DVR Install - WD My Cloud Single-Disk Manual Install

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DVR Install - WD My Cloud Single-Disk Manual Install

Postby jasonl » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:24 pm

HDHomeRun DVR Record Engine for the Western Digital My Cloud single-disk NAS boxes.
Windows users should follow the standard NAS install instructions. These instructions are provided for Mac/Linux users who cannot run the Windows install.
Users of multi-disk My Cloud devices should install the appropriate package via the web interface. See WD My Cloud Multi-Disk Install.

- HDHomeRun DVR subscription
- Single-disk WD My Cloud NAS (non-Home model)

Before you Get Started
You need to activate your DVR software, if you haven't already done so. Visit the Shop. Purchase the DVR Activation. When you get your receipt, it will include a link to activate your DVR. Click that link. Fill in the email address and activation code also found in your receipt. You do not need to activate more than once per household. If you need to re-activate, search your email for "Your SiliconDust SHOP order receipt" which will include any necessary links and codes.

1) Go to the NAS webpage
This is usually available at http://wdmycloud/ or http://wdmycloud.local/. If you know the IP address of your My Cloud you can also enter that in your browser's address bar. Log in once you arrive at the page.

2) Enable SSH support
Go to the Settings page, Network, and set SSH to ON.

Security: Some NAS products use a default username and password for SSH. The NAS should be on a home network firewalled by a home router.

3) SSH into the NAS box
Open a terminal window and type "ssh root@wdmycloud" or "ssh root@<ip address of My Cloud>", e.g. "ssh root@"
Log in with the same password you use to access the web interface.

4) Download the HDHomeRun DVR software package
Run the following command:

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wget -O /tmp/hdhomerun_dvr.apkg
5) Install the HDHomeRun DVR software package
Run the following command:

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upload_apkg -d -s 1 -p ../../../../../tmp/hdhomerun_dvr.apkg
6) Start the DVR
Run the following command:

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Getting help:
Forum: Create a new thread - include the DeviceID of your HDHomeRun and a description of the problem/symptom.
Support ticket: Open a trouble ticket for assistance
IRC channel:

Q: Why install this app?
A: Installing this app bypasses the need to run NAS INSTALL (create a share folder, enable SSH, etc), or manually setup the NAS.

Q: If the NAS loses power or reboots will the Record Engine autostart?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I need to create a Share Folder titled HDHomeRun? Where are recordings saved?
A: No, you do not. If you're setting up a brand new My Cloud, recordings will be saved to Public\HDHomeRun. If you already have an HDHomeRun folder in the ROOT of the NAS, the Record Engine will continue to use the existing folder.

Q: How do I uninstall this?
A: SSH in (see step 3 above) and run:

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del_apkg hdhomerun_dvr

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