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WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:23 am
by Jjimbob1208

I am trying to stream videos from my WD MyBookWorld NAS device via my PS3 which states it can not find any media servers. I suspect that I need to install the latest Twonky Server on to my NAS.

Can anyone tell me how I install the latest Townky server on to my WD MyBookWolrd NAS device?


Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:49 pm
by phibertron
I dont have a worldbook, i have a wd mbl, but the following is applicable

There is a thread on this topic here

This is what I do, based off of a pre-installed default wd twonky nas setup

To enable ssh enable it with the following url


you can use putty or winscp to get access to the nas

username root
password welc0me

I download the latest version, at present twonky-powerpc-glibc-2.2.5-special-7.0.9
and then extract it the nas /shares/Public/Software/twonkymedia709
and then rename /shares/Public/Software/twonkymedia709/twonkystarter to twonkymedia

Disable Twonky from the WD Admin Web interface

The following is my procedure for installing twonky on the WD nas

1. this copies the existing twonky folder to old for backup reasons

mv /usr/local/twonkymedia-5 /usr/local/twonkymedia-5old

2. this removes the original twonky folder

rm -f -r /usr/local/twonkymedia-5

3. this copies the new pre-extracted version to the default folder

cp -r /shares/Public/Software/twonkymedia708 /usr/local/twonkymedia-5

4. this deletes the any cache or settings files from the old version

rm -f -r /DataVolume/cache/twonkymedia

5. this renames a wd script, to stop the wd from reseting twonky on startup
(this may or may not exist, I forget the conditions of the how it gets created)

mv /usr/local/sbin/ /usr/local/sbin/

Enable Twonky from the WD Admin Web interface

Open the Twonky Web Interface and enter you license key


The above procedure with adjusments for 6.x always worked, and so far with 7.x

The reason I do it this way, is to not have to re-invent the wheel
and or deal with how wd may or may not make changes, so I conform to the wd

The newer versions of twonky has TwonkyProxy and WebDav services
The above process does not deal with those, hence they dont start
The TwonkyProxy is needed if you want to leverage the myTwonky in the navtree
While I havent done it yet, there is example of how to start them in the script
- These are the known files involved

/etc/init.d/twonky ( This is the actual wd twonky startup script )

/usr/local/sbin/ ( This is the script that makes setteings reset )

/etc/rc2.d/S85twonky (links to /etc/init.d/twonky)
/etc/rc6.d/K85twonky (links to /etc/init.d/twonky)

/var/run (links to /tmp)


- These are the known directories involved

/CacheVolume/transcodingcache (links to /DataVolume/cache/transcodingcache )

/CacheVolume/twonkymedia (links to /DataVolume/cache/twonkymedia )

/var/twonkymedia (links to /DataVolume/cache/twonkymedia )

Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:27 am
by phibertron
Here is another tweak once you get it installed ... _tweak_7_x

Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:12 pm
by David74
phibertron > MyBook Live and MyBook World Edition don't work in same way, not same hardware, not same version, not same procedure...

By the way you copy/paste a good part of my procedure for 6 version and change many things in not very good way (no offense), "your" procedure has many errors...
(for example, when you move something, it's useless to delete the old folder, because if you move it... It doesn't exist anymore...)

[quote="phibertron"]Here is another tweak once you get it installed ... _tweak_7_x[/quote]

Not need for MyBook World Edition, because there is no WD gui for Twonky.
(and not need for MyBook Live if you don't delete or move Twonky 5 cache)

Jjimbob1208 > ... book-world

Best regards, David
aka Dav-M in MyBook wiki

Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 pm
by phibertron
Thanks for the info

But I clearly state that it is what I do on the WD MBL
And I guess linking to the thread isnt good enough these days?

Its not like you posted some ip or something
You shared knowledge so others could benefit from it
If you look at this forum, thats what I do, i freely give my knowledge and or opinions
If someone wants to use it, thats great, if not, thats ok also
but the last thing I would do is attempt to imply things as you have just done
not sure why you feel the way you do, to each there own I guess

Also, no offense taken, but I have yet to run into any errors with the procedure that I use
All procedures, have to work of known states, I even mention that what I do is from a default state
So once again, there are no errors with it in that context
Would you agree, that you have had to yourself make updates to your original post?
I have read the thread, you origianl post ahd to be updated to account for other things
which is a completely normal thing, no one prodecure covers everything the first time around

Keep up the good work, on the thread you have going on MyBook wiki

Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:40 pm
by David74
Sorry you read my post this way, so let me clarify,

1) I've great respect for what you done here, I've read many post of you who help me in advanced config for Twonky (and I'm a great fan of Twonky work) and I thank you for all your posts

2) I just tell you this procedure is not applicable to MB World Edition, nothing else, nothing more, because like you, I share my experience for everybody

3) I just tell you have (in my opinion) some errors in your procedure, I didn't tell you to offense you but for you can correct it (because like you, I share my experience), nothing else, nothing more, if your procedure is working fine for you, fine for me ! And like you said my procedure has been write and correct many times to be sure it working 100%.

Best regards

Re: WD MyBookWorld NAS + Twonky

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:09 pm
by phibertron
Thanks for the kind words and clarification

Yeah, I have never attempted it on the wd world edition
I think that in the future, all post I see related to installing twonky
on the wd world edition, I wiill just send to the wiki
as it would probably be best as to not confuse them anymore than needed =)

I too am a fan of you work, I see were in the same camp of sharing the wealth

Best Regards