to 0.5.5, maybe that also affects the mount of the apps.
Thank you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gangstaF on August 12, 2009, 12:03:35 PM
I need detailed information on device/partitions/etc in order to see whats going on here. Model of device too.

Hi Rad,
Mine is a WD Passport 400 GB, one large partition @ NTFS.
Thank you!

I have a NTFS formatted WD 1TB HDD, and since I upgraded the other day my app.bin doesn't load either! Dunno if that helps you address the problem... But thanks for the great improvement in load times and thumb caching! c",) If I can get my moviesheets back, my life is perfect!!! More or less... ::)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frankwdlx on August 12, 2009, 12:14:38 PM
I need detailed information on device/partitions/etc in order to see whats going on here. Model of device too.

Hi Rad,
Mine is a WD Passport 400 GB, one large partition @ NTFS.
Thank you!

I have a NTFS formatted WD 1TB HDD, and since I upgraded the other day my app.bin doesn't load either! Dunno if that helps you address the problem... But thanks for the great improvement in load times and thumb caching! c",) If I can get my moviesheets back, my life is perfect!!! More or less... ::)

I have a WD Passport 320 GB. I was running 0.5.3.2 on a single big NTFS 4k
partition w/o probs. 0.5.6(.1) do not mount the disk after installing the firmware.
I tried repartitioning to a small 2GB FAT32 + a 298GB NTFS 64k for media.
Did not help.

The 2nd USB port is used by a DIGITUS DN-7043-1 USB wlan adapter,
which worked fine in 0.5.3.2.

I then tried with 0.5.5. but this also does not work (i.e. I can flash from
a FAT32 usb stick but the passport will not be recognized, the lamp stays of
and nothing happens).

Thanks,
frankwdlx





Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 12, 2009, 01:15:46 PM
I switched from 0.5.5 to 0.5.6.1 this evening and ran into the same trouble, no app.bin was loaded. I changed the filesystem from NTFS to Fat32 and every app.bin loaded successfully.

In addition this time I definitly had to disable the media library. In 0.5.5 it still worked using huge CIFS shares, in 0.5.6.1 the box got somehow stuck scanning "a usb device".

0.5.6.1 now works for me and it boots "real fast", great job b-rad, thanks.

Another issue I came across: I mound CIFS shares using xmount in net.mounts, e.g.: xmount //Server/Videos Videos cifs user=me,pass=secret. According to /bin/xmount the mountpoint should be /tmp/media/usb/Videos and it is. Bit another mountpoint of this share is: /tmp/media/usb/USB2/Videos (I use USB2 as boot slot), so the same share ist mounted twice - strange.


Shiny
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on August 12, 2009, 01:27:40 PM
well im using ext3 partition and its working ok for me just wondering if u b-rad using the same
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ryannn on August 12, 2009, 03:24:02 PM
I try to do xmount, I downloaded the latest nfs app pack 0.2 version, but I get:

# xmount 192.168.0.131:/Shared Shared nfs
modprobe: module nfs not found
modprobe: failed to load module nfs

and in messages.txt:
Aug 12 22:21:18 WDTV-9e5c0 user.notice root: NFS mount failed! download nfs.app.
bin from http://b-rad.cc

I am using a Sandisk Cruzer u3, 2GB and also tried an 8GB, both same result.

After, I tried out ext3-boot and it works fine with this 2GB drive. But I like the wdlxtv better!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 12, 2009, 10:37:48 PM
Hi Brad,

I just reverted my firmware to 0.5.5 from 0.5.6.1. Now everything is working properly. Back to normal...  

Has I mention before I used my WDLXTV box with a wireless USB blanc Adapter and one of the following storage device:

   1) A 4 GB USB key (linux partition ID: b - WIN95 FAT 32)
        or
   2) A  400 GB WD USB passport drive (linux partition id: 7 -  HPFS/NTFS)

I never use both storage device at the same time.

I have the same net.config, wpa_supplicant.conf and apps.bin file on both storage device.

With firmware 0.5.6.1, everithing SEEM to be mounted perfectly, but it could not run wpa_supplicant or any other apps.

I provided here my message.txt, system.txt,  dmesg.txt and net.config hoping it could help you find the problem.

You can email me directly at JeanAumont?yahoo.com  (replace the ? by @ -Just did not want any automatic email grabber to get it !!!)
if you want more info.

Thanks a lot for developping this.

jaumo

dmesg.txt
Linux version 2.6.15-TvDock (william@SVN-server) (gcc version 4.0.4) #11 PREEMPT Wed Dec 24 17:28:32 CST 2008
Configured for SMP863x (revision ES6+/RevA+), detected SMP8635 (revision ES9/RevC).
Detected CPU/System/DSP Frequencies: 297.00/198.00/297.00MHz
SMP863x/SMP865x Enabled Devices under Linux/XENV 0x48000000 = 0x00023efe
 BM/IDE PCIHost Ethernet IR FIP I2CM I2CS USB PCIDev1 PCIDev2 PCIDev3 PCIDev4 SCARD
Valid MEMCFG found at 0x10000fc0.
CPU revision is: 00019069
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 06fe0000 @ 10020000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 94208
  DMA zone: 94208 pages, LIFO batch:31
  DMA32 zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
  HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0
Primary instruction cache 16kB, physically tagged, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Primary data cache 16kB, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Synthesized TLB refill handler (20 instructions).
Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (31 instructions).
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Using 148.500 MHz high precision timer.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 107776k/114560k available (2635k kernel code, 6776k reserved, 392k data, 252k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 292.86 BogoMIPS (lpj=146432)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.
NET: Registered protocol family 16
tangox: creating TLB mapping for 0x20000000 at 0xc0000000, size 0x04000000.
PCI: Initializing SMP863x/SMP865x PCI host controller
PCI: Remapped PCI I/O space 0x58000000 to 0xc4020000, size 64 kB
PCI: Remapped PCI config space 0x50000000 to 0xc4004000, size 10 kB
PCI: Configured SMP863x/SMP865x as PCI slave with 128MB PCI memory
PCI: Region size is 16384KB
PCI: Map DMA memory 0x10020000-0x17000000 for PCI at 0x11000000
SCSI subsystem initialized
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
Created /proc/cpucache_info entry.
NTFS driver 2.1.25 [Flags: R/O].
fuse init (API version 7.3)
Initializing Cryptographic API
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered
SMP86xx ir (254:0): driver loaded (wait_period = 300ms, buffer_size = 2)
SMP86xx led_rst (253:0): driver loaded.
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 9) is a 16550A
serial8250: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 10) is a 16550A
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
physmap flash device CS2: 1000000 at 48000000
CS2: Physically mapped flash: Found 1 x16 devices at 0x0 in 16-bit bank
 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table at 0x0040
number of CFI chips: 1
cfi_cmdset_0002: Disabling erase-suspend-program due to code brokenness.
Using physmap partition definition
Adding partition #1-#5
Creating 5 MTD partitions on "CS2: Physically mapped flash":
0x00000000-0x00060000 : "CS2-Part1"
0x00060000-0x00280000 : "CS2-Part2"
0x00280000-0x00fc0000 : "CS2-Part3"
0x00fc0000-0x00fe0000 : "CS2-Part4"
0x00fe0000-0x01000000 : "CS2-Part5"
physmap flash device CS3: 4000000 at 4c000000
CFI: Found no CS3: Physically mapped flash device at location zero
driver tangox-ehci-hcd, 10 Dec 2004
TangoX USB initializing...
tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: TangoX USB 2.0
tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: irq 48, io mem 0xa0021500
tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: USB 0.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
TangoX USB was initialized.
Initializing TangoX USB OHCI Controller Membase=0xa0021500, irq=47
tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: USB Host Controller
tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: irq 47, io mem 0xa0021500
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using tangox-ehci-hcd and address 2
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using tangox-ehci-hcd and address 3
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
TCP reno registered
TCP bic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Freeing unused kernel memory: 252k freed
  Vendor: SanDisk   Model: Cruzer Micro      Rev: 8.01
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
SCSI device sda: 7856127 512-byte hdwr sectors (4022 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 45 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 7856127 512-byte hdwr sectors (4022 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 45 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
cdrom: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
cdrom: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
llad: module license 'LGPL' taints kernel.
em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1463] init_module: begun
em8xxx0 [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1346] identify: board as unknown subid
em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1449] identify: device 0x8635 0x86 accepted with software tango2revC
mumk_register_tasklet: (0) tasklet c403f000 status @c938aa24
em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1581] init_module: done. Found 1 em8xxx
loop: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
loop: loaded (max 24 devices)
UDF-fs: No VRS found
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop1: rw=0, want=10244, limit=10240
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop1: rw=0, want=10244, limit=10240
UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=68, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=1252, limit=8
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop2: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
UDF-fs: No VRS found
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended
EXT3 FS on loop3, internal journal
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
attempt to access beyond end of device
loop4: rw=0, want=140, limit=136
UDF-fs: No VRS found
UDF-fs: No VRS found
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
zd1211: Unknown symbol wireless_send_event
mii: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
usbnet: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
usbcore: registered new driver asix
/home/Zehd/wdtv/dm9601/dm9601.c: /home/Zehd/wdtv/dm9601/dm9601.c: v0.0.6 2001/05/24 (C) 1999-2000 Petko Manolov (petkan@dce.bg)
usbcore: registered new driver dm9601
usbcore: registered new driver kaweth
usbcore: registered new driver MOSCHIP usb-ethernet driver
pegasus: v0.6.12 (2005/01/13), Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet driver
usbcore: registered new driver pegasus
drivers/usb/net/rtl8150.c: rtl8150 based usb-ethernet driver v0.6.2 (2004/08/27)
usbcore: registered new driver rtl8150
cdc_ether: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
usbcore: registered new driver cdc_ether
usbcore: registered new driver catc
drivers/usb/net/catc.c: v2.8 CATC EL1210A NetMate USB Ethernet driver
usbcore: registered new driver cdc_subset
usbcore: registered new driver net1080
usbcore: registered new driver plusb
usbcore: registered new driver rndis_host
usbcore: registered new driver gl620a
wireless_ext: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Loading wireless extentions module...
firmware_class: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.

 _____     ____    _    ____
|__  /   _|  _ \  / \  / ___|
  / / | | | | | |/ _ \ \___ \
 / /| |_| | |_| / ___ \ ___) |
/____\__, |____/_/   \_\____/
     |___/
zd1211 - version 2.22.0.0-development
vendor_id = 0ace
product_id = 1211
USB 2.0 Host
Release Ver = 4802
EEPORM Ver = 4330
Finsih download Firmware. Ready to reboot
Finsih download Firmware. Ready to reboot
Finsih download Firmware. Ready to reboot
PA type: 0
AiroHa AL2230RF
zd1205_config: EEP(HWFeature)=0x0
AllowedChannel = 000107ff
Region:16
usbcore: registered new driver zd1211
Get WPS OUI
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 12, 2009, 10:46:45 PM
Hi Again,

The upload folder of the forum is full.

Here are the rest of the file:

system.txt
/dev/sda1: LABEL="PHOTOVOYAGE" UUID="DCD9-1417" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="core-extras" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop1: LABEL="dropbear-ssh" UUID="f0c2c4bd-80ab-43fc-84dc-c174887dd1a5" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/loop2: LABEL="log-saver" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop3: UUID="1b74a6e0-49c0-4b3e-b4dc-b6f66949d835" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/loop4: LABEL="pure-ftpd" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/loop5: LABEL="wireless-mod-wdl" UUID="77d588b9-6fd7-4e42-8e1f-59c59329c98f" TYPE="ext2"
======================================
Displaying detected USB devices...
 [0ace:1211] 1-1( 2.00,480m) USB2.0 WLAN
 [0781:5151] 1-2( 2.00,480m) Cruzer Micro/3514830C5B105047
 [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
 [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
======================================
major minor  #blocks  name

   7     0       1956 loop0
   7     1       5120 loop1
   7     2          4 loop2
   7     3     131072 loop3
   7     4         68 loop4
   7     5      10240 loop5
  31     0      16384 mtdblock0
  31     1        384 mtdblock1
  31     2       2176 mtdblock2
  31     3      13568 mtdblock3
  31     4        128 mtdblock4
  31     5        128 mtdblock5
   8     0    3928063 sda
   8     1    3919841 sda1
======================================
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
/dev/mtdblock3 / cramfs ro 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /etc/mdev.conf tmpfs rw 0 0
mdev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/PHOTOVOYAGE vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
none /apps tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/mnt/sda1 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/loop0 /apps/core-extras cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop1 /apps/dropbear-ssh ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
/dev/loop2 /apps/log-saver cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop3 /opt ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop4 /apps/pure-ftpd cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop5 /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
======================================
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: PF
zd1211                297568  0
firmware_class          7776  0
wireless_ext            8240  1 zd1211
gl620a                  2448  0
rndis_host              3888  0
plusb                    752  0
net1080                 3808  0
cdc_subset              1184  0
catc                   11216  0
cdc_ether               2992  1 rndis_host
rtl8150                11200  0
pegasus                20448  0
mcs7830                 4496  0
kaweth                 15216  0
dm9601                 14320  0
asix                   18928  0
usbnet                 15728  8 gl620a,rndis_host,plusb,net1080,cdc_subset,cdc_ether,mcs7830,asix
mii                     3824  4 pegasus,mcs7830,asix,usbnet
loop                   13232  0
em8xxx                846784  0
proc_pipe            1064688  0
llad                   95648  1 em8xxx
sr_mod                 12672  0
cdrom                  35424  1 sr_mod


net.config
logger -p user.info -t WDLXTVDEBUG0 "***** START OF net.config SCRIPT"

HOST=wdtvJean

MDEV=eth0
export MDEV
SEC=10
WPADRV=otus

MTU=1452
insmod /tmp/mnt/sda1/zd1211.ko
echo "$?"          | logger -p user.info -t "INSMOD zd1211.ko STATUS"
sleep $SEC

blacklist zd1211b

# Dynamic IP Configuration: (DHCP)

DHCP=yes

logger -p user.info -t "WDLXTV-DHCP" "INIT MDEV: $MDEV"
ifconfig $MDEV up
echo "$?"          | logger -p user.info -t "IFCONFIG STATUS"
ifconfig -a        | logger -p user.info -t "IFCONFIG A"
sleep $SEC

logger -p user.info -t "WDLXTV-WPA_SUPPLICANT" "START on MDEV: $MDEV"
##wpa_supplicant -Bw -ddddd -K -t -D$WPADRV -i$MDEV -c/tmp/mnt/sda1/wpa_supplicant.conf | logger -p user.info -t "WDLXTV-WPA"
wpa_supplicant -w  -ddddd -K -t -D$WPADRV -i$MDEV -c/tmp/mnt/sda1/wpa_supplicant.conf | logger -p user.info -t "WDLXTV-WPA" &
sleep $SEC

udhcpc -h "$HOST" -i $MDEV -S
echo "$?"          | logger -p user.info -t "UDHCPC STATUS"
ifconfig -a        | logger -p user.info -t "IFCONFIG A"

# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=192.168.1.5

#specify timezone
TZ=EST5EDT

sleep $SEC

# Debuggin

logger -p user.info -t "INFO DUMP" "********************** START DUMP *********************"

env                                   | logger -p user.info -t ENV
busybox                               | logger -p user.info -t BUSYBOX

which wpa_supplicant                  | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH WPA_SUPPLICANT"
which udhcpc                          | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH UDHCPC"
which iwconfig                        | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH IWCONFIG"
which iwlist                          | logger -p user.info -t "WHICH IWLIST"

/apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin/wpa_supplicant -h 2>&1 | logger -p user.info -t "INFO full path to wpa_supplicant"
wpa_supplicant -h 2>&1                | logger -p user.info -t "INFO wpa_supplicant"
udhcpc --help 2>&1                    | logger -p user.info -t "INFO udhcpc"
iwconfig                              | logger -p user.info -t IWCONFIG
iwlist $MDEV scanning                 | logger -p user.info -t IWLIST
ping -c 5 192.168.1.254 2>&1          | logger -p user.info -t PING &
lsmod                                 | logger -p user.info -t "MODULE LIST"

ps  | logger -p user.info -t "INFO Process List"
df -k  | logger -p user.info -t "INFO MOUNTS"
cat /tmp/mnt/sda1/wpa_supplicant.conf | logger -p user.info -t "INFO wpa_supplicant_conf"
netstat -rn                           | logger -p user.info -t "INFO NETSTAT"
ifconfig -a                           | logger -p user.info -t "IFCONFIG A"
BIN=`env | awk -F= '/^PATH=/{print $2;}' | sed -e 's/:/ /g'`
for d in ${BIN} ; do
  logger -p user.info -t "INFO BIN DIR ${d}" "****** Debugging Bin Dir ${d}"
  ls -al ${d}    | logger -p user.info -t "INFO BIN DIR ${d}"
done
logger -p user.info -t "INFO DUMP" "******************* END DUMP **************************"
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 12, 2009, 11:51:31 PM
Hi Again,

The upload folder of the forum is full.

Here are the rest of the file:

---SNIP---
 

/messages.txt is the important file and rather than inline, pastebin would be a better place to put.t
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: eto on August 13, 2009, 04:03:08 AM
Hi,
with the new version 5.6.1 I can not boot from my ext3 My Book disk (1TB), instead it works on a vfat USB pen.

I did not check the boot sequence yet, but is this wanted? I would like to avoid using a USB hub just for the boot sequence.

Thanks for the development
eto
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 13, 2009, 04:38:47 AM
Hi Brad,

Do you see a possibility to implement hdmi audio off in future releases? Or is this something "difficult"?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Majestic on August 13, 2009, 07:00:24 AM
Please back to the thumbnail cache:
I created the folder to my movie harddisk. Then I boot it up and let all the covers load. Then I disconnect the hdd an put it on my pc. But the folder was empty.

Do I have to create the folder on the usbstick with the wdlxtv files or on the movie harddisk??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 13, 2009, 09:05:13 AM
Hi,
with the new version 5.6.1 I can not boot from my ext3 My Book disk (1TB), instead it works on a vfat USB pen.

I did not check the boot sequence yet, but is this wanted? I would like to avoid using a USB hub just for the boot sequence.

Thanks for the development
eto

http://b-rad.cc/log-saver.app.bin   & post results to pastebin.

Hi Brad,

Do you see a possibility to implement hdmi audio off in future releases? Or is this something "difficult"?


haven't looked into it / thought about looking into it / probably not possible ... might give it a short glance, but its of little interest to me to do so no incentive.

Please back to the thumbnail cache:
I created the folder to my movie harddisk. Then I boot it up and let all the covers load. Then I disconnect the hdd an put it on my pc. But the folder was empty.

Do I have to create the folder on the usbstick with the wdlxtv files or on the movie harddisk??

the .thumbDB can be on any device that you boot your wdtv with, when I disconnect my device all the thumbs are there. Use http://b-rad.cc/log-saver.app.bin, place system.txt on pastebin, then post a link here. You shouldn't however be unplugging the device with the thumb cache on it while the wdtv is on.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lawrencezarb on August 14, 2009, 02:50:55 AM
Hi, I am running the latest version of WDLXTV, and it works great.

If I load the apps.bin files from a pen drive they load fine, but if I try to load them from an attached HDD either formatted as NTFS or partioned as Fat32 and NTFS, the WDTV just hang at the logo screen.

What am I doing wrong?

PS my attached hard drive, is actually a media player with a hard drive....could this be the problem?.

The hard drive work normal thro WDTV when play films stored on it
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: marcolino7 on August 14, 2009, 03:52:29 AM
Hi,
i'm in trouble to load last version of wdlxtv 0.5.6.1.

I copied files to my usb stick and WDTV regnognoze the update.
I start the firmware update process and wdtv reboot.
I got the blue and white logo and after few second a black screen and firmware update hang. Nothing happen after 1 hour.

I tryed from different usbstick formatted in FAT or FAT32.
The firmware version that  i have on is 0.5.3, i have also tryed to revert to original WDTV firmware and try the update but nothing change.

So actually i'm not able to update to 0.5.6.1. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lion999 on August 14, 2009, 11:59:39 AM
Hello b-rad, first of all, thank you very much for this great piece of software, it brings the box to a new level!

Just a short request regarding optware: You Opt.bin is mounted as read-only, so some applications from the feed won´t work.
For example the actual slimrat version (not the one you explained on your homepage) is not running with your actual release, because it tries to create a directory on the first start.

It runs fine with ext3. So maybe you could keep this in mind for the next version!

Lion
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: shariat on August 14, 2009, 12:30:42 PM
Hello b-rad
Thank a lot for your great work. Would you please create a root.bin for latest release, for those who use Zorander FW. This also helps to test the release very faster.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 14, 2009, 03:59:10 PM
Hi,
i'm in trouble to load last version of wdlxtv 0.5.6.1.

I copied files to my usb stick and WDTV regnognoze the update.
I start the firmware update process and wdtv reboot.
I got the blue and white logo and after few second a black screen and firmware update hang. Nothing happen after 1 hour.

I tryed from different usbstick formatted in FAT or FAT32.
The firmware version that  i have on is 0.5.3, i have also tryed to revert to original WDTV firmware and try the update but nothing change.

So actually i'm not able to update to 0.5.6.1. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks

without knowing what model of usbstick's you're using my blind guess would be both contain hidden U3 (or other similar) fake-cd recovery partitions. Devices such as those are incompatible with wdlxtv. Dunno if i'll ever work around it because I'm not going to buy one. ;)

Hello b-rad, first of all, thank you very much for this great piece of software, it brings the box to a new level!

Just a short request regarding optware: You Opt.bin is mounted as read-only, so some applications from the feed won´t work.
For example the actual slimrat version (not the one you explained on your homepage) is not running with your actual release, because it tries to create a directory on the first start.

It runs fine with ext3. So maybe you could keep this in mind for the next version!

Lion

is your opt.bin residing on an NTFS partition? Looks like in 0.5.6.1 i neglected to use ntfs-3g as the driver so NTFS devices are mounted read only. I'm sort've doing a bit of testing with NTFS right now to hammer out some bugs, it'll hopefully work a bit better next revision.

Hello b-rad
Thank a lot for your great work. Would you please create a root.bin for latest release, for those who use Zorander FW. This also helps to test the release very faster.


There has never been any reason to modify wdlxtv in any way to make it compatible with ext3-boot's wdtv.bin pivot system, only needed to add in one statement to try and mount it with an offset=32. So try this:

first rename wdlxtv's wdtv.bin to wdlxtv.bin
then download:  http://rapidshare.com/files/267536659/wdtv.bin] (http://rapidshare.com/files/267536659/wdtv.bin)   (patched replacement of ext3-boot-0.9.2's wdtv.bin)
place wdlxtv.bin and wdtv.bin onto device
then start an upgrade and it should pivot into wdlxtv.

I haven't tried it, so no guarantees that it'll work...but it should.

Subsequent version of wdlxtv will probably consist of wdtv.ver and wdlxtv.bin, pretty sure it'll work as the osd just looks for wdtv.ver
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: roffels on August 14, 2009, 06:04:33 PM
Hello B-Rad, I've been happily using your software(And donated after an earlier release) for a while now.  I just upgraded to the newest version, WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.6.1, and have a problem with mounting files.  You make mention that we now need to have a .addmounts file in place of a net.mounts file.  However, Windows XP won't let me create a file named .addmounts because it sees .addmounts as a file extension without a file name.  Is there a work around for people like me stuck on an old operating system(and using NTFS no less)?  If not, I'll rollback to a previous release. 

Thank you for all of your hard work!   
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 14, 2009, 07:21:44 PM
Hello B-Rad, I've been happily using your software(And donated after an earlier release) for a while now.  I just upgraded to the newest version, WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.6.1, and have a problem with mounting files.  You make mention that we now need to have a .addmounts file in place of a net.mounts file.  However, Windows XP won't let me create a file named .addmounts because it sees .addmounts as a file extension without a file name.  Is there a work around for people like me stuck on an old operating system(and using NTFS no less)?  If not, I'll rollback to a previous release. 

Thank you for all of your hard work!   

hey roffels, cheers for donating :)

net.mounts still exists and is used for the same purpose so don't delete it. the file .addMounts is just an empty file to be placed at the root of any device you plug in. Its purpose is to give you an option of whether you want the feature enabled or not, semi (or not so) easily. You can create it on the wdtv by telnetting in, then cd'ing to the mounted directory (cd /tmp/media/usb/USBx/xx-xx-xx-xxx) and touch'ing it. aka:  touch .addMounts

Theres some problems with ntfs in 0.5.6.1, and i forgot about the dual dirs used by the wdtv with ntfs...so .addMounts probably won't work with ntfs devices for now. This weekend I'm going to try and address the ntfs issues and get a new version out. I came across a spare 2GB sd card that i'll be doing my ntfs testing with.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 14, 2009, 09:05:09 PM
Hello b-rad
Thank a lot for your great work. Would you please create a root.bin for latest release, for those who use Zorander FW. This also helps to test the release very faster.


I'm not sure if I somehow just deleted your post shariat (never was asked to confirm deletion and was just editing my post to add new link) but to answer the question I saw before it disappeared...

yes, it will load either wdlxtv.bin OR root.bin, if you don't like wdlxtv.bin delete it and continue on with root.bin like you were.

In addition re-download the file in the post above because I forgot to insert the md5sum into the first 32B ::)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Dartagnan on August 15, 2009, 12:15:50 AM
Just another spanner in the works.  I had upgraded but none of my wifi bin configs would load, either from my FAT32 thumbdrive or my NTFS WD HDD.  Both worked on 5.5.

I won't bother you with the details to much but after formatting (slow mode) my USB key to FAT16 and copying the exact files over, it works again perfectly.

I have the following files in my root:


Just in case it help with your search for answers.  Obviously I wouldn't / couldn't format my HDD to FAT16 but would prefer all the files off the one device, not for the lack of a hub, but rather to simplify the interface (unless there's a way to hide a boot key from the OSD?)

Hope this helps.

D'Art
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: marcolino7 on August 15, 2009, 01:51:10 AM
Quote
without knowing what model of usbstick's you're using my blind guess would be both contain hidden U3 (or other similar) fake-cd recovery partitions. Devices such as those are incompatible with wdlxtv. Dunno if i'll ever work around it because I'm not going to buy one.

Hi b-rad.cc,
i checked usb stick. Is not U3, and it has not hidden partition. I formatted it with a low level tool.
I tryed with 2 different NO U3 stick and nothing change.......

Do you have a brand of usb stick to suggest?

Many Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: GTOnizuka on August 15, 2009, 07:46:55 AM
Hi b-rad.cc,

i would like first to thank you for your modded firmware, i'm not new the scene of modded firmwares (not only for WDTV) and i like that also my nex tv box has a modded firmware that i can put inside :)
Anyway, i would like to tell you what i've found after i've installed v0.5.6.1. I tryed with a USB stick drive (Kingston white and green, like this one http://www.compume.com.pk/cp/UploadFolder/27-s.jpg) and i've tryed to put inside some app packs (between them was also LOG-Saver.app.bin) and guess what i've found? They only work if i format my stick to ext3 fs(i only tryed that but i suppose that also ext2 may work). I've tryed also with FAT, FAT32 and NTFS originally formatted from Windows but nothing. It seems to load the package but it cannot reproduce any output to the device (like NTFS read-only problem), but what makes me to think that is strange is that FAT and FAT32 could be write directly from kernel so what's the problem? Maybe i've made some mistake on the mount part of the boot :)

I hope that this post will help you, and if my drive could be written by WDTV i could prove you any log you want.
If you need any help further please contact me with PM so we can keep in touch directly :)

Greets,
GTOnizuka

//EDIT: i was thinking again for what could be the fault that app.bin's coudl not load, and i was thinking that maybe you load them before loading various fs's or drives maybe...i hope that this could help, if you need help with programming, tell me, i'm a programmer myself :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lion999 on August 15, 2009, 08:35:08 AM

Hello b-rad, first of all, thank you very much for this great piece of software, it brings the box to a new level!

Just a short request regarding optware: You Opt.bin is mounted as read-only, so some applications from the feed won´t work.
For example the actual slimrat version (not the one you explained on your homepage) is not running with your actual release, because it tries to create a directory on the first start.

It runs fine with ext3. So maybe you could keep this in mind for the next version!

Lion

is your opt.bin residing on an NTFS partition? Looks like in 0.5.6.1 i neglected to use ntfs-3g as the driver so NTFS devices are mounted read only. I'm sort've doing a bit of testing with NTFS right now to hammer out some bugs, it'll hopefully work a bit better next revision.

No, my stick is formatted as FAT32...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 15, 2009, 09:59:21 AM
k, since theres a handful of people having problems with the new mounting system I'll be re-insanifying crazyboot again I guess. Everything works for me, which makes it almost impossible to debug since the people that are affected have diff filesystems and a range of devices. Oh well, I'll try and get out a version with 'old' crazyboot released tonight. :) Then problems should disappear.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: humbel on August 15, 2009, 10:16:52 AM
hey b-rad can you help me maybe?  ;D http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1776.0
but shit on my problem, your cfw works perfectly, and optware is very great
much thanx for that b-rad  :-*  :P
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on August 15, 2009, 12:32:36 PM
k, since theres a handful of people having problems with the new mounting system I'll be re-insanifying crazyboot again I guess. Everything works for me, which makes it almost impossible to debug since the people that are affected have diff filesystems and a range of devices. Oh well, I'll try and get out a version with 'old' crazyboot released tonight. :) Then problems should disappear.

Much thanks B-Rad!! Look forward to trying it out!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 15, 2009, 10:16:34 PM
Like I promised ;D

Works with my test ntfs device, including .addMounts aka all devices (except optical drives) in all videos & app.bins functioning

0.5.6.2
  * custom USB slot icons can be enabled (look at S00custom-options)
  * Optical drive thumb if no image present on media
  * re-insanified crazyboot
  * fixed typo in mount.watch
  * fixed app.bin's residing on NTFS partitions
  * workaround for .addMounts on NTFS drive with locally plugged media connected at boot
  * crazyboot fix if no app.bin's contained on device with .thumbDB dir   ** update **
  *** if you use .addMounts the device will not be ejectable from the OSD due to the extra mounts it contains ***
  *** if you don't like this, don't use .addMounts ;) ***
  *** Optical drives are only visible in folder view ***

http://rapidshare.com/files/267924921/1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.6.2.zip

Please confirm whether this does / doesn't work for you, won't be publishing it until I get some confirmation that it fixes at least a few of you guys ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dantist on August 16, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
Hi B-Rad,

many thanks! This time the flashing worked like a charm. Testing the new firmware now.

Regards,
Dan

UPDATE:
+ Start up time really improved :D
- The .thumbDB seems to have problems with special characters. Image-files containing e.g. ( ) [ ] won't be displayed, which means for my naming style that no images are displayed at all. May this have something to do with the language settings? After installing your firmware, the language-setting always says "Off", although the menus are still German. Filesystem is HFS+. Apart from that, everything seems to work fine. Thanks again!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 16, 2009, 02:51:19 AM
[...]
Please confirm whether this does / doesn't work for you, won't be publishing it until I get some confirmation that it fixes at least a few of you guys ;)

Hi B-Rad,

it fixes the NTFS issue for me but the german "umlaute" disappeared.

bye,
Shiny
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2009, 03:23:37 AM
Hi B-Rad
I have still not done with your software a functioning WPA2 connection.

I use wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin and WDlxTV 0.5.6.2.
Steve
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: GTOnizuka on August 16, 2009, 05:41:26 AM
Hi b-rad.cc,

i've tryed your latest firmware (v.0.5.6.2) and it works perfectly (included apps)! It boot a little slowly than normal but it's ok. I've tryed it with the USB stick told in the other post and into an external USB HD formatted both as NTFS :) Just one question, do your firmware natively support SSH? and SSH upload?
Thanks for all, and for the effort you put on this project.

Good luck,
GTOnizuka
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2009, 06:03:51 AM
You can install SSH with ipkg install SSH over Telnet.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ernis on August 16, 2009, 07:45:50 AM
Hi b-rad - great job, i've used your firmware all summer since i bought my wdtv and it works very well!

Some feedback on 0.5.6.2: It works very well for me except for 1 issue: at boot the wdtv puts up a message "scanning the attached usb device" and it doesn't go away. The usb stick (fat 2gb) only has your wdlxtv firmware on it + redindians webserver addon + 1 movie. (I store everything else on a nas that I xmount as a cisf). If I cycle media library off / on then the scanning message soon disappears. I thought that the scanning message might have something to do with my usb stick being a bit tired after having been connected to the hot wdtv too long so I bought two new usb sticks today, but it is the same result (tried both with fat format and fat32). Once I get the scanning message to disappear (through selecting media lib off and then on), the wdtv runs quickly and is able to display folders, movie sheets etc and play movies. Before I stop the scanning the wdtv seems unstable and stops when I try to play movies (either reboots or just stops the movie). This behaviour is new for me in 0.5.6.2 compared to 0.5.5.

A question about .addmounts - possibly related to the above issue. I've seen that you mention .addmounts in a couple of posts... I wonder how it is supposed to work? Is it so that I can get the wdtv to index my network shares if I add an .addmounts file to the usb stick (or to the share itself?) and thereby making it possible to see the movie files on the network under "All video" and perhaps even use the wdtv search function for them?

These two questions are related... I added an empty file named .addmounts to both my usb stick and to my main share early on in the testing process - but have removed them now. Can the "scanning the attached usb device" message mean that the wdtv is actually scanning my networkshares, because I had the .addmounts file there before?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: BMD_Online on August 16, 2009, 07:51:41 AM
Hi b-rad - great job, i've used your firmware all summer since i bought my wdtv and it works very well!

Some feedback on 0.5.6.2: It works very well for me except for 1 issue: at boot the wdtv puts up a message "scanning the attached usb device" and it doesn't go away. The usb stick (fat 2gb) only has your wdlxtv firmware on it + redindians webserver addon + 1 movie. (I store everything else on a nas that I xmount as a cisf). If I cycle media library off / on then the scanning message soon disappears. I thought that the scanning message might have something to do with my usb stick being a bit tired after having been connected to the hot wdtv too long so I bought two new usb sticks today, but it is the same result (tried both with fat format and fat32). Once I get the scanning message to disappear (through selecting media lib off and then on), the wdtv runs quickly and is able to display folders, movie sheets etc and play movies. Before I stop the scanning the wdtv seems unstable and stops when I try to play movies (either reboots or just stops the movie). This behaviour is new for me in 0.5.6.2 compared to 0.5.5.

A question about .addmounts - possibly related to the above issue. I've seen that you mention .addmounts in a couple of posts... I wonder how it is supposed to work? Is it so that I can get the wdtv to index my network shares if I add an .addmounts file to the usb stick (or to the share itself?) and thereby making it possible to see the movie files on the network under "All video" and perhaps even use the wdtv search function for them?

These two questions are related... I added an empty file named .addmounts to both my usb stick and to my main share early on in the testing process - but have removed them now. Can the "scanning the attached usb device" message mean that the wdtv is actually scanning my networkshares, because I had the .addmounts file there before?

I have issues with .addMounts too
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1780.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ernis on August 16, 2009, 08:11:38 AM
Just found what I think is the reason for my issue with "scanning the attached usb device". The issue is new for .5.6.x compared to .5.5. I've been able to recreate situations where the scanning issue exist and when it doesn't.

I xmount multiple shares on my NAS. One of them is for an external seagate usb disk that is connected to my NAS. If the seagate goes to sleep it seems that the wdtv fails to mount the share and then it goes into some form of a loop "scanning the attached usb". If I wake up the seagate disk before booting the wdtv then everything works fine. In wdlxtv .5.5. any share that didn't mount was just ignored and everything else worked without a problem.

So... perhaps this problem wasn't related to .addmounts... but I am still curious about how .addmounts is supposed to work (see previous post).
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: milokur on August 16, 2009, 08:48:30 AM
With version .5.6.2 i have problem w remote. After a while remote stop to responding. Only power button is working.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 16, 2009, 09:54:39 AM
Hi B-Rad,

many thanks! This time the flashing worked like a charm. Testing the new firmware now.

Regards,
Dan

UPDATE:
+ Start up time really improved :D
- The .thumbDB seems to have problems with special characters. Image-files containing e.g. ( ) [ ] won't be displayed, which means for my naming style that no images are displayed at all. May this have something to do with the language settings? After installing your firmware, the language-setting always says "Off", although the menus are still German. Filesystem is HFS+. Apart from that, everything seems to work fine. Thanks again!

perhaps I should use something like utf-8 as default? would this adversely affect non-special character users? I'll give it a shot and see what happens. I've noticed the language settings thing, sorta weird and not sure whats causing that, but as you can tell your language is still used.

[...]
Please confirm whether this does / doesn't work for you, won't be publishing it until I get some confirmation that it fixes at least a few of you guys ;)

Hi B-Rad,

it fixes the NTFS issue for me but the german "umlaute" disappeared.

bye,
Shiny

same thing, guessing utf-8 would fix this?

Just found what I think is the reason for my issue with "scanning the attached usb device". The issue is new for .5.6.x compared to .5.5. I've been able to recreate situations where the scanning issue exist and when it doesn't.

I xmount multiple shares on my NAS. One of them is for an external seagate usb disk that is connected to my NAS. If the seagate goes to sleep it seems that the wdtv fails to mount the share and then it goes into some form of a loop "scanning the attached usb". If I wake up the seagate disk before booting the wdtv then everything works fine. In wdlxtv .5.5. any share that didn't mount was just ignored and everything else worked without a problem.

So... perhaps this problem wasn't related to .addmounts... but I am still curious about how .addmounts is supposed to work (see previous post).

.addMounts works by creating a directory called extra-mounts on the device. extra-mounts will contain directories named the same as your additional mounts and they will be binded to the new location. The whole point is to be able to see them in 'all videos' but you'll have to let it scan them fully for it to work. If you turn off media library -> go home -> turn media library on it should kick off a rescan.

With version .5.6.2 i have problem w remote. After a while remote stop to responding. Only power button is working.

reflash?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: SlimShady on August 16, 2009, 10:28:29 AM
I was able to flash to 5.6.2, but I am also having issues with the remote not responding once I select a movie. So if i press fwd or play/pause it does not respond for 30ish seconds. I was fine on 5.3.2.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tzi on August 16, 2009, 11:40:02 AM
Issue with 0.5.6.2: after watching one movie (AVI, XVID with MP3 codec) I cant watch another w/o hard-rebooting the wdtv. Trying another file results in a black screen where only the back key on the remote works.

edit: checked the logs, nothing found. maybe the a/v playback thread hangs? this does not happen with the official WD firmware!

Any ideas?

TIA, Tom
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 16, 2009, 12:08:54 PM
[...]

same thing, guessing utf-8 would fix this?

[...]

As my filenames quite often have special characters ("umlaute") I noticed this behaviour in 0.5.6.2 but not in 0.5.5 and not in 0.5.6.1. I assume UTF-8 might fix it. Isn't there a "encoding" / charset selector in the options menu? Perhaps you should leave the charset decision to the user?

bye,
Shiny
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 16, 2009, 12:58:36 PM
Issue with 0.5.6.2: after watching one movie (AVI, XVID with MP3 codec) I cant watch another w/o hard-rebooting the wdtv. Trying another file results in a black screen where only the back key on the remote works.

edit: checked the logs, nothing found. maybe the a/v playback thread hangs? this does not happen with the official WD firmware!

Any ideas?

TIA, Tom

Have you tried factory reset and reflash?

[...]

same thing, guessing utf-8 would fix this?

[...]

As my filenames quite often have special characters ("umlaute") I noticed this behaviour in 0.5.6.2 but not in 0.5.5 and not in 0.5.6.1. I assume UTF-8 might fix it. Isn't there a "encoding" / charset selector in the options menu? Perhaps you should leave the charset decision to the user?

bye,
Shiny

good idea :D These are the following charset options in the menu

Code: [Select]
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='WINDOWS-1250'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='WINDOWS-1252'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='ISO-8859-2'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='BIG-5'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='GB18030'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='SHIFT_JIS'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='EUC-KR'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='WINDOWS-1251'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='KOI8-R'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='WINDOWS-1254'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='WINDOWS-1253'
ADDITIONAL_ENCODING='ISO-8859-7'

It would be pretty easy therefore to check config and tack on iocharset=XXX to mounts...and i'm guessing that'd fix at least the displaying of special characters. There wasn't any real difference in 0.5.6.1 & 0.5.6.2 in that regard so not sure why one version displayed them and one didn't....In addition where are you not seeing your umlautes? Could you telnet in and try to xmount one of the non-displaying devices like such:
Code: [Select]
xmount /dev/sdXX label fstype iocharset=yourcharsetand see if that rectifies the issue?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 16, 2009, 02:14:27 PM

It would be pretty easy therefore to check config and tack on iocharset=XXX to mounts...and i'm guessing that'd fix at least the displaying of special characters. There wasn't any real difference in 0.5.6.1 & 0.5.6.2 in that regard so not sure why one version displayed them and one didn't....In addition where are you not seeing your umlautes? Could you telnet in and try to xmount one of the non-displaying devices like such:
Code: [Select]
xmount /dev/sdXX label fstype iocharset=yourcharsetand see if that rectifies the issue?


Perhaps I found something: I use CIFS shares and in smb.conf i found "display charset = UTF8". This worked til yesterday. I mounted the shares using

xmount //server/music music cifs user=me,pass=secret iocharset=WINDOWS-1250 (and sone different charsets)

but the special characters were still missing. I will run some test by changing the samba configuration, perhaps you can have a look why samba (from your website) and version 0.5.6.2 wont work together?

Bye,
Shiny

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on August 16, 2009, 04:58:56 PM
I am having similiar issues.  I have a 7 port powered hub off of USB2 and my USBKey with Apps, etc

on USB1. For some reason when I look at USB1/USB2 the drives are all over the place.  There will be

one drive showing up in USB1 and 3 in USB2 or sometimes only 2 in USB2 and 1 is USB1.


Can someone give some advice as to how I should set up the following:

4 Ext USB WD Drives
1 USB Ethernet Adapter
1 USBKey with WDLXTV 0.5.6, etc on it (OS only, no movies, etc)
1 D-Link 7 Port Powered Hub (DUB-H7)

Also is there a way to hide SDA? Annoying when it shows up with the other drives.





Ack! Still having file system issues and now remote quits working after a while.

Have the following configuration. Have tried to reflash a couple of times to try and get things

right but still cant get things to show up properly.  Forget about enabling Media Library too.  ALl

Video doesnt show more than one drive worth of videos.

USB1 = USBKey

USB2 = D-Link Powered USB Hub + 3 1TB drives (labeled my_book1 my_book2 my_book3 and my_book6)

After booting this is what my dir structure looks like.

/tmp/media/usb/USB2/


# cd /tmp/media/usb
#
# ls -l
drwxr-xr-x    8 root     root            0 Aug 17 00:43 USB2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        53248 Aug 16 09:04 my_book1
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        32768 Aug 12 01:27 my_book2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 16 16:38 my_book3
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Jan  1  1970 sda


/tmp/media/usb/USB2
#
# ls -l
dr-x------    1 root     root        49152 Aug 16 16:39 48C20CADC20CA0F4
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        53248 Aug 16 09:04 my_book1
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        32768 Aug 12 01:27 my_book2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 16 16:38 my_book3
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Jan  1  1970 sda

Uploaded messages.txt here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=6df4e98a8f9d0f0167cd7f7bd65f7eefe04e75f6e8ebb871


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: threepm on August 16, 2009, 05:10:55 PM
First time flasher here...

I select the Upgrade firmware option (copied the firmware to my flashdrive) The wdtv system says "restarting" and then goes to the WD screen and after a minute to a blue screen.  What am I doing wrong?!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tzi on August 16, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
Hi!

Factory reset and re-flash did help so far. Continue testing this evening ;-)

Thanks! Tom
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on August 16, 2009, 09:27:17 PM
Hi!

Factory reset and re-flash did help so far. Continue testing this evening ;-)

Thanks! Tom

How did you go about factory reset? Just through the interface?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2009, 10:18:04 PM
Hi B-Rad
Do you have an idea for my problem? Do I need for wirless WDlxTV Mod a firmware for my WLAN stick?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on August 17, 2009, 02:26:22 AM
Does this new firmware still supports Laurent's OSD mod? like the 0.5.5 version did?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 17, 2009, 05:52:36 AM
B-Rad, may I draw your attention to a response I received in lilibabe's OSD thread?

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1414.msg13780#msg13780 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1414.msg13780#msg13780)

It seems lilibabes OSD won't work on wdlxtv 0.5.6.x, perhaps you might want to take a look? If you point me to the right direction I could have a look too, I am quite familiar with all sort of *nix.

bye,
Shiny
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tzi on August 17, 2009, 07:13:54 AM
Hi!

Factory reset and re-flash did help so far. Continue testing this evening ;-)

Thanks! Tom

How did you go about factory reset? Just through the interface?

Factory-reset through the standard interface (Settings -> System ..)

TIA!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: zepperdude on August 17, 2009, 08:18:19 AM
I have a USB drive with a 2GB FAT32 Partition and the rest as NTFS. It was working under ext3 - I upgraded to WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 and now it won't boot from the FAT32 partition. If I put those files on a separate USB key and boot from that it works - so I know the files are OK. Any ideas?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tzi on August 17, 2009, 09:42:49 AM
Hi!

Just tested again, does not work as expected. Two major show stoppers:

a.) Sometimes, the remote does not work after hard reboot. Need to reboot it several times until it works.

b.) Playing one file, then I cannot play another one. However, hard reboot solves the problem.

I already did the factory reset and re-flash thinggy... Thats also happening with 0.5.6.1!

TIA, Tom
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on August 17, 2009, 10:57:41 AM
Hi all

Sorry to say that same happens here. I installed fresh 0.5.6.2 from b-rad.cc, then webserver addons from redindian, latest version.

I can play a couple of songs, then suddenly no more songs nor videos can be played until reboot. Very weird.

b-rad.cc, thanksk for your job.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kevin72 on August 17, 2009, 11:43:25 AM
Hi All,

I wonder if anyone has problem playing ISO file with WDLXTV-0.5.5, 0.5.6.1, 0.5.6.2 firmware
I can't play any ISO file with those version, I've to flash back to 0.5.3.2

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 17, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
Hi!

Just tested again, does not work as expected. Two major show stoppers:

a.) Sometimes, the remote does not work after hard reboot. Need to reboot it several times until it works.

b.) Playing one file, then I cannot play another one. However, hard reboot solves the problem.

I already did the factory reset and re-flash thinggy... Thats also happening with 0.5.6.1!

TIA, Tom
Hey Tom, what type of network connection are you using?  I am having the same problems with my setup (using a Zydas-based wireless-G USB dongle).  Also, when do the videos stop responding?  I can play several videos in a row, as long as I don't keep them playing longer than about 25 minutes.  After that, the system locks up and only continues to play that one video even if I try to stop it.  Is that the same behaviour for you?

MikeW
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dutchy1966 on August 17, 2009, 12:36:25 PM
Hi!

Just tested again, does not work as expected. Two major show stoppers:

a.) Sometimes, the remote does not work after hard reboot. Need to reboot it several times until it works.

b.) Playing one file, then I cannot play another one. However, hard reboot solves the problem.

I already did the factory reset and re-flash thinggy... Thats also happening with 0.5.6.1!

TIA, Tom

Hi,
Sounds very familiar. Had the same issue with 0.5.5. Seems like a memory leak of some sort....

I switched to zoranders latest extboot and never had the problem again.....
Hope it gets fixed ad B-Rad's is more up to date but for now I'm staying with Zorander's.

regards Durchy
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ET on August 17, 2009, 02:30:07 PM
Hi Kevin,

I am having the same problem as you do.
I could no longer play ISO file.
I guess I have to flash back 0.5.3.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 17, 2009, 03:08:17 PM
Hi!

Just tested again, does not work as expected. Two major show stoppers:

a.) Sometimes, the remote does not work after hard reboot. Need to reboot it several times until it works.

b.) Playing one file, then I cannot play another one. However, hard reboot solves the problem.

I already did the factory reset and re-flash thinggy... Thats also happening with 0.5.6.1!

TIA, Tom

B-Rad, so you don't miss it, I've just posted a detailed description of these problems *and* the results of some analysis I have done on the tracelogs of a number of successful and failed reboots here:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1793.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jaumo on August 17, 2009, 07:43:16 PM
Hi Brad,

An update, I just installed firmware 0.5.6.2. Now everything is working again properly.   

Has I mention before I used my WDLXTV box with a wireless USB blanc Adapter and one of the following storage device:

   1) A 4 GB USB key (linux partition ID: b - WIN95 FAT 32)
        or
   2) A  400 GB WD USB passport drive (linux partition id: 7 -  HPFS/NTFS)

Now both file system works properly.  The fix seem good.

They worked ok with 0.5.5, but did not with 0.5.6.1.

Thanks,

Jaumo
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 17, 2009, 09:41:03 PM
Hi!

Just tested again, does not work as expected. Two major show stoppers:

a.) Sometimes, the remote does not work after hard reboot. Need to reboot it several times until it works.

b.) Playing one file, then I cannot play another one. However, hard reboot solves the problem.

I already did the factory reset and re-flash thinggy... Thats also happening with 0.5.6.1!

TIA, Tom

Tom -- I fixed problem (a) on my system.  First I switched from DHCP to a fixed IP -- that didn't help, but then I added a couple of "sleep 10" commands, and I can boot successfully every time.  My full net.config is in the third comment on this thread:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1793.0

(DHCP could well be working fine now, but I haven't tested it again yet).

Problem (b) is still there ....   grrrr.

MikeW
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on August 17, 2009, 10:39:26 PM
Hi

Regarding issue b) I suspect it has nothing to do with the playing of files but with some process running in the background. Yesterday I rebooted the wdtv and after some time of inactivity I tried to start playing and I couldn't. I can't play neither video nor audio. As somebody has mentioned, it looks as there's some memory leak somewhere...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 17, 2009, 11:17:46 PM
Hey ferarias,

I've been watching the memory on my WDTV ('free' and 'cat /proc/meminfo') pretty closely for the last couple of hours of testing, and while playing a video brings the free memory down from about 25Mb to about 6Mb within a few minutes (not instantaneously), it pretty much stays at that level for the rest of the playing of the video through the usual 25-30min mark when everything starts locking up.

So if it's a memory leak, it's not one that shows up in the system information. Of course, it's still very possible that some other resource is leaking somewhere else, but system memory isn't running out.

BTW: the free memory never comes back once the video playing starts, even if you stop the video and let the box remain idle for a while.

But I have just discovered something else.

I wanted to see what happened if I played parts of several videos instead of one single one for 40 minutes. So I played one for 8 minutes, another one for 10 minutes, then let a third video play right to the end (43 minutes).

I was expecting the progress bar to freeze at either around 10 minutes (a total of 28min of playing of the three videos) or at around 28 minutes into the third video.  To my surprise, it played right to the end without a hitch!  I have just started a fourth video (all across the network, of course) without any problems.

So... I'm not sure if I just got lucky that time, or possibly, just possibly, playing one video for a short period of time (say 5 minutes) after you have booted up your WDTV, clears the way for longer videos to play without them "taking over" the system.

All I can suggest is that if you're having this problem, try playing another video for a few minutes first after rebooting the box.  Then stop it, and play the one you really want to watch and see what happens.  I will do some more testing tomorrow, since it's way past my bedtime!

MikeW
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on August 17, 2009, 11:46:21 PM
MikeW, thanks for your investigation

I'm not at home right now so I can't really test. If we can discard memory leaks, although memory treatment is quite strange as you mention, I think it has to do with the process that actually plays files.
In my case, I'm concerned about music playing right now, since it's annoying not being able to play a whole album. After 3-4 songs it stops playing until reboot. Remote and everything else works, webserver responds, as well as ftp and telnet. I can even generate sheets for my movies from redindian's addons (cool!).
However, the main purpose of a player is to play :) and I can't do that!
When I try to start a song, the rotating wheel appears as if preparing to play, but it doesn't, I just sit watching the wheels go round and round... until the screensaver blanks the screen.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 18, 2009, 07:13:43 AM
Hi B-Rad,

I have a strange problem with some MKVs with DTS audio @ 720p. They stutter for some seconds always near the same part. The movies that I test were X-Men Origins: Wolverine (720p Metis version, not REPACK) and Prison Break – The Final Break (720p). In the case of X-Men starts stuttering past the 6 mins. When Victor kills Germanys in Normandie and continues in the chopper. This happens using FF or play it from the start. I have tried with WDLXTV versions 0.5.3.2 (1.02.07) and 0.5.6.x (1.02.10) and ALL versions fails at this part. I tried only with FTP app loaded and without the Ethernet USB adapter to minimize network traffic. This NOT happens in 1.02.07 original WD version or Lililabe’s OSD Version (1.02.10). No info in the file messages.txt when this occurs.

This stuttering can be brought by some internal process? Maybe a memory leak?

Thank you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 18, 2009, 10:32:05 AM
When I try to start a song, the rotating wheel appears as if preparing to play, but it doesn't, I just sit watching the wheels go round and round... until the screensaver blanks the screen.

Well, it does sound like a different problem to the one I am experiencing. All I can suggest is that you remove all of the app.bin files from your installation (I just shove them into a subdirectory) and try just a plain WDLXTV install with your lan connection.  If that doesn't work, try upping the sleep delays in your net.config to 10 seconds or more, and test again, since it seems that most of the problems I have been having were caused by bad wireless LAN initialization.

I've tried three more scenarios from cold reboots today:

1) Start one video -- progress bar froze at around 28 minutes and video locks out system as happens every time.
2) Start one video for 1 min, then play another -- still froze at around 28 minutes.
3) Start two videos for 2 min each, then play a third -- played the full 42 minutes without problems!

So, combined with the testing I did yesterday, playing short clips from two SD videos over the network seems to allow me to play later videos without having them locking up my WDTV.  If this holds for more testing, it's obviously just a workaround, not a fix.  But if I only have to, say, play 10 seconds of a couple of videos to prevent this problem from happening, then that's much better than having to reboot for every video I want to watch.

I am getting rather a lot of Tx errors (Rx seems to be clean). I wonder if that's a symptom of the same problem:

802.11b/g NIC  ESSID:"xxxxxxx"
Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.447 GHz  Access Point:
Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
Retry:off   RTS thr=9999 B   Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:84/100  Signal level:50/100  Noise level:0/100
Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:85649  Invalid misc:54254   Missed beacon:0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on August 18, 2009, 12:25:45 PM
check ur movie bro mine work fine
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on August 19, 2009, 12:59:36 AM

but the special characters were still missing. I will run some test by changing the samba configuration, perhaps you can have a look why samba (from your website) and version 0.5.6.2 wont work together?


b-rad, I have no idea about the charset issue - it apears for a day, now it's gone. Special characters are back. In addition I loaded the latest lilibabe OSD, all my trouble disappeared.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: xtal on August 19, 2009, 02:08:48 AM
I just flashed 5.6.2  and using belkin-1gb wired and have following bin's on usb stick

core-extras.app.bin
log-saver.app.bin
nfs[1].app.bin
opt.bin
samba.app.bin
update.0.6.142.bin
wdtv.bin
wdtv.ver
webserver.app.bin
UPnP-djmount.app.bin

no log files are being created -----------------------------------
nfs app bin is not loading ---------------------------------------
hulu response super SLOW using PLAYON------------------------
[ hulu thru PLAYON to dlink-520 resonably good ]

telnet and keyin xmount shows nothing ??  just goes back to # prompt

I can see cifs shares and did start a movie , But I stopped it after a couple of minutes..

what am I doing wrong......


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on August 19, 2009, 05:49:06 AM
@ ---->  xtal -     you must create a ".addMount" file in the root of your drive(maybe it will replace the old file later). Else the drives wont mount.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on August 19, 2009, 06:53:45 AM
Is there a limitation to the # of drives that can be daisy chained off of one port? I have a 7-port hub and have added drives one by 1 with no problems. I get to #6 and it won't show up at all.  Once I remove the others are restart the device it can see that drive just fine off of the same port it was connected to prior.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Dartagnan on August 19, 2009, 07:12:44 AM
Anyone having issues with xmounting cifs drives now?  I can xmount them manually but net.mounts doesn't work.  I have .addMounts on the root of the share and the connected NTFS HDD.  Everything else works fantastic (except I still can't get samba shares working - wdtv -> pc).  Cheers for any insight.

D'Art
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: xtal on August 19, 2009, 08:02:19 AM
I'm not clear just where this addmounts goes ??????

on my usb stick ???

on my windows share ?????

is this going to make log-saver.app.bin work ??

my cifs shares works without any addmounts which means samba is loaded??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 19, 2009, 01:07:10 PM
ferarias, just a quick update.  I had to give up on WDLXTV, sadly.  For whatever reason, my WDTV/wireless configuration is just too unstable, and even after solving my boot issues it would always eventually hang in one way or another, usually within the hour.

So I had another go with ext3-boot instead, and I've been streaming things perfectly ever since.  I can even stream 720p.

That's not a knock on anything B-Rad is doing.  WDLXTV is working well for many users and his hard work (and Zorander's) has turned the WDTV from a great $100 device to a fantastic one.

MikeW
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: molly0000000s on August 19, 2009, 02:16:38 PM
Does the original firmware of the WDTV need to be upgraded before WDLXTV can be installed?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tacitus on August 19, 2009, 03:37:20 PM
Does the original firmware of the WDTV need to be upgraded before WDLXTV can be installed?

Nope -- the WDLXTV firmware has everything it needs, just go ahead and install it.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Menace on August 19, 2009, 03:39:21 PM
Yes, I have the same problem.  I have .addMounts on my attached USB HDD.   Now, I kind of give up.

Anyone having issues with xmounting cifs drives now?  I can xmount them manually but net.mounts doesn't work.  I have .addMounts on the root of the share and the connected NTFS HDD.  Everything else works fantastic (except I still can't get samba shares working - wdtv -> pc).  Cheers for any insight.

D'Art
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: richeb on August 20, 2009, 03:04:44 PM
This is my first time to use the forum. I'm just reporting a failed attempt to install firmware 0.5.6.1 yesterday. I inserted the USB flash drive with the software and asked that the new firmware be installed. The TV screen then displayed 'rebooting', then the screen went dark except for a slightly lighter letterboxed area in the center, and finally the screen gave the 'no signal' message. Nothing more happened, so I waited about 15 minutes, and when the 'no signal' message was still displayed, I turned off the WDTV and turned it on again. The only thing that appeared was the WDTV logo in the center of the screen with 'WD TV HD Media Player' below it.

The device is completely nonresponsive to the remote.

I suspect that this is a problem from which no recovery is possible. Did I not give enough time for the installation? I can't believe that it would have taken longer than 15 minutes, and the non-display on the TV after 'rebooting' appeared suggests that there was a significant problem.

Any ideas? Should I resign myself to using it as a paperweight? :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 20, 2009, 05:21:41 PM
This is my first time to use the forum. I'm just reporting a failed attempt to install firmware 0.5.6.1 yesterday. I inserted the USB flash drive with the software and asked that the new firmware be installed. The TV screen then displayed 'rebooting', then the screen went dark except for a slightly lighter letterboxed area in the center, and finally the screen gave the 'no signal' message. Nothing more happened, so I waited about 15 minutes, and when the 'no signal' message was still displayed, I turned off the WDTV and turned it on again. The only thing that appeared was the WDTV logo in the center of the screen with 'WD TV HD Media Player' below it.

The device is completely nonresponsive to the remote.

I suspect that this is a problem from which no recovery is possible. Did I not give enough time for the installation? I can't believe that it would have taken longer than 15 minutes, and the non-display on the TV after 'rebooting' appeared suggests that there was a significant problem.

Any ideas? Should I resign myself to using it as a paperweight? :)

Are you try this?
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1841.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gab73 on August 21, 2009, 04:14:41 AM
Exact same thing happened to me - put a stable firmware version on usb stick, plug it in, reboot. WDTV recognizes firmware and makes update automatically.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ferarias on August 21, 2009, 09:34:53 AM
tacitus, thanks for your help

I feel that wdlxtv firmware has become somewhat unstable, also. I think I'll give zorander's fw a try because I'm still facing the same issues.
I'll get back with my results.

thanks again,

f.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 21, 2009, 09:49:32 AM
tacitus, thanks for your help

I feel that wdlxtv firmware has become somewhat unstable, also. I think I'll give zorander's fw a try because I'm still facing the same issues.
I'll get back with my results.

thanks again,

f.

do you use wireless as well? It is seeming to be a common thread that the ones with problems are the ones using wireless. My wdtv hasn't faulted and has been playing straight for over a week now off my nfs, remote is nice & snappy all the time.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: BMD_Online on August 21, 2009, 10:23:45 AM
Tried since 2 days to remove my wireless stick. Actually running networkless.

Seems to be better, but not perfect :
2 days without problems, using usb stick and hard disk connected together.
But, some minutes ago, tried a movie connected to a third usb device (usb stick) and WDTV responds really slowly to remote commands, and I was unable to pause/stop movie. Only solution : reboot.

BTW : when network is on, I already have problems with addMounts. I will try next week with wired network instead of wireless.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 21, 2009, 10:56:58 AM
Can somebody give some more information about the .addmounts? Is it a empty directory? Now everything is working (nfs) without that directory.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 21, 2009, 11:16:54 AM
Can somebody give some more information about the .addmounts? Is it a empty directory? Now everything is working (nfs) without that directory.

.addMounts (case sensitive!) is an empty text file to be located at the root of an attached device.

If .addMounts exists, then a directory called extra-devices will be created on it and devices which are otherwise not viewable in 'all videos' and other assorted media library options will be mounted there. They are still mounted in the original spot as well to make it easy to use folder view.

It is purely optional. If you do not enable it then your media will only be visible in folder view though.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: WDTV4U on August 21, 2009, 12:36:55 PM
Hello All,

I've been reading the posts here for several months, not to mention I've used Brad's WDLXTV homebrew on 2 of my WDTV's
I like the idea of finally getting the media library to work over the network shares.   But I am hesitant to upgrade to version 0.5.6.2

Several months ago a power outage took out my thumbdrive on my WDTV device.  Everything was working flawlessly.  I upgraded to version 0.5.5
at the time, and lost remote functionality which required reboots after video was playing for a bit.

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1251.15

I noticed that some of the recent posts described similar issues with 5.6.2  I think the issue goes back to version 5.3.1

I incrementally flashed back version by version until everything stablized at 5.3.0 (now running for several months flawlessly on this version)
Perhaps you can look at version 5.3 and see what has changed between 5.3 and 5.3.1

I'd like to use the new features in 5.6.2 - but do not want to deal with all the issues again.  Hate to see you give up and go back to Zorranders 0.9.2 version.


Just a thought.....THX
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ernis on August 21, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
Amateur description of how I finally got .addMounts to work, so I now can see my movies and tv shows over the network in "date", "recent" and "all movies" view AND I can search them via the search button on the remote:

All my files are on CISF shares on my NAS which I access over a wired usb ethernet connection. I've tried .addMounts before and never got it to work. The changes I did in order to get it to work this time was:

1) Created an empty text file with the name .addMounts and copied to the root of the ONE USB stick that I have attached to the wdtv. (couldn't create the file in Vista so I went into CMD mode and typed echo > .addMounts , then I had no problem just dragging and dropping the file in Vista onto the usb)

2) Make sure I don't mount unnecessarily many shares in net.mounts. Suspect that a multi-hour "scanning the attached usb device" message that I had before probably was due to that I had 5 fairly unnecessary xmounts of shares that contained at least 10s of thousands of files - documents, pictures, music, execs etc. I now focussed on just mounting 1 share that contains most of my movie and tvshow files - and nothing else.

3) Directly after reboot I go in and switch media library off and go back to the main menu.

4) Then I switch media library on again. The "scanning the usb device" message appears and this time I let it run until it completes. It doesn't take hours this time, only a few minutes, probably because it's only around x*1000 files in the share (just media + jpg's).

So... now the media library works well for me also for CIFS shares thanks to .addMounts.

My config is wdlxtv .5.6.2 + samba + pureftp + webserver addons.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on August 21, 2009, 03:08:17 PM
joe
August 20th, 2009 10:00
shood we go back to the WDLXTV 0.5.5 alot of mkv movies that are over 4gb are lagggy now with this 0.5.6.2

<<< edit: Nothing lags for me. If performance is not up to par for you, then yes revert back to another version if you desire. I would appreciate posting your exact setup, including models of attached devices and connected app.bins to the 0.5.X thread at wdtvforum though. –b-rad >>>

by the way can u get ur hands on this movie   8.5gb X-Men.Origins.Wolverine.1080p.BluRay.x264.mkv and try on your WDLXTV-0.5.6.2'

xmount //8.0.0.1/GXT3 GXT3 cifs user=
xmount //8.20.0.2/NBHD NBHD cifs user=
xmount //8.20.0.1/WDHD WDHD cifs user=
xmount //8.20.0.1/Rima Rima cifs user=
xmount //8.20.0.1/FTP FTP cifs user=

here is my setup threw LAN   usin a 16gb kingsten usb stick in the wdtv using the trendnet usb adapter works freaking awsome    and connected app bins are ---> pure-ftpd.app.bin , nfs.app.bin ,   samba.app.bin WDLXTV-0.5.6.2'
wdtv.bin'  
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 23, 2009, 10:38:53 AM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on August 23, 2009, 10:47:23 AM
Can't take these USB mount issues anymore. FW decides what it wants to and what it doesnt want to mount. Anyone have link's for other FW's?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: richeb on August 23, 2009, 12:03:53 PM
This is my first time to use the forum. I'm just reporting a failed attempt to install firmware 0.5.6.1 yesterday. I inserted the USB flash drive with the software and asked that the new firmware be installed. The TV screen then displayed 'rebooting', then the screen went dark except for a slightly lighter letterboxed area in the center, and finally the screen gave the 'no signal' message. Nothing more happened, so I waited about 15 minutes, and when the 'no signal' message was still displayed, I turned off the WDTV and turned it on again. The only thing that appeared was the WDTV logo in the center of the screen with 'WD TV HD Media Player' below it.

The device is completely nonresponsive to the remote.

I suspect that this is a problem from which no recovery is possible. Did I not give enough time for the installation? I can't believe that it would have taken longer than 15 minutes, and the non-display on the TV after 'rebooting' appeared suggests that there was a significant problem.

Any ideas? Should I resign myself to using it as a paperweight? :)

Are you try this?
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1841.0

Thanks much for this reference. I followed the instructions and the firmware was installed after a while. Later, I installed 0.5.6.2 without any problem.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 23, 2009, 03:51:21 PM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 23, 2009, 04:00:54 PM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: marcolino7 on August 23, 2009, 05:07:43 PM
Hi I'm running 0.5.6.2
I would like to connect the USB Key with .bin pack and Apple Network adapter to a NON powered usb hub, in order to free one USB for my other discs.
With this config WDTV boot but network and .bin packs are not loaded.

Can this configuration works?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 23, 2009, 11:23:32 PM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.

http://nopaste.php-q.net/251090

Consider that the last thing I did was: reboot the WDTV with NO external hd attached; WDTC correctly booted and then hotplugged the external HD.
I'm not able to understand the content of messages.txt so i pasted the whole thing.
Tell me if you need me to do something in particular to generate a different messages.txt
Tnx in advance.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 24, 2009, 02:43:06 AM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.

http://nopaste.php-q.net/251090

Consider that the last thing I did was: reboot the WDTV with NO external hd attached; WDTC correctly booted and then hotplugged the external HD.
I'm not able to understand the content of messages.txt so i pasted the whole thing.
Tell me if you need me to do something in particular to generate a different messages.txt
Tnx in advance.

I managed to do a remote reboot with external hd attached and recreate the problem.
Here's the new messages.txt content:

Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:12 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports downloaded  (54 bytes, 13.54KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:32:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:34:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports uploaded  (56 bytes, 11.76KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:34:45 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [samba.app.bin]->[samba.app.bin.bak]
Aug 24 11:34:58 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [smb.conf]->[smb.conf.bak]
Aug 24 11:35:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:08 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.bin
Aug 24 11:35:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.ver
Aug 24 11:35:17 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:30 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: Child connection from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:37 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10140]: bad password attempt for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.notice dropbear[10140]: password auth succeeded for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_perform_login: Couldn't stat /var/log/lastlog: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_openseek: /var/log/lastlog is not a file or directory!
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: wtmp_write: problem writing /var/log/wtmp: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:36:04 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: exit after auth (root): Exited normally
Aug 24 11:36:59 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:00 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:37:21 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:23 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/messages.txt downloaded  (34318 bytes, 5990.99KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:38:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in

Please notice that ftp and ssh regularly work but if i go to /tmp/media/usb there's no device mounted :(
Tnx in advance.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 24, 2009, 09:57:30 AM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.

http://nopaste.php-q.net/251090

Consider that the last thing I did was: reboot the WDTV with NO external hd attached; WDTC correctly booted and then hotplugged the external HD.
I'm not able to understand the content of messages.txt so i pasted the whole thing.
Tell me if you need me to do something in particular to generate a different messages.txt
Tnx in advance.

Did you push power on&off repeatedly during the test? The log would indicate that you did ???

Code: [Select]
Aug 24 02:02:56 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:02:57 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sda1
Aug 24 02:03:01 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:03:07 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sda1
Aug 24 02:03:41 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:03:42 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sda1
Aug 24 02:03:45 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:03:51 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sda1
Aug 24 02:04:19 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:04:21 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sda1
Aug 24 02:04:25 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 02:04:32 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning up /dev/sda1
Aug 24 01:06:04 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sdb1
Aug 24 01:06:05 WDTV-7c3a1 user.notice root: spinning down /dev/sda1

pretty strange.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 24, 2009, 10:03:54 AM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.

http://nopaste.php-q.net/251090

Consider that the last thing I did was: reboot the WDTV with NO external hd attached; WDTC correctly booted and then hotplugged the external HD.
I'm not able to understand the content of messages.txt so i pasted the whole thing.
Tell me if you need me to do something in particular to generate a different messages.txt
Tnx in advance.

I managed to do a remote reboot with external hd attached and recreate the problem.
Here's the new messages.txt content:

Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:12 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports downloaded  (54 bytes, 13.54KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:32:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:34:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports uploaded  (56 bytes, 11.76KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:34:45 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [samba.app.bin]->[samba.app.bin.bak]
Aug 24 11:34:58 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [smb.conf]->[smb.conf.bak]
Aug 24 11:35:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:08 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.bin
Aug 24 11:35:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.ver
Aug 24 11:35:17 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:30 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: Child connection from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:37 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10140]: bad password attempt for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.notice dropbear[10140]: password auth succeeded for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_perform_login: Couldn't stat /var/log/lastlog: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_openseek: /var/log/lastlog is not a file or directory!
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: wtmp_write: problem writing /var/log/wtmp: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:36:04 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: exit after auth (root): Exited normally
Aug 24 11:36:59 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:00 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:37:21 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:23 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/messages.txt downloaded  (34318 bytes, 5990.99KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:38:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in

Please notice that ftp and ssh regularly work but if i go to /tmp/media/usb there's no device mounted :(
Tnx in advance.

Unfortunately theres nothing interesting in there, thats just ssh & ftp info. Are your devices mounted in /tmp/mnt? At least one must be if you're using apps. How about the info from 'cat /proc/mounts'
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gincius.lt on August 24, 2009, 10:39:56 AM
Quote
4) Then I switch media library on again. The "scanning the usb device" message appears and this time I let it run until it completes. It doesn't take hours this time, only a few minutes, probably because it's only around x*1000 files in the share (just media + jpg's).
I avoided message "scanning the usb device" with very simple hack - created file .wd_tv on usb stick ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 24, 2009, 11:05:33 AM
help!!!
i've always been using all b-rad WDLXTV firmware releases with no problems at all.
Today I tried to upgrade to 0.5.6.2 ver: wdtv detected new firmware, asked to reboot and after that my wdtv is dead.
I rebooted several times and also tried to flash back to original wd firmware with no luck.
What can i do to debrick?
thanks

ok i solved this.
now my next problem is that every time i reboot the wdtv freezes and doesn't restart.
i found out this is related to my usb external hd wd mybook.
If I detach the external hd, wdtv regularly boots and i can then hotplug the external hd with no problems,
even samba works after that.
Is there anyway something i can try to fix this issue?
tnx


you can telnet in and paste here the section of /tmp/messages.txt that details your mybook. I don't need all 5000 lines, only the ones that pertain to the device and associated messages.

http://nopaste.php-q.net/251090

Consider that the last thing I did was: reboot the WDTV with NO external hd attached; WDTC correctly booted and then hotplugged the external HD.
I'm not able to understand the content of messages.txt so i pasted the whole thing.
Tell me if you need me to do something in particular to generate a different messages.txt
Tnx in advance.

I managed to do a remote reboot with external hd attached and recreate the problem.
Here's the new messages.txt content:

Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:30:22 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:12 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:31:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports downloaded  (54 bytes, 13.54KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:32:13 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:34:03 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:34:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98/exports uploaded  (56 bytes, 11.76KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:34:45 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [samba.app.bin]->[samba.app.bin.bak]
Aug 24 11:34:58 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] File successfully renamed or moved: [smb.conf]->[smb.conf.bak]
Aug 24 11:35:05 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:08 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.bin
Aug 24 11:35:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] Deleted wdtv.ver
Aug 24 11:35:17 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:35:30 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: Child connection from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:37 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10140]: bad password attempt for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.notice dropbear[10140]: password auth succeeded for 'root' from 192.168.1.128:17056
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_perform_login: Couldn't stat /var/log/lastlog: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: lastlog_openseek: /var/log/lastlog is not a file or directory!
Aug 24 11:35:42 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.warn dropbear[10241]: wtmp_write: problem writing /var/log/wtmp: No such file or directory
Aug 24 11:36:04 WDTV-7c3a1 authpriv.info dropbear[10140]: exit after auth (root): Exited normally
Aug 24 11:36:59 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:00 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:09 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:37:21 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:23 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:37:54 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in
Aug 24 11:37:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.notice pure-ftpd: (root@?) [NOTICE] //tmp/messages.txt downloaded  (34318 bytes, 5990.99KB/sec)
Aug 24 11:38:55 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (root@?) [INFO] Logout.
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] New connection from ?
Aug 24 11:39:56 WDTV-7c3a1 ftp.info pure-ftpd: (?@?) [INFO] root is now logged in

Please notice that ftp and ssh regularly work but if i go to /tmp/media/usb there's no device mounted :(
Tnx in advance.

Unfortunately theres nothing interesting in there, thats just ssh & ftp info. Are your devices mounted in /tmp/mnt? At least one must be if you're using apps. How about the info from 'cat /proc/mounts'

in /tmp/mnt there's a folder called apps and there's mounted sda1.
here's the result of cat /proc/mounts:

# cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
/dev/mtdblock3 / cramfs ro 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw,nodiratime 0 0
usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
none /etc/mdev.conf tmpfs rw 0 0
mdev /dev tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/sda1 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
none /apps tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/mnt/sda1 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/loop0 /apps/dropbear-ssh ext2 rw,nogrpid 0 0
/dev/loop1 /apps/eiri cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop2 /apps/event-osd ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop3 /apps/nfs cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop4 /opt ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop5 /apps/pure-ftpd cramfs ro 0 0
/dev/loop6 /apps/webserver-addons ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/loop7 /apps/webserver ext3 rw,data=ordered 0 0
none /osd/image/welcome_background_bg.jpg tmpfs rw 0 0
none /osd/image/screen_saver.png tmpfs rw 0 0
fuse /osd fuse rw,nosuid,nodev,user_id=0,group_id=0 0 0
none /apps/event-osd/osd-backup/home.xml tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /apps/event-osd/osd-backup/image/welcome_background_bg.jpg vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/USB1/CAAA-EF98 vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /tmp/media/usb/USB2/5DA0-1DEF vfat rw,nodiratime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=utf8 0 0
#

please notice that now my external hard disk (USB2) is hotplugged and working
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Sid on August 24, 2009, 10:46:35 PM
I'm not able to select pal in the video output type, it's fixed on ntsc. Did i'm the only one with this problem?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 24, 2009, 11:03:12 PM
I finally downgraded back to 0.5.5 and now I can reboot without problems with my external hard disk plugged.
The new issue is that the external hard disk is now read only and I can't find the way to bring it back to rw,
since I use to store files on it directly from WDLXTV provided samba bin and pure-ftp.
This is what I get via ftp:
Can't open that file: Read-only file system
Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

What can I do to bring it back to read-write status?
Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: marcolino7 on August 25, 2009, 05:30:21 AM
Hello,
new problem with 0.5.6.2 here.

When I start to play a video from network (NFS) or from a disk attached to USB port, for the first couple of minutes, the remote is irresponsive. After 2 minutes, WDTV execute all command i sent with remote. It's like the CPU of the WDTV was at 100% during the first couple of minutes.
This happen also if i put in pause the video and then i un-pause. For first couple of minutes during this remote will be irresponsive and i can see OSD with video duration like freezed.

Someone can helpme? I loaded NFS and Webserver module only. I have Apple Network Adapter.

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on August 25, 2009, 11:24:58 AM
I finally downgraded back to 0.5.5 and now I can reboot without problems with my external hard disk plugged.
The new issue is that the external hard disk is now read only and I can't find the way to bring it back to rw,
since I use to store files on it directly from WDLXTV provided samba bin and pure-ftp.
This is what I get via ftp:
Can't open that file: Read-only file system
Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

What can I do to bring it back to read-write status?
Thanks a lot.

Hi vainucleo,
Check if your FTP client can see the directory /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/.[share]  (NOTE THE POINT BEFORE THE SHARE)
Normally you can see the folder /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/[share] that is only READONLY. The share starting with point es WRITABLE.
Good luck!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 25, 2009, 12:14:11 PM
I finally downgraded back to 0.5.5 and now I can reboot without problems with my external hard disk plugged.
The new issue is that the external hard disk is now read only and I can't find the way to bring it back to rw,
since I use to store files on it directly from WDLXTV provided samba bin and pure-ftp.
This is what I get via ftp:
Can't open that file: Read-only file system
Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

What can I do to bring it back to read-write status?
Thanks a lot.

Hi vainucleo,
Check if your FTP client can see the directory /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/.[share]  (NOTE THE POINT BEFORE THE SHARE)
Normally you can see the folder /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/[share] that is only READONLY. The share starting with point es WRITABLE.
Good luck!

Hi,
that's not the point since I've never had any /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/.[share] (with the point) directory.
On the contrary I've always had /tmp/media/usb/USB[n]/[share] which has always been writable.
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
Tnx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 25, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
No luck at all, I still get
Code: [Select]
553-Can't open that file: Read-only file system
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 25, 2009, 02:01:46 PM
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
No luck at all, I still get
Code: [Select]
553-Can't open that file: Read-only file system
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

Whats the filesystem type?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on August 25, 2009, 02:23:00 PM
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
No luck at all, I still get
Code: [Select]
553-Can't open that file: Read-only file system
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

Whats the filesystem type?

In messages.txt i get exactly the same errors of the guy in the last thread of this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/mounted-read-write-fat32-partition-suddenly-becomes-read-only-166190/

but fsck seems to be limited in wdtv busybox and i can't manage to make it solve like him...

A friend of mine suggested
mount -o remount,rw,users,umask=000 /dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/USB2/5DA0-1DEF

and it partially solved, but after a reboot the problem was still there...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on August 25, 2009, 02:39:32 PM
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
No luck at all, I still get
Code: [Select]
553-Can't open that file: Read-only file system
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

Whats the filesystem type?

In messages.txt i get exactly the same errors of the guy in the last thread of this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/mounted-read-write-fat32-partition-suddenly-becomes-read-only-166190/

but fsck seems to be limited in wdtv busybox and i can't manage to make it solve like him...

A friend of mine suggested
mount -o remount,rw,users,umask=000 /dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/USB2/5DA0-1DEF

and it partially solved, but after a reboot the problem was still there...

You use Optware? place opt.bin on a different device then:

Code: [Select]
ipkg install dosfstools
that provides you with:
/opt/sbin/dosfsck
/opt/sbin/fsck.msdos
/opt/sbin/fsck.vfat

one of which should be able to fix your partition.

I recommend having app.bins on a small flash device, or something without movies/pix/images so that important stuff is not adversely affected if something happens with an app.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jimmy8881 on August 27, 2009, 12:32:16 AM
i upgraded to 5.6.1 and now it seems that my net.config file is not being detected, i always had it running on a static IP, tried to do a system reset and it stills shows  no-ip ,  should i try to uprade to 5.6.2 ?  im using a WD passport 400GB
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: wmlye on August 27, 2009, 04:33:19 PM
Slightly different issue here, B-RAD

The first time I tried to upgrade (from 0.5.5 to 0.5.6.1) it went sideways as has been described elsewhere, but I was able to later upgrade to 0.5.6.2 by first downgrading to 1.02.07.  This is on a system that I've not installed any apps, nor is it networked, in any way.  Hopefully that will give you some clues...

If I'm not networking (yet) nor am I using any apps (yet) why am I trying out WDXLTV?  Glad you asked.  I'm wanting to see if I can get around an issue I have with stock 1.02.07 and 1.02.10.

For external storage, I'm using an old 500G drive (I upgraded my NAS), put it in an AcomData enclosure (http://www.acomdata.com/701.asp), and formatted as NTFS.  I've used these enclosures elsewhere with no issues from several Windows boxes, but the WDTV refuses to recognize the drive unless it goes through a system reset, either via a firmware reflash, the hard reset button or through Settings-> System -> System Reset -> OK.  If the enclosure is plugged in while the system is resetting, no issues - I can play everything from the hard drive.  I use a Windows box to put the video on there, so obviously this enclosure works elsewhere too.

However, if I power cycle the WDTV or the enclosure or if I unplug/replug/hotplug the enclosure, the WDTV refuses to recognize the hard drive.  I actually spent a fair amount of time systematically going through all the combinations of power sequences, plug/unplug/hotplug, remote power on/off, and the only way I could ever get it to work is through a system reset.

Given that you've spent time working through issues with hubs and other USB peripherals, I was hoping that WDXLTV would work with this particular enclosure.  I'm more than willing to provide any logs (assuming that I can configure it to dump logs without networking and that I'm given a trail of breadcrumbs, that is) that would help you track this one down...

I've done a search through various online forums to see if anyone else is running into similar issues, but nothing else quite seems to match.  I opened an incident with WD against 1.02.10, and didn't get anywhere - first line customer service seemed rather put off by me listing my step-by-step trials, my statement that only reset worked, and could they please pass this along to the developers.  I'm an EE by training and trade, am a daily Linux user, administered a couple Linux systems (back in the 1.x timeframe so long, long ago), and in a previous life was an embedded software developer and tester for telephone switches and robotic systems.  I think I confused her;D
Title: WDTV is not Booting WDLXTV-0.5.6.1
Post by: mustafiz777 on August 28, 2009, 06:22:29 AM
 ???   I am using WDTV_FW_1_02_10 from last 1 month. Now I want to install WDLXTV-0.5.6.1.
I downloaded LXTV, followed the instruction given by you but WDTV is not booting LXTV-0.5.6.1.
Tried CD.DVD.MOD but no joy. I want to use USB HUB and External DVD Writer. Please any solution?????
Title: TOTAL Network weirdness
Post by: bdp on August 30, 2009, 07:51:32 AM
My Problem: direct ethernet connection to my Macbook gave me "wdtv-xxxx : NO IP" while connecting the device to a network with a DCHP server strangely assigned a dynamic IP but used the hostname in my net.config file. VERY CONFUSING.

I thought it was an issue cause by the different CR/LF combinations between linux, mac and PC so I even went as far as re-editing the file in VI via telnet and in a WinXP virtual machine. No luck. I had presumed that the hostname was somehow being set while a '#' was commenting out the rest of the file because the WDTV didn't see the linebreaks.

In the end, it turns out the device senses network connectivity by pinging the gateway. I wanted a static 192.168.1.151, my laptop on 1.11, my NAS on 1.250, but without the gateway 1.1 being visible to the WDTV, it just didn't assign an IP even though all the details were correct.

I'll assume there's no alternative to this because we're using USB adapters so no line/connection sensing is reported...

When doing a direct connection now I change the gateway IP to that of my laptop.
When watching media from my NAS I set the GW to the NAS IP to avoid any problems later on from a flaky router or network trouble.

Questions I'd still have:
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: majstor on August 30, 2009, 12:06:37 PM
Hi.

Today I downloaded ** WDLXTV-0.5.6.1 ** unziped on USB stick.
Put in WDTV player and press yes to upgrade firmware. Then the player rebbots show the WD logo, after few seconds logo disapeard and I see only black screen. I tryed to switch off the player, but it's the same. Only WD logo and then black...

Help please!   ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bdp on August 30, 2009, 11:15:49 PM
Only WD logo and then black...

How long does it stay black for? Mine can be up to 10 seconds at times. Are you being too hasty, or is it bricked and non-responsive after a long while?

Search here for 'firmware recovery' and try the custom firmware process again after you get an official firmware working again. Good luck.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ernis on August 31, 2009, 12:34:08 PM
With custom firmware + a few applications normal boot can take up to 60s so be patient. Also... in the actual flashing process it can take a little longer than that. I'm sure you have seen this one but it is probably the best index of things to look for when installing custom firmware: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1088.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Wunderbaum on September 01, 2009, 01:44:55 AM
Hi.

Today I downloaded ** WDLXTV-0.5.6.1 ** unziped on USB stick.
Put in WDTV player and press yes to upgrade firmware. Then the player rebbots show the WD logo, after few seconds logo disapeard and I see only black screen. I tryed to switch off the player, but it's the same. Only WD logo and then black...

Help please!   ???

Hi.
I had the same problem with 0.5.6.1 so I downloaded WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 and placed it on USB 4gb flash stick, tried formatted as both FAT and FAT32 but nothing happend, then placed it on a USB HDD 320gb with NTFS and it updated the firmware  :)


But I have another problem, I'm using PlayON with the uPnP app. All the folders show up and the PlayON server seems to work pretty good. I'm even able to stream HD material from GameTrailers and such.
But browsing through folders is incredible slow, sometimes up to 60s just to open the folder. And sometimes it hangs completely.
I have a 2tb USB disk connected with 100gb free, could this have something to do with it?
I also tried the PlayON using my Xbox360, and that worked very good, browsing and everything, was even able to stream 1080p.
So why is browsing so slow on WDTV ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: vainucleo on September 02, 2009, 02:13:56 PM
I guess I'll try to go back to official firmware, factory reset and then install WDLXTV again.
No luck at all, I still get
Code: [Select]
553-Can't open that file: Read-only file system
553 Rename/move failure: No such file or directory

Whats the filesystem type?

In messages.txt i get exactly the same errors of the guy in the last thread of this post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/mounted-read-write-fat32-partition-suddenly-becomes-read-only-166190/

but fsck seems to be limited in wdtv busybox and i can't manage to make it solve like him...

A friend of mine suggested
mount -o remount,rw,users,umask=000 /dev/sda1 /tmp/media/usb/USB2/5DA0-1DEF

and it partially solved, but after a reboot the problem was still there...

You use Optware? place opt.bin on a different device then:

Code: [Select]
ipkg install dosfstools
that provides you with:
/opt/sbin/dosfsck
/opt/sbin/fsck.msdos
/opt/sbin/fsck.vfat

one of which should be able to fix your partition.

I recommend having app.bins on a small flash device, or something without movies/pix/images so that important stuff is not adversely affected if something happens with an app.

Unfortunately i get this error :(
Code: [Select]
# fsck.vfat /dev/sda1
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
There are differences between boot sector and its backup.
Differences: (offset:original/backup)
  65:01/00, 67:ef/54, 68:1d/1f, 69:a0/fb, 70:5d/16
1) Copy original to backup
2) Copy backup to original
3) No action
? 1
malloc:Cannot allocate memory
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Bengal313 on September 05, 2009, 01:48:07 PM
Great Forum!  Totally new to the WDTV.  Just bought it last week and love it.  Trying to learn how to mod it.  I was to WDLXTV is the best custom firmware. 

Forgive for being a Newbie but where can I find tutorials on how to install the firmware and the plugins such as LaurentG.app.bin. 

P.S. Will this firmware allow me to have Movie Sheets?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mad2uk on September 06, 2009, 09:29:06 AM
I am using wdtv 1.2.10 and wdlxtv-0.5.6.1 since installing wdlxtv i'm having problems with mkv but only blu-ray rip, the problem is while playing the mkv it will play for so long then it will stop and go back to the menu has anyone had any issues that are the same or any solutions.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on September 06, 2009, 09:58:30 AM
Hi, first big thanks to b-rad for all his fantastic job

I have switched from 0.5.3.2 to 0.5.6.2
After some testing i post my remarks

On the new fw I have some problems with hub, in fact I remark that now only one usb slot is showed in USBX (the last one found in blkid) the other is mounted in tmp/media (I have one HD and a usb key on the hub) and I want when I power off the WD (by remote) to spinning off the HD : to do that I need to plug the usb in a correct order on the hub : OK I found the correct order

with library off, I can see all the usb media and my nfs share (remark I see twice in USB1 and USB2 my usb key that was normaly in USB2 through the hub) OK  I don't mind

with library on, I have test .addMounts feature
so I need to create on the HD a file call .addMounts to see all my shares on All Videos
OK it's working creation of extrafeatures etc

but some others have remarked already, it can take time
I read into the mount.watch process, I have found an undocumented function : if you have a file called .dontAddMount on the root of your share, it will not been take in account by the library so you can do what you want : cool feature

I have tested : it's working perfectly

but last problem, I'm using Apple Trailers and I can't write a file on this file system (fuse) /tmp/media/Apple Trailer
and the searching of all the trailers take a long long time (30m) and I notice the trailers are showed three times because the directory Apple Trailer is created also in USB1 and USB2
Any idea to do that ?

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on September 06, 2009, 10:48:31 AM
Hi, first big thanks to b-rad for all his fantastic job

I have switched from 0.5.3.2 to 0.5.6.2
After some testing i post my remarks

On the new fw I have some problems with hub, in fact I remark that now only one usb slot is showed in USBX (the last one found in blkid) the other is mounted in tmp/media (I have one HD and a usb key on the hub) and I want when I power off the WD (by remote) to spinning off the HD : to do that I need to plug the usb in a correct order on the hub : OK I found the correct order

with library off, I can see all the usb media and my nfs share (remark I see twice in USB1 and USB2 my usb key that was normaly in USB2 through the hub) OK  I don't mind

with library on, I have test .addMounts feature
so I need to create on the HD a file call .addMounts to see all my shares on All Videos
OK it's working creation of extrafeatures etc

but some others have remarked already, it can take time
I read into the mount.watch process, I have found an undocumented function : if you have a file called .dontAddMount on the root of your share, it will not been take in account by the library so you can do what you want : cool feature

I have tested : it's working perfectly

but last problem, I'm using Apple Trailers and I can't write a file on this file system (fuse) /tmp/media/Apple Trailer
and the searching of all the trailers take a long long time (30m) and I notice the trailers are showed three times because the directory Apple Trailer is created also in USB1 and USB2
Any idea to do that ?

Thanks


Im curious.  What kind of Hub are you using??
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on September 06, 2009, 11:05:12 AM

Im curious.  What kind of Hub are you using??

A simple 4 ports USB2 HUB on a power point (plug)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jackson on September 07, 2009, 03:07:46 AM
Installed WDLXTV 0.5.6.2 successfully.

Current setup is WDTV+ Drive+USB wired network adapter connected via a 7 port powered USB Hub on USB2

Picks up an IP address OK, telnetable and i can see my net.mount shares in the right place in the WDTV file system (/tmp/media/usb/*)

USB HD has 2 partitions:

1st is Fat32 approx 8Gb - contains .app.bins
2nd is NTFS approx 1400GB - contains media files.

Originally the Fat32 partition was only 1Gb in size but I got an error about can't consolidate media, 5000Mb additional space required so I resized the partition to be approx 8GB.  Unfortunately, I still get an arror about requiring 5000Mb additional space to build the media library.  Result is no media folders views except for Folder view in WDTV menus.

So Question number 1, how do I fix this error so that I can still use media library for attached drives?  Clearly the warning about space requirment is not right.

Second question, B-Rad posted earlier that he'd neglected to mount NTFS as R/W in version 0.5.6.1, only R/O. 

My NTFS partition is only mounted as R/O when using 0.5.6.2 so did 0.5.6.2 fix making the NTFS partition writable or does it still have the same issue as 0.5.6.1?  What do others see?

Can anyone help me out with problem number 1 OR number 2?




Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kuf on September 07, 2009, 10:10:37 AM
where is brad 0.5.6.2 ? :) i cannot find, only 0.5.6.1
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on September 07, 2009, 10:30:43 AM
where is brad 0.5.6.2 ? :) i cannot find, only 0.5.6.1

In this topic, some pages before...

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.300 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.300)

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: slutka on September 07, 2009, 10:33:29 AM
I stopped trying, because couldn't get stability with either one of the new fw - 0.5.6.1 or 0.5.6.2.  :o

First of all, I was upgrading from fully functional setup (consisting of fw 0.5.5)  to promising new features and faster boot times etc. But what happened ? The upgrade froze to 0% (still does, each time I try to go from 0.5.5 to newer, dunno why) - resetting to defaults and trying & trying & trying get the job finally done. But about the new features ? I see no change in boot time, even without single app.bin on my usb stick. Also, the stability of the entire system. Once I boot it might say "no storage present" or look for attached storage for ages, also after succesfully upgrading to 0.5.6.x it just says theres still a new fw upgrade on the usb stick and should perform the upgrade. No!  :-\   

None of the new features of 0.5.6.x were visible, creating .addMounts or  .thumbDB felt like a big hoax. I also tried to webserver addons 0.2. Looked very nice, and suppose a lot of work went into it, too, but just couldn't get it work either. Not with fw 0.5.5 either. The system complains about read-only system, every config I created was operational until restarted or disconnected the mains.  :P   

Little bit confused what to do next, I just want a nicer GUI, moviesheets, NFS mount and the entire config to work each time I turn the power on !
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on September 07, 2009, 06:08:39 PM
Can anyone explain why a drive or set of drives aren't being shown through the WDTV but ARE being listed when I telnet in and do a directory listing??? I can list out the contents of all drives through telnet with no problem.  Can someone please help as I have been having this problem for some time.

FW - WDLXTV v0.5.6.2
Config - USB1 = USB Network  USB2 = Thumb Drive + 5 Ext. HD's (Powered 7-port D-Link Hub)

Media Library = Off

drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root            0 Sep  8 00:30 USB2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        53248 Aug 20 05:42 my_book1
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        32768 Aug 17 08:17 my_book2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 20 03:24 my_book3
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        61440 Sep  8 00:51 my_book4
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 21 03:59 my_book5


But when I actually load up WDTV and click on Video it only shows my_book1 + my_book2 + my_book3.

After a reboot (sbin/reboot) I have now LOST my_book1 and it only shows my_book2 + my_book3 (still showing ALL drives through a telnet session).  Its like this FW just RANDOMLY displays out whatever it feels like. There is no rhyme or reason!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: europeonline on September 07, 2009, 08:14:07 PM
Hello, i have a problem.
1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 + samba.app.bin-0.2.zip and the mkv files getting stops every 20seconds even if i plays from USB HDD!
If i delete the samba.app.bin then everything is ok but no LAN :(
Is there a better samba.app.bin?

Sorry for my bad english!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on September 08, 2009, 12:42:39 AM
Can anyone explain why a drive or set of drives aren't being shown through the WDTV but ARE being listed when I telnet in and do a directory listing??? I can list out the contents of all drives through telnet with no problem.  Can someone please help as I have been having this problem for some time.

FW - WDLXTV v0.5.6.2
Config - USB1 = USB Network  USB2 = Thumb Drive + 5 Ext. HD's (Powered 7-port D-Link Hub)

Media Library = Off

drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root            0 Sep  8 00:30 USB2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        53248 Aug 20 05:42 my_book1
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        32768 Aug 17 08:17 my_book2
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 20 03:24 my_book3
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        61440 Sep  8 00:51 my_book4
drwxrwxrwx    1 root     root        49152 Aug 21 03:59 my_book5


But when I actually load up WDTV and click on Video it only shows my_book1 + my_book2 + my_book3.

After a reboot (sbin/reboot) I have now LOST my_book1 and it only shows my_book2 + my_book3 (still showing ALL drives through a telnet session).  Its like this FW just RANDOMLY displays out whatever it feels like. There is no rhyme or reason!

as I mentionned before fw detect only the last device in a usb port as official devices this device is mounted in /tmp/media/usb/usbX/UUID
the others are normaly mounted in /tmp/media/NAME (you see them with telnet)
the process mount.watch will add when library is off the others in /tmp/media/USB/USBX/NAME (twice therefore)
=> you should them see in USB1 and USB2 : but be patient it can take some time (less than one minute) to do that


with library on you should see all yours devices on all videos and the official devices on USBX

Is what I have but I have only two devices on USB2 : one HD with two partitions (official devices) and a USB key
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: brandaopj on September 09, 2009, 03:08:55 AM
hi:

i´ve installed firmware 1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.5 and i want to increase the size of subtitles over 40. I´ve read that i need to uncoment the size i want in S00custom-options but i am not doing it right...

After uncoment i must insert an usb drive with s00custom-options in root and then what should i do?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on September 09, 2009, 07:47:39 AM
Hello guys, i am from germany and i use the wd hd tv box with the cfw WDLXTV-0.5.6.1.
I don't know anything about a new cfw 0.5.6.2! Nowwhere here (http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv)!
I use Win7 and Ubuntu 9.04. Want to know too, how to set the subtitle font to 48 or higher.
It would be very good, if somebody could change some options in the cfw,
There 're only two possibilities to change the fontsize; thick and thin.
That's not enough, i mean not thick enough. Could anybody chnage it into thin thick thicker or with a level 0.1....5?
Please!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: WDTV Fan on September 09, 2009, 12:02:20 PM


Hi

First of all, Thanks for all your great efforts creating this firmware.

My question is this though.

I have 2 x 1Tb WD Hard drives connected to a Hub connected to USB 1. I also have a pen drive in USB 2, which has the apps and folders for the firmware etc.

Now I started using the Hub and Pen drive as as I was fed up having to restart my WDTV after dragging new movies onto the hard drives.

I am no better off tho, as it seems to throw the WDTV out when I reconnect the hub, sometimes it says the hard drives are empty on reconnection, sometimes 1 hard drive refreshes fine.

I also tried the .thumbdb on the pen drive, this also created problems, as sometimes on hub reconnection there would be ghosts of the drives, for example It would say it had 4 hard drives connected, but 2 of the folders would come up as empty.

Is there a way to copy filmsonto a hard drive, without having to do a hard reset of removing the power cable, just to get the wdtv to see everything again ?

Thanks for any info.

 ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: europeonline on September 10, 2009, 04:34:36 PM
Hello, i have a problem.
1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 + samba.app.bin-0.2.zip and the mkv files getting stops every 20seconds even if i plays from USB HDD!
If i delete the samba.app.bin then everything is ok but no LAN :(
Is there a better samba.app.bin?

Sorry for my bad english!

Anybody has the same problem? The MKV files are stoppings for a sec or two. And no sound then. Im using now the dvdmod fw and its fine but no LAN support.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on September 11, 2009, 04:48:09 AM
Hello, i have a problem.
1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 + samba.app.bin-0.2.zip and the mkv files getting stops every 20seconds even if i plays from USB HDD!
If i delete the samba.app.bin then everything is ok but no LAN :(
Is there a better samba.app.bin?

Sorry for my bad english!

Anybody has the same problem? The MKV files are stoppings for a sec or two. And no sound then. Im using now the dvdmod fw and its fine but no LAN support.

Maybe this post can help you http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1906.msg14782#msg14782 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1906.msg14782#msg14782)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mx5gr on September 11, 2009, 07:41:16 AM
I am using the latest, 0.5.6.1, build. When playing mkv files with embedded subtitles (using mkvmerge), the subtitles cannot be shown. When trying to select subtitle, I always get "No available subtitle".

Any ideas?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: europeonline on September 11, 2009, 08:36:18 AM
Hello, i have a problem.
1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 + samba.app.bin-0.2.zip and the mkv files getting stops every 20seconds even if i plays from USB HDD!
If i delete the samba.app.bin then everything is ok but no LAN :(
Is there a better samba.app.bin?

Sorry for my bad english!

Anybody has the same problem? The MKV files are stoppings for a sec or two. And no sound then. Im using now the dvdmod fw and its fine but no LAN support.

Maybe this post can help you http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1906.msg14782#msg14782 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1906.msg14782#msg14782)

Thx, i did the steps but its still not good :(  Its like the cpu cant handle the mkv files.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Menace on September 11, 2009, 09:00:21 AM
I keep losing my USB HDD with WDLXTV-0.5.6.2.  I need to do a reboot to get it back.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on September 12, 2009, 04:45:02 AM
It would be very good, if somebody could change some options in the cfw,
There 're only two possibilities to change the fontsize; thick and thin.
That's not enough, i mean not thick enough. Could anybody chnage it into thin thick thicker or with a level 0.1....5?
Quote
Posted by: brandaopj
Insert Quote
hi:
i´ve installed firmware 1.02.10_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.5 and i want to increase the size of subtitles over 40. I´ve read that i need to uncoment the size i want in S00custom-options but i am not doing it right...

After uncoment i must insert an usb drive with s00custom-options in root and then what should i do?
What about this, to size up the font with the "S00custom-options", how does it exact work, how to do it right?
Any "tut" for noobs/newbies?

Sorry for my bad english, but thanks fpr any help/info.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Papalapa on September 13, 2009, 01:41:25 AM
Hi guys,

I moved from 1.02.10 official firm to WDLXTV-0.5.6.2 without problems during the flashing or black screens.

The only reason to install WDLXTV was to use a USB hub to connect 3 units of 1TB WD MyBook hard drives, but they doesn't work. Only 1 drive is detected at time :'(

After carefully reading some posts about this and switching ON and OFF the media library the problem remains....

P.D. I tried 0.5.6.2, 0.5.6.1 and 0.5.5

Any idea to solve this problem?

Thanks!  ;D

EDIT: PROBLEM SOLVED installing the last official firm from WD (1.02.07)

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rick19011 on September 13, 2009, 05:36:39 AM
Hey would it be possible to change the osd theme in this firmware as it looks boring :(
If so how,
Thx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Papalapa on September 13, 2009, 06:25:09 AM
I agree about this, the icons are simple and it doesn't look great on the TV Screen, but at least it works with my hub and this for me is very important.

If someone knows if is possible to change the OSD for the 1.02.07 firm, please advise.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on September 13, 2009, 09:32:43 AM
see here http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1414.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1414.0)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mx5gr on September 13, 2009, 10:17:10 AM
I am using the latest, 0.5.6.1, build. When playing mkv files with embedded subtitles (using mkvmerge), the subtitles cannot be shown. When trying to select subtitle, I always get "No available subtitle".

Any ideas?

Anyone?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on September 14, 2009, 03:33:35 AM
Does anybody know if there ever will be a firmware (after 07) that supports recognition of more than one drive of a 4 bay hdd-case?

At the moment I am stuck at 0.5.3.2 (official 07) because all newer firmwares (and custom firmwares) only recognize 1 drive of 4 of my hdd-case  :'( 
And the media library never worked for this hdd-case,too.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: boringlove on September 14, 2009, 03:37:16 PM
I updated to the latest version and now it seems like none of my BINs are loading. The firmware works beautifully otherwise. Boot time is fast (although that may be attributed to not loading any BINs) and everything plays well off of my HDD. I do get an IP; however, I do not see any of my shares although they were working before I upgraded.

My custom OSD is not working and neither is LaurentG's mod.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Kyle

EDIT: Didnt' see 0.5.6.2 so am trying that now.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Papalapa on September 16, 2009, 06:53:48 AM
Does anybody know if there ever will be a firmware (after 07) that supports recognition of more than one drive of a 4 bay hdd-case?

At the moment I am stuck at 0.5.3.2 (official 07) because all newer firmwares (and custom firmwares) only recognize 1 drive of 4 of my hdd-case  :'( 
And the media library never worked for this hdd-case,too.

After a lot of tests I also found that 1.02.07 is the last firm that supports USB hub (at least the USB hub model that I use).

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on September 17, 2009, 11:25:49 PM
@B-rad:
I would use eiri.app.bin (from elmarweber) to control wdtv with my TV's remote.
To do this I need the keycodes of my remote.
My problem is that I don't have network and I can't telnet the box from my PC to have codes.
So I try to open directly a session on the box with the code in the S00 custom options (redindian help):
Code: [Select]
telnet localhost 14247 > /tmp/mnt/sda1/remote.txt 2>&1 or
Code: [Select]
echo 'sleep 20 && telnet localhost 14247 > /tmp/mnt/sda1/remote.txt 2>&1' >> /tmp/init.d/S99post-init
I get the following message in the remote.txt
Code: [Select]
telnet: cannot connect to remote host (127.0.0.1): Connection refused
Did you know why? Have you got a solution?
Is there any other way to obtain these code? perhaps store in a file?
If it is necessary I can start a script when I want with eiri or event-osd.
Thanks
Titi
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Eye of Horus on September 23, 2009, 07:23:11 AM
Hi,

I am a complete newbie and noob on all this  ;)
I have my WDHDTV still packed and bought first everything needed, like a HDMI cable , a USB to Ethernet adapter and an USB stick.
Now it's time to start installing, but I see so many terms I'm not fa,iliar with and even the section for newbies is too difficult, that I have a few questions.

1. The most important : where can I download WDLXTV 0.5.6.1 ??
I looked at brad's site, looked here, looked everywhere, but nowhere can I find a download link !
2. I have no clue what EXT3/4 is nor do I have any knowledge about Linux.
Can I put the 0.5.6.1 direct on my USB stick ? Attach it to the WD and burn ?
And can I use it then without any problem ? That is : without adding all kind of difficult programming lines ?  ;)
3. Another question I cannot find an answer for : does it play DTS WAV ?
(DTS in 6ch/5.1 44.1 Khz)
4. I have a lot of so called music DVD's. These are DVD's with music only in AC3 2.0 and DTS 5.1. For instance 23 DVD's with 1672 English songs from the Dutch top 2000. How will that play when you cannot navigate in DVD's ?
5. Does the combination CUE/WAV work ?

I hope it's not too much to ask and thank you in advance for the answers.

with kind regards,

EoH
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Eye of Horus on September 23, 2009, 12:54:24 PM
OK, I can answer my first question : found the download !

grtz,

EoH
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bluedream on September 24, 2009, 02:17:18 AM
Does anybody know if there ever will be a firmware (after 07) that supports recognition of more than one drive of a 4 bay hdd-case?

At the moment I am stuck at 0.5.3.2 (official 07) because all newer firmwares (and custom firmwares) only recognize 1 drive of 4 of my hdd-case  :'( 
And the media library never worked for this hdd-case,too.

It's the same for me, using 0.5.3.2 but the boot sequence takes a long time and I would like to know if it's possible to shorten it.

I have a WD passport HD connected to USB1 and a HUB connected to USB 2.
This HUB allows me to connect a DVD player, a USB-Gigabit ethernet adapter and optional USB keys.

I know that version 0.5.6.1 (or 2) will decrease the boot time but I don't want to take the risk to loose my HUB if it is not managed anymore...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frakki on September 24, 2009, 06:31:20 AM
Does anyone have a tutorial that explains me how to get a connection to my wdtv using WINDOWS 7 ?

thx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mmbr on September 25, 2009, 11:47:01 AM
All ok but the nfs share...

by net.mounts I always get the share empty, don't know why...

By webserver shares it work once, but when i connect to it to transfer some data it stop work... now i can't share anymore, always empty too...

My config is:

WDTV + WD 1TB connected to usb Iomega NAS to my network by a dlink usb adapter

Now i'm trying to reformat my wdhd with 2 partitions to try it again adding all the files to one partition and the media to another one...

I just want to send my files to wdtv without having to connect and disconnect the hd all the time...

Can someone help me please, please, please????

Ps.: Sorry by my bad English.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tj32 on September 25, 2009, 06:52:00 PM
Now i'm trying to reformat my wdhd with 2 partitions to try it again adding all the files to one partition and the media to another one...

I just want to send my files to wdtv without having to connect and disconnect the hd all the time...


All my files are on the same partition as the media (on a 1TB Buffalo external drive), and haven't had a problem yet.  Do you have Samba and/or FTP on your wdtv?  I use one of those to move wdtv files (and media) to/from the harddrive without ever unplugging it.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mmbr on September 26, 2009, 04:24:16 AM

All my files are on the same partition as the media (on a 1TB Buffalo external drive), and haven't had a problem yet.  Do you have Samba and/or FTP on your wdtv?  I use one of those to move wdtv files (and media) to/from the harddrive without ever unplugging it.

Yes, I have Samba and FTP, I just think FTP is to slow... and don't know how to use Samba, I'll search around...

Hey,  can I have the bin files in the same partition as all my media? I love it.... Didn't think I could... cool... no reformating...

Thanks...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mmbr on September 29, 2009, 04:06:14 AM
Ok, now  its oficial, i've give up!

The wifi connection its pretty lame, the OS gets very slow to boot up  to navigate and all...

The time I wait to copy media by wifi I disconnect, copy and connect again...

All that I want its a way to copy my files and change the background image...

Will wait for the next firm update...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cera33 on September 30, 2009, 12:04:13 PM
Sorry if somebody allready talked about it before,
I didn't find it in this thread (didn't look in every of 29 pages :)

I installed your last WDLXTV-Firmware (v0.5.6.1) on my WD TV today.
I have one DVD movie on USB stick as 3-4 VOB files.
But I can not show (or change) subtitles anymore!
It was possible in official firmware, but font was horrible.

I tried with one AVI file, an there was no problem with subtitles.

Also, audio chanel has no name: it says Audio1, Audio2 instead of English, German, ...
That is like in an old official firmware, in latest one that is OK
(it is listed on WD site as one of fixes in new version).

Thank you!
Regards, Neven
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on October 02, 2009, 10:56:28 PM
new release from B-RAD based on WD Beta Firmware 1.02.11----- WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.7  http://b-rad.cc/967/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-7
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frakki on October 03, 2009, 06:59:51 AM
thx 4 the link. i will give this a try tonight!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on October 03, 2009, 10:55:05 AM
0.5.7 works fine.
It change thumbs views and other things, but no subtitles fonts for example size 48.
How do i change it?
And could anybody make a little app or new update, where the sub-font in white gets a black background, like subs in televisions...
I use Ubuntu 9...

Help!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: adido1 on October 04, 2009, 07:03:47 AM
0.5.7 works fine so far.
Tnx for big list view.
Can you make all the menus with larger fonts? The music play menu fonts are so small... :'(
25-30% larger will be great. ::)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rubat on October 04, 2009, 11:59:16 AM
i have a problem with release Wdtvlx 0.5.7.
i couldn't watch movies with my attached usb storage which have 720p or 1080p mkv files.
i opened movies but one or two minutes later pictures are going slowly.
i tried media files on/off but it didn't solve this problem.
any ideas?

regards, rubat.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tech324 on October 04, 2009, 02:33:22 PM
I am running the WDTV with the WDLXTV firmware version 0.5.6.1.  I am trying to get wireless setup.  I have a Buffalo WLI-UC-GN wireless N adapter.  I read that the adapter is using the RaLink RT2870 chipset.  I have tried WDLXTV and ext3-boot.  I have tried using wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin, Zorander's wireless-mod.app.bin, as well as the pack from wireless-mod-0.3-sebmod.zip.  I think my issue might be that the WDTV is not detecting my adapter.  Any help is greatly appreciated. If I missed anything let me know and I will post it.  This is my message.txt file:

**** You will notice that it sees a WLAN adapter but doesn't provide any information:

Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root:  [0411:015d] 1-2( 2.00,480m) 802.11 n WLAN/1.0


message.txt:

Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.10.0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: usb.agent hotplugged /dev/sda1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.10.0 (2009-02-15 05:09:42 CST)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: Linux version 2.6.15-TvDock (william@SVN-server) (gcc version 4.0.4) #11 PREEMPT Wed Dec 24 17:28:32 CST 2008
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Configured for SMP863x (revision ES6+/RevA+), detected SMP8635 (revision ES9/RevC).
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Detected CPU/System/DSP Frequencies: 297.00/198.00/297.00MHz
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: SMP863x/SMP865x Enabled Devices under Linux/XENV 0x48000000 = 0x00023efe
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel:  BM/IDE PCIHost Ethernet IR FIP I2CM I2CS USB PCIDev1 PCIDev2 PCIDev3 PCIDev4 SCARD
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Valid MEMCFG found at 0x10000fc0.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: CPU revision is: 00019069
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Determined physical RAM map:
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel:  memory: 06fe0000 @ 10020000 (usable)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 94208
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel:   DMA zone: 94208 pages, LIFO batch:31
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel:   DMA32 zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel:   Normal zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel:   HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Built 1 zonelists
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: Kernel command line: console=ttyS0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Primary instruction cache 16kB, physically tagged, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Primary data cache 16kB, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Synthesized TLB refill handler (20 instructions).
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (31 instructions).
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 32768 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Using 148.500 MHz high precision timer.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Memory: 107776k/114560k available (2635k kernel code, 6776k reserved, 392k data, 252k init, 0k highmem)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 292.86 BogoMIPS (lpj=146432)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Checking for 'wait' instruction...  available.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 16
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: 1.02.10.WDLXTV-0.5.6.1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: tangox: creating TLB mapping for 0x20000000 at 0xc0000000, size 0x04000000.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Initializing SMP863x/SMP865x PCI host controller
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Remapped PCI I/O space 0x58000000 to 0xc4020000, size 64 kB
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Remapped PCI config space 0x50000000 to 0xc4004000, size 10 kB
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Configured SMP863x/SMP865x as PCI slave with 128MB PCI memory
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Region size is 16384KB
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: PCI: Map DMA memory 0x10020000-0x17000000 for PCI at 0x11000000
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver hub
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Created /proc/cpucache_info entry.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: NTFS driver 2.1.25 [Flags: R/O].
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: fuse init (API version 7.3)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Initializing Cryptographic API
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: io scheduler noop registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: Displaying detected USB devices...
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: io scheduler anticipatory registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: io scheduler deadline registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: io scheduler cfq registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: SMP86xx ir (254:0): driver loaded (wait_period = 300ms, buffer_size = 2)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: SMP86xx led_rst (253:0): driver loaded.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 9) is a 16550A
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: serial8250: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 10) is a 16550A
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: physmap flash device CS2: 1000000 at 48000000
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: CS2: Physically mapped flash: Found 1 x16 devices at 0x0 in 16-bit bank
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel:  Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table at 0x0040
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: number of CFI chips: 1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: cfi_cmdset_0002: Disabling erase-suspend-program due to code brokenness.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: Using physmap partition definition
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: Adding partition #1-#5
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: Creating 5 MTD partitions on "CS2: Physically mapped flash":
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: 0x00000000-0x00060000 : "CS2-Part1"
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: 0x00060000-0x00280000 : "CS2-Part2"
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: 0x00280000-0x00fc0000 : "CS2-Part3"
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: 0x00fc0000-0x00fe0000 : "CS2-Part4"
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: 0x00fe0000-0x01000000 : "CS2-Part5"
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: physmap flash device CS3: 4000000 at 4c000000
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: CFI: Found no CS3: Physically mapped flash device at location zero
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: driver tangox-ehci-hcd, 10 Dec 2004
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: TangoX USB initializing...
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: TangoX USB 2.0
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: irq 48, io mem 0xa0021500
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ehci-hcd tangox-ehci-hcd: USB 0.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: TangoX USB was initialized.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: Initializing Tango
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: X USB OHCI Controller Membase=0xa0021500, irq=47
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: USB Host Controller
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: tangox-ohci-hcd tangox-ohci-hcd: irq 47, io mem 0xa0021500
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using tangox-ehci-hcd and address 2
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using tangox-ehci-hcd and address 3
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: usb-storage: device found at 2
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 2
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: TCP bind hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: TCP reno registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: TCP bic registered
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 1
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 17
Jan  1 00:00:16 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Freeing unused kernel memory: 252k freed
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel:   Vendor: TDK LoR   Model: Trans-It Drive    Rev: PMAP
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: SCSI device sda: 15843328 512-byte hdwr sectors (8112 MB)
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: /dev/sda1: LABEL="FLASHDRIVE" UUID="D66B-1C2A" TYPE="vfat"
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: crazymount: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: partition with label (FLASHDRIVE) already mounted!
Jan  1 00:00:17 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: DEVICE /dev/sda1 CONNECTED
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: log-saver app found
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: Mounting log-saver.app.bin at /apps/log-saver
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: wireless-mod-wdlxtv app found
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: Mounting wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin at /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: sda: Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.err kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: SCSI device sda: 15843328 512-byte hdwr sectors (8112 MB)
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: sda: Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.err kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel:  sda: sda1
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.notice kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.debug kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: cdrom: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: cdrom: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: llad: module license 'LGPL' taints kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1463] init_module: begun
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: em8xxx0 [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1346] identify: board as unknown subid
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1449] identify: device 0x8635 0x86 accepted with software tango2revC
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: mumk_register_tasklet: (0) tasklet c403f000 status @c938aa24
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: em8xxx [/home/andy/WDTV/house_1_02_10/src/libs/2.8.3.0/mrua_SMP8634_2.8.3.0_GCC4_dev.mips/MRUA_src/rua/emhwlib_kernel/kernel_src/krua.c:1581] init_module: done. Found 1 em8xxx
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: loop: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop: loaded (max 24 devices)
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=68, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root:  [1d0d:0213] 1-1( 2.00,480m) Trans-It Drive/078B0B15189E
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=12, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=1252, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: loop0: rw=0, want=1028, limit=8
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: UDF-fs: No VRS found
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: adjusting LIBPATH
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root:  [0411:015d] 1-2( 2.00,480m) 802.11 n WLAN/1.0
Jan  1 00:00:22 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb1( 2.00,480m) TangoX USB 2.0/tangox-ehci-hcd
Jan  1 00:00:22 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root:  [0000:0000] usb2( 1.10,12m) USB Host Controller/TANGOX OHCI
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: adjusting PATH
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-249b5 user.notice root: Path set to /apps/wireless-mod-wdlxtv/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
Jan  1 00:00:28 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: mii: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:28 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: usbnet: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:28 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver asix
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: /home/Zehd/wdtv/dm9601/dm9601.c: /home/Zehd/wdtv/dm9601/dm9601.c: v0.0.6 2001/05/24 (C) 1999-2000 Petko Manolov (petkan@dce.bg)
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver dm9601
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver kaweth
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver MOSCHIP usb-ethernet driver
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: pegasus: v0.6.12 (2005/01/13), Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet driver
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver pegasus
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: drivers/usb/net/rtl8150.c: rtl8150 based usb-ethernet driver v0.6.2 (2004/08/27)
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver rtl8150
Jan  1 00:00:29 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: cdc_ether: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:30 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver cdc_ether
Jan  1 00:00:30 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver catc
Jan  1 00:00:30 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: drivers/usb/net/catc.c: v2.8 CATC EL1210A NetMate USB Ethernet driver
Jan  1 00:00:30 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver cdc_subset
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver net1080
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver plusb
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver rndis_host
Jan  1 00:00:31 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver gl620a
Jan  1 00:00:33 WDTV-249b5 user.warn kernel: wireless_ext: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:33 WDTV-249b5 user.info kernel: Loading wireless extentions module...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: oongi on October 04, 2009, 02:43:15 PM
Hi!

It seems to me as the custom screensaver-feature doesn't work in 0.5.7. Looks like dmaosd in 0.5.7 use welcome_logo.png instead of screen_saver.png:

For 0.5.6.2:

Code: [Select]
# strings /bin/dmaosd | grep screen_saver
image/screen_saver.png
#

While in 0.5.7 there is no string "screen_saver.png" in dmaosd:

Code: [Select]
# strings /bin/dmaosd | grep screen_saver
#

This dirty fix works for me:

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# cd osd/image
# cp welcome_logo.png welcome_logo_fg.png
# cd ../
# sed -i -e s/welcome_logo.png/welcome_logo_fg.png/ welcome.xml

Then I changed in /bin/crazymount line 131 from

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[ -f "$Mount/screen_saver.png" ] && cp $Mount/screen_saver.png / tmp && mount -o bind /tmp/screen_saver.png /osd/image/screen_saver.png
to

Code: [Select]
[ -f "$Mount/screen_saver.png" ] && cp $Mount/screen_saver.png / tmp && mount -o bind /tmp/screen_saver.png /osd/image/welcome_logo.png
After updating md5sum.txt the custom screensaver worked again!

Thanks for your great work!

oongi

BTW: At the moment I use ext3-boot with a root.bin of wdlxtv 0.5.7. When I'm done with hacking the fw I want to flash wdlxtv. Are there some instructions on how to create a wdtv.bin-file for flashing?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tjp on October 05, 2009, 03:58:49 AM
With the WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.7 I seem to have a problem (I didn't try to downgrade yet). I am also using the LaurentG mod.  I have 30 tv shows on a usb stick but only 12 are showing up.  I created a tv 2 folder and put half in there.  Tv 1 shows 7 files, TV 2 shows 5.  Is this a firmware issue do you think or should I try formatting my USB stick?  (This stick has my config files, btw, as well as videos)

Thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jackson on October 05, 2009, 06:32:35 AM
new release from B-RAD based on WD Beta Firmware 1.02.11----- WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5.7  http://b-rad.cc/967/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-7

Can someone post a link to a non-rapidshare hosted file - I can't download from there, because the whole company (10,000s of users) appear to be downloading from a single IP address so have used up the allowed bandwidth.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hacksrus on October 05, 2009, 09:16:50 AM
I need some help with modifying filesystem on WDlxTV. Since the filesystem is read-only, the only way to modify the theme, language files, or something else is either by modifying wdtv.bin, or creating your own app packs, right? The only guide insighting on this matter is on
http://b-rad.cc/877/wdtv-osd-how-to-make-a-custom-theme

Sadly, I can't get method #2 to work. I didn't bother with optware (since it is not interesting for me), so instead I downloaded the app.bin from rapidshare, and moved it to tmp with ftp client. Trying to rename the file with ssh, merely by using b-rad command
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mv selective-theme-skeleton.app.bin farscape.app.bingives me
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mv: cannot rename 'selective-theme-skeleton.app.bin': No such file or directoryeven though the ls shows me it, and it exists on ftp. I can pass this step homever (I renamed the file with ftp).

next
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# mkdir /tmp/selective-theme
# mount -o loop /tmp/farscape.app.bin \ /tmp/selective-theme
makes the directory, yet the mount command returns me
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NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/loop5': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/loop5' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?

B-rad in one of his comments said, it is normal... but, from what I can tell, the app.bin is not mounted, since selective-theme has nothing inside - and I can't umount it afterwards...

Generally, I want to create app.bin containing modified background, different language files, and folder /my containing some files needed for event-osd. I believe, if the farscape.app.bin got mounted properly, and I would move all the files there, then umount, I would receive farscape.app.bin, which upon WD boot would load all necessary files... homever I can't achieve this.. Any help?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on October 05, 2009, 11:44:37 AM
just to inform some ppl in here

i read this on brad's site seems we will get another firm update from B-RAD
 
forgot to do some patching to enable screen_saver.png. That and some other tweaks are being polished up now and should be ready in a couple days. –b-rad
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on October 05, 2009, 01:13:24 PM
In a couple days...cool...and some of the plugins or may addons should be hopefull to do with subtitle-options!
fontsize, backcolor, not only thin and thick - could be like a level 0 to 10 (0=thinnest & 10=thickest)
Maybe b-rad could do this as well?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ionutm80 on October 06, 2009, 12:00:35 AM
Hi guys,

I have a problem which I haven't succeeded in solving for almost 3 weeks.
I could FTP, telnet to WDTV; I could share from my PC through CIFS, NFS. I can even share through Samba the files on the WD Passport attached to my WDTV except for NFS share – here I get an error saying : exportfs: Warning /tmp/media/usb/USB2/.806…COA does not support NFS export. The WD Passport attached to WDTV is partitioned as NTFS.
Does anybody know where this problem comes?
Is it because the drive attached to WDTV is NTFS?

Regards,

IonutM.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 07, 2009, 06:48:51 AM
Hi Guys ;D

Test release for you peeps ;)

0.5.7.1
  * re-enabled screen_saver.png
  * added missing icons & xml from official FW1.02.11
  * rewrote mount.watch
  **** removed active device polling/activity -- no disk activity
  **** redesigned .addMounts background implementation
  **** accomodate devices with no UUID better
  * disable .addMounts for a directory (for app.bins) by non-destructively adding dir entry to /conf/config:IGNORE_SCANDIR
  * list.watch monitors /conf/config for changes before acting
  * small patches to xmount, crazymount, & plug.watch
  * /conf/fstab now available, by UUID only
  * crazyboot & plug.watch respect fstab
  * users are enabled (experimental)

http://rapidshare.com/files/289859014/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.1.zip

5KiB free space left :P

I've got a few other things I'm trying atm, but still super busy :-\ Last weekend bike parks are open though...so more free time soon I hope, off to whistler for me tmr till mon for one last fill  ;D ;D ;D

fstab functionality should please folks who can't get their drives auto detected. Your device *must* have a UUID, if it doesn't then figure out how to give it one. Also for users...its experimental...if you want to play you'll have to bind /home to /tmp then make a home dir...then maybe make an fstab for that so it persists. Pretty much there to just play with.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dancytron on October 07, 2009, 11:45:27 AM
That upgrade fixed being able to see my NSF shares without having to enable the Media Library.  They are all now mounted under /USB1.  So at least for me, it has fixed that issue. 

I did have to turn the media library off and then reboot to get it to work.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Dan


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 07, 2009, 05:07:43 PM
Hi B-rad,

It seems I have no luck with versions ending in .1! The new firmware release doesn't work for me. The apps are not loading as in 0.5.6.1 version. Lilibabe osd.bin neither. I have no problems with the release 0.5.6.2 or 0.5.7. I revert back to 0.5.7 and all is fine!
Thank you for your effort!

(Off-Topic) Nice bike photos! I prefer the snowboarding! jeje
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: pererp on October 07, 2009, 11:47:55 PM
I have a question. please help!

I copy the welcome background to USB Flash but starting WDTV. the background did not change? What did I wrong?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on October 08, 2009, 11:12:15 AM
Put it on your stick as jpeg and rename it into "welcome_background_bg.jpg"!
Thats all.
Can anybody help me with the subtitle options...?
Read my posts before...
Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: pererp on October 08, 2009, 06:24:43 PM
yeah, I used the welcome_background_bg.jpg in the WDTLX package or I used my own jpg but nothing happening. I do not know why because I just started used this firmware. I notice my USB has been recognized already(USB led was light up).  :-[
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: danyw on October 09, 2009, 03:04:42 AM
Hi folks, I am currently using 0.5.7.1, having tried 0.5.7 first. In both versions I could not find the setting to show list view mode instead of icons. Is it still available?

Cheers,
Dany.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ionutm80 on October 09, 2009, 10:24:59 AM
Hello B-RAD and all others who succeeded in sharing with NFS files from WDTV,

I have tried for several weeks to make the WDTV mount the folders on the hdd attached to it so that I can see them on PC. I want to be able to copy movies to the attached hdd of the WDTV through NFS from my PC. Until now I can only do that with Samba and Ftp but the speed realy sucks - 900 KB/sec. I followed exactly the guide of B-RAD (the export file in /etc) but I think my problem is the fact that the hdd attached to WDTV is formatted as NTFS and NOT as Ext2. Could someone please help me?

Regards,

IonutM
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: WDTV Fan on October 09, 2009, 10:51:01 AM
Use search.

There are loads of NFS articles on here.

But sorry to burst your bubble mate, the speeds dont get any better with NFS. Yes you can stream 1080p no problem.
But you cant copy files at 10-20-30mbs as you can with streaming.

You are limited by the WDTV Cpu. It has a chip to decode, but as a peice of equipment to move files about, well it was never designed for that
and I assure you it shows.

I was just as gutted as you mate, so Im NFS to the max. But when its down to copying anything above 100mb, its disconnect and USB Im afraid.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: neosven on October 10, 2009, 01:50:05 PM
Hi B-RAD,
I have many problems with your firmware about networkmounts. Before I used your latest firmware, I used the Firmware from Zorander and the networkmounts worked well.
My Problem now is to use another firmware!!  :'(
I wanted to flash the wdtv with zoranders firmware or the original from western digital but no firmwares will be found now!!!
How can I uninstall your firmware???
 ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on October 11, 2009, 02:31:53 AM
how can you change the number of thumbnails it is displaying while browsing your videos?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mywdtvisgreat on October 11, 2009, 07:23:44 AM

I wanted to flash the wdtv with zoranders firmware or the original from western digital but no firmwares will be found now!!!
How can I uninstall your firmware???
 ???

Edit the wdtv.ver file and change the number within to something higher as you have installed.

Thats it.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bibird on October 12, 2009, 07:06:19 AM
Hi !
my 2 problems with B-RAd 0.5.7 since I installed it to read my NFS Shares:
- continuous drive scanning  attempt
- NFS shares invisible if media library not activated
Is this known issues, or only for me ?

For what I see, they seem to be solved by 0.5.7.1 version....can anyone confirm ?

Thanks for your work
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tzi on October 12, 2009, 07:57:06 AM
Hi !
my 2 problems with B-RAd 0.5.7 since I installed it to read my NFS Shares:
- continuous drive scanning  attempt
- NFS shares invisible if media library not activated
Is this known issues, or only for me ?

For what I see, they seem to be solved by 0.5.7.1 version....can anyone confirm ?

Thanks for your work

Same applies to DVD Drives - invisible if media library is not active.
I also was unable to play *ANY* Media file - "This file format is unsupported". Back to stock firmware let me play the same files w/o problems.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tech324 on October 12, 2009, 05:56:42 PM
Anyone else order the new WD TV Live Media Player?  I just ordered mine through Best buy for $119.  I hope to get it in a couple of days.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on October 13, 2009, 09:46:34 AM
If anybody get one (WD TV Live), then please report us.
Aspecially me, about the options and posibillities of the subtitle.
How they (the subs) look like? ;thin bold fat color?!

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 13, 2009, 01:42:00 PM
Anyone else order the new WD TV Live Media Player?  I just ordered mine through Best buy for $119.  I hope to get it in a couple of days.

Or a couple of weeks as BB said in the page.  ;)

I will buy one also!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pallenaldo on October 14, 2009, 02:53:23 AM
After I installed WDLXTV 0.5.7.1, Lilibabe's v2.0 OSD mod and Laurent G's mod doesn't work for me. I have tried to place the app.bins both in the root of my HDD and on at USB stick. It doesn't load the app.bin files no matter what.

Any tips - I hope/think that there are just a little thing, which should be changes to fix it. :P
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 14, 2009, 04:39:22 AM
After I installed WDLXTV 0.5.7.1, Lilibabe's v2.0 OSD mod and Laurent G's mod doesn't work for me. I have tried to place the app.bins both in the root of my HDD and on at USB stick. It doesn't load the app.bin files no matter what.

Any tips - I hope/think that there are just a little thing, which should be changes to fix it. :P

I have tried the same configuration with no luck. I revert back to 0.5.7 and all is fine...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bibird on October 14, 2009, 05:05:23 AM
Could you tell us exactly whitch files are on your USB Stick ?
For example :
- is the .addMounts file necessary ?
- do i have to create en empty folder as I can read in some forums ?

Evertything SOMETIMES works fine for me (B-RAd + LAN with NFS SHares + Lilibabe mod) but when I reboot, I loose my NFS mount, as if my IP is OK.
I sometimes have to reboot 10 times before I have my shared folders back.....

Maybe the fact that i used an old 256Mb USB Stick ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tech324 on October 14, 2009, 08:08:17 PM
Anyone else order the new WD TV Live Media Player?  I just ordered mine through Best buy for $119.  I hope to get it in a couple of days.

Or a couple of weeks as BB said in the page.  ;)

I will buy one also!!!

They already shipped it and the delivery date is the 19th.  So I should have it on Monday.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on October 15, 2009, 05:55:00 AM
nice to hear u bought one

was wondering why the wdtv2 aint  supporting iso file yet wtf it's supporting vob ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: locomassa on October 16, 2009, 11:20:22 AM
sorry n00b alert :(

read through this forum and b-rads page for a couple o´hours, for my life - can´t find the wireless-mod-rt.app.bin-1.24 as a download link


might very well be that my glasses or me brain are seizing up  :-[


any hint is mighty appreciated!


and while i am down and begging :D  some post mentioned wdlxtv 5.7.1, only found a dl link to 5.7 on b-rad´s page ...


edit:

just polished my glasses again and my beloved browser decided to sort the forum by replies at last ...

and what did my tired ol´ eyes see ...

some wireless app 1.2 .. post with loads of replies


i really do hope it is my browser´s fault ;)

thx in advance, m8s
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: microcens on October 17, 2009, 11:02:52 AM
i tried to flash my wdtv with 0.5.3.2 version and nothing happened.It always goes to update mode after the restart and goes again and again to the update process!!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: glu on October 17, 2009, 01:27:03 PM
I updates successfully to 0.5.7. I experience still the issue, that there is no or extremly slow reaction to the remote during playback of a .mkv file from a NFS share.

Any ideas?

best regards
glu
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.7
Post by: ajcmak on October 18, 2009, 10:54:22 AM
Just flashed the WDTV (original) with the WDLXTV-0.5.7. My only reason for doing this was to obtain the USB Hub Support as stated on B-RADs home page. The flash went fine, no errors. WDTV rebooted until flash was complete. After the update, I connected my powered USB hub (which had 4 1TB drives plugged into it) to the USB port on the WDTV. As expected, it began reading the data on the connected drives. After completion, I went to the "All Video" option on the WDTV GUI and expected it to have merged and arranged all my video data on the 4 drives and present everything to me. However, it just picked the first drive and displayed my videos on that one drive. In order to see all of the 4 drives, I again had to naviate to the "Video Folders" GUI, go to the USB1 icon, then select that and was presented with my 4 separate drives. This was exactly what the WDTV FW7 was doing. Was I incorrect in my assumption that everything would be displayed via the "All Videos" option? And if not, what might I be doing wrong in not getting this to work correctly? Sorry for rambling. Appreciate any assistance.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 18, 2009, 02:06:41 PM
@ ajcmak

You did nothing wrong. I think the media library is enabled by default. I have a 4 drive bay too and if I enable the media library I only see 1 drive in "All video". But this media library should merge all drives connected to the WDTV in "All video" but it never worked for me.

I think all firmwares after 1.02.07 broke the usb hub support too. That is very frustrating. I even cannot use newer firmwares because only 1 drive is shown (without media library!) And B-Rads firmware 0.5.7 is based on the official (beta) firmware 1.02.11, so I think he cant do anything to get it work. It is all up to WD to fix this ... :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 19, 2009, 12:02:37 AM
@ ajcmak

You did nothing wrong. I think the media library is enabled by default. I have a 4 drive bay too and if I enable the media library I only see 1 drive in "All video". But this media library should merge all drives connected to the WDTV in "All video" but it never worked for me.

I think all firmwares after 1.02.07 broke the usb hub support too. That is very frustrating. I even cannot use newer firmwares because only 1 drive is shown (without media library!) And B-Rads firmware 0.5.7 is based on the official (beta) firmware 1.02.11, so I think he cant do anything to get it work. It is all up to WD to fix this ... :(

Hi, the support of hub in brad'fw 0.5.7 is done. but in fact only the last drive is seen by the WD in the media library to add the others you need the addmount stuff.

Here 's what I have done
on USB1 I have the app stuff on a USB stick
I put on this a empty file called .addMounts

then the others HD will be added to the media library

becareful if you add the AppleTrailers app or uPnP
You need to add the following to avoid this directories to be scanned (that takes a long time)

config_tool -c IGNORE_SCANDIR="Apple Trailers,uPnP"
in the S00custom-options file on USB1

search addMount in this forum for more info
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 19, 2009, 01:57:08 AM
Hi, thanks for your answer. I never used apps with my WDTV so I am not familiar with this. But I searched for .addmounts :)

But I dont get it to work: I have some questions.

1. Do I need the nfs.app.bin? It is very irritating because the 0.5.7 seems to have the .addmounts part integrated.
2. If I need the nfs.app.bin file, I always have to connect the usb-device (with the bin file) to the WDTV? So 1 usb slot is always in use only for the firmware?
3. How to create a file called .addmounts in Windows?

Sorry for the questions but I could not find a how to for this :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 19, 2009, 02:26:31 AM
Hi,

nfs is not need if you don't need to access the network

to create the .addMounts , you can do with telnetting to the box, but if you don't have network it will be dificult ..
I give you one here http://www.mediafire.com/file/enhzjtdxmk4/.addMounts (http://www.mediafire.com/file/enhzjtdxmk4/.addMounts)

what do you have on your usb stick ? (FAT 32 or NTFS maybe with NTFS you will have some problems with addmount stuff : someone has)

You can put it directly on a HDD with video, but at the root directory without app stuff
If you put it on the hub you need to put it on the HDD that has been detected before
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 19, 2009, 02:57:29 AM
What I have done so far:

1. I installed Firmware 0.5.7
2. I created .addMounts on every device of my 4 bay drive case (with ubuntu) in the root
3. I copied the nfs.app.bin to an usb stick (Fat32)
4. I put the usb stick in USB1 and the 4 bay drive case in USB2

You said I dont need nfs (yes, I need no network), but what app do you mean should go on the usb stick?
At the moment on the stick are the install files for 0.5.7; nfs.app.bin; and some other documents not needed for WDTV.


edit:
All my HDDs are NTFS
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on October 19, 2009, 03:05:42 AM
I am having some issues with b-rad's firmware.
I can't play some specific high definition mkv files that the official firmware does with ease.
Is it possible to bypass this problem? I have already to disable the mount.watch proccess to free up some system memory  with no luck.
I believe that this problem is here because the b-rad firmware is much more heavy weighted comparable with the lilibabe's firmware in a result that i can't play large mkv files. All these files are no more than 4 reframes in 1080p.
i would be glad if someone can tell me the best combination of b-rad's firmware and bin packages so as to make b-rad's wd player able to play almost every file that the original can.
thanks

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 19, 2009, 04:57:26 AM
What I have done so far:

1. I installed Firmware 0.5.7
2. I created .addMounts on every device of my 4 bay drive case (with ubuntu) in the root
3. I copied the nfs.app.bin to an usb stick (Fat32)
4. I put the usb stick in USB1 and the 4 bay drive case in USB2

You said I dont need nfs (yes, I need no network), but what app do you mean should go on the usb stick?
At the moment on the stick are the install files for 0.5.7; nfs.app.bin; and some other documents not needed for WDTV.


edit:
All my HDDs are NTFS

If you don't need network, no app is needed
so on USB1 copy only .addmount files on the root thzt 's all

You don't need to copy it on yours drives in USB2
just one in taken in account

After this test if everything is OK
you can remove your USB stick (because you have no app) and put the .addmount on one of your USB drive on USB2, the one that has been found by the media library without the addmount feature

I hope you understand what I mean
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajcmak on October 19, 2009, 05:17:42 AM
Steve / Sylvio, I'm monitoring your posts. Can't say I totally understand at this point, but I'll wait until you all get it working. Then I may have to ask a few dumb questions. Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajcmak on October 19, 2009, 07:54:26 AM
Please help. Unable to create an empty .addMounts file in Windows XP. It seems to require a file type. Attempted to get one from your previous link, but it created a file called .addMounts[1].txt and inside had the text F071-C34C (not sure at all what that refers to). So, what do I need on my "Stick" to perform the upgrade to WDLXTV-0.5. At the time of the flash, do I need to have my 4 HDDs attached to the WDTV via my USB HUB ? What if any extra files do I need on my HDDs to make this work. Sorry for being so dense but I could really use a "B-RAD for Dummies" right now. Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ElmaFudd on October 19, 2009, 09:01:15 AM
To make a .addmounts in XP, bring up notepad and using the save as feture under file set the name to .addmounts and set the extention field to all files.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 19, 2009, 09:29:14 AM
A quick guide (what i've done)

1- install last fw from b-rad (0.5.7) on a fresh format usb stick
2- do a restore to factory defaukt in the UI (to avoid problems with remote)
3 - on the USB Stick I copy the app that I want (for me is nfs, appletrailer, samba, webserver addons and upnp)
4 - reboot to see it 's OK
5 - I put on this USB stick a file called .addMounts on the root
6- On USB 2 I have an hub with my HDD Drive (s) and network link
7 reboot and normally we will see yours HDD, with media library off, some of yours USB2 HDD will be seen in USB1 and USB2 (due to fact that official WD doesn't support hub ..but it does'nt really mind), if you set on media library you will see all of yours drives in All Videos
8 - You can then share you nfs drive if you have one (see the guide for this) and they will be added to the media library

If it doesn't work report it !

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 19, 2009, 11:12:15 AM
My report :)

1. I have an usb stick (Fat32) with ONLY ".addMounts" on it.
2. I created ".addMounts" on 1 HDD which was recognized before addmounts (HDD 4)
3. I put the stick on USB1 and the 4 drive bay on USB2.
4. I restarted, made a reset, but it doesnt work :(

Only 1 drive is shown in all videos.


What have I done wrong?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 19, 2009, 11:44:48 AM
I am having some issues with b-rad's firmware.
I can't play some specific high definition mkv files that the official firmware does with ease.
Is it possible to bypass this problem? I have already to disable the mount.watch proccess to free up some system memory  with no luck.
I believe that this problem is here because the b-rad firmware is much more heavy weighted comparable with the lilibabe's firmware in a result that i can't play large mkv files. All these files are no more than 4 reframes in 1080p.
i would be glad if someone can tell me the best combination of b-rad's firmware and bin packages so as to make b-rad's wd player able to play almost every file that the original can.
thanks
Hi Phantom2012,
What kind of problem you have with these MKV? Stuttering? I have some problems and I get rid of them disabling list.watch and not mount.watch. You can try disabling this process killing it via telnet, if works for you then disabling at boot.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajcmak on October 19, 2009, 11:45:17 AM
Steve, does the .addMounts file only need to be on the stick along with the 0.5.X or does the .addMounts also need to be on any of the HDDs ? If so, at what stage of the process? Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajcmak on October 19, 2009, 12:36:48 PM
Not working. Thanks to all but this is really more trouble than it's worth. Most likely an "end user" issue. Thanks again.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 19, 2009, 12:57:53 PM
hi,
you need only one .addMounts file
on a fat 32 USB stick (USB 1 for example)
you must normaly see then a sub folder called extra-devices


How many folders have you on the others HDD
because someone has got problems with many sub folders
 see http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1780.msg18087#msg18087 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1780.msg18087#msg18087)

Which format are they (NTFS, ext3) ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 20, 2009, 12:54:05 AM
Sorry, but it does not work  :-[

What have I done:

1. I created a file ".addMounts" on a Fat32 USB Stick
2. On my 4 HDDs i deleted everything from WD (.addMounts, .wdtv). To have a clean system. Now there is only 1 .addMounts on the USB stick
3. usb stick in USB1 und the 4 HDDs in USB 2
4. result: only the 4th HDD is recognized

All my HDDs are NTFS. On 1 HDD there is a folder and 3 subfolder. But that shouldnt be the problem. At least the other 3 HDDs have to be recognized.

edit:
On the usb stick now there is a folder calles extra-devices. But there is nothing in it. Is that normal?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 01:28:44 AM
Hi,

extra-devices is created : good point  :)
it should normaly contains one subfolder for your three drives that was not automatically  mounted
this folders are virtual links to your drives to put their contents on the media library
How many time take the media library to search ?

Do you see your drive when navigating by folders, what are their names ?
I think the partitions must a name (different for each of thme), you can set names in windows

could you test one after one ?

maybe add a video file on the USB1 stick (not sure of this, but I have one here)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 20, 2009, 02:13:41 AM
In folder view it looks like this:

I have 8 folders:

4                   (content:Festplatte, Festplatte 1, Festplatte 2, Festplatte 3, Festplatte 4, sda1)  
Festplatte       (content: Festplatte 1, Festplatte 2, Festplatte 3, Festplatte 4, sda1)
Festplatte 1
Festplatte 2
Festplatte 3
Festplatte 4
sda1
USB2              (here are only the movies shown of hdd4, like in media library)



Festplatte 1 up to 4 are the names of my 4 hdds I would like to add to the media library. In folder view I can see all movies on every hdd. In folder "4" and "Festplatte" are also folders, but there the movies are not shown (empty).
In folder "Festplatte 4" there is a folder "extra-devices"


edit:
scanning of the media library only takes some seconds
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on October 20, 2009, 02:18:03 AM
I am having some issues with b-rad's firmware.
I can't play some specific high definition mkv files that the official firmware does with ease.
Is it possible to bypass this problem? I have already to disable the mount.watch proccess to free up some system memory  with no luck.
I believe that this problem is here because the b-rad firmware is much more heavy weighted comparable with the lilibabe's firmware in a result that i can't play large mkv files. All these files are no more than 4 reframes in 1080p.
i would be glad if someone can tell me the best combination of b-rad's firmware and bin packages so as to make b-rad's wd player able to play almost every file that the original can.
thanks
Hi Phantom2012,
What kind of problem you have with these MKV? Stuttering? I have some problems and I get rid of them disabling list.watch and not mount.watch. You can try disabling this process killing it via telnet, if works for you then disabling at boot.



hi rodfeli

well my wdtv plays the mkv files for 1 or 2 minutes smoothly and then the video jerks badly. At the most parts it returns to  smooth playback no matter the movie part. I have already disabled the list.watch process with a little improvement. Which configuration are you using?
I meen you are using  b-rad 0.5.7 firmware + lilibabe mod + something else?
i may try your configuration so as to see some more improvement.

thanks




Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 02:41:02 AM
In folder view it looks like this:

I have 8 folders:

4                   (content:Festplatte, Festplatte 1, Festplatte 2, Festplatte 3, Festplatte 4, sda1)  
Festplatte       (content: Festplatte 1, Festplatte 2, Festplatte 3, Festplatte 4, sda1)
Festplatte 1
Festplatte 2
Festplatte 3
Festplatte 4
sda1
USB2              (here are only the movies shown of hdd4, like in media library)



Festplatte 1 up to 4 are the names of my 4 hdds I would like to add to the media library. In folder view I can see all movies on every hdd. In folder "4" and "Festplatte" are also folders, but there the movies are not shown (empty).
In folder "Festplatte 4" there is a folder "extra-devices"


edit:
scanning of the media library only takes some seconds


very weird all these folders
maybe it's the space in the name
could you rename in windows without the space ?

Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4

and give a name to your usb1

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 20, 2009, 03:06:27 AM
Ok, now it looks better :)
I have the space removed and renamed usb1 to Stick.

Now in folder view it looks like this:

Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
Stick
USB2

BUT: In media library only hdd4 is recognized :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 04:39:13 AM
well well

Last chance ...
put one video file in your USB1 stick
or
put one app.bin in your USB1 stick
I see that the script do something special if it doesn't have any script
for example put screendump from brad (or another one) http://b-rad.cc/871/wdtv-app-pack-screen-dump (http://b-rad.cc/871/wdtv-app-pack-screen-dump)

hope it will work ...

normally you will see USB1 on the list
Title: Various Releases - I get Blue Screen only - Anyone else have this?
Post by: dickydodds on October 20, 2009, 04:50:45 AM
For at least the last 3 releases I have had the problem of booting up and where you normally see the b-rad splash logo and the IP Address, then the screen blanks for a few seconds then goes all blue. I have to power off and on and on the 4rd attempt it will boot up normally. This obly happens occasionally but can be frustrating.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

I currently run Ver 0.5.7 with a 1TB WD drive, no hub, Linksys USB network dongle and have Apple Trailers installed and Samba with a couple of mounts to my desktop pc.

One last thing, Can I stop the scanning of the hard drive each time it starts up? I thought this would only happen once - or have I misread the releases info?
Thanks,
Dicky
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 05:04:57 AM
Hi, I haven't got your problems (maybe a cable problem)

For the scanning, yes , it will scan each time you are pluging your WD TV if you have media library enable
to avoid it disable media library ...

But I see you use AppleTrailer, this can expand the time of scanning because by default all the preview will be added to the media library (and it takes time ..)

to avoid this
edit the S00custom-options file
Add this line
config_tool -c IGNORE_SCANDIR="Apple Trailers"


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 20, 2009, 05:58:21 AM
I copied the file screen-dump.app.bin to the usb stick.
Then I restartet the WDTV (with disconnect from the electricity).

But nothing changed  :'(

Very strange. I would be happy if I at least would see all my drives without media library in newer firmwares, but I think this is not possible.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 06:14:17 AM
me too ..

and if you put a video file on the USB1 stick ?

and last thought

you can test this :
1 - remove USB1 stick
2 - copy the .addMounts file on you 4th Hard drive on USB2
Why not ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 20, 2009, 12:44:27 PM
If I copy only the .addMounts on the 4th hdd nothing changed. I can only see all 4 drives in folder view.

And if I copy a movie on the usb stick, the media library detects the 4th hdd + the movie on the usb stick. Nothing more.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 20, 2009, 11:55:16 PM
Ok,

In fact without network it's difficult to analyse because log file is not available

But in folders view (media library enable)  what do you have in USB1 and USB2 ?

Another test :
disable media library
Restart without library enable : What do you have then in USB1 and USB2 ? do yopu see all your HDD
then enable media library without restarting ...

hope this helps
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 21, 2009, 12:23:35 AM
If I start without usb stick hdd 4 is recognized in media library. And in folder view it looks like this:

Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
USB2

In USB2 I always see the same as in media library (hdd4)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If I start with usb stick hdd 4 is recognized,too. Folder view:

Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
Stick
USB1
USB2

In USB1 I can see only the supported formats of WDTV (of my Stick).
USB2 is the 4th hdd.

If I disable the media library (no matter with or without stick) I can see only the 4th drive. If I could see all drives I never would have started this discussion ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 21, 2009, 01:42:44 AM
Don't give up !

so kepp .addMounts only in Festplatte4 and
Can you create in Festplatte4\extra-devices
3 subfolders called
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3

I think this folders can't be created automaticaly by the mount process

Keep crossed finger  :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 21, 2009, 02:10:41 AM
I have created the 3 subfolders under extra-devices, but nothing changed  :'(

I must say I have to thank for your optimism. Otherwise I would have given up  :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 21, 2009, 05:03:08 AM
Hi, (again)

last attempt

I send you some test file to see what 's happening http://www.mediafire.com/?qm5mtyymh2d (http://www.mediafire.com/?qm5mtyymh2d)

Could you copy these files on your usb Stick
and Restart
After this, it should have three new files on it : test.txt, blkid.txt and ls.txt
could you send me the result here or by mp
bye
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 21, 2009, 06:13:54 AM
Sorry, it took a bit longer. I wanted to have a clean stick, so i deleted all the "unnecessary stuff" ;)
By doing this I noticed that I have to have an app.bin on the stick, otherwise those 3 files are not created.

Ok here is the content of the 3 files:

blkid.txt
Code: [Select]
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"


ls.txt
Code: [Select]
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK


test.txt
Code: [Select]
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 21, 2009, 07:58:48 AM
Hi,

Thanks, I see why you haven't files in media library (USB1 and USB2 don't exist)
Why ? I don't know !!!

Maybe it takes time to mount your hard disk
there is a solution de put a delay in the startup process made by b-rad

I have yet some problems with mediafire
edit here http://www.mediafire.com/?zmgmcmwgojm (http://www.mediafire.com/?zmgmcmwgojm)
rename in zip files

so can you create a simple file with notepad called crazymount.wait in your USB1 stick
this file contains only the number of second to wait : for example
30

then add the following lines in the previous S00custom-options at the end file that I have sent

echo 'cp /tmp/mnt/sda1/crazymount.wait /conf' >> /tmp/init.d/S99post-init

and restart twice
because the value will be taken in account after the second reboot
and see if in the file (ls.txt or test.txt) you see USB1 or USB2
if yes, that 's good  :)
if not well, well ... ???
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 21, 2009, 11:54:55 AM
I have added the crazymount.wait to the usb stick and the line at the end of S00custom-options.

After 2 reboots nothing special has changed in the .txt files. Now there is an entry of crazymount.wait in test.txt and everything is 4x in the .txt files. I also tested with 60 seconds, but no difference.

It looks like this:

blkid.txt
Code: [Select]
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"


ls.txt
Code: [Select]
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK


test.txt
Code: [Select]
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 22, 2009, 01:32:58 AM
Hi

I don't give up
I send you new test http://www.mediafire.com/?mmwniyadtyy (http://www.mediafire.com/?mmwniyadtyy)

the script is waiting more, it makes loop during 4 minutes to see if folder USB2 arrives

I test also to create manually USB1 to see if it's better

it copies also log files message.txt to the USB stick
I don't need all the logs, just end of files (10 lines)

look at USB1 or USB2 in the log files
Hold the line !!!

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 22, 2009, 01:59:47 AM
I have overwritten the files on the usb stick with your files.
I started twice the wdtv (dont know if it is necessary) but nothing changed. There is no message.txt on the stick.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 22, 2009, 04:10:27 AM
Do you wait five minutes ofter OSD launch ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 22, 2009, 04:58:06 AM
Yes I waited 10 Minutes. But I see that in the .txt files there is something of USB1 and USB2. And they are getting longer and longer :)

blkid.txt
Code: [Select]
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
/dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="STICK" UUID="C0AF-5978" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="64A4E896A4E86C4C" LABEL="Festplatte2" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="2058B73D58B71090" LABEL="Festplatte1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: UUID="EE1C3FEA1C3FAD09" LABEL="Festplatte3" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde1: UUID="E424258724255DB4" LABEL="Festplatte4" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/loop0: LABEL="screen-dumper" UUID="d73e640f-f7a3-4095-b470-aa1aaae7ed5c" TYPE="ext2"


ls.txt
Code: [Select]
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
USB1
USB2
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
USB1
USB2
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
USB1
USB2
C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1
Festplatte2
Festplatte3
Festplatte4
STICK
USB1
USB2
E424258724255DB4


test.txt
Code: [Select]
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
crazymount.wait~
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
USB2 content : E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
USB2 content : E424258724255DB4
addMount : C0AF-5978
E424258724255DB4
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Festplatte1 content :
Festplatte2 content :
Festplatte3 content :
Festplatte4 content : extra-devices
Festplatte4 exist
STICK content : S00custom-options
blkid.txt
crazymount.wait
extra-devices
ls.txt
screen-dump.app.bin
test.txt
testmount.watch
STICK exist
USB1 content :
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 22, 2009, 05:43:42 AM
Hi,

Ok I see that USB2 is finally mounted (line USB2 content : E424258724255DB4)
after 2 minutes : that 's important because normally this should mount files in extra devices to be showed in media library but there are actually two .addMounts files

could you do this :

delete .addMounts from the USB1 stick keep the one in Festplatte4
delete all .txt files too
restart
let the WD search files
wait .. (5 minutes)
disabled media library (without restarting)
enable media library

and tell me if it's better ?
PS you have fw 0.5.7 and not 0.5.7.1
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 22, 2009, 06:33:38 AM
I deleted the .addMounts and .txt files, but nothing changed. I waited for 10 minutes and disabled and enabled media library.

Yes, I use 0.5.7. Where do I get 0.5.7.1? Should I try with this version?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 22, 2009, 06:51:38 PM
I deleted the .addMounts and .txt files, but nothing changed. I waited for 10 minutes and disabled and enabled media library.

Yes, I use 0.5.7. Where do I get 0.5.7.1? Should I try with this version?

http://rapidshare.com/files/289859014/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.1.zip

I have a feeling one of your drives has enough files to crash mount.watch; therefore no extra-devices. 0.5.7.1 fixes that.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on October 23, 2009, 12:31:39 AM
b-rad.cc, will you update your FW to the latest 1.03 firmware?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 23, 2009, 01:10:07 AM
Thanks for the new firmware  :)

@ steve
I think I have some little success.

I installed 0.5.7.1. I deleted everything from the 4 hdds and the stick to start from scratch.
I only created the .addMounts on the usb stick. I boot the WDTV but nothing happened.
Then I copied the screen-dump.app.bin onto the stick and booted the WDTV.
Now the folder extra-devices is created (that is not new ;) ).
But in this folder now I have 3 subfolders (Festplatte1, Festplatte2, Festplatte3). That is new! :)

But in the media library only the 4th hdd is recognized (the same as without media library).

But what next?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 23, 2009, 01:28:03 AM
Hi,

If you have deleted everything from the 4 hdds : that could be explained you see nothing ?
No, I think you have put some videos files on them.

So,

Have you try to put only one hdd, then two .. etc to see what's happen

And have you try to wait a long long time (30 minutes) and disable/ enable media Library

I will try this week end with some hdd to see if it's working for me

My configuration here is (fw 0.5.7)
USB1 : a stick FAT32 with APP
USB2 : hub with
          network usb link    
          usb stick
          usb HDD with two partitions NTFS and Ext2

I have tried to add an another HDD and I remenber it was OK, I will do more test (I have two others USB HDD)
bye
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 23, 2009, 01:37:00 AM
 ;D No, of course I deleted not my movies from the hdds. Only wd related stuff (.wdtv, .addMounts).

I dont understand why I should wait for such a long time. I see that the wdtv is scanning the hdds (the led is blinking and I see it on the upper side). Then after some seconds blinking stops and everything is finished.
Should I really wait any longer?

I think I have to clear things up: I dont use a hub! I have a hdd case which has 4 hdds in it. This case is connected via one usb cable to USB2. Dont know if it matters.
Therefore I cannot test one hdd after the other.  ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on October 23, 2009, 02:30:35 AM
hello guys

i think finally fixed the shuttering of the playback movies above 720i mkv files.
i killed mount.watch by telnet after the b-rad firmware mounted the samba shares
of the local network.
if i put the option "killall...." on s00custom file then the system is unable to mount any shares.
so my only choice is to remove mount.watch manually by telnet every time the system restarts by any reason so as to be able to play nearly every video file as the official firmware does.


Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: timeey on October 23, 2009, 05:20:01 AM
b-rad.cc, will you update your FW to the latest 1.03 firmware?

Yeah, that would be nice.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: microcens on October 23, 2009, 05:33:57 AM
i tried to flash my wdtv with 0.5.3.2 version and nothing happened.It always goes to update mode after the restart and goes again and again to the update process!!!!

No one can help me?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 23, 2009, 07:12:42 AM
b-rad.cc, will you update your FW to the latest 1.03 firmware?

Yeah, that would be nice.

How about something to grease my wheels? I don't exactly have a lot of free time and there is a lot of work I have to do that is much higher up the queue.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cafehunk on October 23, 2009, 07:27:37 PM
i tried to flash my wdtv with 0.5.3.2 version and nothing happened.It always goes to update mode after the restart and goes again and again to the update process!!!!

No one can help me?

I had a problem like this when using a U3-enabled USB stick. Removing the U3 partition did the trick.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/09/11/disable-remove-and-uninstall-u3-launchpad/

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on October 24, 2009, 12:31:26 AM
@ steve

It worked once!  ;D

I did as you said and waited for about 30 minutes. Then all films were shown in the media library. Yippieh :D
BUT: If I shutdown the WDTV into standby and start it again (from standby) it doesnt work. Now it recognizes only hdd2 and nothing more. No matter how long I wait.

And if I start (by cutting the electricity) it recognizes hdd4 (as usual) but nothing more. I waited at least 30 Minutes but it doesnt work  :-[

Very strange. I changed nothing on the stick or the hdds.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ktroniik on October 24, 2009, 01:55:22 AM
Hello B-rad,

If you have some time, can you please check this problem I have with event-osd and WDLXTV?

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1127.msg19957#msg19957 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1127.msg19957#msg19957)

Without event-osd I don't have any problems, so I don't know which causes the problem. I haven't had chance to test the event-osd with other firmwares.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: trude_hair on October 24, 2009, 04:40:13 AM
hey, i just stumbled upon your firmware, it is so great, i'm very happy, many problems i had with the original firmware concerning the MKV-format have disappeared.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: steveJC on October 24, 2009, 04:59:01 AM
@ steve

It worked once!  ;D

I did as you said and waited for about 30 minutes. Then all films were shown in the media library. Yippieh :D
BUT: If I shutdown the WDTV into standby and start it again (from standby) it doesnt work. Now it recognizes only hdd2 and nothing more. No matter how long I wait.

And if I start (by cutting the electricity) it recognizes hdd4 (as usual) but nothing more. I waited at least 30 Minutes but it doesnt work  :-[

Very strange. I changed nothing on the stick or the hdds.

Great so far, but What a pity for just once. !

I think with the hdd case, the wd tv has trouble to mount drives so it can takes a long time, in fact the WD fw only considers the last drive (here HDD4) as official even it find the others, then the mount watch tries to mount others

But when you power off by remote it only spins down the HDD 4 not the others (it does it here) so maybe it has trouble to remount them...
So far I don't really know what you can do next !
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: macgen on October 24, 2009, 09:56:34 AM
There is a new Prerelease Version of "WD TV HD"!
Here is the Link WD TV Prerelease 1.03.01 (http://support.wdc.com/download/wdtv/WDTV_1_03_01.zip)
Maybe B-Rad make a new WDLXTV in few hours or days...
I wish, that there will be more options for Subtitle.
Thanks...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: warsound on October 24, 2009, 11:46:18 AM
I there a step by step guide to get the network going?? cause i put on the latest wdlxtv and bought myself the eminent em1010 its in the list of supported usb to ethernet apdaptors but it doesnt work.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 28, 2009, 12:03:51 AM
Hi!

I have a strange problem when using WDLXTV + nfs app + USB2LAN. The remote is not working, it just hangs, stops responding. In a Hungarian forum there are plenty of other users experiencing the same problem (looks like it only affects when using network). However, with the ext3-boot firmware there are no such an issue, the remote is working perfectly (using all the same settings).
Strange is that I am unable to solve who and why some people are affected with this bug and some are not. But the bug is present for sure. Any ideas, maybe a fix?

Regards
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 28, 2009, 12:53:07 AM
I there a step by step guide to get the network going?? cause i put on the latest wdlxtv and bought myself the eminent em1010 its in the list of supported usb to ethernet apdaptors but it doesnt work.

Take a look at this guide: http://mrlazy.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/how-to-setup-nfs-shares-on-wd-tv-using-hanewin/ (http://mrlazy.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/how-to-setup-nfs-shares-on-wd-tv-using-hanewin/)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 28, 2009, 11:27:53 PM
Hi!

I have a strange problem when using WDLXTV + nfs app + USB2LAN. The remote is not working, it just hangs, stops responding. In a Hungarian forum there are plenty of other users experiencing the same problem (looks like it only affects when using network). However, with the ext3-boot firmware there are no such an issue, the remote is working perfectly (using all the same settings).
Strange is that I am unable to solve who and why some people are affected with this bug and some are not. But the bug is present for sure. Any ideas, maybe a fix?

Regards

hi,

out of the many thousands of users only a small amount are affected, I was once upon a time struck but couldnt figure it out before it disappeared on me...never to show again, until now [sort've] and I believe I might have found the answer, oddly enough working on wdlxtv_live and its pecularities showed me the way.

simply put its a race condition, somehow ntp messes with the osd when it changes system time during dmaosd's loading...no clue why, but I can reproduce it on my live consistently. disable ntp & reboot I have info bar & no quick screen saver, enable ntp & reboot i have no info bar and quick screen saver. ntp executed after dmaosd finished loading and everythings still fine.

Many people had said that another symptom of this infamous bug was the screen saver turning very quickly after boot...this tied it together. So, to fall victim to this bug on WDLXTV1 you'd need a usblan adapter that was slow to initialize...i imagine it would be more common with a wireless adapter due to the extra time they take to obtain ip. WDLXTV_LIVE was affected because dmaosd itself brings up the interface which then executes ntp & kicks the bug off. An almost impossible to find race condition into an in your face [sorta] bug with the system change, that is if it actually works  ;D

I'll be publishing 0.5.8 soon, it will have the ability to disable or delay ntp. i'm goin to sleep now but i'll put something together soon, maybe tommorrow afternoon.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 29, 2009, 12:22:07 AM
Hi!

I have a strange problem when using WDLXTV + nfs app + USB2LAN. The remote is not working, it just hangs, stops responding. In a Hungarian forum there are plenty of other users experiencing the same problem (looks like it only affects when using network). However, with the ext3-boot firmware there are no such an issue, the remote is working perfectly (using all the same settings).
Strange is that I am unable to solve who and why some people are affected with this bug and some are not. But the bug is present for sure. Any ideas, maybe a fix?

Regards

hi,

out of the many thousands of users only a small amount are affected, I was once upon a time struck but couldnt figure it out before it disappeared on me...never to show again, until now [sort've] and I believe I might have found the answer, oddly enough working on wdlxtv_live and its pecularities showed me the way.

simply put its a race condition, somehow ntp messes with the osd when it changes system time during dmaosd's loading...no clue why, but I can reproduce it on my live consistently. disable ntp & reboot I have info bar & no quick screen saver, enable ntp & reboot i have no info bar and quick screen saver. ntp executed after dmaosd finished loading and everythings still fine.

Many people had said that another symptom of this infamous bug was the screen saver turning very quickly after boot...this tied it together. So, to fall victim to this bug on WDLXTV1 you'd need a usblan adapter that was slow to initialize...i imagine it would be more common with a wireless adapter due to the extra time they take to obtain ip. WDLXTV_LIVE was affected because dmaosd itself brings up the interface which then executes ntp & kicks the bug off. An almost impossible to find race condition into an in your face [sorta] bug with the system change, that is if it actually works  ;D

I'll be publishing 0.5.8 soon, it will have the ability to disable or delay ntp. i'm goin to sleep now but i'll put something together soon, maybe tommorrow afternoon.



Unfortunately, I only understand some parts of your description, for I don't really know how should I change the ntp (and what does it actually does), but I do understand that you will be able to do a new firmware which will fix this issue, at least I hope:) I really appreciate your efforts and help!

Correct me if I got this wrong, but with the 0.5.8 firmware I (and many other users whom I know) will be able to use the usb2lan network and the remote is going to work, and other functions of the WD without any limitations?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 29, 2009, 12:39:25 AM

Unfortunately, I only understand some parts of your description, for I don't really know how should I change the ntp (and what does it actually does), but I do understand that you will be able to do a new firmware which will fix this issue, at least I hope:) I really appreciate your efforts and help!

Correct me if I got this wrong, but with the 0.5.8 firmware I (and many other users whom I know) will be able to use the usb2lan network and the remote is going to work, and other functions of the WD without any limitations?

you weren't really intended to understand it, it was just me rambling.  ;D I'm still up so I'll whip up a version for you right

--edit--
OK fingers crossed this fixes it for you [and anyone else similarly affected]

now.http://rapidshare.com/files/299450407/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.2.zip

Now you have one step to do, you need to disable NTP by executing the following from telnet/ssh:
Code: [Select]
config_tool -c NTP=OFF
please post yes / no
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 29, 2009, 03:12:37 AM
you weren't really intended to understand it, it was just me rambling.  ;D I'm still up so I'll whip up a version for you right

--edit--
OK fingers crossed this fixes it for you [and anyone else similarly affected]

now.http://rapidshare.com/files/299450407/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.2.zip

Now you have one step to do, you need to disable NTP by executing the following from telnet/ssh:
Code: [Select]
config_tool -c NTP=OFF
please post yes / no

Hi! Wow, thank you! I can't try it out right now for I'm at work, but when I get home (5 more hours to go) first thing I do is to try it out and post the results here!

Do I have to telnet/ssh every time I reboot and enter this NTP=OFF command or just once?
Am I going to have some side effects for disabling NTP? Slower network, etc?

Thank you for your quick job!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frankwdlx on October 29, 2009, 04:23:17 AM

Hi,

I have a problem with 0.5.7.1: The S00custom-options file
is not executed when I boot the unit. If I run it manually
after logging in via ssh it runs ok without errors, but it is
not executed automatically. What could be the reason?

I have a MyPassport 320GB connected to it which has 2
partitions: one 2GB FAT for wdlxtv files, and one 298GB
NTFS for media. The S00custom-options is on the FAT
partition. There are also a few app.bin's sitting there
which are loaded and executed w/o problems. I have
reformatted the FAT partitions several times with FAT
or FAT32 but to no avail.

I have some linux experience, but don't know how
to solve the problem.

I need to use S00custom-options to mount
the NTFS partition rewritable, as by default
it is mounted readonly.

Thanks in advance!

frankwdlx




Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 29, 2009, 06:58:51 AM

Hi,

I have a problem with 0.5.7.1: The S00custom-options file
is not executed when I boot the unit. If I run it manually
after logging in via ssh it runs ok without errors, but it is
not executed automatically. What could be the reason?

I have a MyPassport 320GB connected to it which has 2
partitions: one 2GB FAT for wdlxtv files, and one 298GB
NTFS for media. The S00custom-options is on the FAT
partition. There are also a few app.bin's sitting there
which are loaded and executed w/o problems. I have
reformatted the FAT partitions several times with FAT
or FAT32 but to no avail.

I have some linux experience, but don't know how
to solve the problem.

I need to use S00custom-options to mount
the NTFS partition rewritable, as by default
it is mounted readonly.

Thanks in advance!

frankwdlx






sounds like theres a syntax error / typo / something wrong with the file. telnet in and try and execute it manually, see what it says.
Code: [Select]
/tmp/init.d/S00custom-options
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frankwdlx on October 29, 2009, 10:03:24 AM

Hi,

I have a problem with 0.5.7.1: The S00custom-options file
is not executed when I boot the unit. If I run it manually
after logging in via ssh it runs ok without errors, but it is
not executed automatically. What could be the reason?

I have a MyPassport 320GB connected to it which has 2
partitions: one 2GB FAT for wdlxtv files, and one 298GB
NTFS for media. The S00custom-options is on the FAT
partition. There are also a few app.bin's sitting there
which are loaded and executed w/o problems. I have
reformatted the FAT partitions several times with FAT
or FAT32 but to no avail.

I have some linux experience, but don't know how
to solve the problem.

I need to use S00custom-options to mount
the NTFS partition rewritable, as by default
it is mounted readonly.

Thanks in advance!

frankwdlx






sounds like theres a syntax error / typo / something wrong with the file. telnet in and try and execute it manually, see what it says.
Code: [Select]
/tmp/init.d/S00custom-options


Yes, i've done that before ... the file is executed ok when i
run it interactively through ssh.
It is just not run automatically at boot-time:

# /tmp/mnt/8EE2-EDB2/S00custom-options
config saved val:key => (TZ,CET-1CET)
config saved val:key => (defaultHOST,wdtv)
#


edit:

I have added the line

logger "S00custom-options executed ..."

to the file to check if it is run or not.


Cheers
frankwdlx







Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 29, 2009, 10:35:16 AM

--edit--
OK fingers crossed this fixes it for you [and anyone else similarly affected]

now.http://rapidshare.com/files/299450407/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.2.zip

Now you have one step to do, you need to disable NTP by executing the following from telnet/ssh:
Code: [Select]
config_tool -c NTP=OFF
please post yes / no

Hi! I tried the new firmware and it looks like its working! I have executed the command (to set NTP OFF) and the remote is working fine. Still have to do some more thorough testing, but I really hope now the problem is gone!

THANK YOU!

One more question, do I have to put the NTP OFF command to the net.config or net.mounts file at the usb drive or it is no disabled even after reboot?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andy1911 on October 29, 2009, 01:31:38 PM
ok i have tried some of the fixes on here but my problem is when i try to play files over nfs share the take upto a min to start playing and then i loose all use of my remote and cant get out of the playing file this is not happening with ext3 any ideas to what the issue is?
i tried the config_tool -c NTP=OFF with the firmware from the above post no help i really wish i could use this as the ext3 has not got support for all audio that my mkv has and as such i cant watch all my anime.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gurabli on October 30, 2009, 12:02:17 AM
ok i have tried some of the fixes on here but my problem is when i try to play files over nfs share the take upto a min to start playing and then i loose all use of my remote and cant get out of the playing file this is not happening with ext3 any ideas to what the issue is?
i tried the config_tool -c NTP=OFF with the firmware from the above post no help i really wish i could use this as the ext3 has not got support for all audio that my mkv has and as such i cant watch all my anime.

The latest firmware and the disabling of NTP should exactly fix this issue you described (and my few posts before). For me, it is working now. I did not have too much time to test it, but tried several 720p, 1080, xvid, etc, and all worked fine (except one 720p that started to shutter, but I think it is encoding related). The remote was functioning perfectly, just like without USB2LAN.

Try the way I did: remove the mount file from the boot. Log in to WD, execute the NTP=OFF command, than mount your NFS shares and give it a try! If the NTP=OFF command was successful, you should receive a message. I hope this helps!

My question in the previous post is still open, what "sideefects" can the disabled NTP cause (like impact on network performance, etc), and should this command be executed every time after reboot or just once and it remains pernament in the firm? If should be executed, where should I put it, in the mount file?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andy1911 on October 30, 2009, 07:13:41 AM
you weren't really intended to understand it, it was just me rambling.  ;D I'm still up so I'll whip up a version for you right

--edit--
OK fingers crossed this fixes it for you [and anyone else similarly affected]

now.http://rapidshare.com/files/299450407/1.02.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.7.2.zip

Now you have one step to do, you need to disable NTP by executing the following from telnet/ssh:
Code: [Select]
config_tool -c NTP=OFF
please post yes / no

Hi! Wow, thank you! I can't try it out right now for I'm at work, but when I get home (5 more hours to go) first thing I do is to try it out and post the results here!

Do I have to telnet/ssh every time I reboot and enter this NTP=OFF command or just once?
Am I going to have some side effects for disabling NTP? Slower network, etc?

Thank you for your quick job!

i gave it another shot with what you said and its working for now :)
i would also like to know if i need to disable the NTP each time i power up the unit?
and do i need to keep manualy mounting my shares each time?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 30, 2009, 07:55:49 AM
My question in the previous post is still open, what "sideefects" can the disabled NTP cause (like impact on network performance, etc), and should this command be executed every time after reboot or just once and it remains pernament in the firm? If should be executed, where should I put it, in the mount file?

only side effect is that your system time will be incorrect...so what was the last time you asked your wdtv what time it was?

i gave it another shot with what you said and its working for now :)
i would also like to know if i need to disable the NTP each time i power up the unit?
and do i need to keep manualy mounting my shares each time?

Once the NTP=OFF command has been executed it sticks. Any config_tool setting is the same way.

To have your shares mount automatically ftp your net.mounts to /conf

 :o can't believe I finally found & fixed this semi-notorious bug.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hahaha on October 30, 2009, 12:20:55 PM
Hi b-rad. Any plan on new release of WDLXTV based on official 1.03.01? Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andy1911 on October 30, 2009, 01:08:35 PM

Quote

Once the NTP=OFF command has been executed it sticks. Any config_tool setting is the same way.

To have your shares mount automatically ftp your net.mounts to /conf

 :o can't believe I finally found & fixed this semi-notorious bug.

yeh thx for the help in fixing it.
i am prolly going to sound like a total noob but how do i ftp my net.mounts to /conf?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on October 30, 2009, 01:44:06 PM
yeh thx for the help in fixing it.
i am prolly going to sound like a total noob but how do i ftp my net.mounts to /conf?

You'll need to use a plugin to enable ftp, it doesnt fit in the internal flash.

http://b-rad.cc/929/wdlxtv-app-pack-pure-ftpd

place the app.bin at the root of a device and power cycle your wdtv. If it works you should be able to ftp in, user root password blank.

the slow remote / videos stop / require reboot bug popped up in a while ago, It is pretty much the only serious bug that was left. If it is truely solved by disabling NTP, me =  ;D
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andy1911 on October 30, 2009, 03:04:25 PM
Ok i got the ftp thing to work and i put my net.mount into the conf folder but it started the remote not working again so i took back out pain having to manually mount each time now :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on October 31, 2009, 05:45:52 AM
anyway to fix the problem with mkv files lagging please anyhelp i dont get why it lags when i have this Disneynature - Earth - 2007.720p.DTS.mkv it is 4.6 gig anything over 3 gig is so laggy
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 31, 2009, 11:32:38 AM
anyway to fix the problem with mkv files lagging please anyhelp i dont get why it lags when i have this Disneynature - Earth - 2007.720p.DTS.mkv it is 4.6 gig anything over 3 gig is so laggy

Have you tried killing *.watch process? I have similar problems that gone killing list.watch process... (you can try also mount.watch).
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on October 31, 2009, 03:10:13 PM
anyway to fix the problem with mkv files lagging please anyhelp i dont get why it lags when i have this Disneynature - Earth - 2007.720p.DTS.mkv it is 4.6 gig anything over 3 gig is so laggy

Have you tried killing *.watch process? I have similar problems that gone killing list.watch process... (you can try also mount.watch).
wer di i go to do this?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on October 31, 2009, 04:22:23 PM
anyway to fix the problem with mkv files lagging please anyhelp i dont get why it lags when i have this Disneynature - Earth - 2007.720p.DTS.mkv it is 4.6 gig anything over 3 gig is so laggy

Have you tried killing *.watch process? I have similar problems that gone killing list.watch process... (you can try also mount.watch).
wer di i go to do this?

Telnet/SSH your WDTV and execute that in the prompt:
# killall list.watch
If it works add this line in the S00custom-options file
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on November 01, 2009, 08:14:28 AM
anyway to fix the problem with mkv files lagging please anyhelp i dont get why it lags when i have this Disneynature - Earth - 2007.720p.DTS.mkv it is 4.6 gig anything over 3 gig is so laggy

Have you tried killing *.watch process? I have similar problems that gone killing list.watch process... (you can try also mount.watch).
wer di i go to do this?

Telnet/SSH your WDTV and execute that in the prompt:
# killall list.watch
If it works add this line in the S00custom-options file
S99post-init   it never seems to stick    # killall list.watch
 it be empty again
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 01, 2009, 10:53:13 PM
http://b-rad.cc/1017/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-8 (http://b-rad.cc/1017/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-8)

WDLXTV-0.5.8
  * now based on firmware 1.03.01!!!
  * persistent video resuming enabled if empty file called: video_resume_table exists at root of device at boot
  * WDLXTV can disable all 'WDLXTV' features (config_tool -c WDLXTV=OFF)
  * crazymount can be disabled (config_tool -c CRAZYMOUNT=OFF)
  * crazymount can be set to load apps ONLY (config_tool -c CRAZYMOUNT=APPSONLY)
  * Optical drivers can be disabled (config_tool -c DISABLEOPTICAL=YES)
  * rc startup scripts can be disabled (config_tool -c RC=OFF)
  * list.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c LISTWATCH=OFF)
  * mount.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c MOUNTWATCH=OFF)
  * plug.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c PLUGWATCH=OFF)
  * NTP can be delayed (for possible NTP+remote fix] (config_tool -c NTP_DELAY=10)
  * net.mounts execution can be delayed [possible sluggish remote fix] (config_tool -c NET_MOUNTS_DELAY=10)
  * all this disabling is untested & experimental!!!!!!!!

http://rapidshare.com/files/301239228/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/301239228/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.zip)

Read the page at top for information
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andy1911 on November 02, 2009, 04:26:19 AM
Thx for the new firmware release
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: delf on November 02, 2009, 05:17:15 AM
first off thank you so much for this

got a question for some of u that might have The.Matrix.Reloaded.2003.DVD9.720p.HDDVD.x264-hV.mkv  7.94 GB in the beggining when the rel0aded part comes it laggs like hell still with new 1.03 firmware even if i kill all list watch mount watch or anything can anyone try this video of matrix reloaded if u's got it and see if u gets lagg please and thank u i can not seem to find any x264 720p over 3 gig to have no lagg any idea's
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on November 02, 2009, 05:53:24 AM
ok b-rad i just flashed the new firmware and whereas the 0.5.7 just worked , the new one does nothing at all. it does not execute the net.mount file nor the s00custome file options.
i just saved all the new files at the root directory sa i have done all the previews ones without problems exept the firmware version with the number versions at the end (like 0.5.7.1)

i did not notice any changes of the configurations files other that you mentioned inside the readme files.

thanks

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on November 02, 2009, 07:22:52 AM
http://b-rad.cc/1017/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-8 (http://b-rad.cc/1017/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0-5-8)

WDLXTV-0.5.8
  * now based on firmware 1.03.01!!!
  * persistent video resuming enabled if empty file called: video_resume_table exists at root of device at boot
  * WDLXTV can disable all 'WDLXTV' features (config_tool -c WDLXTV=OFF)
  * crazymount can be disabled (config_tool -c CRAZYMOUNT=OFF)
  * crazymount can be set to load apps ONLY (config_tool -c CRAZYMOUNT=APPSONLY)
  * Optical drivers can be disabled (config_tool -c DISABLEOPTICAL=YES)
  * rc startup scripts can be disabled (config_tool -c RC=OFF)
  * list.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c LISTWATCH=OFF)
  * mount.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c MOUNTWATCH=OFF)
  * plug.watch can be disabled (config_tool -c PLUGWATCH=OFF)
  * NTP can be delayed (for possible NTP+remote fix] (config_tool -c NTP_DELAY=10)
  * net.mounts execution can be delayed [possible sluggish remote fix] (config_tool -c NET_MOUNTS_DELAY=10)
  * all this disabling is untested & experimental!!!!!!!!

http://rapidshare.com/files/301239228/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/301239228/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.zip)

Read the page at top for information

THX for Release!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on November 02, 2009, 07:56:20 AM
what does it do

crazymount
listwatch,
mountwatch
plugwatch

can someone tell my what do all these things do

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: GabberG on November 02, 2009, 01:23:05 PM
what is your boottimes?

Original firmware 20-30seconds
Custom firmware - few minutes

is it normaly?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: DerSammy on November 02, 2009, 01:29:45 PM
Mirrors anyone? failed to download from RS several times... without premium RS just sucks

Edited:

Here's a mirror - had some issues with RS and want to help everyone who has those too:

http://j.mp/wdlxtv058 (http://j.mp/wdlxtv058)
http://j.mp/wdlxtv057 (http://j.mp/wdlxtv057)

PS: Feel free to pass those dl links around!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 02, 2009, 02:15:06 PM
what is your boottimes?

Original firmware 20-30seconds
Custom firmware - few minutes

is it normaly?

Just timed my setup using 0.5.8. 60s from reboot to working osd with 1 hd, optical drive, network, and 2 nfs (only app.bin on system).

Obviously the more app.bins and other devices you boot the wdtv with will slow it down.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: muddywaters on November 02, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
Thanks very much B-RAD for your latetst upgrade!!!
How do I enable bigger List Views, Thumbs & Subs in S00custom-options? "NEW"
I delete the # for the option I want, save it on a flash drive, but nothing happens for me?
Thanks again for this new feature!
m
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on November 03, 2009, 03:32:54 AM
b-rad, is this new version still compatible with Laurent G's moviesheets?

I suddenly can not see the movie sheets anymore, and I don't know what is causing it.
Maybe it's because of lilibabe's files?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 03, 2009, 06:34:08 AM
@B-Rad:
Hi, I have a problem with the latest releases using a NTFS HDD. No apps loaded during boot, neither custom osb.bin (Lilibabe's i.e.), also the net.config file is not parsed due in this file I have fixed IP settings and my WDTV is getting dynamic IP from my router. I can't use WDlxTV in my NTFS HDD from 0.5.6.1 and up with exception of 0.5.7.0 that works fine (weird!). This not working versions (for me) works perfectly on a FAT formatted USB with the same config files that in the NTFS HDD.

Do you think it is some of logic in this behavior? Can I do some tests to found the problem? and ... Thank you for your great job! 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on November 03, 2009, 06:55:09 AM
found it, mu usb disk was corrupt, new one fixed it
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on November 03, 2009, 08:07:42 AM
hi there

i have the same problem as rodfeli
tigerclaw what do you mean?can you be more specific?

thanks in advance
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dancytron on November 03, 2009, 08:37:59 AM
phantom,

I don't know what if any basis in fact this has, but since I started following this procedure, all my flashing/apps not loading/drives not being found issues went away.

I keep a copy of how I want on my usb thumb drive set up on my computer.  Every time I change something, I change it on my computer, reformat my usb thumb drive and then copy all the files over from my computer to the thumb drive.  I put only one mp3 file on the usb thumb drive and put all my app.bins ect on the thumb drive.

So basically, any time the thumb drive comes out of the WDTV, it gets reformatted and the correct files recopied.



Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ging257 on November 03, 2009, 10:13:42 AM
Noob here.

I have a  strange problem that I have been beating my brains out with.

Using the latest firmware, wired USB adapter, one WD USB drive, USB hub with thumbdrive/system files. All the folders show up fine on the data drive and I can get to them via computer. After a while, no particular timeframe, but certainly more than an hour, I try to get to a file and the folder is blank. When I telnet in and reboot, everything is back.

Is this a bug or am I missing something?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on November 03, 2009, 10:42:51 AM
 hi b-rad.cc

 the S00custom-options is not working..i use the new wdlxtv firmware 58
 i would have bigger subs but no bigger subs
 ntp off its not off remote sluggish ->execute it from S00custom-options not working
 -> telnet in -> execute -> config_tool -c NTP=OFF -> no sluggish remote-fix is fixed :P

i think the S00custom-options don't start up at BOOT

can you fix it please ;D
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frankwdlx on November 03, 2009, 10:59:07 AM
hi b-rad.cc

 the S00custom-options is not working..i use the new wdlxtv firmware 58
 i would have bigger subs but no bigger subs
 ntp off its not off remote sluggish ->execute it from S00custom-options not working
 -> telnet in -> execute -> config_tool -c NTP=OFF -> no sluggish remote-fix is fixed :P

i think the S00custom-options don't start up at BOOT

can you fix it please ;D

I have exactly the same problem (S00custom-options not executed at boot),
as reported earlier in this thread. This was in 0.5.7.X already.

I do have some linux experience and know that my file does not
have syntax errors, as I can run it interactively without problem
when I login with ssh. It is just not run automatically for whatever
reason.

Cheers,
frankwdlx



Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 03, 2009, 05:19:26 PM
hi b-rad.cc

 the S00custom-options is not working..i use the new wdlxtv firmware 58
 i would have bigger subs but no bigger subs
 ntp off its not off remote sluggish ->execute it from S00custom-options not working
 -> telnet in -> execute -> config_tool -c NTP=OFF -> no sluggish remote-fix is fixed :P

i think the S00custom-options don't start up at BOOT

can you fix it please ;D

I have exactly the same problem (S00custom-options not executed at boot),
as reported earlier in this thread. This was in 0.5.7.X already.

I do have some linux experience and know that my file does not
have syntax errors, as I can run it interactively without problem
when I login with ssh. It is just not run automatically for whatever
reason.

Cheers,
frankwdlx

will address this issue first, when I have time.

fyi, changing the sub size *should* only need be done once. Once you've executed the command it should stick.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 03, 2009, 06:08:30 PM
what does it do

crazymount
listwatch,
mountwatch
plugwatch

can someone tell my what do all these things do




crazymount: xmounts all devices it finds, then searches them for app.bin(s)/*osd.bin/opt.bin and does the necessary stuff for what it finds in the bins.

list.watch: monitors /conf/config looking for changes to number of general/movie thumbs, number of list items, and whether you've enabled usb thumbs.

mount.watch: monitors connected devices and makes them visible if you disable media library, also adds mounted devices to extra-devices if .addMounts exists

plug.watch: monitors syslog and mounts any devices that are plugged in that the wdtv does not mount. It also cleans up after any device that you just unplug without umounting
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qwerty on November 04, 2009, 03:44:12 AM
I have exactly the same problem (S00custom-options not executed at boot),
as reported earlier in this thread. This was in 0.5.7.X already.

same here!

S00custom-options not executed at boot

ALSO

net.config not executed at boot too!

Code: [Select]
# Dynamic IP Configuration:
DHCP=no

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
DHCP=no
IP=192.168.1.12
GW=192.168.1.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.1.1
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

and my WDTV is getting DHCP address: 192.168.1.50 !

help please!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qwerty on November 04, 2009, 03:48:45 AM
Can I erase everything from wdtv (and I really mean everything), and install 0.5.8 again?
I think that something from earlier fw's is messing with my 0.5.8 now.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 04, 2009, 04:21:20 AM
Can I erase everything from wdtv (and I really mean everything), and install 0.5.8 again?
I think that something from earlier fw's is messing with my 0.5.8 now.

As mention before I have this problem from 0.5.7.1 and up. No apps loading, no config files if using a NTFS HDD as boot disk. With a FAT formatted USB pen drive all is fine.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: qwerty on November 04, 2009, 06:56:38 AM
Strange. I have FAT formatted USB pen drive.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2009, 09:47:56 AM
Since version 0.5.8 I get no network connection anymore.
Use the same configuration as in 0.5.7.1.

Code: [Select]
HOST=wdtv
insmod /tmp/mnt/sda1/zd1211b.ko
blacklist zd1211
sleep 10
ifconfig $MDEV up
wpa_supplicant -B w -D otus -i $MDEV -c /tmp/mnt/sda1/wpa_supplicant.conf
sleep 5
MTU=9000
DHCP=yes
SUPPRESS_OTHERS=yes
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on November 04, 2009, 11:36:51 AM
hi b-rad.cc

 the S00custom-options is not working..i use the new wdlxtv firmware 58
 i would have bigger subs but no bigger subs
 ntp off its not off remote sluggish ->execute it from S00custom-options not working
 -> telnet in -> execute -> config_tool -c NTP=OFF -> no sluggish remote-fix is fixed :P

i think the S00custom-options don't start up at BOOT

can you fix it please ;D



I have exactly the same problem (S00custom-options not executed at boot),
as reported earlier in this thread. This was in 0.5.7.X already.

I do have some linux experience and know that my file does not
have syntax errors, as I can run it interactively without problem
when I login with ssh. It is just not run automatically for whatever
reason.

Cheers,
frankwdlx






Try to login into your device with putty

Execute the command manually and do a cold boot.

config_tool -c NET_MOUNTS_DELAY=10
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: adido1 on November 04, 2009, 01:01:13 PM
Just installed 0.5.8,
 how can I get the LIST VIEW options?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on November 05, 2009, 05:11:02 AM
phantom,

I don't know what if any basis in fact this has, but since I started following this procedure, all my flashing/apps not loading/drives not being found issues went away.

I keep a copy of how I want on my usb thumb drive set up on my computer.  Every time I change something, I change it on my computer, reformat my usb thumb drive and then copy all the files over from my computer to the thumb drive.  I put only one mp3 file on the usb thumb drive and put all my app.bins ect on the thumb drive.

So basically, any time the thumb drive comes out of the WDTV, it gets reformatted and the correct files recopied.



dancytron

so you advice me to reformat my 250gb hard disk every time i flash a new version of firmware by b-rad. This will be my last solution if none other is available. i will be waiting for any new versions coming out from b-rad the following days and until then i will be stucked on my 8gb usb drive.
i tend to believe that, this is bug  because if i put the 0.5.7 version on my wd player then there would be no need of reformating the 250gb usb drive due to the fact that the 0.5.7 version recnognizes any drive automatically.
for the ntp=off fix i can say that it is working for now. i can stream any 1080p files on nfs through nertwork without lagish playback and the remote is working properly.

anyway thanks to b-rad for his hard work and i am sure  he will fixed any remaining bugs soon.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dancytron on November 05, 2009, 07:18:07 AM
I put all my app.bins etc on a usb key by themselves and just have media files on my hard drive.

I started doing it this way several versions ago after I got file errors on my hard drive one time.  I don't really understand it, but it seems to not always dismount correctly and I just don't want my music collection getting corrupted.

If you look in the forum, there are several messages about people having trouble actually trying to flash the firmware from a hard drive.

So, my advice is to run the app.bins etc from a usb key and reformat it when you change it.  This fits the way I use it anyway, since I use the hard drive for audio in my car too and run videos from nfs shares (so I can play video even if I left the hard drive in the car).

dan
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jazzzz on November 06, 2009, 03:55:35 AM
Can you help me? I want to turn off all options in 0.5.8 but USB DVD-support.
What string i have to change?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ajoergensen on November 06, 2009, 12:13:36 PM
 * persistent video resuming enabled if empty file called: video_resume_table exists at root of device at boot

Should be video_resume_point_table I guess.

Another thing is that it seems that the bind mount only works if the file already exists in /tmp

If I take the stuff from crazymount and run it by hand:

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# mount -o bind,sync /tmp/mnt/90E9-DB93/video_resume_point_table /tmp/video_resume_point_table  
# mount | grep resume
#

nothing. If I create the file before trying to mount

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# touch /tmp/video_resume_point_table
# mount -o bind,sync /tmp/mnt/90E9-DB93/video_resume_point_table /tmp/video_resume_point_table
# mount | grep resume
/dev/sda1 on /tmp/video_resume_point_table type vfat (rw,nodiratime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1)
#

Since execution of S00custom-options is also broken I can't even use my old method ;)

mvh
Allan
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 06, 2009, 11:10:42 PM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sieker on November 07, 2009, 12:45:40 AM
@b-rad: after disabling NTP and setting NTP_delay i still have problems with "sluggish remote". Do you know if this new release have any effect on that?

--

Does anyone have a mirror of the new release?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 08:29:34 AM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)

I tested version 0.5.8.1. I get about only with version 0.5.7 an encrypted WLAN connection.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: b-rad.cc on November 07, 2009, 09:38:59 AM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)

I tested version 0.5.8.1. I get about only with version 0.5.7 an encrypted WLAN connection.


Is this a question, a statement, an observation, or a bug you're trying to purvey?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 07, 2009, 01:07:20 PM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

B-rad,

I have the same problem found in other versions that the apps are not loading in a HDD NTFS boot disk (0.5.6.1+, 0.5.7.1+,0.5.8.x app problems!) - (0.5.7.0 & 0.5.6.0 works fine booting from HDD & All versions works fine from a FAT USB!)
I follow the messages.log in 0.5.8.1 version in both HDD NTFS & USB FAT and I notice like the /dev/sda1 is mounted wrong or not connected booting from a NTFS HDD.
If you need the complete logs I will send you!

0.5.8.1 Booting from FAT USB *** WORKS FINE ***
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Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="WDLXTV-0.5.8.1" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/sda1: UUID="C8C1-978C" TYPE="vfat"
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice xmount: xmounted /dev/sda1
Jan  1 00:00:19 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-0cbf2 user.warn xmount: partition with label (sda1) already mounted!
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: checking DEVICE /dev/sda1 for app.bins
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: LaurentG app found
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: Mounting LaurentG.app.bin at /apps/LaurentG
... < continue loading apps log... >  
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: extension[s] found on /dev/sda1 - do not remove device from wdtv
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: adjusting LIBPATH
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice root: adjusting PATH

0.5.8.1 Booting from NTFS HDD *** NO LOADING APPS ***
Code: [Select]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="WDLXTV-0.5.8.1" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: /dev/sda1: UUID="3C4081A14081630E" LABEL="My Passport" TYPE="ntfs"
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 daemon.notice ntfs-3g[446]: Version 2009.4.4 integrated FUSE 27
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 daemon.notice ntfs-3g[446]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Write, label "My Passport", NTFS 3.1)
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 daemon.notice ntfs-3g[446]: Cmdline options:
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 daemon.notice ntfs-3g[446]: Mount options: silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice xmount: xmounted /dev/sda1
Jan  1 00:00:21 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.warn xmount: partition with label (My Passport) already mounted!
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: checking DEVICE /dev/sda1 for app.bins
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice crazyboot: adjusting LIBPATH
Jan  1 00:00:24 WDTV-0cbf2 user.notice root: adjusting PATH

0.5.7.0 Booting from NTFS HDD *** WORKS FINE ***
Code: [Select]
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock2: LABEL="PRIMARY_SYSTEM" TYPE="romfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: /dev/mtdblock3: LABEL="Compressed" TYPE="cramfs"
Jan  1 00:00:18 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: /dev/sda1: UUID="3C4081A14081630E" LABEL="My Passport" TYPE="ntfs"
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-e5a7a daemon.notice ntfs-3g[421]: Version 2009.4.4 integrated FUSE 27
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-e5a7a daemon.notice ntfs-3g[421]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Write, label "My Passport", NTFS 3.1)
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-e5a7a daemon.notice ntfs-3g[421]: Cmdline options:
Jan  1 00:00:20 WDTV-e5a7a daemon.notice ntfs-3g[421]: Mount options: silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: crazymount: mounting app binaries...
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: DEVICE /dev/sda1 CONNECTED
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: LaurentG app found
Jan  1 00:00:23 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: Mounting LaurentG.app.bin at /apps/LaurentG
... < continue loading apps log... >  
Jan  1 00:00:26 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: adjusting LIBPATH
Jan  1 00:00:27 WDTV-e5a7a user.notice root: adjusting PATH

Hope this can help you to found the problem...
Thank you so much for your great work!!!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: eschenk on November 08, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
I'm new to WDTV, but I work with embedded devices for a living, and have been hacking linux since the early days, so I'm generally fairly confident of my technical skills.

I've just flashed by 1 say old WDTV to the latest WDLXTV-0.5.8.1, and it appears that any app.bin files that I have on my flash drive are ignored. The flash drive is formatted as FAT32.

I've also run the same set of app.bin files with the ext3 version of the firmware, and managed to get an osd.bin working nicely, along with LaurantG's moviesheets.

Right now I don't have a USB networking dongle that is working, so I'm flying a bit blind here and cannot telnet in. Any suggestions before I unpack the whole firmware release and get it to install logging to the flash drive directly in to the firmware?

Any obvious reasons that I might have missed with google for the bin files failing to load?

Thanks,

-- eric
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Steve on November 08, 2009, 02:57:28 AM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)

I tested version 0.5.8.1. I get about only with version 0.5.7 an encrypted WLAN connection.


Is this a question, a statement, an observation, or a bug you're trying to purvey?

Sorry I am a German users.
It was a statement.
My WDTV Start with a FAT32 formatted USB stick. Since version 0.5.8 I get no wifi connection out more.
The new update did not help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: olf on November 08, 2009, 03:26:26 AM
@b-rad: after disabling NTP and setting NTP_delay i still have problems with "sluggish remote". Do you know if this new release have any effect on that?

I'm also a "victim" of remote sluggishness and neither 0.5.8 nor 0.5.8.1 helped. I used the NTP and NTP_delay settings from S00... as well as from shell to no avail.

On my WDTV, the last stable version was 0.5.3.2 (which I'm still running).

My config: Belkin F5D5055 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter USB 2.0, shares mounted via NFS.

@b-rad if you need logfiles etc. just let me know, I'm happy to help.
Title: Some very useful thing to upgrade wdtv
Post by: jazzzz on November 09, 2009, 12:51:48 AM
Hello! I'm new user of wdtv. Now it works with trancsend 500GB USB drive and USB DVD Pioneer DVR-XD08.
I use WDLXTV-0.5.8. It works perfect! Thank you.
But i'd like to use one option, which is not present in wdtv now.
Can some firmware change sound level in output of wdtv from remote control?
I'd like to use active speakers, but i can't change sound level with remote control...
Is it possible to do or not?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tig3rclaw on November 09, 2009, 02:01:39 AM
hello b-rad

I am also trying to get it working with LaurentG 's mod, but as soon as the event-osd file is on my disk, my movies will not play over nfs.
( my screen stays black)
They do play without this file though.

Can there be some problems with your latest firmwares and the even-osd file?
Or maybe with the nfs.app?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: eschenk on November 09, 2009, 03:24:06 PM
I'm new to WDTV, but I work with embedded devices for a living, and have been hacking linux since the early days, so I'm generally fairly confident of my technical skills.

I've just flashed by 1 day old WDTV to the latest WDLXTV-0.5.8.1, and it appears that any app.bin files that I have on my flash drive are ignored. The flash drive is formatted as FAT32.

I've also run the same set of app.bin files with the ext3 version of the firmware, and managed to get an osd.bin working nicely, along with LaurantG's moviesheets.

Right now I don't have a USB networking dongle that is working, so I'm flying a bit blind here and cannot telnet in. Any suggestions before I unpack the whole firmware release and get it to install logging to the flash drive directly in to the firmware?

Any obvious reasons that I might have missed with google for the bin files failing to load?

Thanks,

-- eric

So I tried a few more things. Putting the .bin files onto a WD 1TB harddrive did not help things to be loaded either.

Next I cracked up open the wdtv.bin file, dropped in the RC script from log-saver.app.bin, rebuilt the wdtv.bin file (after killing the multilingual translations I don't need to conserve some space and make thigns fit again) and reflashed to see if I could get some system logs written. The reflash gets detected and installed as expected, and afterwards I can play media fine, but I don't get any system logs written out to the flash.

I then modified the RC script to write system logs directly to /tmp/media/usb/USB1, thinking APATH might not be getting set correctly. Rebuilt wdtv.bin and reflashed.
The result is still no log files being written to the USB flash drive. I'm pretty sure I've got the USB flash drive plugged into the USB1 slot, as the UI reports video files as located on USB1, so I was expecting this to work. Is it perhaps necessary to ensure that /tmp/media/usb/USB1 exists in the wdtv.bin filesystem for things to work correctly?

Next step is I'll go grab an USB->Ethernet dongle and telnet in to see what I can find out, but I'm a bit mystified as to why the logs aren't being copied as it is, and why the various .bin files are getting ignored in general.

Any clues appreciated.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Pinkey on November 10, 2009, 02:01:15 AM
Next step is I'll go grab an USB->Ethernet dongle and telnet in to see what I can find out, but I'm a bit mystified as to why the logs aren't being copied as it is, and why the various .bin files are getting ignored in general.
Any clues appreciated.

I had nearly same prob, i could update fw and that stuff but all apps(.bins) where ignored and getting no log files. You can read here what i did to solve this, maybe it works for you too or at least you can give it a try http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2720.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2720.0)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tubes_rock on November 11, 2009, 06:32:10 AM
Hi!

I'm currently running 1.5.8.1 with great success and have no complaints except for the nagging vobsub display issue when playing MKVs. I've seen that this is a consistent problem with many users. Text subs display fine, but bitmapped vobsubs display for about 10 frames and then disappear.

It seems that the issue is due to the way the WDTV chooses the duration time encoding to display the subtitle. Most other video players use the timestamps in the vobsub. WDTV appears to use the duration stamps in the MKV.

Many MKV encoders only write the timestamps and not the duration. This works for most players, but not the WDTV.

It would seem better to fix the WDTV's software to accommodate the alternate formats of MKVs rather than re-render the thousands upon thousands of MKV files out there that don't have duration times encoded in them.

Is there a way to get the WDTV to display these MKV subtitles properly?

Thanks in advance!

--Justin
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: carlo1 on November 12, 2009, 10:14:05 AM
hello

i have a problem with the new firmware.  i would like to change from the orig. 1.02 firmware to this 1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 release.
i took a fresh formated usb stick, places the bin and ver files to the stick and put it into my wdtv. after starting the new firmware was found. i pressed ok and the wdtv started. now it hangs here: your hd media player is being wdlxtv´s. please dont disconnect.... 0% nothing happens! i waited more then 20minutes.

whats wrong, what should i do?

thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 12, 2009, 11:30:04 AM
hello

i have a problem with the new firmware.  i would like to change from the orig. 1.02 firmware to this 1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 release.
i took a fresh formated usb stick, places the bin and ver files to the stick and put it into my wdtv. after starting the new firmware was found. i pressed ok and the wdtv started. now it hangs here: your hd media player is being wdlxtv´s. please dont disconnect.... 0% nothing happens! i waited more then 20minutes.

whats wrong, what should i do?

thanks.

it is the only unit connected to the usb ports right? No other HDD or stick in the other USB port? If yes, disconnect it and restart the update rebootting the wdtv...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: skyworld on November 14, 2009, 07:56:54 PM
Hi.There
I am using this firmware for some times. and got some question by now. Hope some one can help me out.
I have below connection.
The first scenario,I am trying this way is because the data can more directly between two switchs.
But WTDV can not mount to the shares in my desktop and NAS.
SWITCH1(100M)-SWITCH2(GIGABIT)-ROUTER-INTERNET
|-WDTV             |
                        |-DESKTOP(cifs)
                        |-NAS (nfs)

In next scenario, WDTV can mount to share perfectly.
SWITCH1(100M)-ROUTER-------SWITCH2(GIGABIT)
|-WDTV            |                   |
                       |-INTERNET     |-DESKTOP (cifs)
                                            |-NAS (nfs)
Or I have to using second way make connection when WDTV boots up and then replug switch1 to switch2. The mount still working.
Is there something wrong if the WDTV boot up via first connection way?
Any suggestion will be appreciate.

Title: wishlist ;) Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: creamers on November 15, 2009, 10:27:58 AM
Thanks for your custom firmware !! Like it very much and maybe you decide to implement reading from RAR files like xmbc does.

When downloading rar , 001, 002 , you can already begin watching the first rar. Would love to see this on your wishlist ;)

But anyway, thanks for you work!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lyceum on November 15, 2009, 12:45:14 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong place, if so please point me in the right direction.

Does anyone else have a problem with this firmware not recognising drives? Or recognising them but when you click to open it it says 'folder empty'?

I have an Icy Box IB-3221STU-B, with one 1tb drive in and one 500gb drive. I had previously been using the official 1.02.07 firmware as the firmwares released after that didn't detect it. So I upgraded to the WDLXTV (0.5.8.1 and the version before that) firmware and everything was fine, until I removed the drive from the icybox to connect to the pc because I wanted to put some new stuff on it. When I reconnected I kept getting 'folder is empty'. Yet if I unmounted the other drive (there's two in the icybox case) it would recognise it fine. After numerous switching on and off it detected both drives and all was fine again. But the same thing happens every time I put new stuff on the drive. And I have to spend a seemingly random amount of time turning both the icybox and the WDTV of and back on until it decided to recognise both drives.

It took that long yesterday that I gave up and downgraded back to official 1.02.07. Both drives recognised straight away.

Any help here is appreciated as I do love the extras using the  WDLXTV brings, but it's pointless if I can't get my drives detected.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: altkg on November 15, 2009, 01:01:25 PM
okie fixed S00custom-options & video_resume_points_table bugs. I dos2unix /conf/net.* files now too for windows folk. Should be good now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)
Hello, I can not connect by Wi-Fi, this version 1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 and the wireless-mod-wdlxtv.app.bin, if I boot ext3-0.9.2 release, and wireless-mod.app.bin, with (conceptronic c54 usb wifi), this device does not load in your mod?
prefer to use this frimware, most updated and able to connect wifi
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 17, 2009, 12:49:36 AM
Hi!

I am using WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 and got an issue with hard drives connected via USB Hub.

I am using the USB port on the back of WDTV only and conected 3 hard drives via USB hub.
Two of the drives show the correct name but one shows USB2 instead of the hard drive's name (HD stuff S-Z).
Nothing is plugged into the USB port on the side.

Anyone got the same issue?

Regards
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rebirth24 on November 19, 2009, 08:22:05 AM
Hi!

I am using WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 and got an issue with hard drives connected via USB Hub.

I am using the USB port on the back of WDTV only and conected 3 hard drives via USB hub.
Two of the drives show the correct name but one shows USB2 instead of the hard drive's name (HD stuff S-Z).
Nothing is plugged into the USB port on the side.

Anyone got the same issue?

Regards


Good luck getting answers.  I have had this problem for some time through several revisions of the FW and have not been able to find a resolution yet.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: acomp917 on November 19, 2009, 01:26:15 PM
Don't MEAN to stick my nose into this... but there are answers about this. I think they might be on B-rad's page. I ran across them a LONG time ago. I do not use a hub and do not remember the partics.

This forum is slowing down to some of the more seasoned and the people wanting OSD mods. The seasoned people read and help a LOT, we just get tired of answering the same questions ALL of the time.

The GRUMP  ;)

S
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 19, 2009, 11:13:12 PM
Don't MEAN to stick my nose into this... but there are answers about this. I think they might be on B-rad's page. I ran across them a LONG time ago. I do not use a hub and do not remember the partics.

This forum is slowing down to some of the more seasoned and the people wanting OSD mods. The seasoned people read and help a LOT, we just get tired of answering the same questions ALL of the time.

The GRUMP  ;)

S


Hi acomp917,

feel free to post a link to the answer requested ;)

I used the search function which gave me 100+ results in homebrew section and 200+ total.
The only thread I could find about this/a similar issue was 
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1725.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1725.0) but no real answers there.

Thanks in advance.

gonzalesdlx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: acomp917 on November 20, 2009, 10:05:32 AM
gonzalesdlx,

It seems you did try. Is your hub powered? Seems important.

I did a little search and found some old stuff. Take a look at message and on down the page.

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg15676#msg15676 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=446.msg15676#msg15676)

You are not alone.

S
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: DasDing on November 21, 2009, 08:08:50 AM
Hello B-rad,
thanks for this great firmware.
I flashed the version 0.5.8.1.
But after that i have a booting problem.
The wd TV boots only with the usb stick (fat).
After that i can connect the usb drive (fat 32).
But if the drive is connected by booting or when both is connected
(Stick and drive) the system hangs.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 22, 2009, 09:19:55 AM
@ gonzalesdlx

You really use an usb hub with firmware 0.5.8.1 ? Since the official version 1.02.07 there is no hub support :(
Does your WDTV detect all HDDs via hub?

I had the same problem with "USB2". I just made a cold restart (unplug the AC) and everything was fine.

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 22, 2009, 11:09:13 PM
@sylvio2000,

Yes I am using 0.5.8.1 wich is based on WD's official fw 1.03.01 and yes, I am using USB hub ;)
On b-rads site http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv/ (http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv/) you may read: "USB Hub support". So I guess he kind of fixed it.

I am using a non-powerd 4-port USB hub. All three drives get detected but (the last?) one does get detected as USB2 and not with its logical name.
If I plug my USB stick into the last remaining port, the stick gets detected as USB2 and the drive which got detected as USB2 before, now is shown with its correct name.

USB 4-port non-powered connected to USB2 (USB1 is emtpy):
Scenario 1 (3 devices connected)

AVIs
HD-Stuff A-R
USB2

Scenario 2 (4 devices connected)

AVIs
HD-Stuff A-R
HD-Stuff S-Z
USB2

So I guess there is nothing wrong with my HDs. I already thought about pluggin a empty/fake USB stick into the hub so the 3 important drives get detected correctly.

@acomp917

Thanks for the link. Using a powered USB hub might be worth a try but since it is basically working (just one drive's name is not shown correctly) I am not sure if it will help.

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 22, 2009, 11:54:48 PM
@ gonzales
Ok, I first have to say, that I use a hub, too. But I had to create a file called .addMounts on every device and the HDDs are only recognized If I reboot the WDTV (unplug AC). Did you had to do anything special or is your hub just working (maybe with media library, too) ?
But I will see whats new in this firmware :)

BTW, did you try to unplug your AC and boot up your WDTV? For me it fixed the problem with "USB2" instead of the real name.


edit:
I looked at b-rads homepage for some kind of how-to for usb hubs, but I only see in the feature list that it should support hubs ;)
I knew that, but I really would like to know if you did something special to get your hub working with several HDDs (like I did). For me it is very annoying to restart the WDTV if I want to see a movie :(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 23, 2009, 01:45:31 AM
Sylvio2000,

I did not do anything to get the hub working (at least in the way it is working now).

Usually I switch off the WDTV and all connected devices via one remote power switch. So basically, yes, I did already try to unplug from AC.

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 23, 2009, 02:30:44 AM
So could you try to standby your WDTV and see if your HDDs are detected? That would be very interesting.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 23, 2009, 02:34:13 AM
Will do later today. I am @work right now.

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
Title: WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 + LaurentG + event-osd
Post by: symean on November 23, 2009, 03:02:15 AM
Has anyone gotten the WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 working with LaurentG 1.3.2 and event-osd (not sure of version...modified date of 30 June 2009)? I upgraded to the latest WDLXTV, and left everything else exactly the same, and now movie sheets don't appear, and the background stays as the 'blue wood grain' background that b-rad includes.

I tried fiddling with the 'S00custom-options' and 'LaurentG.conf.txt' files to see if some options needed to be turned on or off to get it to work, without success. When I downgraded to WDLXTV 0.5.7 my custom background and movie sheets all immediately worked as expected again.

So I suspect that either there's a basic incompatibility with these three and one or more of them needs updating, or that something in the config files needs to be set differently.

If anyone has had success (or can try) I'd greatly appreciate it.

Cheers :)
Sam

ps: must say well done in general to these guys for letting us customise the WD TV. Cheers!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 23, 2009, 03:10:45 AM
@ gonzales

No problem I can wait :)

Could it be that your media library is activated? I only see "USB2" if media library is on and I go to folder view (where all HDDs are listed).
If media library is off I can see all my HDDs with real name.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 23, 2009, 04:19:32 AM
Yes, I think media library is turned on. Should I disable it? Or disable and re-enable?

If it is disabled, what is different then?

I usually access my video files via: video -> all files -> 'hard drive' -> 'folder' -> 'file'

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 23, 2009, 05:04:18 AM
I think that is the problem.  :)
Just disable media library. It does not work with usb hubs unfortunately.
And you will see, everything is fine  :)

Media library should summarize all your connected HDDs into one folder, so that you do not have to search every hdd for a specific file. But since it does not work with hubs you can disable it. Then you can navigate to your hdds faster, too ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 23, 2009, 06:51:50 AM
Thanks, will try that.

When reading your comment, it looks like I did never make use of media libray feature ;)
So I guess I can switch it off anyway.

Is it recommended to use a powerd USB hub instead of a non-powered?

Will let you know.

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 23, 2009, 07:17:54 AM
I dont know, but I think If all HDDs get the neccessary power it doesnt matter if the hub is powered or not.
I for myself use a harddrive case with 4 HDDs inside (I think it is the same as a powered hub).
Title: Re: WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 + LaurentG + event-osd
Post by: gangstaF on November 23, 2009, 09:51:34 AM
Has anyone gotten the WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 working with LaurentG 1.3.2 and event-osd (not sure of version...modified date of 30 June 2009)? I upgraded to the latest WDLXTV, and left everything else exactly the same, and now movie sheets don't appear, and the background stays as the 'blue wood grain' background that b-rad includes.

I tried fiddling with the 'S00custom-options' and 'LaurentG.conf.txt' files to see if some options needed to be turned on or off to get it to work, without success. When I downgraded to WDLXTV 0.5.7 my custom background and movie sheets all immediately worked as expected again.

So I suspect that either there's a basic incompatibility with these three and one or more of them needs updating, or that something in the config files needs to be set differently.

If anyone has had success (or can try) I'd greatly appreciate it.

Cheers :)
Sam

ps: must say well done in general to these guys for letting us customise the WD TV. Cheers!
I have this exact same problem! :|

I can't seem to find out why the sheets and OSD mods won't load anymore!!!

Any help plz!!
gangstaF
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gonzalesdlx on November 23, 2009, 11:57:39 PM
I dont know, but I think If all HDDs get the neccessary power it doesnt matter if the hub is powered or not.
I for myself use a harddrive case with 4 HDDs inside (I think it is the same as a powered hub).

I switched media library off yesterday and all drives got displayed with correct names. But the order was quite strange.

HD-Stuff S-Z
AVIs
HD-Stuff A-R

Probably depends on hard drive's physical name or whatever?!

Once I managed to get a good order after pluggin in an USB stick.
Then I did get:

AVIs
HD-Stuff A-R
HD-Stuff S-Z
USB2   (stick)

Well, think I will play around with the config a bit until I get the setup of my choice.

/cheers
gonzalesdlx
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sylvio2000 on November 24, 2009, 12:07:23 AM
Yes, thats the same problem here. There is another order if I disable media library.
And if I plug in another usb device it is shown as USB2, too. But I dont know how to manage this :(

But thats ok for me :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: symean on November 24, 2009, 07:30:52 AM
gangstaF, have a look at the few posts between 'Lister of Smeg' and myself here:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1039.315 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1039.315)

Seems that the latest WDLXTV doesn't like spaces in the name of drive that holds the apps, and may also require re-formatting to FAT32. Hope this solves it for you!

Cheers :)
Sam
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: lynezz on November 24, 2009, 11:39:59 AM
Hi,

I switched from ext3 to WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 today and can't get Video to work.

I am logged in, heres, what I tried:

Code: [Select]
# grep VIDEO_OUT /conf/config
VIDEO_OUT='COMPOSITE'
VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION='480i60'
# config_tool -c VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION='1080p24'
config saved val:key => (VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION,1080p24)
# grep VIDEO_OUT /conf/config
VIDEO_OUT='COMPOSITE'
VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION='1080p24'
# config_tool -c VIDEO_OUT='HDMI'              
config saved val:key => (VIDEO_OUT,HDMI)
# grep VIDEO_OUT /conf/config
VIDEO_OUT='COMPOSITE'
VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION='480i60'
# config_tool -c VIDEO_OUT='HDMI'
config saved val:key => (VIDEO_OUT,HDMI)
# grep VIDEO_OUT /conf/config
VIDEO_OUT='COMPOSITE'
VIDEO_OUT_RESOLUTION='480i60'

So I can switch the resolution, but whenever I try HDMI it returns to 'standard' values.
Additionally I can change VIDEO_OUT to anything else, like Banana. But just not HDMI.

I really dont get whats wrong -.-
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: idontknow on November 24, 2009, 05:27:50 PM
Hello

I just downloaded the firmware and have starting flashing my WDTV

however for past 20 min the percentage mark is still stuck at 0%?

is there some issue?

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 24, 2009, 05:55:48 PM
gangstaF, have a look at the few posts between 'Lister of Smeg' and myself here:

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1039.315 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1039.315)

Seems that the latest WDLXTV doesn't like spaces in the name of drive that holds the apps, and may also require re-formatting to FAT32. Hope this solves it for you!

Cheers :)
Sam
Thank you for pointed that Symean! I have problems with some old versions of WDlxTV. Renaming the HDD label works like a charm! Thank you!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: idontknow on November 24, 2009, 06:04:26 PM
Can someone reply to my query please?

How much time it takes to flash?

thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: rodfeli on November 24, 2009, 06:10:03 PM
Can someone reply to my query please?
How much time it takes to flash?
thanks
Verify this things and reboot your device:
1) Verify only one drive/stick is connected to the WDTV
2) Stick or pen drive formatted as FAT is recommended
3) Stick with U3 format is not compatible.
4) If all fail put only the original wdtv.bin and wdtv.ver in the stick/drive. The WDTV must recover the original firmware.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: idontknow on November 24, 2009, 06:16:20 PM
Can someone reply to my query please?
How much time it takes to flash?
thanks
Verify this things and reboot your device:
1) Verify only one drive/stick is connected to the WDTV
2) Stick or pen drive formatted as FAT is recommended
3) Stick with U3 format is not compatible.
4) If all fail put only the original wdtv.bin and wdtv.ver in the stick/drive. The WDTV must recover the original firmware.

Good Luck!


thanks for replying. I have connected only one drive and it is not U3. It is formatted in FAT32 format

Now to put original bin file, I need to stop the current process.

Should I do that? I hope it does not brick the player
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bobbes on November 28, 2009, 11:41:48 PM
Hi,
i have a problem with persistant resume.
I placed the empty file video_resume_points_table in the root of my USB hdd.
But when i stop a movie,power off the wdtv,i cant resume it when its powered on again.
Im using the latest wdlxtv firmware, and i cut the wdtv completely off from power at night.

Any suggestions?

Regards...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sebastiaan15 on November 29, 2009, 12:25:31 AM
Hi,
i have a problem with persistant resume.
I placed the empty file video_resume_points_table in the root of my USB hdd.
But when i stop a movie,power off the wdtv,i cant resume it when its powered on again.
Im using the latest wdlxtv firmware, and i cut the wdtv completely off from power at night.

Any suggestions?

Regards...

put this line in your S00custom-options -> and change the sda ->sda1=usb1 and sda2=usb2 ->where you put the file

# Make video resume boot persistent
echo ‘ln -sf /tmp/mnt/sda/video_resume_point_table /tmp/video_resume_point_table’ >> /tmp/init.d/S99post-init
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: netdada on November 29, 2009, 02:16:19 AM
B-Rad made a(nother) typo.
I already notified him.
Guess he needs a little rest ;-) from the great work he's doing for us.

If you're using WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 for persistent resume use only:
"video_resume_point_table" (not ...points)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: LowWAF on December 02, 2009, 09:10:55 AM
Video and remote unresponsive when viewing over NFS

I use WDLXTV (not certain of version, I believe 0.5.5) and stream video from a ubuntu NFS server to the WDTV. I also use the LaurentG app bin. Everything has been working perfectly but since I can't just leave the everything alone went and I screwed something up (hence my user name). Now when I play video via NFS there is usually a delay when starting and the remote is unresponsive. Playing from a HFS+ formatted USB drive directly connected to the WDTV works fine. I think the solution is to reflash the firmware (and I'll try that this evening) but I'm curious to know if something I did caused this. I'm a Linux newbie, but I'm interested in learning.

Things I did recently (both of which I think I undid):
Installed the Minimialistic theme with lilibabe.osd.bin in the root of the HFS+ drive (As far as I can tell I removed this, is it possible for something to be persistent)
Installed Skype on the Ubuntu server (I don't see how this could effect the WDTV, but who knows, maybe I screwed something up with the NFS server)

The only way I know to  reboot the WDTV is by pulling the power. Can doing this corrupt the firmware or something?

Also, using a HFS+ drive in the WDTV is a PITA. Every time I power down I need to go into the drive and delete the .wdtv directory before I start up again. Is it possible that through all this the nfs.app.bin was corrupted in some way?

Does anyone have any insight?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: nowhere on December 02, 2009, 03:04:52 PM
Installed 0.5.2 and works fine. However it won't recognize the video file name in Asian characters over the network share, so that it is not able to play it. There is no problem if I place the files in USB HDD. Could you please add language support to your software? I am using Windows share.


Update: this has been fixed by adding iocharset=utf8 on the xmount command line. And also confirmed if I use NFS share, non-english character can be read without this parameter.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: LowWAF on December 03, 2009, 09:40:39 AM
Video and remote unresponsive when viewing over NFS

I use WDLXTV (not certain of version, I believe 0.5.5) and stream video from a ubuntu NFS server to the WDTV. I also use the LaurentG app bin. Everything has been working perfectly but since I can't just leave the everything alone went and I screwed something up (hence my user name). Now when I play video via NFS there is usually a delay when starting and the remote is unresponsive. Playing from a HFS+ formatted USB drive directly connected to the WDTV works fine. I think the solution is to reflash the firmware (and I'll try that this evening) but I'm curious to know if something I did caused this. I'm a Linux newbie, but I'm interested in learning.

I updated the firmware to 0.5.8.1 and NFS and the remote are working again.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on December 05, 2009, 08:44:25 AM
Hi B-rad,
I use the .thumbDB feature of the WDLXTV to manage my thumbs.
But as .thumbDB directory need to be on the boot drive and can't be removed to add new thumbs without reboot, is it possible to mount also the .thumbDB directory when I plug an usb drive after a reboot?? And of course, is the drive could be ejected without unplug wdtv?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: substance12 on December 06, 2009, 12:10:46 AM
hi, new here... i'll be receive my wdtv live in a few days and i was looking into whether or not I should opt for the custom firmware.  a lot of what is on the wiki confused me.  other than themes and the add-ons... what additional features does b-rad's firmware offer?

i was reading something about the wdtv having difficulty with network shares if all pc's didn't have the same workgroup name.  does b-rad's firmware solve this?  i also heard there were some issues with win7... do custom firmwares handle win7 better?


thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on December 06, 2009, 12:43:01 AM
Hi substance12,
You are not in the right section.
Here it is for wdtv first generation.
For question about custom firmware on WDTV Live, look at http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=14.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=14.0)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Thomas on December 06, 2009, 10:24:38 AM
hmmmmm tried to download the latest via

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)

and it tells me I have to be a premium member.

Seriously ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: adoute on December 06, 2009, 10:33:55 AM
hmmmmm tried to download the latest via

http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip (http://rapidshare.com/files/303507898/1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)

and it tells me I have to be a premium member.

Seriously ?

I just downloaded it without any problems - I am NOT a premium member on Rapid Share.  PM me if you are still having trouble downloading it.

Allan
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Thomas on December 06, 2009, 11:01:15 AM
thanks Allan

I've pm'd you

although relying on others each time to get a file just really sucks big time
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Thomas on December 06, 2009, 11:57:13 AM
now if only I could get it to flash.

it says it's using 1.01.11
and the wdtv.ver file on my flash is
VERSION='1.03.01.WDLXTV-0.5.8.1'

seems to me to be a later version number so that the wdtv should see it and flash but it doesn't.
when I go into the system settings there is a place to upgrade but it only goes to the internet to check for newer versions.

What am I missing here ?

BTW I am doing this on the new live box
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on December 06, 2009, 01:58:13 PM
1.03.01.WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 is not for the Live box !
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Thomas on December 06, 2009, 02:38:12 PM
1.03.01.WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 is not for the Live box !

I'm realizing that now... it's why I am after the WDLXTV_LIVE-0.2.2.1

do you happen to have that ? :P
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on December 07, 2009, 10:11:30 AM
1.03.01.WDLXTV-0.5.8.1 is not for the Live box !

I'm realizing that now... it's why I am after the WDLXTV_LIVE-0.2.2.1

do you happen to have that ? :P


No, as I don't have a Live box.... You are also posting in a WDTV 1 topic  :-\

Please see : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2439.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2439.0) for WDTV Live

there is a link to the lastest version of the b-rad firmware for the live box.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Shiny on December 10, 2009, 02:59:41 PM
Hi,

I have just the same trouble like Steve, I switched to 0.5.8.1 from 0.5.7, I use as Zyxel WIFI device (zd1211b.ko) but wifi seems broken.

I changed my - previously working in 0.5.7 - settings from DHCP to static IP which doesnt work either.
The driver has been loaded, but net.agent is running wild - according to the log (messages):

Code: [Select]
Jan  1 00:00:33 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: zd1211b: Unknown symbol wireless_send_event
Jan  1 00:00:49 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: wireless_ext: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:49 WDTV-5bd08 user.info kernel: Loading wireless extentions module...
Jan  1 00:00:49 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: firmware_class: No versions for exported symbols. Tainting kernel.
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: ZD1211B - version 2.19.2.9
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: vendor_id = 0586
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: product_id = 3410
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: USB 2.0 Host
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: Release Ver = 4810
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice kernel: EEPROM Ver = 4810
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: Finish download Firmware. Ready to reboot
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.err kernel: PA type: 0
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: PHYNEWLayout = 1
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: Airoha AL2230S_RF
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: ieee80211_dirmcast_attach
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.debug kernel: OverWrite CR47 = 0x1C
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.debug kernel: zd1205_config: EEP(HWFeature)=0x180
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: AllowedChannel = 000107ff
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.warn kernel: Region:48
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.info kernel: usbcore: registered new driver zd1211b
Jan  1 00:00:53 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice root: net.agent:  Called for eth0
Jan  1 00:01:09 WDTV-5bd08 user.notice root: net.agent: No IP provided, doing DHCP

I assume neither wpa_supplicant.conf not net.config has been loaded. Thumbs filesystem is ntfs, apps are mounted successfully. I updated the firmware and lilibabe.osd.bin, nothing else

@b-rad: Any clue?

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dwoz on December 12, 2009, 09:51:24 AM
Hi,
I've set the size of the thumbnails to 240x360 by:
config_tool c THUMBRESO = "240x360"
and work, but the thumbnails are displayed in a very poor quality, how to fix?
On the pc I changed the size of thumbnails to 240x360 and it looks very nice.
on pc:
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/3687/onpc.jpg)
on wd:
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9371/onwdj.jpg)
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: HKMacs on December 18, 2009, 06:24:45 AM
I've upgraded mine to 5.8.1 and now it seems to be endlessly scanning USB drives and does not display a full list from both drives (thumbdrives only 4GB and 8GB) in the full playlist as before and I need to access each separately. Cannot aggregate drives. Tried re-flashing many times and reset but still doesn't fix this problem. Any ideas?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on December 18, 2009, 07:51:38 AM
Hi,
I've set the size of the thumbnails to 240x360 by:
config_tool c THUMBRESO = "240x360"
and work, but the thumbnails are displayed in a very poor quality, how to fix?
On the pc I changed the size of thumbnails to 240x360 and it looks very nice.
Thanks in advance
This is normal, wdtv create in cache all the thumbs it has to display.
But the size of the files in the cache is maximum 240x240 pix so if you want to display thumbs with resolution higher than that, thumbs have a poor quality.
The only way you have is to manage the cache directory (using .thumbDB feature of WDLXTV) and replace the file in the cache by one with higher resolution.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: coremi on December 20, 2009, 05:54:10 AM
is it possible to make a custom firmware to include dts downmix ? i might be stupid so ignor me if so ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ToniNegri on December 20, 2009, 06:48:48 AM
dts downmix is done by hardware, so there's nothing to do.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: phantom2012 on December 21, 2009, 03:10:28 PM
no hope to dts downmix to wd tv generation one unfortunately.
anyway does anyone has any problems with the s00-cuctom   execution file? Cause that i try to  to disable or better to kill the processes mount.watch plug.watch list.watch (for having  better playback ) with no luck .
So i have to kill them through command line.
any help will be appreciated
( i am using the latest b-rad firmware 0.5.8.1)

thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: symean on December 22, 2009, 02:03:09 AM
I've upgraded mine to 5.8.1 and now it seems to be endlessly scanning USB drives and does not display a full list from both drives (thumbdrives only 4GB and 8GB) in the full playlist as before and I need to access each separately. Cannot aggregate drives. Tried re-flashing many times and reset but still doesn't fix this problem. Any ideas?

Try removing spaces from the drive names and making sure you have event-osd release 170 (if you're using it). Release 162 seems to be the most popular one floating around out there but it is buggy.

Hope that helps :)
Sam
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: TheCoon on December 22, 2009, 11:12:26 AM
This might have been mentioned before, but I didn't want to go through 44 pages now...
In both the latest WDLXTV firmware release and the one before it (which are the only ones I've tried), search didn't function right. No matter what I search, it finds no matches.
Also, in music, the file name is still displayed instead of the MP3 tag title, even though it's set to the right option in the settings.
One more thing about music... where did the Now Playing option disappear to?

I was wondering also if it would be possible (if not already) to:
1) Make certain (specific) folders display as list view instead of thumbnail view. This would be good for albums (song list) and also for TV shows (episode list). EDIT: Still not quite.
2) Add an option to hide certain folders in certain modes, e.g. when browsing Music, only one specific folder (VIDEO || PHOTOS || >MUSIC< || TV) shows up.
3) Password-protect specific folders. I know what you're thinking. No, this isn't for porn. It's for the R-rated movies I don't want my kids watching. ;)

Thanks in advance, and god bless all of the developers. :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: HKMacs on December 24, 2009, 03:41:03 PM
I've upgraded mine to 5.8.1 and now it seems to be endlessly scanning USB drives and does not display a full list from both drives (thumbdrives only 4GB and 8GB) in the full playlist as before and I need to access each separately. Cannot aggregate drives. Tried re-flashing many times and reset but still doesn't fix this problem. Any ideas?

Try removing spaces from the drive names and making sure you have event-osd release 170 (if you're using it). Release 162 seems to be the most popular one floating around out there but it is buggy.

Hope that helps :)
Sam

I've no idea what "event-osd release 170" is? Is it installed by default. What is it and what does it do? Will remove spaces as suggesed. Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dwoz on December 25, 2009, 03:03:43 AM
This is normal, wdtv create in cache all the thumbs it has to display.
But the size of the files in the cache is maximum 240x240 pix so if you want to display thumbs with resolution higher than that, thumbs have a poor quality.
The only way you have is to manage the cache directory (using .thumbDB feature of WDLXTV) and replace the file in the cache by one with higher resolution.
thanks, as it uses .thumbDB feature? I have a step by step how to use it?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: realtebo on December 26, 2009, 06:30:24 AM
i'm unable to download latest release from rapidshare because it's 'unavailable for free users' . . .

can you uplad to a more serious file host ?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: icehome on December 28, 2009, 09:31:04 PM
Root password for telnet? Firmware version: 0.5.8.1

Hi, could anyone tell me what is the root password for telnet? I tried root and empty password but it would not let me log in (it used to work before). Also searched on the web but nothing comes up. Please help, thanks!

icehome
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on December 29, 2009, 01:06:45 AM
anyone? what is the meaning of below option found in the "S00custom-options" file:
Code: [Select]
# change subtitle size to one not menu-selectable
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=44
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=48
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=52
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=56
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=60
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=64
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=68
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=72
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=76
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=80

is it by deleting the # means that the size will be available on the subtitle setting?
or it will make the subtitle size permanent?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on December 29, 2009, 01:40:19 AM
This is normal, wdtv create in cache all the thumbs it has to display.
But the size of the files in the cache is maximum 240x240 pix so if you want to display thumbs with resolution higher than that, thumbs have a poor quality.
The only way you have is to manage the cache directory (using .thumbDB feature of WDLXTV) and replace the file in the cache by one with higher resolution.
thanks, as it uses .thumbDB feature? I have a step by step how to use it?
To use .thumbDB (persistent thumbs), you just need to create a directory named ".thumbDB" at the root of the drive plugged at boot.
If you are a windows user and don't know how to create such a directory, look at this topic : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3754.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3754.0)
After that, plug the drive on your wdtv, reboot, navigate some directories and let the wdtv load thumbs.
Now there are directories into .thumbDB folder, with exactly the same structure of your HDD and with inside some files <movie.avi>.thumb
So now you can replace these files by files with bigger resolution.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Titi on December 29, 2009, 01:44:15 AM
anyone? what is the meaning of below option found in the "S00custom-options" file:
Code: [Select]
# change subtitle size to one not menu-selectable
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=44
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=48
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=52
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=56
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=60
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=64
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=68
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=72
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=76
#config_tool -c SUBTITLE_FONT_SIZE=80
is it by deleting the # means that the size will be available on the subtitle setting?
or it will make the subtitle size permanent?
These size will never be available in the subtitle setting.
Deleting the # (only one line) will configure your wdtv with this size of subtitle permanently.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ~¤ kyogoku ¤~ on December 29, 2009, 01:56:53 AM
ok titi thx for the answer, first I thought it will be like the one from rezmus (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=506.0)

to bad resmuz's doesn't support wdlxtv (at least I haven't got any clue of it)

btw, I'm still waiting for your answer on your MSheet thread.  ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: nls on December 29, 2009, 04:15:12 AM
Hi there!
I don't know if this is a firmware issue, so I'll ask You: it's possible to shutdown the connectd hdd with the WDTV off?
Can this feature be implemented in WDLXTV?

Thank you all and sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dwoz on December 29, 2009, 07:17:57 AM
This is normal, wdtv create in cache all the thumbs it has to display.
But the size of the files in the cache is maximum 240x240 pix so if you want to display thumbs with resolution higher than that, thumbs have a poor quality.
The only way you have is to manage the cache directory (using .thumbDB feature of WDLXTV) and replace the file in the cache by one with higher resolution.
thanks, as it uses .thumbDB feature? I have a step by step how to use it?
To use .thumbDB (persistent thumbs), you just need to create a directory named ".thumbDB" at the root of the drive plugged at boot.
If you are a windows user and don't know how to create such a directory, look at this topic : http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3754.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3754.0)
After that, plug the drive on your wdtv, reboot, navigate some directories and let the wdtv load thumbs.
Now there are directories into .thumbDB folder, with exactly the same structure of your HDD and with inside some files <movie.avi>.thumb
So now you can replace these files by files with bigger resolution.
thanks  ;)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Scud on January 05, 2010, 09:21:08 PM
Hey guys,

I just picked up a WDTV Live box yesterday and was cruising around the net looking for something completely unrelated and came across this and I'm very keen to try it out. I've downloaded and extracted the files into my root folder on my usb drive but when I connect it up it won't recognise the firmware upgrade or anything like that. Any ideas on how to get it going?

My official firmware I've got is 1.01.11 if that's any use.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: wdtv101 on January 05, 2010, 09:37:04 PM
Hey guys,

I just picked up a WDTV Live box yesterday and was cruising around the net looking for something completely unrelated and came across this and I'm very keen to try it out. I've downloaded and extracted the files into my root folder on my usb drive but when I connect it up it won't recognise the firmware upgrade or anything like that. Any ideas on how to get it going?

My official firmware I've got is 1.01.11 if that's any use.
You're in WDTV 1 forum and download wrong firmware...

You should go to WDTV Live forum instead...

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=14.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=14.0)
http://b-rad.cc/1095/wdlxtv-live-0-3-2/ (http://b-rad.cc/1095/wdlxtv-live-0-3-2/)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Lister of Smeg on January 08, 2010, 03:44:55 AM
Hi All,

I hope someone can help me as i have looked through the forum and couldn't find an answer.

In WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 there is a typo by B-Rad in the firmware which means the Video Resume doesn't work. I have read that the typo is as follows:-

In 0.5.8.1 = video_resume_points_table
Should be = video_resume_point_table

But how do i change this table name? Bearing in mind that i don't have my WDTV hooked up to my network.

Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: MyLastWord on January 08, 2010, 10:37:47 AM
@b-rad: after disabling NTP and setting NTP_delay i still have problems with "sluggish remote". Do you know if this new release have any effect on that?

I'm also a "victim" of remote sluggishness and neither 0.5.8 nor 0.5.8.1 helped. I used the NTP and NTP_delay settings from S00... as well as from shell to no avail.

On my WDTV, the last stable version was 0.5.3.2 (which I'm still running).

My config: Belkin F5D5055 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter USB 2.0, shares mounted via NFS.

@b-rad if you need logfiles etc. just let me know, I'm happy to help.


Here here! I thought only me encountered this problem. I now have flashed my WDTV back to 0.5.3.2 and there the problem with sluggish remote gone away.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: POMAH on January 10, 2010, 08:44:58 AM
For those having sluggish remote, try to disable DHCP, make a static IP for your WDTV and see if that helps.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cerwin_ on January 10, 2010, 12:27:23 PM
Im not able to watch any movies with 720p or higher resolution anymore ..they just start freezing up. It occured after installing this fw. Any ideas would be great.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: chunkwok on January 11, 2010, 08:18:49 AM
after i upgrade to 0.5.8.1 from the original fw, i got a problem that i think another post in the forum mentioned.  while using external srt files, sometimes the movie (i tried 720p only) will become lag, if i disable the subtitle in the menu, the movie will play smooth again.  it doesn't look like a network issue, anyone has idea?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mdex on January 14, 2010, 08:16:30 AM
Am I right in thinking this fw isn't compatible with v2 WD TV?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: DaSandman on January 14, 2010, 10:56:04 AM
Am I right in thinking this fw isn't compatible with v2 WD TV?

Please note the section of the forum this post is in : WDTV 1 Forum Groups :D

If you are interested in WDTV2 look in that forum for the relevant b-rad custom firmware.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mithat on January 15, 2010, 03:25:17 PM
Just got this weird issue and couldn't check if it's also applicable with the original firmware.

The device cannot play movies copied on a 4GB Toshiba TransMemory USB stick formatted FAT32 using Live USB Helper as bootable. WDTV just says the format is not supported.

If the same file copied to another USB device it works flawlessly. The CRC and file structure of the stick is intact and the file is not corrupted.

 ???

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Paradox on January 16, 2010, 07:07:17 AM
Hopefully RS will stop telling me it is out of downloads for non members and let me actually download this firmware  >:(
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Paradox on January 16, 2010, 09:07:12 AM
Still unable to download the new WDLXTV RS says the servers are overloaded

Can someone host the file somewhere else?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: AyDee on January 16, 2010, 07:33:55 PM
Here you go guys: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6I7UYBLQ (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6I7UYBLQ)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: MarcP on January 17, 2010, 10:08:47 AM
For those having sluggish remote, try to disable DHCP, make a static IP for your WDTV and see if that helps.

no... i had DCHP=OFF and i had having sluggish remore... then i have telnet(ted) :-) "config_tool -c NTP=OFF" , reboot WDTV and the remote does works normally. The command it's resident too :-)

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: meteo on January 19, 2010, 10:27:38 PM
Sluggish Remote. I noticed that the "Scanning USB drives" message wasn't going away and found that once I disabled the Media Library under System Settings, the Scanning message went away and the remote returned to normal usage. May help in tracking this down. BB
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bumizitch on January 26, 2010, 10:36:43 PM
I have a WDTV Live.  I also have a regular WDTV.  The only reason I bought the Live is because I had not found this forum and did not know it was possible to network the regular WDTV.  Networking was my main desire so I bought the Live.  I have 4 external hard drives running on my computer which I cannot move to the WDTV.  With the Live I can network it to my computer with these hard drives and use them all at once. 

There are many mods that are available with the WDTV and not the Live.  I would like to use the WDTV and sell the Live to a friend, but I need to know how to network my WDTV before I sell the other. 

I currently run Vista and my hard drives are C:/, E:/, F:/, H:/, and I:/.  I run an ethernet cable from my computer to the Live.  I would like to use this same set-up on my WDTV.  I currently running WDLXTV 0.5.8 firmware.  Can someone please tell me step by step how to network my computer drives with the WDTV?

I am a total noob, but I do possess a little technology knowledge.  This, however, is beyond me.



 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: tnmc on January 28, 2010, 08:35:28 AM
Very nice work; a couple of observations:

Remote is sluggish as reported by others
USB hub only recognises a single device

Best wishes,
/Taz
Title: Installed B-RAD 0.5.8.1, Is there a way to power off ext hard drives ??
Post by: Tom80112 on January 29, 2010, 07:39:18 PM
I just installed b-rad 0.5.8.1 and have 2 questions:

1)  Is there a way to have my WDTV 1 turn off the ext harddrives
     when I power off with the remote?  Right now I have to unplug
     the harddrive to get it to turn off.

2)  How do I get the original background and screen saver logo to
     come back?  B-Rad's replacements are ok but I prefer the original
     background and screen blanker.   (My WDTV is not networked)

Sorry if these are obvious questions...
Thanks for your time..
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: netdada on January 31, 2010, 06:22:13 AM
Hello b-rad,
your firmware for the WDTVLive (0.2.2.1 or 0.3.4.2, the one's i tested)
does NOT corrupt the HFS network shared drives,
when turning them off without unmounting them first from the WDTV UI.
The same is not true for your firmware for the original WDTV (like 0.5.8.1),
and unmounting each time from UI is a bit of a hassle and prone to mistakes.

To explain better:
If I switch them plain off with the WDTV, on their repeated turning on
my airport reports "disks need to be repaired" and don't get mounted/shared anymore,
and the only way I found to fix them
is to reinstall the airport firmware.
After that they get mounted again.

Maybe it can be fixed for the original WDTV too.
What do you think?
Title: Re: Installed B-RAD 0.5.8.1, Is there a way to power off ext hard drives ??
Post by: DaSandman on February 04, 2010, 12:03:10 PM
Can someone please tell me step by step how to network my computer drives with the WDTV?
There are guides on here on how to do this - do a search and you will find it. The most important thing is to make sure you get a supported USB-LAN adaptor - if its one of the supported ones you should be able to download the mods/apps you need, drop them onto your USB stick/HDD and reboot, simple as that.

1)  Is there a way to have my WDTV 1 turn off the ext harddrives
     when I power off with the remote?  Right now I have to unplug
     the harddrive to get it to turn off.
The USB hard drives should power off (not 100% but close enough - they go into sleep mode, so stop spinning completely) when you press the power button on the remote control. This will not work if you have all your apps in the root of your USB-HDD though, as they are needed for the WDTV to run. (eg on mine whenever I press the power off the USB hard drive slows down and almost stops, but then fires back up again.) Not sure if this will work for USB-hubs tho?

2)  How do I get the original background and screen saver logo to
     come back?  B-Rad's replacements are ok but I prefer the original
     background and screen blanker.   (My WDTV is not networked)
b-rad's zip package includes the originals - if you want to use them simply put them on your usb-key/usb-hdd and they will be picked up next reboot.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Tom80112 on February 05, 2010, 09:37:36 AM
My ext USB drive is 4 years old and seems to stay on no matter
how long I wait.   The power light never goes out and the drive
never seems to stop. 

I will try removing the B-Rad files from the root directory to see
if that helps..  Since the WDTV was flashed, it shouldn't need any
of these B-Rad files right?

>>b-rad's zip package includes the originals - if you want to use them simply put them on your usb-key/usb-hdd and they will be picked up next reboot.


So if I put the original files on a USB-key, will they get flashed into firmware?
Do I need to tell the WDTV to update?  Is this a one time thing or do these
files always have to be present on one of the USB drives?

Thanks..
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: InChi on February 07, 2010, 09:44:02 AM
Video and remote unresponsive when viewing over NFS

I use WDLXTV (not certain of version, I believe 0.5.5) and stream video from a ubuntu NFS server to the WDTV. I also use the LaurentG app bin. Everything has been working perfectly but since I can't just leave the everything alone went and I screwed something up (hence my user name). Now when I play video via NFS there is usually a delay when starting and the remote is unresponsive. Playing from a HFS+ formatted USB drive directly connected to the WDTV works fine. I think the solution is to reflash the firmware (and I'll try that this evening) but I'm curious to know if something I did caused this. I'm a Linux newbie, but I'm interested in learning.

I updated the firmware to 0.5.8.1 and NFS and the remote are working again.

Same problem with sluggish remote when playing movies from NFS. But first version of WDLXTV I flashed is 0.5.8.1, before I had original WDTV with ext3-boot running. Maybe I should try to flash again?
DHCP is already disabled and NTP turned OFF.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frakki on February 08, 2010, 05:09:44 AM
same here...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kess on February 08, 2010, 11:28:57 AM
Hi there

I'd like to know, that anybody use Edimax USB-Ethernet adapter with WDTV? I ordered an Edimax EU-4207 adapter http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=295&pl1_id=5&pl2_id=26 (http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=295&pl1_id=5&pl2_id=26) . I did not find in the list of the supported devices, but as I found out this adapter has ASIX AX88772 chipset. So I think it will be ok...
Can anybody help me?

thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: InChi on February 12, 2010, 03:55:52 AM
same here...

I did now flashed WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 again and realised that sluggish remote is related to eventosd. Do you also use this app (for example with MSheet)? When removing eventosd remote responds normally when playing videos.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: jlaw on February 14, 2010, 03:08:28 AM
I've upgraded mine to 5.8.1 and now it seems to be endlessly scanning USB drives and does not display a full list from both drives (thumbdrives only 4GB and 8GB) in the full playlist as before and I need to access each separately. Cannot aggregate drives. Tried re-flashing many times and reset but still doesn't fix this problem. Any ideas?

Try removing spaces from the drive names and making sure you have event-osd release 170 (if you're using it). Release 162 seems to be the most popular one floating around out there but it is buggy.

Hope that helps :)
Sam

I've no idea what "event-osd release 170" is? Is it installed by default. What is it and what does it do? Will remove spaces as suggesed. Thanks.


sOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS PLS.?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: frakki on February 16, 2010, 04:58:45 AM


I did now flashed WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 again and realised that sluggish remote is related to eventosd. Do you also use this app (for example with MSheet)? When removing eventosd remote responds normally when playing videos.

am i able to remove eventosd an have eg Ambient mod installed? What is eventosd for?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: InChi on February 17, 2010, 06:49:08 AM
I've no idea what "event-osd release 170" is? Is it installed by default. What is it and what does it do? Will remove spaces as suggesed. Thanks.

You can found the app event-osd here:

http://wdtv.elmarweber.org/index.php/category/wdtv/event-osd (http://wdtv.elmarweber.org/index.php/category/wdtv/event-osd)

It is not installed by default, but used by some osd mods like MSheet (but MSheet uses a special adopted version as I remember).
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: pierino2010 on February 19, 2010, 04:18:07 AM
hello i am a newbie
 i have installed wdlxtv latest version and

 i have wdtv whith a usb hub with 3  1 tb hard disk attached on it , i see all 3 disk in menu folder but in menu all media wd does not recognise all video but only the ones on one hard disk??
why can someone help me. thanks

sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: perfectdark on February 20, 2010, 07:15:52 PM
Hi

I am a NUG (New Useless Guy)

I just downloaded 1.01.11_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV_LIVE-0.3.4.5 from B-Rad via Rapidshare (took all day to get a spot in queue)

I did try to flash my WDTV Live about a month back and bricked it, so i am very cautious this time around

My current WDTV Live firmware is 1.01.24
Do i need to downgrade it to a different firmware before I flash? Or can i just flash as is?

Thanks in advance my WD friends  ::)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: iliasbay on February 20, 2010, 08:34:24 PM
i have a usb with 3  1 tb hard disk attached on it , i see all 3 disk in menu folder but in menu all media wd does not recognise all video but only the ones on one hard disk??
I had the same problem. The solution is to set a proper value of a certain variable in Windows registry. See instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285089 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285089). Start with value of 18 (0x12), then, if it's still not working, add 3 and so on. You'll have to restart Windows, of course.
 
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: iliasbay on February 20, 2010, 08:42:32 PM
To ones reporting that WDTV doesn't see all devices connected via USB hub. Try to reboot WDTV while all drives are connected to your hub(s).
Title: My USB wireless doesn't work after 5.3.2 firmware
Post by: votopec on March 02, 2010, 08:00:44 AM
Hi all. I was trying to install USB wireless ( D-link dwl-g122, rt73 ). it only works with 5.3.2 firmware. if I try to go to higher firmware wdtv gets stuck. I tried both wireless packs. Someone please help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kamesh99 on March 02, 2010, 12:20:44 PM
Can any one help me,  I have tried different ways to enable wireless for WDTV. I have used first the latest version WDLXTV 5.8.1 with wireless-mod-rt.app.bin1.24 and then 1.31. It didnt work. And then downgraded to WDLXTV 5.6.1 with app.bin 1.2 or 1.31. But no luck. It hangs at IP setting or AP association.

Just now I tried with WLXTV 5.3.2, still no luck both with DHCP and static, getting the following messages in log

Dec 31 16:01:17 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: wireless-mod-rt: AP not associated ... sleeping for 1 sec
Dec 31 16:01:18 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: wireless-mod-rt: AP not associated ... sleeping for 1 sec
Dec 31 16:01:19 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: net.agent:  Called for rausb0
Dec 31 16:01:20 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: Testing static IP assignment...
Dec 31 16:01:35 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: Ping: 6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
Dec 31 16:01:35 WDTV-405d0 user.notice root: IP Assignment failed.  Trying DHCP

Code: [Select]
[Default]
CountryRegion=0
CountryRegionABand=7
WirelessMode=0
SSID=MYSSID
NetworkType=Infra
Channel=0
AuthMode=OPEN
EncrypType=WEP
DefaultKeyID=1
Key1Type=0
Key1Str=mypass
Key2Type=0
Key2Str=
Key3Type=0
Key3Str=
Key4Type=0
Key4Str=
WPAPSK=
TxBurst=0
PktAggregate=0
TurboRate=0
WmmCapable=0
AckPolicy=0;0;0;0
BGProtection=0
IEEE80211H=0
TxRate=0
RTSThreshold=2347
FragThreshold=2346
PSMode=CAM
TxPreamble=0
AdhocOfdm=0
FastRoaming=0
RoamThreshold=70

Code: [Select]
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:

HOST=wdtv

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:

#DHCP=yes

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)

DHCP=no
IP=192.168.1.10
GW=192.168.1.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.1.1
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone
#TZ=PST8EDT

#one of rt61sta.dat, rt73sta.dat, RT2400.dat, RT2500STA.dat, RT2570STA.dat, RT2870STA.dat (used by rt3070 as well)
WLAN_CFG=rt73sta.dat
#one of rt61.ko, rt73.ko, rt2400.ko, rt2500.ko, rt2570.ko, rt2870sta.ko, rt3070sta.ko
WLAN_LOAD=rt73.ko
#need to bring up device?
WLAN_UP=yes
#time to sleep while waiting for wireless association
WLAN_SLEEP=1
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kamesh99 on March 02, 2010, 10:15:24 PM
I have done some changes to config files. Still there was no improvement and getting the "IP Assignment failed.  Trying DHCP" message.

Following files used at the boot in usb drive

net.config
log-saver.app.bin
wireless-mod-rt.app.bin
rt73sta.dat

WDLXTV version is 5.3.2
wireless-mod-rt.app.bin version is 1.2.4
for editing i am using notepad++

Code: [Select]
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:

HOST=wdtv

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=1492

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:

#DHCP=yes

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)

DHCP=no
IP=192.168.100.102
GW=192.168.100.101
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.100.101
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone
TZ=PST8EDT

#one of rt61sta.dat, rt73sta.dat, RT2400.dat, RT2500STA.dat, RT2570STA.dat, RT2870STA.dat (used by rt3070 as well)
WLAN_CFG=rt73sta.dat
#one of rt61.ko, rt73.ko, rt2400.ko, rt2500.ko, rt2570.ko, rt2870sta.ko, rt3070sta.ko
WLAN_LOAD=rt73.ko
#need to bring up device?
WLAN_UP=yes
#time to sleep while waiting for wireless association
WLAN_SLEEP=1

Code: [Select]
[Default]
CountryRegion=0
CountryRegionABand=7
WirelessMode=0
SSID=AP350
NetworkType=Infra
Channel=0
AuthMode=OPEN
EncrypType=NONE
DefaultKeyID=1
Key1Type=0
Key1Str=
Key2Type=0
Key2Str=
Key3Type=0
Key3Str=
Key4Type=0
Key4Str=
#WPAPSK=
TxBurst=0
PktAggregate=0
TurboRate=0
WmmCapable=0
AckPolicy=0;0;0;0
BGProtection=0
IEEE80211H=0
TxRate=0
RTSThreshold=2347
FragThreshold=2346
PSMode=CAM
TxPreamble=0
AdhocOfdm=0
FastRoaming=0
RoamThreshold=70

messages.txt.0 --> http://pastebin.ca/1820712 (http://pastebin.ca/1820712)
dmesg.txt.0 --> http://pastebin.ca/1820713 (http://pastebin.ca/1820713)
system.txt.0 --> http://pastebin.ca/1820714 (http://pastebin.ca/1820714)

appreciate if any one could help me
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: votopec on March 03, 2010, 04:52:27 AM
I tried to connect wireless with d-link dwl-g122 (rt73) C1 3.00 firmware version. I

installed wdlxtv 5.8.1.
It didn't work, wdtv would halt during the boot without ever coming to menu. For one time it

worked, i don't know why because later was gone again.
Act light on stick never blinked.
Then I tried ext3-boot and still no go. It worked without DHCP only and veeery slow. I tried

to change all the settings in files. I also tried both wireless app.bin ( Zorander and

Smartp ).

I downgraded to 5.3.2. firmware and it started to work. However I would like to use it with

5.8.1.
One thing I realised with 5.8.1. is that when I put encription to WPA2 finnaly I got my usb

wireless stick to blink act light. Then in log file I see it connected to wireless but

didn't get IP with or without DHCP. With NONE or WEP it gets stuck before. In log it halts

at: Dec 31 16:00:55 WDTV-405d0 user.warn kernel: => usb_rtusb_open

If any of you can help I would appreciate that.
Title: [SOLVED] Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on March 06, 2010, 02:03:25 AM
Need your help guys....

all off a sudden not a single app.bin is loading anymore from external USB thumbdrive  >:( ???.

Already tried :

- switching to other USB stick
- brand new WDLXTV 0.5.8.1 firmware flash
- resetting via tiny pinhole next to USB port

but still no success....

Any ideas ? USB sticks are ok, because putting movies etc on them works fine and they play ok on wdtv.

[UPDATE] before posting the above I had been fiddling with it for at least 30 minutes, after posting the above as well. And 1 minute ago, after doing just another disconnect/reconnect all of a sudden it works again...  ???  ;D Really, really weird.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 06, 2010, 05:05:25 AM
Hey Folks,

tried several times to get my wdtv into my w-lan via D-Link DWA-140, but the doesn't seem to work...

- first I flashed the latest b-rad-FW (WDLXTV-0.5.8.1), everything was ok
- thinking 'that was it' and putted the w-lan-usb-stick into the wdtv...nothing happened (no ip, no light at the stick)
- read at wiki | D-Link DWA-140, rt2870 (http://wiki.wdtv.org/doku.php?id=usb_wireless_dongles_table_page) that "wireless-mod-0.3-sebmod.zip" is necessary
- dl'ed "wireless-mod-0.3-sebmod.zip", changed settings in RT2870STA.dat (settings in net-config was done before the first flash) and re-flashed my wdtv...same, nothing happened (no ip, no light at the stick)
- then I tried the latest "wireless-mod-rt.app.bin" (re-flash)...nothing happened (no ip, no light at the stick)

settings in net.config (I think it's a problem with the driver, because there's no light at the w-lan-stick):
Code: [Select]
#
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:
HOST=wdtv
#one of rt61sta.dat, rt73sta.dat, RT2400.dat, RT2500STA.dat, RT2570STA.dat, RT2870STA.dat (used by rt3070 as well)
WLAN_CFG=RT2870STA.dat
#one of rt61.ko, rt73.ko, rt2400.ko, rt2500.ko, rt2570.ko, rt2870sta.ko, rt3070sta.ko
WLAN_LOAD=rt2870sta.ko
#need to bring up device?
WLAN_UP=yes
#time to sleep while waiting for wireless association
WLAN_SLEEP=1

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:
#DHCP=no

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
DHCP=no
IP=192.168.2.99
GW=192.168.2.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.2.1
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

#
# Optional: 

#specify time server host
#NTP=pool.ntp.org

#specify timezone (example=pacific North America)
#TZ=PST8PDT

#do not load any network drivers (saves memory)
#SUPPRESS_OTHERS=yes


do I need the file "rt2870sta.ko" or is it in one of the *.bin-Files?

please, can somebody help? - thanks


woelfchen
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kamesh99 on March 06, 2010, 10:40:00 AM
I can suggest few things that might help you !! (unfortunately i still strugling to setup wireless as posted in previous page of the same forum, awaiting help :(  )

1. if you are windows user use notepad++ editing config files
2. place network configutaion steps at the end instead of beginning in the net.config (i think the sequence matters)
3. try with wireless-mod-rt.app.bin-1.2.4 or wireless-mod-rt.app.bin-1.31 etc
4. use log-saver.app.bin to see debug info
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kebien on March 06, 2010, 04:03:00 PM
You do not need to reflash the wdtv once you loaded the first time.
Apprently you think all the apps needs to be reflashed,is not like that.
You need a usb stick where you place all the apps and config files.
You need to reboot with the wireless stick and the usb stick inserted for the apps to load.
It sounds you do not have a usb stick or hard drive at booting time ( having a hard drive with all the apps is ok also,instead of the stick)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: PRbuick on March 06, 2010, 05:11:21 PM
Sorry for such a basic question, but I'm at my wit's end. I just flashed (first time) to v0.5.8 and it seems to have worked okay--I have a new background screen and "about" shows the new firmware # but.... I can't seem to access any of the new features. Specifically, I wanted to change the number of video thumbnails shown. (I've looked through all of the Settings menus but have found nothing.) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: berks on March 06, 2010, 05:21:23 PM
I am stuck at this point for an hour, any ideas would be great.

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1788/img0193l.jpg)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 07, 2010, 12:05:12 AM
folks, I saw the light  :D

maybe the driver is right now, but still I've problems with the config, will try further

You do not need to reflash the wdtv once you loaded the first time.
Apprently you think all the apps needs to be reflashed,is not like that.
You need a usb stick where you place all the apps and config files.
You need to reboot with the wireless stick and the usb stick inserted for the apps to load.
It sounds you do not have a usb stick or hard drive at booting time ( having a hard drive with all the apps is ok also,instead of the stick)

do I have to put the stick with app always in the wdtv or only once too (like flashing the fw)?

thanks...
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on March 07, 2010, 07:00:23 AM
do I have to put the stick with app always in the wdtv or only once too (like flashing the fw)?

USB stick/ HDD with app(s) has to be connected during boot and stay connected.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: berks on March 07, 2010, 08:13:12 AM
Got unstuck, turns out it was my usb stick that was not working.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 07, 2010, 09:53:20 AM
USB stick/ HDD with app(s) has to be connected during boot and stay connected.

thx for reply
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 08, 2010, 09:59:19 AM
folks, I saw the light  :D

maybe the driver is right now, but still I've problems with the config, will try further

little steps...

added the "samba.app.bin", w-lan-dongle is blinking, but no connection (ip is alright), here (http://pastebin.com/download.php?i=dQ4k8xkd) you'll find the message.txt, hoping someone can help me. - thx another time ;-)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: idontknow on March 09, 2010, 02:13:00 PM
One question:

Has there been increase in support of USB wired network adapters?

I mean is it possible for brad to include support for Airlink 101 USB-to-Ethernet adapter?

thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: cypherone on March 10, 2010, 02:09:32 AM
You do not need to reflash the wdtv once you loaded the first time.
Apprently you think all the apps needs to be reflashed,is not like that.
You need a usb stick where you place all the apps and config files.
You need to reboot with the wireless stick and the usb stick inserted for the apps to load.
It sounds you do not have a usb stick or hard drive at booting time ( having a hard drive with all the apps is ok also,instead of the stick)

But is it necessary to have in some partition or just in root folder??

Thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: MarcP on March 10, 2010, 07:00:56 AM
Hey Folks,

tried several times to get my wdtv into my w-lan via D-Link DWA-140, but the doesn't seem to work...

# Network configuration file
[...]
#one of rt61sta.dat, rt73sta.dat, RT2400.dat, RT2500STA.dat, RT2570STA.dat, RT2870STA.dat (used by rt3070 as well)
WLAN_CFG=RT2870STA.dat
#one of rt61.ko, rt73.ko, rt2400.ko, rt2500.ko, rt2570.ko, rt2870sta.ko, rt3070sta.ko
WLAN_LOAD=rt2870sta.ko  ---------> WLAN_LOAD=rt3070sta.ko <------------   

do I need the file "rt2870sta.ko" or is it in one of the *.bin-Files?

please, can somebody help? - thanks

woelfchen

Youi must use
WLAN_LOAD=rt3070sta.ko because the DWA-140 BG2 wonts this config... DWA-140 BG1 the rt2870sta.ko

can you see here...
http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2359.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=2359.0)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 10, 2010, 08:59:07 AM
Youi must use
WLAN_LOAD=rt3070sta.ko because the DWA-140 BG2 wonts this config... DWA-140 BG1 the rt2870sta.ko

thx, found it it in another thread, stick is working, but no connection (just look in my previous post above)

But is it necessary to have in some partition or just in root folder??

just put it in the root folder
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: MarcP on March 10, 2010, 10:50:37 AM
Youi must use
WLAN_LOAD=rt3070sta.ko because the DWA-140 BG2 wonts this config... DWA-140 BG1 the rt2870sta.ko

thx, found it it in another thread, stick is working, but no connection (just look in my previous post above)


Try my net.config ---> wireless-mod-rt.app

-------------------------------------------------------
# Network configuration file

#You can override the hostname here:
HOST=wdtv

# if you do not set a hostname,a random one is assigned.

# attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=1492

#
# Dynamic IP Configuration:
#DHCP=yes

#
# Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
DHCP=no
IP=192.168.1.28
GW=192.168.1.1
NM=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.1.1
DNS2=212.216.112.112

#one of rt61sta.dat, rt73sta.dat, RT2400.dat, RT2500STA.dat, RT2570STA.dat, RT2870STA.dat (used by rt3070 as well)
WLAN_CFG=RT2870STA.dat
#one of rt61.ko, rt73.ko, rt2400.ko, rt2500.ko, rt2570.ko, rt2870sta.ko, rt3070sta.ko
WLAN_LOAD=rt2870sta.ko
#need to bring up device?
WLAN_UP=yes
#time to sleep while waiting for wireless association
WLAN_SLEEP=10
#
# Network configuration fil
------------------------------------------

If your DWA-140 is hardware B2
WLAN_LOAD=rt3070sta.ko
------------------------------------------

My RT2870STA.dat
------------------------------------------------------
#The word of "Default" must not be removed
Default
CountryRegion=1
CountryRegionABand=1
CountryCode=IT
ChannelGeography=1
SSID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
NetworkType=Infra
WirelessMode=9
Channel=10
BeaconPeriod=100
TxPower=100
BGProtection=0
TxPreamble=0
RTSThreshold=2347
FragThreshold=2346
TxBurst=1
PktAggregate=0
WmmCapable=1
AckPolicy=0;0;0;0
AuthMode=WPA2PSK
EncrypType=AES
WPAPSK=xxxxxxxxxx
DefaultKeyID=1
#Key1Type=0
#Key1Str=xxxxxxxxxx
#Key2Type=0
#Key2Str=
#Key3Type=0
#Key3Str=
#Key4Type=0
#Key4Str=
PSMode=CAM
AutoRoaming=0
RoamThreshold=70
APSDCapable=0
APSDAC=0;0;0;0
HT_RDG=1
HT_EXTCHA=0
HT_OpMode=1
HT_MpduDensity=4
HT_BW=1
HT_BADecline=0
HT_AutoBA=1
HT_BADecline=0
HT_AMSDU=0
HT_BAWinSize=64
HT_GI=1
HT_MCS=33
HT_MIMOPSMode=3
HT_DisallowTKIP=1
IEEE80211H=0
TGnWifiTest=0
WirelessEvent=0
CarrierDetect=0
AntDiversity=0
BeaconLostTime=4
--------------------------------

Ciao
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: woelfchen on March 13, 2010, 04:01:23 AM
thx, maybe this weekend
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: hookguy on March 17, 2010, 08:42:45 AM
Having problems with WDLXTV. The blue 'WD' logo with the writing 'WD TV HD Media Player' underneath comes up for about 15 seconds, then some times it will go black and then load the WDLXTV, others it will go black and stay black until I hard reboot it.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: UnDrago on March 21, 2010, 01:32:17 AM
I have 2nd generation HDTV.

Its possible to upgrade with this?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: AyDee on March 21, 2010, 02:38:53 AM
I have 2nd generation HDTV.

Its possible to upgrade with this?
No, use this one: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=5083.0 (http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=5083.0)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: CAVALENCIA on March 25, 2010, 05:37:46 PM
Thanks for your efforts on developing this.  I really want to try it, but when I try to install it using a FAT32 formatted USB with only the files in the root of it, the process starts, but after the first reboot the logo appears and after a while it dissapears and nothing else happens.

If I dissconnect and connect again, same thing happens and the process is never finished.  I had to return to the standard 1.03 firmware.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: dadant_de on March 25, 2010, 11:45:26 PM
how long did you wait for the box to be rebooted?
WDLXTV takes much longer to start compared to the official firmware.
the more apps are on the stick the longer the box needs to start up.
just be patient and give it some minutes.

btw: in the case of an firmware-update there should be nothing attached but the usb-stick you are starting from.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: sabir on March 26, 2010, 06:44:31 PM
I don't know if anyone reported this before, but if it has already been resolved then excuse me.

but i've practically his this problem ever since I've installed WDLXTV.

Here are my symptoms..
1. Screen goes blank after WDTV Logo (original) appears.
2. Stays blank for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Sometimes it doesn't even barely read my HDD.

If anyone can help, it would be great.
thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: axman5055 on March 28, 2010, 10:36:33 AM
Ok, I'va had my WD for awhile, and decided to go with eh WDLXTV firmware.

1) I dled the fw, put it on a FD, plugged it into my WDTV, and got the update fw option, I clicked ok
2) The WD Turned off, didn't turn back on, I gave it some time (20 minutes)
3) Assuming the WD was off, I tried to turn it back on, nothing happened, I unplugged the power, and plugged it back in, and then it turned back on, but my TV wouldn't pick up the signal.
4) I was pretty sure i screwed up, so I used his instructions to get back to the normal software, I put his fw on a FD and then put the wdtv.ver file on the FD (overwrite his)
5) when i plugged there FD into my WD i got a screen saying it was updating, got to 100%, started up fine, but it said it was starting as WDLXTV (which I was fine with, but i though it was supposed to go back to the normal fw)
6) Everything that normally works, works, and I checked the system menu, said it was the WDLXTV fw, so everything got installed right (i think)
7) I plugged in a Belkin USB Hub (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=357387 (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=357387)), and I plugged in 2 HD's, turned on the WD, but it only recognized 1. I have the power cord plugged in, but still nothing. Am I doing something wrong, or does this hub generally not work? What types of USB hubs is everyone else using?

Thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: kebien on March 28, 2010, 06:39:24 PM
What you all have to do is to load log-saver app and you need to post up messages.txt here.
The only way to troubleshoot your problems is with some logs.
By posting "after the logo nothing happen" ,doesn't give enough information to elaborate any answer.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: CAVALENCIA on March 29, 2010, 11:13:05 AM
What you all have to do is to load log-saver app and you need to post up messages.txt here.
The only way to troubleshoot your problems is with some logs.
By posting "after the logo nothing happen" ,doesn't give enough information to elaborate any answer.


Thanks for your answer.  I can not install anything given that the firmware update is not finished.  I waiting a really long time (about 45 minutes) and it doesn't finish.  If I disconnect the USB and start the WD, it stays in the logo.  I was able to install the official firmware again.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: CAVALENCIA on March 29, 2010, 11:16:40 AM
how long did you wait for the box to be rebooted?
WDLXTV takes much longer to start compared to the official firmware.
the more apps are on the stick the longer the box needs to start up.
just be patient and give it some minutes.

btw: in the case of an firmware-update there should be nothing attached but the usb-stick you are starting from.

Thanks for your answer. I tried to do it 3 times.  The last time I waited about 45 minutes, but I am not sure if the first time it finished the process.  Is there a meassure of how much time to wait when only the firmware is in the USB and is a first time installation?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: axman5055 on March 29, 2010, 01:54:17 PM
What you all have to do is to load log-saver app and you need to post up messages.txt here.
The only way to troubleshoot your problems is with some logs.
By posting "after the logo nothing happen" ,doesn't give enough information to elaborate any answer.


im assuming log-saver is an app from that optional app pack? I know that wasnt directed to me, but so i know
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: fits79 on March 29, 2010, 11:09:04 PM
Is there any change to make this fw permanent and not temporary?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Tom80112 on April 05, 2010, 02:56:50 PM
I have a few quick questions:

1.  Is 0.5.8.1 the latest version of B-Rad for WDTV Gen 1?
2.  Is B-Rad planning on any further releases for WDTV Gen 1?
3.  Does anyone know of a free-ware app that I can run to set
    a bit on my external HD to get it to stop spinning after sitting
    idle for a while?  My drive just spins not matter how long the
    WDTV is turned off.

PS:  I tried an "WDTV Gen 2" from Best Buy last night and std Def
       DVD iso's look much sharper/better on the "WDTV Gen 1" via
       HDMI.  (both units set to 640x480@60hz Widescreen)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: netamego on April 11, 2010, 11:55:06 PM
First, Thanks very much b-rad for your time, and your incredible firmware,

Now my question...

i am a bit confusing whit firmware release. Is this release (0.5.3.2
) valid for wdtv live?

are the name of b-rad's cusmtom firmware the same for all wdtv?
wdtv,wdtv gen2 and wdtv live.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV- 0.5.8.1
Post by: testudo on April 19, 2010, 10:07:31 AM
Just upgrade from 0.5.7.2 to .0.5.8.1 and no longer have the blue "wood plank floor" background, it is now solid black, along with differently rendered (IIRC) menu icons.  Also, the improved visibility when highlighting menu choices is gone, the new highlight bar pretty much obscures the current selection.  Didn't see anything in the change notes about this, so just trying to determine if these changes are to be expected or not.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: axman5055 on April 20, 2010, 05:18:01 PM
Hey guys, just wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions about my USB hub problem? IF you didnt c it,:

Ok, I'va had my WD for awhile, and decided to go with eh WDLXTV firmware.

1) I dled the fw, put it on a FD, plugged it into my WDTV, and got the update fw option, I clicked ok
2) The WD Turned off, didn't turn back on, I gave it some time (20 minutes)
3) Assuming the WD was off, I tried to turn it back on, nothing happened, I unplugged the power, and plugged it back in, and then it turned back on, but my TV wouldn't pick up the signal.
4) I was pretty sure i screwed up, so I used his instructions to get back to the normal software, I put his fw on a FD and then put the wdtv.ver file on the FD (overwrite his)
5) when i plugged there FD into my WD i got a screen saying it was updating, got to 100%, started up fine, but it said it was starting as WDLXTV (which I was fine with, but i though it was supposed to go back to the normal fw)
6) Everything that normally works, works, and I checked the system menu, said it was the WDLXTV fw, so everything got installed right (i think)
7) I plugged in a Belkin USB Hub (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=357387 (http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=357387)), and I plugged in 2 HD's, turned on the WD, but it only recognized 1. I have the power cord plugged in, but still nothing. Am I doing something wrong, or does this hub generally not work? What types of USB hubs is everyone else using?

Thanks!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gobinathan on April 27, 2010, 09:44:55 AM
Folks

I am having difficulties with this newer version of WDLXTV custom firmware running with uPnP Dj Mount and external USB drive to show up on wdtv window.

If i turn on the media library feature uPnP shows and works normal but external USB drivers attached with WDTV doesnt show up to browse the content.
If i turn off the media library feature USB drive shows up but uPnP doesnt show up

Is there any work around or am i missing something

My setup is

Linksys router connected with Apple USB ethernet connection on USB port1
USB hub is attached on USB port 2 of wdtv unit and USB HD drives are attached with hub including the app.bin files.
uPnP is with Tversity software on local network with other computer

any idea why it is not working both at same time when media library is ON

Previous version of WDLXTV both of them were working with media library option OFF condition

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: wipark on April 28, 2010, 08:39:28 PM
Thanks  for this development...I just discovered this website.

my WDTV FW is 1.03.01

Can I use this Custom FW 0.5.3.2  safe ? 

is not, do I need downgard FW to what version and how ?


THks for your help.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: pupiponis on May 01, 2010, 08:07:35 AM

Hi, sorry for my language, do not speak English, in particular, is there any chance you can use the WD TV tuner USB ISDB-TB standard, HDTV to watch TV from WD?, I read that there were attempts to make operate in the ATSC and DVB standard, in my country used this rule and I was wondering why there is someone with knowledge to make some firmware that supports this function? from and appreciate and thank any answer, greetings!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: krazyeone on May 02, 2010, 12:07:21 AM

Hi

Could you please tell me how to increase font size?

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: NAB on May 06, 2010, 01:13:46 PM
I need some advice/assistance to get my setup working.

I want to hookup my NETGEAR ReadyNAS DUO and HDTV together to increase storage.

I have flashed my HDTV with WDLXTV 0.5.8.1, as I have read it was networking and network share support capable
Currently I have both the NAS and HDTV connected to a router
I can see both the NAS and HDTV on my network

Now I'm stuck and I'm not able to see my NAS from the HDTV box.

I tried adding the ip address of my NAS into net.mounts (from memory //192.168.1.99/c/media)

Do I need any futher addon apps applied to make this work
Is there any configuration needed on the NAS

Please help me, I'm going bonkers and running up and down stairs to my PC is killing my legs, I know I'm close but just can't cross the final hurdle.

Cheers for looking

Update.
I've now added the NFS and FTP pack
Tried adding the mount via telnet using the below and getting the error

   # xmount 192.168.1.99:/media
   mount: can't find /tmp/media/usb/ in /etc/fstab
   rmdir: '/tmp/media/usb/': Directory not empty

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Yhplay on May 15, 2010, 11:59:00 PM

Thanks for the great work to B-Rad and other posters.

I have upgraded my WDTV to 0.581, but none of the application mounts.

I simply copied the .app.bin files to the FD root, re-powered the WDTV. Nothing happened excepted it just boots up and recognizes the FD. No log file no nothing.

Did I do sth wrong?

Thanks.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: gigaslackr on May 31, 2010, 04:44:09 AM
I am having a problem. I installed the custom firmware, and everything seems to have gone ok. Everything is working great, my only problem is when I turn the WDTV off with the remote, it wont turn back on. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to turn on, but the only way to do it is to unplug the power supply and plug it back in. This is a pain and If I cant find a solution to this problem I am going to have to just remove the firmware and restore it to the original. Can someone please help??????
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: iMax on June 12, 2010, 02:43:23 PM
Hello;
a newbie here; so please bear with me.
I have a "virgin" WD TV Live player and want to upgrade to b-rad's fw. (WDLXTV 0.4.2.0.  )
Do I need the whole file extracted or do I install the .bin, .ver    and .fff files only?
Thank you
iMax
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Takylo on June 16, 2010, 06:51:47 PM
Dude your in the wrong forum, if you have a LIVE player (ethernet).   Follow  b-rad instructions from the link below.  good luck!

http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=4938.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: D3 on July 09, 2010, 12:10:51 AM
Hi just want to be absolutley clear........ I have WDTV Live HD .... with 1.01.24 firmware will your latest x5 sofware listed here
flash ok onto my unit ....... as alot of people hear are talking about WDTV .......... i assume the only difference is Eithernet.
Are there any issues with flashing from 1.01.24 directly to B-rad's X5...... cheers
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: LJL46 on August 14, 2010, 02:43:21 PM
I have just done the WDLXTV upgrade and LaurentG mod and made 110 movie sheets with TViXiE on my USB 640GB HDD. I managed to get it started without too much trouble. The sheets worked for the most part, only ones that failed to show were the movies which had wd_tv.jpg size of 513KB or bigger. Does anyone know if there is a setting for this somewhere, I can't seem to find it, or a forum discussion that mentions image size issues. Also when I tried to eject the HDD it just sat there and spun forever until I finally powered every thing down. It booted up okay the next time but had me worried, is this normal now.

A Noobie

Leo   :o
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: marz on September 01, 2010, 11:04:58 PM

Purchased a new WDTV live unit last week. And since, have tried to make sense of what I need to do to upgrade the unit so I can run movie sheets! I have read pretty much most of the threads, but there is no conclusive how to, any where?
 Downloaded the 1.01.24_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV_LIVE-0.4.1.9-6 but that doesn't seem to work either because the .bin extention is missing from the wdtvlive file. Don't want to brick the unit!!

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: bubblegum_57 on September 04, 2010, 04:10:03 AM

I think you are in the wrong forum, this is not for WD LIve

try this http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=14.0
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Trident167 on September 17, 2010, 07:35:22 PM
Applied the new firmware and everything works fine but every once in a while when turning the WDTV on, I get the WDTV logo with a red background. Always when this happens, the system scans the drive and comes back with a message on the screen that says, "Invalid Format" Power cycling does nothing. The other day my wife was playing with WDTV box while trying to get it to work and we noticed that this didn't happen when the box was on it's side as opposed to laying flat. Don't know if it's just a coincidence but it's an annoying error and the frustration makes me not want to watch the damn movie anymore.
Anyone come across the red screen error?

Wanted to add that this happens even without anything plugged into the WDTV.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: edzachary on October 14, 2010, 04:03:27 AM
LJL46

you need to update the event osd from r169 to r170

check out this link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wdtvtools/files/event-osd/

scroll down and you will see event osd  open it up...download the r170 and install onto wherever you have laurent g placed

should be ok after that

cheers
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: andyd on November 07, 2010, 07:22:01 AM
Hi.  I'm having difficulty with flashing my wdtv with the latest custom firmware.  Regardless of what I do - try different usb flashdrives or different versions of the custom firmware the wdtv live never recognizes the firmware - is there something I'm missing?  I tried both letting it sit there and turning on / off the device to see if the fimrware is picked up
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on November 07, 2010, 09:08:44 AM
@ andyd,

if you have a live, you're posting in the wrong forum.
if you have a gen1, you're trying to flash it with live fw ?!
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: mychaelp on December 15, 2010, 10:17:23 AM
I have my WDTV running the Showcase Mod and love it, but each time I unplug it, it loses all the thumbs and movie sheets from the cache. I've seen posts about .thumbDB and wonder if this is a way to have them saved on the hard drive or flash drive for use when I plug it back in. This would save a lot of time since it takes a long time to reload them and go through all the pages of movies every time and all the sub directories for the various genres.
I would just leave the WDTV on, but it seems Showcase is not too stable for me and it must be reset every few days.
I tried simply putting the .thumbDB directory on the flash drive but at each unplug and replug it doesn't do anything for me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated..... there must be a way to do this....
Thanks
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: fomche on January 07, 2011, 10:52:23 PM
to в-rad : can you add support Dvd menu ? imho;it is not very difficult for you but all users from all Galactics will be glad !!!!!!! :)
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: violt on April 18, 2011, 03:22:38 AM
Hi,

Is this firmware fixes "MKV merger headers" issue for wdtv gen 2? If no is there any firmware that does?
For me this is single issue that makes my player unusable and im starting to consider replacing it.

P.S. I didnt checked all 52 pages of this thread so sorry in advance if this has been asked before.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Dareeo on January 15, 2012, 12:43:22 PM
Hello

I haven't any WD TV yet , but in few days I want to buy one (WD TV 1, the oldest model)
I'll install B-RAD's WDLXTV-0.5.3.2 and now I have one simple question: Is possible somehow to download subtitles from subtitle database directly to WD TV? So, after updating to custom fw and setting up lan (with nintendo wii adapter) is there any option to search and download subtitles for example from http://www.opensubtitles.org?
Thank you


PS: Sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on January 21, 2012, 07:09:57 AM
@ Dareeo

as far as I know, there isn't an app that downloads subtitles for the gen1. I don't know how good you are at coding, but feel free to develop something like that for the community.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: miikew on April 03, 2012, 02:27:20 AM
there is a tool but written in python but it gets subtitles from polish napisy.info
here it is, you can mod it to match your requests

http://pastebin.com/H2wJLBYH
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: derwildemann on May 16, 2012, 04:55:25 AM
does this upgrade work with my player?

Device: WDLXTV_LIVE
FW Base: 1.05.04
Current version: 0.5.1.1

and does it cope with the recent mp4-coded files?

Lately those new mp4-files are giving me a headache. My player either locks up requiring a power OFF/ON cycle or jumps scenes, etc.

I read a post from user "rambomst" in which he reports the same problem and says that a FW-upgrade had solved the problem, however he doesn't provide details of the upgrade.


now available, comment here about any issues / questions / etc

0.5.3.2
  * OSD tweaks
    * changed now playing view format
    * added selectable 4, 6, 8 item list view (default=8) (via shell: config_tool -c THUMBNUM=X)
    * added selectable 4, 8, 12 thumb browse view (default=12) (via shell: config_tool -c LISTNUM=X)
    * increased font size of title to 32 in thumb view
  * removed 2 unused binaries
  * updated build scripts to dynamically generate all version info
  * sample S00custom-options provided

0.5.3.1
  * fixed crazymount typo preventing app.bin's from loading

0.5.3
  * fixed osd mounting typo in crazymount
  * cleaned up symlink'd dirs
  * removed plug.watch (deprecated with [un]official ext2/3 support)
  * added Rezmus's additional font sizes OSD tweak
  * fixed S00custom-option execution
  * chmod 700'd /root
  * fixed timezone functionality
  * increased loopback devices from 8 -> 24
  * option to prevent device connected at boot from spinning down on power off (if device contains file called .keepalive it will not be spun down)

0.5.2
* based on firmware 1.02.07, ext2/ext3 filesystem support now official!!!
* more md5sums added for corruption checking
* a single custom init.d script can be placed in /conf, called S00user-script
   * syntax errors in S00user-script will prevent your osd from booting, be careful!
* crazymounts wait is now user extendable, default = 10 seconds
   * if /conf/crazymount.wait exists and contains a single integer, delay will be extended

0.5.1
* emergency flash upgrade/freeze recovery now added
   * requires a full firmware image called emergency-wdtv.bin and
      a file called emergency-flash on the root of a device at boot
* Custom background and screen saver images can be supplied at boot
   * requires welcome_background_bg.jpg (maxsize=524288) or screen_saver.png to exist on a device attached at boot
   * original screen_saver & welcome_background are supplied, in case you desire them.
* A custom configuration script can be supplied to enable/disable/whatever at boot
   * requires a script called S00custom-options on the root of a device attached at boot
* OSD overlays must be named as follows:  <label>.osd.bin   example:  myoverlay.osd.bin  (sample (http://rapidshare.com/files/224929703/stock.osd.bin))
* added another 5s wait for slow devices to come online at boot.
* no benign shell errors when booting on the serial tty
* reboot now sync's & (attempts to) umount devices before rebooting

0.5
* based on firmware 1.02.06


Be careful with S00user-script in /conf, as I say a typo in there will prevent the osd from loading. The proper route would be to get it working as S00custom-options on the root of an attached device, then when that works move it into /conf

if you break yourself with a bad /conf/S00user-script then place the following inside of S00custom-options:
Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh
rm /tmp/init.d/S00user-script

http://b-rad.cc/895/wdlxtv-enhanced-wdtv-firmware-0532

Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RavRob on May 16, 2012, 04:58:55 AM
It depends on which player you have.  This will work on the Live and the Live plus but not on the Live Hub or the Live Streaming.  Will it fix the problem??? worth trying I guess.  If you find no benefit once installed, it is simple to revert back to the factory firmware.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Jabs1888 on September 08, 2012, 05:49:30 PM
I have just flashed my live plus with the latest wdlxtv mod, but I don't see any attached USB hard drives, I have another one unflashed connected to my home network and I can access the hard drives attached to that, I have tried a few hard drives but my flashed unit doesn't see them?
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RavRob on September 08, 2012, 06:45:22 PM
Your hard drive should have it's own power supply.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: ellisr63 on March 26, 2013, 04:36:53 PM
I just installed "FLASH1.05.04_V_WDLXTV.COM_WDLXTV_LIVE-0.5.1.1" and I cannot find the Ext3 for installing moviesheets... Do I need to downgrade to "1.02.21 WDLXTV LIVE-0.5.1.1" to get it?

tia,
Ron
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: RavRob on March 27, 2013, 02:26:14 AM
If you flashed with the wdlxtv 1.05.04 - 0.5.1.1 then you have the live, not the Gen 1 (section you posted in to).  The EXT3 is a boot version (non flash)  you can find it here
http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewforum.php?f=61
Pick the one you wish to boot with.
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: moonwalker on January 20, 2014, 03:44:18 PM
hi all ,

i would like to know what is the latest firmware i can use on my WDHDTV Media player  wd00avp-00 (Gen 1) , the last firmware i used was the official one from WD site which was WDTV 1.03.01  so i just updated it with  firmware -  1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip.  it all worked ok, no troubles at all.

what i would like to know is there something i can do or firmware update to make WDTV work with a single  4 tb Ext hdd ?

all i use my wdtv media player for is watching movies off my ext portable HDD.


thanks .
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Stach on July 14, 2014, 10:33:57 AM
I am very late to the WDTV gen1 party, but does anyone know of a working link for the B-RAD firmware (filename = 1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip)?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Stach
Title: Re: release: WDLXTV-0.5.X
Post by: Ron[NL] on July 14, 2014, 10:41:47 AM
http://wdlxtv.my-mirror.eu/index.php?dir=wdlxtv%2F&download=1.03.01_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV-0.5.8.1.zip

:)