[mythtv-users] Commercial detection with shutdown and wakeup

Billy Macdonald whmac33 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 29 00:28:17 EST 2004

--- Henk Poley <hpoley at dds.nl> wrote:
> 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 <><

I'll grab the CVS sometime this week when there are a couple of days with no
recordings and check it out.  Don't want it to be broken on Thursdays :)  


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