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Author Topic: MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM  (Read 5198 times)

dcozmonaut

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MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:11:25 pm »

I am considering replacing my current music server with an Intel NUC and a usb dac (i.e. audioquest dragonfly or halide usb dac).  But I am also considering installing CentOS or Fedora Linux as the host Operating System.  If I do this, I will also create a Win8.1 VM using qemu-kvm.  My question to this forum is if anyone else has tried running MC in a Win VM with a similar usb dac?  I currently don't have MC, but will purchase it when I replace my soundcard because I want the ability to send the "unaltered" bit stream to the usb dac.  Thanks for any insight or suggestions.
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Re: MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 12:17:11 pm »

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Re: MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 12:23:17 pm »

I used MC for a few years in a Windows 7 VM (VirtualBox over Fedora) with an attached USB SoundBlaster external DAC.   Worked perfectly.   The only downside was having to keep a VM running just for MC.  Now that the Linux version is usable, I don't use the VM.
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Re: MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 12:42:26 pm »

If its for audio only, I don't see why you would want to run MC on WIndows in a VM. It works as RemyJ mentioned, I've done something similar myself as well but that was before JRiver had a Linux version.

There's a 30 day trial, I suggest you try it out. There are guides for almost all major Linux distributions.
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Re: MC on Fedora/CentOS qemu-kvm windows 8.1 VM
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 12:59:57 pm »

Thanks for the replies.  It sounds like running MC in linux is the way to go (although I would still host a win VM for some other apps anyway).
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