I just got a WD tv live streaming media player and i just found out that the one i got cant get costem firmware but then i start to read at WD home page and found this GPL code. and now dos this mean that some one can make a new firmware or what? ill love to test new firmware.
WD TV Live Streaming Media Player GPL Code
Version: 1.05.18, 1.04.12, 1.03.10
Publish Date: 12/20/2011(1.05.18), 11/17/2011(1.04.12), 10/6/2011(1.03.10)
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Modification of or tampering with the Software, including but not limited to any Open Source Software, is solely at Your own risk. Western Digital is not responsible for any such modification or tampering. Western Digital will not support any product in which You have or have attempted to modify the Software supplied by Western Digital.
Files available for download
File Name For Firmware Version(s) File Size
WDTV_LiveStreaming_GPL_Code_package_1.05.18.zip 1.05.18 843 MB
WDTV_LiveStreaming_GPL_Code_package_1.04.12.zip 1.04.12 760 MB
WDTV_LiveStreaming_GPL_Code_package_1.03.10.zip 1.03.10 757 MB
GPL_toolchain_of_WDTV.zip 393 MB
The zipped file contains the source code for third party copyrighted software licensed under the GNU General Public License ("GPL"), which software may be used in WD TV Live Streaming Media Player. A copy of the GPL may be found below or at http://www.gnu.org/
Supported Operating Systems
Download the .zip file.
Extract the GPL source code from the .zip file.
Extract and Install the "Launcher" firmware onto the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player. This launcher firmware is a bridge to allow you to load the modified GPL firmware.
Put the "Launcher" firmware (wdtvlivehub.bin, wdtvlivehub.ver and wdtvlivehub.fff) onto a USB drive and perform the firmware upgrade.
After you have finished the upgrade for the "Launcher" firmware, you will be given two choices: "Official" and "GPL". Select "Official" to upgrade WDTV Official Firmware or select "GPL" to upgrade GPL/Modified Firmware.
Put Official or GPL Firmware onto the USB drive and plug it into the product.
Press the "OK" button to upgrade the firmware or press the "HOME" button to cancel the upgrade process.
If the firmware version is not greater than your current version (.ver file), the system will not detect the new firmware.
Select "Yes" to proceed to next step, otherwise select "No".
If you upgrade to the GPL Firmware, a "Warning" message will appear. Please read it carefully and recognize the risks before you proceed to next step.
If you are sure you want to upgrade the GPL Firmware, press "OK" and the upgrade process will begin shortly. Otherwise, press "Cancel".http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1011&sid=161&lang=en