me-tv in ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box

Asked by Ken White on 2012-11-13

I am trying to set up me-tv to run in an ubuntu 12.04 guest VM using virtual box. The host OS is Mac OSx lion. I have it working but the reception is heavily pixelated like there is poor signal. I know this can't be the case because a netbook running xubuntu 12.04 works perfectly in the same setup/location. Neither the host activity monitor or the VM system monitor shows that there is any significant pressure on the CPU or memory.

Does anyone know if running me-tv in a VM successfully is possible? Are there any tweaks I need to do in the VM (e.g. video settings) that might help?

TIA
Ken

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Ken White (kwhite) said :
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Surely someone can tell me whether I can run me-tv in virtual box ubuntu. I am happy to upload any info if I can be pointed in the right direction.

TIA

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Frédéric Côté (frederic-cote) said :
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Hi Ken,

You probably are the first (or at least the first to manifest). Did you
tried running the server (me-tv-server) natively on ubuntu then the client
on your VM ? The problem is on the video side or on the virtualisation of
the DVB device side.

Video: You can try activate 3D acceleration or at least boosting the video
memory.
DVB: If the device is USB, look if the device is running in USB 2.0
Hispeed. Maybe it run in 1.1 mode and the speed is not good.

Cheers,
Fred

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