[mythtv-users] Netflix under MythTV
rjf at russfoster.com
Fri Apr 9 19:42:49 UTC 2010
> >> On Friday 09 April 2010 10:03:18 am Allen Edwards wrote:
> >> > I have seen some discussion on integrating Netflix Streaming in a
> >> > system. Perhaps I can get some help, or be of help.
> >> >
> >> > I have set up a menu selection that runs VirtualBox and fires off
> >> > Windows
> >> > XP and Netflix. I can then stream instant movies. The problem
> is they
> >> > jitter so badly nobody will watch them. The sound is fine
> >> > but
> >> > the picture is jerky like you would expect if the machine lacked
> >> > power. I am using a AMD 5400+, Mythbuntu 8.04 and Myth 0.21.
> >> > VirtualBox
> >> > version 2.1.2.
> >> Wow, that would take a long time to bring up VirtualBox, then XP,
> >> Netflix.
> >> I'd be too impatient to put up with that.
> Did you install the VirtualBox Guest Additions? I know I've seen odd
> problems like this until I install the Guest Additions.
I'd double-check your VBox settings. Is VT-x enabled? And enough memory
allocated? Does your display color depth in Windows match your host?
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 host with Win XP on Virtual Box to stream Netflix
on a system much less powerful than your's without issue.
Maybe you can post your VB config.
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