WD TV Live G3 - Send command to play file?

Hello

I’m looking for a way to send my WD TV Live G3 a command to open a given file.  I see that the remote works by sending commands to wdtvlive/cgi-bin/toServerValue.cgi, for example the home command is

{“remote” : “o”}  

I can’t find any documentation on these.  It would be great if I could send somethig like

{“openfile”:"\mybookliveduo\media\films\playme.avi"}

But obviously that doesn’t work.  

Does anyone know if there is any such command, or of any other way to tell the player to open a file?

Many thanks

Dominic

Don’t know if that is possible, but you can also use the WD remote app if you have a smartphone. 

The only way to do it, that I know, of is do it from a Windows PC. 

Using WMP you can use the “Play to” feature to play a file.

Thanks for the reply.

Using the remote takes too long, you have to scroll through 100s of files to find the film you want to play.  I have a chrome extension that displays a tick or cross next to imdb film links, indicating whether or not I have them.  I want to be able to play a film by clicking on the tick.  If I could do that, my life would be complete.

the WD is a DNLA renderer

so any program that can send the appropriate DNLA/UPNP cmds to the device can start playback

I can’t get the WMP play to function to work.  I get an error saying ‘couldn’t retrieve data from server’ or something.  Anyway it’s not quite what I’m looking for, I’d like to be able to launch the movie right from my phone.

Is there any custom firmware that can be installed to make this possible?

visit the app store and look for a upnp control point

here’s one I’ve used in the past with other devices

haven’t tried anything on the WD SMP

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblesoft.android.bubbleupnp&hl=en

also isn’t there an officially supported app from WD for doing this?

Thanks KAD79, you put me on the right track.  The app you suggested works great, and I’ve now found a uPnP library that enables me to send a command to open a specific file.

http://managedupnp.codeplex.com/

Thanks to everyone for your help.

can you please post a zip with the needed code? i’m also very interested in this

dom31 wrote:

Thanks KAD79, you put me on the right track.  The app you suggested works great, and I’ve now found a uPnP library that enables me to send a command to open a specific file.

 

http://managedupnp.codeplex.com/

 

Thanks to everyone for your help.