[Chugalug] tv capture on esxi host

Joe Freeman joe at netbyjoe.com
Tue Jun 11 13:14:55 UTC 2013


Check out hdhomerun tuners. They are stand alone  dual tuner boxes that
work with wmc, mythtv, xbmc, and vlc.
On Jun 11, 2013 9:07 AM, "Matt Keys" <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  To stream over WAN I think you'd need a VPN endpoint in front of the
> xboxes as the extenders use RDP. At that point a slingbox may be worth the
> investment. My fiancé has EPB50 and a SlingBox. Using that combo streaming
> over the WAN to my house is equally as smooth/fast but if I'm not mistaken
> the HD resolution is dropped so the quality isn't quite as good.
>
> Downside of WMC streaming is that I can only watch one channel at a time
> between my two xboxes. They specify you can have up to 5 "extenders"
> (xboxes) on one WMC server, but unfortunately I don't think WMC allows for
> multiple capture cards to watch multiple channels simultaneously. The only
> other limitation I can think of regarding the number of xboxes would be the
> amount of cores and ram you have available on the esxi host. IIRC, they
> recommend 1 core and 1gb of ram for every extender attached.
>
>
> On 06/10/2013 04:33 PM, Sudo Bash wrote:
>
> Hmm I wonder how well it would stream over a residential EPB 50 and how
> many 360's it would support?
>
>
> On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 6:52 PM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>  I have successfully captured and streamed HDTV to my xbox 360s using
>> windows media center. No big deal but this was using a ESXi 5.1 host,
>> windows 8 64 bit guest vm, and a Hauppage WinTV-HVR-950Q (
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116034)
>> attached to the USB of the ESXi host. The xbox 360s are connected via wifi
>> too and the playback is really smooth. There's a bit of slowness changing
>> channels... it takes about 5-10 seconds each. Getting the vm to use the
>> device was also bit strange. You have to install just the drivers and not
>> the WinTV application. When I installed the wintv application with it I got
>> a lot of conflicts with the virtual usb controller.
>>
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