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WD TV LIVE Media Player

Hi All,
has anyone of you ever controlled the Western Digital TV Live media player over IP ?
There is an iphone/ipad application that can control the WDTV with very success
Any ideas ?

George

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  • George KrietsepisGeorge Krietsepis Member Posts: 188
    Some additional information.
    With an Http sniffer, we get the below commands when we press the WD web remote control down arrow.

    POST /cgi-bin/toServerValue.cgi HTTP/1.1
    Host: 192.168.1.3
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.1
    Accept: */*
    Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    Connection: keep-alive
    Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8
    X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest
    Referer: http://192.168.1.3/wdtvlivehub/remote/
    Content-Length: 14
    Cookie: PHPSESSID=d9a3f84c0efa5d42f1557231e0afd9df; keepSign=0; user_pw=admin; online=1
    Pragma: no-cache
    Cache-Control: no-cache

    {"remote":"d"}

    Does this help somehow ?

    Thanks,
    George
  • jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining Engineer Posts: 2,901
    George, since you're able to sniff the protocol, I would suggest that you continue to do that and simply control it like any other HTTP driven device. There are plenty of threads here on this forum that deal with controlling devices via HTTP, whether it be with GET or POST commands.

    Let us know how you do!
  • yuriyuri Junior Member Posts: 861
    Load it with WDLXTV: http://b-rad.cc/wdlxtv/

    It has a Telnet server which you can use to control it. It's not super detailed, but it probablt works better than HTTP Requests :)

    http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=3878.0
  • jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining Engineer Posts: 2,901
    George - just curious how you came along with this. We have a client who has a lot of music on a hard drive that he'd like streamed throughout the house, and without him getting into iTunes, this looks like a contender.

    Were you able to create an IR file or did you write a network module?
  • George KrietsepisGeorge Krietsepis Member Posts: 188
    jjames wrote: »
    George - just curious how you came along with this. We have a client who has a lot of music on a hard drive that he'd like streamed throughout the house, and without him getting into iTunes, this looks like a contender.

    Were you able to create an IR file or did you write a network module?

    Unfortunately I'm doing a very poor IR control !!!! I have not managed to control it through Ethernet...
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