[mythtv-users] MythTV Virtual PC

Jon Larson jtlarson at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 28 15:29:43 UTC 2006


Brian Wood wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2006, at 9:13 AM, Ben Dash wrote:
>
>   
>> Has anybody tried to run MythTV on a Virtual PC?
>>
>> Did it work?
>>     
>
> Do you mean the "VirtualPC" which is a specific Microsoft product for  
> running Windows or other OSes on a PPC Mac, or do you mean a virtual  
> machine in general, which would include several products for  
> virtualizing PC hardware?
>
> I've not tried any such method but you will probably get more  
> meaningful responses if you are more specific as to what you mean.
>
> I suspect such an endeavor is futile, as the speed penalty of  
> virtualization is extreme and there are often problems with specific  
> hardware drivers, but you never know.
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It works on Microsoft Virtual PC, but the video has a hard time keeping 
up (even on a P4 3.6Ghz host with 2 gig ram) so I really only use it for 
testing... You might check out the VMware version--I think there's a 
Howto about it at knoppmythwiki.org

Jon



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