What is WDLXTV?

WDLXTV is a homebrew firmware developed by the community for the WDTV line of products from Western Digital. Its goal is to add a lot of new features on top of what is already provided by WD, such as movie sheets, Bittorrent, streaming from external online sources, and a lot more.



Supported devices are:

  • WDTV Gen 1 (Model number WDAVN00BN, WDAVP00BE, WDAVN00BS, WDAVP00BS, WDAVP00BP)
  • WDTV Gen 2 (Model number WDBABF0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live (Model number WDBAAN0000NBK, WDBAAP0000NBK)
  • WDTV Live Plus (Model number WDBABX0000NBK, WDBREC0000NBK, WDBG3A0000NBK)

Not supported devices are:


WDLXTV is developed by a small team of volunteers:

  • b-rad – Lead developer / Project maintainer / Designer
  • recliq – Programming / Project maintainer
  • RMerlin – Webend WDLXTV Configurator & Webend Management
  • zoster – UMSP media server
  • Shunte & mad_ady – UMSP plugin management
  • PsychoTHC – Webend Button Icons
  • Pennhaven – logos
  • Bovirus – localization manager

Additional contributors:

  • rezmus, pibos, MR_Miyagi, derlinuxer, psychodad, thespecialist
  • Themers: eM82, PsychoTHC, Juliojs, lilibabe, KAD
  • ReMARKable – SVN server donation
  • KroetKroet – day to day pain in the *ss 🙂



These are some of the new features that WDLXTV adds to the WDTV platform:

  • Bittorrent client (rtorrent + rutorrent)
  • Usenet download client (nzbget)
  • DAAP/Roku server (through mt-daapd)
  • NFS sharing (client and server)
  • User-generated movie sheets
  • Apache web server
  • FTP server
  • SSH server
  • Streaming from online sources through third-party plugins, allows you access to services such as Picasa, Grooveshark, Apple Trailers, and much more – over 30 plugins available at this time
  • Shoutcast
  • YoutubeHD (WD only allows for SD content)
  • Custom applications through app.bin or Optware, adding applications such as Asterisk, Mediatomb, etc…
  • WDTVExt, allowing custom plugins that can alter the functionality of the OSD (BaseFW 1.02 ONLY)
  • Third party OSD themes
  • Custom wallpaper and screen saver image
  • Customizable IR remote functions
  • …and a lot more


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