[mythtv-users] Anybody running an HD-PVR on a VM?

Alan Young ayoung at teleport.com
Wed Dec 16 18:09:01 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> Since several of the virtualization solutions now support USB, I was wondering 
> if anybody is successfully running an HD-PVR in a virtual machine.
> I mean running a complete Myth backend, with an HD-PVR and an HDHR, under 
> VMware or VirtualBox.

I have been considering trying to schedule HD-PVR recordings in a VM with 
another operating system and application to see if those recordings work 
better.   I hadn't thought about running the entire backend in the VM.  I 
wasn't sure it would.  Or maybe it was just frontend that doesn't?  I need to 
go back and review the wiki again...  In any case, it's interesting prospect. 
   I'm not sure if VMware or Virtualbox would be better.  As I understand it, 
Virtualbox is a paravirtualization solution and might be faster than VMware.


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