[mythtv-users] Hmmmm

Jason Ward jasonfward at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 18:44:49 UTC 2010

On 2 July 2010 19:37, Christian Szpilfogel <chrisznews4 at rogers.com> wrote:

> On 02/07/2010 12:16 PM, Jason Ward wrote:
>> OK, thanks everyone, yes, I want MythTV to behave like an appliance.
>>  Then why don't you use one of the appliance distros like LinHes (
> http://mysettopbox.tv/)? These are purpose built mythtv solutions where
> any updates are pre-tested before release.
> Generally when I see people using something like Mythbuntu, I assume they
> are not seeking an appliance but a box that does myth as well as some other
> things (e.g. web server, desktop, etc). The myth appliances on the other
> hand tend to be stripped down to what is required to run myth hence
> improving security and reducing interactions.
> All of my front ends have always been appliance versions. My backend used
> to run on my main server which is CentOS based but I have since implemented
> VMWare on that server and I created a guest which is now a myth appliance.
> I find this keeps my myth life simple and stable.

Since Mythbyntu describes itself as a stripped down system specifically to
run MythTV I had assumed it was indeed an appliance distro.

I keep hearing people say they run their back ends as VM's, how do you do
that?  I though specialised hardware (like turners) were not avialable
inside a VM?
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