[mythtv] PATCH: Commercial detection/skip using blank frames

Jeff_Mitchell at accessbusinessgroup.com Jeff_Mitchell at accessbusinessgroup.com
Tue Feb 25 09:40:53 EST 2003

I'd like to pipe in, asking for the ability to turn off auto-skip for
specific shows.  I can only think of one time I would want to disable
auto-skip for the purpose of *watching* the commercials, and it's not
coming around for another 11 months or so.  (It starts with a 'S', and ends
in 'uperbowl', although the commercials this year weren't as good as the
ones during the .com boom.)

This would also be useful for things like Law & Order, as I remember
someone talking about having some problems with commercial skipping being
triggered by the cuts between scenes.

Finally, I can't believe this code is only a week old, and people are
already reporting really good results, with only minor annoyances.


                    "Chris Pinkham"                                                                                                                 
                    <cpinkham at bc2va.org>       To:     mythtv-dev at snowman.net                                                                       
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> Here's a feature that would be nice:  Have Myth know the difference
> between channels with ads (normal broadcast) and channels without
> (HBO, other pay channels) and have it automatically disable commerical

I'm thinking 2-3 levels:

           - global auto-skip.  This would be either on or off.  This would
             in the main setup screen.
           - channel auto-skip.  This would be tri-state, on/off/default.
             would indicate use global setting.  This could be on the
             set screen.
           - show auto-skip.  This would be tri-state as well.  If set to
             MythTV would first look at the default for the channel and if
             was default it would look at the system default.

The show auto-skip setting could be set when you selected a show to record.
It would default to 'default' of course so the user doesn't have to
do anything special if they already have their global and channel auto-skip
settings set.



** Chris Pinkham                  Linux v2.2.18, Sane v1.0.4, Cajun v3.0-8
** cpinkham at bc2va.org                          http://www.bc2va.org/chris/

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