Installing Add-ons and plug-ins
Once you are done installing the new firmware on the WDTV media player, you can start using it as usual. But if you want more features, such as additional internet video and radio channels, file and torrent downloading options, services and such, you need to configure the WDLXTV to do so. This involves downloading add-ons and plug-ins and configuring them accordingly. This process is fairly simple and needs an active Internet connection.
Connect your WDTV media player to the network, which has an active Internet connection enabled, and it should be on the same network connected to your PC. Now open any Internet browser and type in the IP address of the WDTV live. To know the IP address, you can check it on your WDTV in the ‘Settings – Network settings’ section. You shall be asked for the username and password to configure the WDLXTV settings. Type in ‘wdlxtv’ (all lower case) as the username and password. The username and password is mentioned in the ‘Readme’ file in the firmware file you had downloaded earlier. You can change this password once you enter the configuration page.
Your configuration webpage will have icons on the top layer and device details on the bottom and left layer. These icons are Add-ons Manager WDLXTV Config, Telnet Client, File manager and Remote. Click on the Add-ons Manager icon and you shall be taken to a new webpage. Here you can choose the services in the sections, such as Download, Editors, multimedia, Networking and other sections. Simply choose the drive (SDA1) from the drop down list under the ‘State’ column. Do this for all that you require and at the end of the page click ‘Save and Apply’. The add-ons will be downloaded to the pen drive (SDA1) and will be applied. After this, click on the ‘UMSP Plugins’ tab and select the media channels you wish to add to your device and finally click on the ‘Save and Apply’ button. Once done, you can reboot the devise and enjoy your newly added media channels. If you want to download torrents and files from HTTP servers, you can go back to the browser and hit the device’s configuration webpage again.
Choose which plug-in should be enabled
Here you can go to the respective service, which is represented as an icon on the main page and configure it. You will need to plug-in a large USB storage drive to the WDTV media player in order to download files. In the configuration page, setup the location for download, feed in the torrent file or the download URL and begin downloading. You can browse through many other services and features and use them as and when you require.
Torrent client up and running
Note: We are not responsible for any damage caused to your equipment due to this workshop procedure. Do this at your own risk. We advise you to read up online for the pros and cons before attempting any of the following methods. Some might witness the username and password errors while configuring the WDTVLX configuring the device. The password can be reset by using telnet from windows. The commands are as follows:
Run these commands from the command prompt and press enter at every line.
- Telnet 192.168.xxx.xxx (Type in the IP address of the WDTV media player)
- SU (login as a super user - no password required)
- rm /conf/htpasswd
- config_tool –s
Once done, the WDTV media player will reboot and you can login to the configuration webpage using the username and password ‘wdlxtv’. For those who have queries or run into trouble at any stage, you can log on to the different forums where users and developers can help you. Some useful links for WDLXTV Live are given below.