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[campcaster-dev] Campcaster on Windows under VMware Player: It kinda works!
  • Hi,

    At this weekend's SummerCAMP event, Micz Flor suggested that we try to use
    the free (but not Free) VMware Player application to create a virtual
    desktop running Ubuntu that we could then install Campcaster on.

    I tried this today, and am pleased to report that it kinda works. I say
    kinda because the performance isn't as good as under a native install; it
    plays out fine, but the window redraw seemed a bit slower.

    Anyway, the use case for this would be especially for people who would be
    interested in trying out Campcaster (and Linux) without completely having
    to install Linux. It may also be an option for users who insist on using
    Windows.

    The howto is here: http://code.campware.org/projects/campcaster/wiki/VMware

    Please feel free to update the howto document with your own findings.


    doug
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  • Hey there,

    today I came across an article about Sun's VirtualBox.
    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    It's an open source (GPL) virtualization software supporting common host and
    guest operating system (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes)


    I installed the small (34MB) windows version, and loded my .vmdk disk images
    created erlyer by vmware. And yes, they are that compatible that the guest
    ubuntu was running in grapic mode and with network access after few moments,
    so I just sayd wow, great thing.

    Campcaster started fine, playback in live mode works. Scheduling playlists
    does not, on shell it prompts:
    scheduling problem: XML-RPC method 'uploadPlaylist' returned error message:
    [faultCode:1405,faultString:timeframe not available]

    But this is an in-house problem of my campcaster installation. Have to
    upgrade and do more tests, to see how it works with bigger playlists on the
    scheduler. Is there an network hup out there I could connect?

    Best,
    Sebastian




    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: campcaster-support-bounces@lists.campware.org
    > [mailto:campcaster-support-bounces@lists.campware.org]On Behalf Of
    > Douglas.Arellanes@mdlf.org
    > Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:42 PM
    > To: campcaster-dev@netfinity-4.mdlf.org
    > Cc: campcaster-support@netfinity-4.mdlf.org
    > Subject: [campcaster-support] Campcaster on Windows under VMware Player:
    > Itkinda works!
    >
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > At this weekend's SummerCAMP event, Micz Flor suggested that we try to use
    > the free (but not Free) VMware Player application to create a virtual
    > desktop running Ubuntu that we could then install Campcaster on.
    >
    > I tried this today, and am pleased to report that it kinda works. I say
    > kinda because the performance isn't as good as under a native install; it
    > plays out fine, but the window redraw seemed a bit slower.
    >
    > Anyway, the use case for this would be especially for people who would be
    > interested in trying out Campcaster (and Linux) without completely having
    > to install Linux. It may also be an option for users who insist on using
    > Windows.
    >
    > The howto is here:
    > http://code.campware.org/projects/campcaster/wiki/VMware
    >
    > Please feel free to update the howto document with your own findings.
    >
    >
    > doug
    >
    >
  • Hi,

    I'm having the same problem with the scheduler, using Ubuntu 10.10.

    Everything else is ok.
  • Vote Up0Vote Down Daniel JamesDaniel James
    Posts: 844Member, Sourcefabric Team

    Hi Pablo,

    > I'm having the same problem with the scheduler, using Ubuntu 10.10.

    Are you running the Ubuntu instance under VMware, or natively?

    Cheers!

    Daniel