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mythtv-setup is a configuration utility for configuring mythtv-backend. It is the first setup program to start with for your overall MythTV GUI setup.

Warning: Move this to a setup section and explain what they do

All three graphical setup progams are:

  • mythtv-setup
  • mythwelcome --setup
  • mythfrontend (the setup section)

One could immediately spot the slight inconsistency among the setup names.

Run mythtv-setup Template:Box Note

By running myhtv-setup one gets...

As of version 0.20.2, it comprises of 4 sections:

  1. General
  2. Capture cards
  3. Video sources
  4. Input connections
  5. Channel Editor

All these sections are briefly explained in [Configuring MythTV] section of Robert Kulagowski. This wiki page will explain in-depth all options and provide useful screenshots for new users.


General settings.

Capture Cards

Video capture card configuration.

Video Sources

TV listing service configuration.

Input Connections

Associate video sources with capture cards.

Channel Editor

Channel configuration.

Storage Groups

File storage configuration.