[mythtv-users] Mythbackend on VMware Server with DVB-tuners

Norm Dressler mlists at dressler.ca
Fri Apr 29 15:04:56 UTC 2011

On 04/29/2011 10:45 AM, Moasat - mythtv wrote:
>> All in all, a virtualized backend, even with PCI/USB tuners,
>> is possible
>> but personally I would prefer some other solution than VMware
>> Server (I
>> will try out VMware ESXi).
>> Fredrik
> Try VirtualBox for full virtualization.  Works pretty good in headless mode.
> I don't use the Web GUI but I know it has one.  VB does full USB passthru as
> well.
> If you don't need to try new kernels, look at LXC (Linux Containers).
> Pretty good for running different distros with a good set of resource
> management using the kernel's cgroups.  Sort of like chroot on steroids.

I would be careful about VirtualBox as their USB 2.0 support is not the 
greatest.  It is hit and miss for me whether a device is sufficiently 
supported.  I also often won't get the throughput you would expect out 
of USB 2.0 which can be detrimental for DVB devices.


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