[mythtv-users] master backend without capture card

Josh Burks dotnofoolin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 02:59:55 UTC 2005

On 6/17/05, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Quoting the docs: "The only hard-and-fast rule is that the Master
> > backend must have a capture device defined, but shouldn't imply that
> > the capture device in the Master backend must be the first capture
> > card defined in the database."
> >
> > Taken from here: http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-22.html#ss22.13
> How about faking it then?  Could one create a file called /dev/video0
> and /dev/audio
> And setup mythtv-setup with that?  Obviously it would be given a -50
> priority, but it would save them from having to crack the case, and
> from having to even spend the 15 bucks on the card.
> Cool

Interesting. Never thought of that. I'd try it if I had multiple
backends, unfortunately I'm a single system kinda guy at the moment.


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