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Creating a Headless VirtualBox Server

  • Episode 230
  • February 14, 2012

Robbie and Rachel demonstrate how to create a headless virtualization platform using free software, and test the Microsoft Lifecam Studio 1080p webcam in Telestream Wirecast.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Garden Gate Farms, Cordery Electric & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Rachel is offended that she didn't get any treats, so Robbie gave her a Valentine's cupcake.
  • A couple of upcoming features of the new Category5.TV web site ... coming soon.
  • Viewer Question: I have a Logitech C910 webcam, but can't get it to operate in full 720p mode in Linux. What can I do?
  • {play 9:04}Telestream Wirecast 4.1.3 now supports the Microsoft LifeCam Studio in 1080p.
  • Using a 1080p webcam to create lossless 720p digital zoom effects in Wirecast.
  • Viewer Comment: When you zoom in with the 1080p camera, it doesn't go all pixelated. Yay!
  • {play 16:59}Viewer Comment: I was at the local Credit Union and Eric Kidd's twin works there. Take a look at
  • {play 18:38}Viewer Questions brought to you by Cordery Electric.
  • Viewer Question: I'm a big fan of stop-motion video, but haven't had any success finding a webcam that works with Linux. Do you have any suggestions?
  • {play 22:11}Robbie and Rachel create the quickest stop-motion video ever.
  • Rachel's experience as an animator.
  • Upcoming Feature: Send Rachel your ideas for cartoons, and she may create something to show on the air.
  • Viewer Question: Do you know how to setup an Open Directory LDAP server?
  • Turnkey Linux as a fast way to deploy servers and software.
  • {play 29:33}Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 36:50}Feature: Creating the ultimate VirtualBox setup with a headless VirtualBox server powered by a web-based interface.
  • How technology has grown to a point where we can save money by virtualizing multiple servers into one physical server.
  • Installing PHP5, which includes Apache web server.
  • Creating a Linux user to run VirtualBox in the backend.
  • Obtaining phpvirtualbox from
  • Setting up phpvirtualbox on your apache installation.
  • Creating your VirtualBox settings file for vboxweb-service.
  • Configuring phpvirtualbox.
  • Logging in to phpvirtualbox for the first time.
  • Setting up your strong password on phpvirtualbox.
  • Creating your first VirtualBox virtual machine with the web interface.
  • Some of the advantages of virtualization.
  • Viewer Question: Can you discuss a bit about SSD drives?

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Rachel Xu



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