Configuring MythTV

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Once the software has been installed, MythTV must be configured before you can use it. It needs to know what TV tuners you will use, where to store recordings and other files, how you will be using it.

This guide assumes you have already installed MythTV, MySQL, created the MySQL user id and set up your backend to automatically start. If you used a Mythbuntu or a package from the Mythbuntu PPA these have already been done.

In a new setup, you will need to make sure your capture devices are connected and working. In most cases there are tools outside of MythTV that can test a capture device. This wiki has articles on most capture devices with instructions.

The following sections describe the detailed configuration through the backend and frontend setup screens.