I'd like my WD to get its MP3's directly out to my stereo… a USB soundcard would do the trick, but I'm not sure if I could get a device, other than a mass storage, to work… I've read that even a external CD doesn't work.
A bit OT: I haven't even tried to get ssh, but if I could get the WD to play audio, I would consider it. Not that I'm too lazy, but that device (or maybe my brain) has some connectivity issues. It won't get a DHCP IP address (not from my iMac with Internet Sharing, not from my Zyxel 660). I've assigned a static address to it, but if I asign the default gateway, it doesn't connect anymore… which means that the "firmware update", at the very least, should live on my mac. Anyway, it seems worth it, if only to disable mionet.