[mythtv] Test (crude) patch for commercial skipping

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Tue Feb 18 23:35:07 EST 2003

> I forwarded this to a friend who works in television production for a
> local NBC affiliate about this and here was his repsonse:
> I can look on an underscan monitor, but I've never heard of that, and I've
> made a LOT of commercials.  And ultimately, if EVERYONE doesn't do it (i.e.
> at both the network and local level, broadcast or local cable ad insertion),

Great info.  I wonder if the white box people have mentioned is used by
only certain channels/networks.  My wife has been watching recorded programs
using MythTV tonight and my blank-detection code is catching the
end-of-commercial breaks on shows off NBC fine, but for some shows of FOX,
it misses about half the stuff because FOX isn't putting any kind of blank
frames between their adverts and the show.  I think the procedure I
described in another email about checking around 15 second intervals will
help catch these.

> <snip>Talks about his experience with Tivo commercial skipping</snip>

I'd have liked to seen these comments. :)


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