[mythtv-users] VMware and Myth

greg pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Sat Jun 28 21:56:27 UTC 2008

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WOrkstation 6.0.x w/ USB external devices captures fine (FusionHDTV and
HVR950). I had it watching at one point, maybe w/o the vmware tools.
records fine. linux host and linux guests

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Saturday 28 June 2008 12:00:17 Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
>>> Mitch Gore wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 8:44 AM, greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org
>>>> <mailto:greg at pryzby.org>> wrote:
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>>>>     Has anyone used VMware for front-ends and backends? Any pointers?
>>>> For the backend it may work but for the frontend it would not be very
>>>> good.  There is no way to get direct access to the video card so
>>>> playing video is difficult.  It is just a frame buffer.
>>> I doubt it would work for the backend, either.  VMware can't handle
>>> specialized hardware very well (or at all, in some cases).
>> I think it has a greater chance working with USB devices than PCI, that's
>> for sure.
> I think vmware support for USB 2.0 is experimental at this point. I am unable 
> to get vmware to recognize my Plextor (or my 1212, but I didn't expect it to 
> do that).
> So that pretty much kaiboshes USB capture dvices and, as you said, PCI is very 
> unlikely to work.
> Maybe I should try it with my HDHR? I know the ethernet works quite well with 
> vmware.

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