[mythtv-users] running mythtv-backend in a VM?

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Mon May 8 23:00:22 UTC 2023

> While playing around I have discovered that in some distros it can be
> complicated to get mythtv running.  So I was wondering if you have a
> requirement to run a distro that is not Mythtv friendly. What about using a
> VM?
> I setup KVM/QEMU and created a VM of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I setup a share
> directory between the host and Ubuntu guest machine using virtiofs and
> mount that via /etc/fstab.
> So Installing mythtv on Ubuntu is relatively easy.  Since my PC is uses a
> network bridge, the VM is on the same subnet as the home network and can
> see the HDHR tuners.
> This works without any noticeable performance impact on the  PC.  So to me
> keeping Mythtv simple by running it in a Ubuntu VM seems to be a perfect
> solution if you are required to run another Distro and want Mythtv?
> What am I missing?

I run a mythbackend VM on Proxmox which is a great virtualisation solution
with a web browser admin UI. HDHR tuners. Works great.
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