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WD TV browser

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:39 am
by nartnk

I have wd tv with product number WDBPUF0000NBK-00 and serial number WN2444700079.

i would like to mount it on the big screen in the hall of my compani so i can display daily events but in this ''hidden browser'' i cant reach https site because browser dont ask for credentials... and even if i do i cant find option for auto refresh site every few minutes.

do you guys have any suggestions?

Thank you !

Re: WD TV browser

PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:59 am
by mad_ady
I have never tried, but the WDTV lacks a lot of certificate authorities so it will invalidate most HTTPS certificates.

The browser built-in is an experiment I doubt it would run reliably. You have two options though:

1. Point the browser to a http site that acts as a proxy to your own site. Also, the proxy should inject the following code to make the page refresh
2. Look for a replacement for the OSD that allows you to display a page. You can start here:

Re: WD TV browser

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:23 am
by kroetkroet
Maybe stupid idea, but what about wgetting the page locally and launch it from there in plain "http"? :idea:

Re: WD TV browser

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:00 am
by mad_ady
I know something that would work but it's a hack - if you run a presentation site that doesn't change content too often, you could make a video recording of it on your PC and play that video in a loop.

KroetKroet's idea also should work. You can periodically wget your site and load it locally with file:///tmp/
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cd /tmp/
wget -mk --no-check-certificate

Note: the command will download your site locally in /tmp - images and all. If your site is big (> 80MB) this is a bad idea and you should replace /tmp with a path to your USB drive.