[mythtv-users] Thank you for the setup wizard!

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 00:12:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Saul A. Peebsen <jaglover at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:35:21 -0400
> Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A lot of times when using Myth, I ask myself, "Why the heck does x, y
> > or z behave the way it does?", and then I remind myself that Myth is
> > still pretty developer-centric, and since I don't have any skills to
> > offer to the project, I'd better shut up and appreciate what I have
> > for free.
> >
> > But now that I've finally gone to 0.25 and have been adding more front
> > ends, I can't thank you guys enough for taking the time to create that
> > setup wizard! And as I discovered today, the test videos are kept on
> > the BE, so testing new FEs is waaaay faster. I just set up a
> > pre-compiled Windows FE, and was having some awful video artifact
> > issues. Thanks to the setup wizard, what normally would have been at
> > least a half hour of trial and error (Try one setting,
> > next-next-next-save, back-back-back, try HD recording, repeat) was
> > less than five minutes of work!
> >
> > So, as somebody who whines and complains more than he should about
> > MythTV, I just wanted to take a moment to express my thanks for all
> > the work the devs do.
> Cool! What setup wizard? Just wondering ...
> --
> Cheers, Saul

On an FE, go to Setup -> Setup wizard. From there you can test different
audio and video settings. It even downloads HD and SD samples to your BE (I
like me some acronyms) to test your settings from within the wizard. Very
nice stuff.
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