[mythtv] Chicken-and-egg problem with mythbackend and Services API

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 00:36:10 UTC 2014

On 22 April 2014 00:51, Robert Kulagowski <rkulagow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That particular error is thrown when you have no configured video
>> sources. At least one video source must be attached to a capture card
>> to proceed.
> OK; that means that the Services API can't be used to bootstrap; at
> least a few things have to happen in mythtv-setup first. How was / is
> the Web-based mythtv setup going to handle it?

Use the Capture Service of the Services API [1] to add/configure
capture cards/card inputs.

  [1] http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Services_API

Then, use the Channels Service to add/configure video sources/channels.


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