O!Play HDP-R1 – BitTorrent Client with Firmware 1.27

First of all, i would like to clarify that i’m not responsable for any damage you can cause to your equipment “playing” with the shell access to your O!Play. Try this at your own risk….
Ok, so Asus had released had released FW 1.27 at its FTP and removed and appearead again and now… it’s not there.

In fact some users have download it, and put it over internet in servers like MegaUpload.

In order to get some links just visit Asus support forum. With this firmware i’ve discovered that one more cool thing can ben enabled: BitTorrent Client.

At this point i managed to start the BitTorrent Client, the webserver/scripts from which it can be controlled, but after adding a torrent it’s stalled. Maybe this needs some more research, but until now these are the steps that i’ve done to get this working. UPDATE: after sooooooooometime the torrent starts to download indeed!

Ok, let’s explain:

Step 1: Telnet into your O!Play with username root and no password

Step2: Execute the following commands: df

Watch the results in such way to retrieve the path of your harddisk connected to the oplay. In my case it’s under /tmp/usbmounts/sda2 . What’s appear on your telnet client it’s something like this:

Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root                92160     92160         0 100% /
/dev/mtdblock/2          61440      1404     60036   2% /usr/local/etc
/dev/rd/0                   40        40         0 100% /mnt/rd
/dev/scsi/host3/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 61440      1404     60036 /tmp/usbmounts/sda2

Since now we know the path under where is the Hard Disk or pen now execute the following

cd /usr/local/bin/package/script

./bt.script start ../btpd /tmp/usbmounts/sda2/

After this you’ll get a message like “BT start”

OK… next enable web interface, execute the following commands:

./unicgi start

You’ll receive in your screen the following message:

“Starting unicgi…
unicgi started”

After this just acess http://YOUR.OPLAY.IP/home.html with your favorite browser

You can add a torrent

And you can see the torrent added, start it, but until now…. no luck. Maybe it’s missing port config or something else. Will try to figure it out later. It takes a while to starting to download, but it downloads.

After some time the torrent disappears…. strange!! It disappears but later appears again, and starts downloading.


Another cool thing is that if you put the unit in standby all goes by. You’ve to start it again.

Insignificant stuff or usefull ? I prefer it as a big step in the functions now available. However the BitTorrent Client seems to be quite broken indeed. Maybe some tuning will fix.

Same goes to the NAS functionality (view my post in O!Play HDP-R1 – Nas With Firmware 1.27) which is a big step, but… seems equally to be broken, as it’s not enabled by default, and it’s not very usefull logging in the box by telnet and running linux commans. However we’ve to keep in mind that this is not a computer.

O!Play HDP-R1 – Nas With Firmware 1.27

First of all, i would like to clarify that i’m not responsable for any damage you can cause to your equipment “playing” with the shell access to your O!Play. Try this at your own risk….
Ok, so Asus had released had released FW 1.27 at its FTP and removed and appearead again and now… it’s not there.

In fact some users have download it, and put it over internet in servers like MegaUpload. In order to get some links just visit Asus support forum.

Okay, in this the main goal was NAS support announced before in the forums by someone from Asus. Until now only one person in the forums talked about this. That’s a MAc user which sees Venus in their network.

After testing this new firmware some differences may arise, specially support for RSS, TVS and Radios more organized. A DVD option appear, but not explored by me until now.

OK, stop the talk, and the goods.

Venus is acessible from Telnet with a Telnet client like the usual in Windows. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 telnet is not installed by default so you can install it, or use a telnet cliente like Putty. Just find your O!play Ip and that’s all you need.

After that just telnet into the box. Username root, no password.

We can see some ports open, but no NAS running by default. To enable it i just launched Samba by running the following commands:

cd /tmp/package/script
./configsamba
./samba start

(the /usr/local/bin/package/samba/sbin/smbd was used before, but thanks to @FarVoice now all should be using the commands above)

After this doing a “netstat -a” we can find it listen 🙂

After this just open it in Windows from network by simpling open it as a share, just like this : \\192.168.1.67 (this is my internal IP in my O!Play) and put some files in it. If you user another Operating System like linux or mac i assume you know how to do this.

Since the nmbd service is running you should also acess your O!Play with \\venus

I will try to figure how to get this running if  you reset it/power it down…. but for now we know that’s possible to use it as NAS… well… nor a real NAS, but it’s a share acessible in the network. No security but, what can you expect from a simple device that root user don’t have a password ?

Asus O!Play – Novo Firmware 1.24 Released

Ainda não por aqui tinha postado, mas tenho desde Fevereiro um O!Play.

Apesar de alguns bloqueiozitos, isto têm-se revelado muito bom, dado ler directamente do NAS o que há a ler, ou até mesmo dos Windows Shares que tenho na rede. Por vezes bloqueia, mas desconfio que é mesmo do share do 2008  Server que geralmente é sempre contra os Linuxs….

Até têm rádio, stream, e parece que o YouTube anda por ali também. Veio substituir o meu antigo Kiss 1500 que já tinha imensas flaws de codecs. DVD não há já aqui por casa, mas o DVD do PC está partilhado, e caso necessário este menino lê o DVD que coloco no PC…. um mimo! DTS, saída óptica, HDMI, RJ45, USB, e-Sata!

Bem tudo isto para dizer que saiu um novo FW, o 1.24.

Aparentemente dizem que não se vÊ nada de novo… espero que pelo menos tenha bugfixes, senão, também qual seria a razão de ter saído ?

Info no Fórum em : http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20100325152839687&board_id=19&model=O!Play%20HDP-R1&page=1&count=17

Download no FTP da Asus aqui: ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/asus/Digital_Media_Player/HDP-R1/Firmware/