Ticket #612 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Feature request: usb 2.0 ehci support
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It would be nice if VirtualBox emulated a usb 2.0/ehci host controller on the guest operating system at near-native bandwidth. Usb support in VirtualBox has been a huge boon to users already, and high-speed usb support would allow the use of usb cameras, microphones, video-capture devices, and other high-bandwidth devices inside the guest.
Currently VMware Workstation >= 6.0 and Player >= 2.0 are the only x86 virtualization softwares I know of to claim to support ehci, although they seem to support it better under a Windows host than a Linux one. It seems someone was working on an ehci patch for Qemu at some point, but that it was never finished; see this thread: http://marc.info/?l=qemu-devel&m=117483468018061&w=2
Is ehci support on the roadmap for VirtualBox 1.6.0? For 1.7.0? At all? Just curious to know.
- Summary changed from usb 2.0 ehci support to Feature request: usb 2.0 ehci support