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January 31st, 2009, 03:20 AM
Are there precompiled windows binaries of the mythbackend? (Is this even working?)
Or is there another way of running the backend on a windows machine with a dvb-s tuner?
January 31st, 2009, 10:17 AM
Mythbackend doesn't run on windows as linux has a totally different method to access tuners as windows.
There is a windows frontend in process, which is much easier to do as both windows and linux support OpenGL for graphic display.
February 1st, 2009, 04:16 AM
Yeah I know windows is totally different but in the mythtv wiki there is a windows port article
Now that the frontend is reliable, we can start to see about getting the changes necessary to get MythBackend.exe to connect to a Tuner!
Windows Port - MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Windows_Port)
Has anyone tried this yet, is it already working?
A VM would be another possibility but how am I supposed to get the tuner in it?
I don't need a frontend for windows I use XBMC for that.
February 1st, 2009, 11:45 AM
I don't think the VM trick would work. VM's are all about emulating hardware and unless the VM supports direct access to the hardware (tuner) which goes against the idea of virtualising the hardware.
Maybe one day mythbackend.exe would support access to tuners but looking at how long it's taken to get the frontend working I wouldn't hold my breath :)
Have a look here:- http://communities.vmware.com/thread/41266 an USB tuner "might" work in a VM.
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