Back again with a short entry about my WD TV Live and how it can be enhanced using an alternative firmware.

I’ve switched to use WDLXTV because I wanted to be able to watch youtube in HD and without any restrictions on which videos I’m allowed to watch. Another interesting service I’ve learned to love is pandorafm.

Sadly I wasn’t able to get WDLXTV to work with my server at home (openSUSE 11.3) – it was shown but I wasn’t able to access its samba shares (login credentials weren’t accepted). The thread on forum.wdlxtv.com can be found here

The solution in the end was that I had to use

config_tool -c SMB_RESOLVEORDER='lmhosts wins bcast'

Now I’m waiting for the new firmware from WD which supports DVD menus (beta already released) and the adoption by WDLXTV to base its firmware on that one.

All in all it is one of the best investions I’ve ever made in entertainment stuff – it just works for most things – except some strange wmv or flv (flash isn’t supported really well)….

PS: having ssh access and hacking all your devices is FUN 🙂