[mythtv-users] Commercial detection with shutdown and wakeup

Henk Poley hpoley at dds.nl
Sun Mar 28 04:41:53 EST 2004

Op zaterdag 27 maart 2004 07:51, schreef Billy Macdonald:
> Hi,
>     I recently enabled the shutdown and wakeup options on my mythtv box to
> quite down the place at night, lower the electric bill and stuff.  I'm
> using mythtv .14 with 3 PVR250's, AMD XP 2000, ECS K7S5A, Fedora Core 1,
> Asus GeForce4 MX440, 512MB.
>     It's working great except for a couple things.  One it goes into "idle"
> even though it's marking commercials and shuts down in the middle of the
> detection so many of my shows aren't being marked properly.  For a possible
> workaround I've set the idle timeout to 20 min.  Not sure if the detection
> gets done that fast though, we'll find out tonight?

AFAIK commercial detection takes show-time x 1.5 on a relatively beefy box.

>     Also I can't find the options that the docs mention about not shutting
> down before a client connects, I would like to enable that.  And the other
> option I can't find is a field to run a script before shutting down so you
> can do some custom checks, that would be helpful too.

As far as I can remember the docs were written just a day or 2 after 0.14 got 
out, and were submitted together with a new patch that adds those features. 
It's in CVS, don't know if it waits for commercial detection to finish. The 
patches were written by a European user, commercial detection doesn't work 
here especially well, since we don't have 'black gaps' between programs and 
the commercial.

	Henk Poley <><

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