[mythtv-users] Anyone running a MythTV backend on Windows (via VirtualBox)

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 21:06:03 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:

> Do any of you, or have any of you run the MythTV backend (preferably
>> MyhthBuntu) from a Windows machine, by installing Ubuntu on the XP host
>> machine via VirtualBox?
>> Is this possible?
>> If so, should it 'just work' or is it going to be a headache?
>> Just asking because it would be an interesting solution to my hardware
>> setup and prevent me needing to set up a new machine for the backend.
> Absolutely no reason it wouldn't work... and it has been done by others.
>  However the use of a network based tuner like an HDHR is recommended as
> getting USB or PCI devices working in a VM can be difficult or even
> impossible.
Barely on topic but I'm running my BE on an ESXi server with an HD HomeRun
Prime as the tuner.
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