This update is for WD TV HD Media Player (model:WDAVN00).

Click here to go to the WD TV HD Media Player (Generation 2, model:WDBABF0000NBK) update page.

Version 1.03 Now Available!

We've received tremendous feedback on WD TV and some great suggestions to improve the product even more. In response to your requests, we're pleased to offer product enhancements to make your viewing experience better than ever. Updating your media player is simple. Just follow the instructions below, grab your remote and enjoy the show!

What's in this update?

Release 1.03 (11/9/2009)
(includes all previously released updates)

  • Added video playlist support
  • Added support for the drive lock function on the new My Passport and My Book external storage devices
  • Improved metadata support for music. For example, browsing by genre is broken down into artists, then albums, then tracks
  • Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
  • Fixed bugs reported by the WD TV user community

Release 1.02.07 (4/27/2009)

  • Enhanced cover art, album art, and thumbnail support for media files and folders
  • Additional subtitle languages and decoding support
  • Improved media playback and navigation
  • More audio formats for MKV container
  • Fixed bugs reported by the WD TV user community

Release 1.01 (12/23/2008)

  • Even more video file formats supported
  • Improved subtitle support. Additional advanced features added
  • Enhanced Matroska (MKV) support for chapters and subtitles
  • Enhanced media playback and navigation
  • Improved power management

    And there's more. See our firmware release notes for all the details. (PDF)

ArcSoft Update (6/11/2009)

  • RMVB file conversion added

How to install the product update:

  1. Open the firmware update .ZIP file and extract the two files (.BIN and .VER) to a
    USB drive's main directory
  2. Turn the WD TV on and connect your USB drive
  3. Use the remote control to select SETTINGS from the home screen
  4. Highlight the firmware upgrade icon, and press ENTER on the remote
  5. You will be prompted to perform the firmware upgrade. Select OK and press ENTER.
    This will restart the system
  6. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode
  7. Once the update process is completed, the HD media player will restart again

GPL Source Code

  • Portions of the WD TV software are also available in source code. For more information, click here.