I use the OS 9.5 which doesn’t correlate with most of the videos I watch.
I know to add Studio Code Server, and for example most of the videos call it another name, so it took me a long time to figure out that the name of the add-on they were saying to make sure I install was now called something else.
Then I can open my configuration.yaml, which has almost nothing in it, except for some basic text that I think comes with every installation.
For example, when I tried to put a camera I have from amcrest into Home Assistant, I followed the instructions at Amcrest - Home Assistant (home-assistant.io)
and all it says to do is to copy and paste some lines into the yaml. So I did that and my Home Assistant wouldn’t work, and I had to reset it to a backup. There was no integration, no add-on, nothing that allowed me to suddenly see my amcrest camera or any entities, and Home Assistant wouldn’t work anymore when i followed the directions at that link exactly as it says.
So obviously I’m missing something. I’ve done alot in Home Assistant, my entire house is automated, but I’ve never had to use the yaml before, I always found workarounds. But there are clearly instances where the yaml is useful and I don’t know how to use it. I need a visual video that will take me through the steps, and not a teacher video who explains how the indents work, but someone who actually discusses the functionality and how, for example, the amcrest yaml at that link is integrated and how it works once I’ve entered it into the yaml. Something that connects the dots for me so I can start using the yaml myself.
It also took me a long time to find the yaml. Most of the videos talk about going to “configuration” but that no longer exists. It is called “Developer” now, and so I spent a long time trying to figure out how to use the settings in the Developer tab since it changed around significantly from when these videos were made and said to go to “Configuration”
Hopefully there are updated videos that explain how to do this in current terms and defenitions?