[mythtv-users] Anyone have any luck running Myth in VMWare?

Gary Dawes gary.dawes at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 12:08:49 UTC 2007

there is a client for  windows playback - mythtvplayer. it's great for
playback, runs full screen, and has configurable seeks. works great
for me with  toshiba laptop ovr wireless. it does not do program
guides, or recording options, but you can use mythweb for that. btw
the dev for mythtvplayer, mikkel, is very responsive, and helpful.


On 06/08/07, Fredrik Hallgarde <mythtv at tedde.nu> wrote:
> David Whyte skrev:
> > On 8/6/07, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I think he's actually rolling back his Vista install to a clean XP
> install,
> >> so it might be an option. :)
> >>
> >
> >
> > A couple of points:
> >
> > - I had myth running in VMware just fine.  Using XP host, Ubuntu 7.04
> > (pre-release) guest on a 2GHz laptop (old Pentium M chip, not dual
> > core).  I made the move to linux on the laptop though so I blew the
> > client away, sorry!
> >
> >
> I am running a VMware frontend as a development/troubleshooting FE (my
> findings regarding MuthDora/FC6 and Epia SP13000 to be put on the Wiki
> Any Day Now). As the vmware-tools SVGA driver is typically better than
> nothing I cant recommend it for video.
> Try reducing the display size to 640x480 (on my 2GHz Pentium M that
> works good enough for casual watching)
> There are additional settings (some officially documented some not) that
> affect 3D rendering but I am not sure if these (or other) settings in
> the vmx file may help you.
> Are you using wireless or wired network?
> What do you get from top and other performance tools* in the VM?
> Fredrik
> *please note that perf tools in VMs are typically not entirely reliable
> due to "non-linear time" in a VM
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