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Torsten

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virtualize the Media Director
« on: February 23, 2009, 11:26:29 am »
is it possible to virtualize the MD with Xen? I have a Server with DVI/HDMI, Digital Audio etc. Now I want to use Xen to be able to run seperate servers on this hardware. I don't use the AV-Outputs, so my Idea was to install a Hybrid LinuxMCE Device in a VM (or just a MD with a seperate core).

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Re: virtualize the Media Director
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 07:48:13 pm »
I would think so, but I haven't heard of anyone doing that before.  You might be the first, give it a try and let us know if it works!

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Re: virtualize the Media Director
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 07:51:25 pm »
I did a media director in vmware server on ubuntu and it worked without a problem.  Just a simple vm with no hd, set to boot from network.
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Re: virtualize the Media Director
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 08:32:15 pm »
But how do i get the AV Signals to the output of the Host-Motherboard?

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Re: virtualize the Media Director
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 08:53:33 pm »
What do you mean?  The video/audio?  The VM will have a virtual driver that passes through somehow in Xen to the physical device.