WDTV Tools

June 30, 2009

event-osd r170 Released

Filed under: event-osd — Tags: , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 19:24

A new version of event-osd has been released. event-osd allows you to modify the OSD of the Western Digital TV HD on the fly when the user navigates through his media collection.

This is a bug fix release for r162. It fixes a bug that could freeze up the WDTV’s OSD display when the user tries to eject a device on which event-osd operated.

The new application image is available for download at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=261153&filename=event-osd-r170-wdtv.zip.

All event-osd files can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=261153&package_id=324606. The documentation is in the event-osd wiki at http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd.

June 14, 2009

event-osd r162 Released

Filed under: event-osd, osd — Tags: , , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 16:41

A new version of event-osd has been released. event-osd allows you to modify the OSD of the Western Digital TV HD on the fly when the user navigates through his media collection.

The r162 version introduces an extended event config file format that supports multiple events and also adds support for new features. The most important feature is the ability to change the working directory of the script to the current directory of the OSD. This solves as a workaround for paths with special characters because the shell of the WDTV firmwares is not able to deal with them directly. You can specify that the current working directory (cwd) is changed by using a config file like the following one:


version=2


[event0]
type=directory_change
pattern=/
script=/my/script.sh
cwd=true
media_type=video

More changes in detail are:

  • added: option to execute script in the newly changed directory. This is a workaround to eliminate problems with special characters in the current path. See documentation for details. Thanks to LaurentG for suggesting this.
  • added: option to specify several events in one file, see documentation for details
  • added: support for future extensions in the event file format
  • fixed: OSD working copy was not cleaned on restart

The new application image is available for download at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=261153&filename=event-osd-r162-wdtv.zip.

All event-osd files can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=261153&package_id=324606. The documentation is in the event-osd wiki at http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd.

event-osd is part of the WDTV Tools project. For more tools and information take a look at the WDTV Tools homepage: http://wdtv.elmarweber.org.

June 11, 2009

Some OSD Mods

Filed under: applications, event-osd, osd — Tags: , , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 04:36

Take a look over at the WDTV Forum, there is some serious development going on. LaurentG and juliojs use event-osd to skin your folders according to your own templates and data. Thanks to LaurentG’s great idea to use the folders as an options menu a new world of possibilities opens up. For example is ninja76 working on an integration of torrents into the UI and realtebo integrates file downloads via the IRC network.

I can’t wait to see more mods that bring the little black one to shine even more.

June 3, 2009

event-osd Tutorial Available

Filed under: event-osd, osd — Tags: , , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 02:59

A tutorial for event-osd is available at the Wiki: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd/tutorial.

The wiki page for event-osd also has a used by section, so if you have an application that uses event-osd you’re welcome to add a link to it (or mail it to me or leave it here in a comment).

June 2, 2009

event-osd r112 Released

Filed under: event-osd, osd — Tags: , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 04:01

The second release of event-osd is out. event-osd is a notification system for the WDTV’s GUI that allows you to modify the OSD on the fly.

This release works with the media library enabled and should now work on all WDTVs with ext3-boot 0.9.2 and WDLXTV >= 0.5.2.

Besides the main bugfix some smaller changes have been made: app.event files are now converted with dos2unix, so if the file has Windows file endings it still works. Furthermore some system calls have been optimized so that there is less overhead when the directory changes.

You can download the new release from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=261153&filename=event-osd-r112-wdtv.zip.

As always, the documentation for developers is available at the Wiki at http://apps.sourceforge.net/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd.

A video showing event-osd in action with appletrailerfs:

May 30, 2009

First Version of event-osd Released

Filed under: event-osd, osd — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 23:28

The first public release of event-osd, a notification system for the WDTV’s GUI, is out. It enables third party scripts to modify the GUI on the fly based on the current directory.

This release is designed for the WDTV firmware in the version 1.02.07 it probably only works with this exact version or other firmwares like ext3-boot or WDLXTV that are based on the 1.02.07 too.

You can download it from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=261153&filename=event-osd-r100-wdtv.zip.

A, very short, documentation for developers is available at the Wiki at http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wdtvtools/wiki/event-osd.

A video showing event-osd in action with appletrailerfs:

And a screenshot:

event-osd-example

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