[mythtv] New Method for Commercial Detection.

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Wed May 3 04:47:11 UTC 2006

On 5/3/06, Lucas Meijer <lucas at mach8.nl> wrote:
> Robert Dunn wrote:
> > This isn't as much of a problem as you would imagine, the reason this
> > technique can work is because commercials repeat, where as programs do
> > not. Even if someone were to submit keys for the latest episode of a TV
> > Show. They wouldn't detect the program unless it aired again before the
> > keys 'timed out' and were removed from the database. Over here there are
> > very few TV shows which would have the same episode aired within a
> > couple of weeks of each other.
> >
> Hmm, good point. I guess the worst thing that could happen is when
> things like the intro animation of a
> specific series gets flagged as commercial, as that does air over and
> over again.

I wonder how well it could handle previews for shows!  In AU, you
often get a preview of an upcoming show as the first or last block of
a commercial.  And the preview can change in format depending on
whether it is getting to the end of the current show or not.

Would this be a problem?


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