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

Karl Buckland buckland.karl at gmail.com
Tue May 9 07:03:22 UTC 2023

On Tue, 9 May 2023 at 00:03, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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I too am running mythtv backend on Proxmox (container/lxc) and passing
through a USB TV tuner. It runs very well - containers run with very
little overhead. I can therefore easily do backups, snapshots and try
out upgrades without much hassle - or transfer across to new hardware
easily, which I did last year.

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