[mythtv-users] vmware workstation 6 / fusion beta

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 17:17:16 UTC 2007

I've been toying with the idea of moving my mythTV backend onto a virtual
machine.  I use the HDhomerun for recordings so there is no special hardware
drivers I need.  Please give it a try and tell us how well it works.

On 2/18/07, Trey Thompson <treythompson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > i noticed that vmware workstation 6 and vmware fusion beta claim full
> usb
> > 2.0 support.
> > does this mean it might be theoretically possible to run mythbackend in
> a vm
> > on a windows or mac box using a usb tv tuner such as the wintv pvr usb2
> and
> > maybe a hdhomerun for digital tv [in the us, anyway]?
> > can anyone think of any problems offhand?
> >
> > i started wondering about this after seeing a video on engadget claiming
> to
> > show a vmware fusion build with full directx 8.1 support...so i started
> > dreaming of consolidating my windows and linux systems onto a single
> 8-core
> > mac pro through vmware fusion [when apple upgrades to quadcore cpus, of
> > course].
> >
> We use vmware EXTENSIVELY with our customers.  To be honest, it's a
> GREAT product, but when it comes to processor utilization, it's still
> got a way to go.  We use their enterprise products, as well as their
> Workstation.  It MIGHT be a good way to go, but I just can't guarantee
> you that it will do what you need.  I've got FC5 running in a vm, and
> it's fun to play with.  It PROBABLY could handle what you're looking
> for.
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Ryan Patterson
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