[mythtv-users] CVS: commerical skipping gone psycho

Paul Harvey paul.l.harvey at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 03:46:47 UTC 2004

I had the same problem (0.16) when I recorded a show with a High
quality setting and the file was really big (5+gb).  Haven't seen it
on smaller files.

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:13:35 -0700, John Patrick Poet
<john at blueskytours.com> wrote:
> John Patrick Poet wrote:
> >
> > In general, the commercial detection is pretty good.  It always seems
> > to designates at least one part of the show as a commercial, when it
> > really is not, but other than that it does a good job.  I let the
> > commercial detection do it's job, then I go in and edit the cutlist to
> > make any minor adjustments that are necessary.
> >
> > Sometime in the last 8 days, a problem has crept into the CVS.  When
> > editing a cutlist, hitting the JUMP button to move to the next/prev
> > cutpoint does not always work -- if I am currently positioned on a
> > cutpoint.  Sometimes it does, but sometimes hitting that button has no
> > effect.  If I move a couple of frames in the direction I want to go,
> > then hit the JUMP button to move to the next/prev cutpoint it works.
> > This only seems to happen if I am currently positioned on a cutpoint.
> >
> > Because I go to the trouble to fix up the commercial detection by
> > editing the cutlist, I have Myth configured to always skip commercials.
> >
> > The problem also seems to manifest itself while watching the show.
> > When the beginning of a comercial break is reached, myth jumps to the
> > end of the commercial break -- then back to the beginning of that
> > commercial break -- then back to the end of it -- repeat.  Once again,
> > it does not happen for every commercial, but at least once per show.
> > When this happens, the only way I have been able to get beyond the
> > commercial break, is to go into edit mode, move a couple of frames
> > forward, then exit edit mode to restart watching the show.
> >
> > Does anyone have any idea what is causing this behavior?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John
> >
> > P.S. If it makes any difference, this is with HD material.  I don't
> > have anything else.
> I upgraded to the latest CVS again tonight, hoping that this problem
> would go away.  It did not.  I have some more accurate information.
> When editing the cutlist, JUMPing to the *next* cutpoint always works.
> JUMPing to the "prev" cutpoint never works.
> Moving to the *next* frame always works.  Moving to the "prev" frame
> always causes the position to move to the *next* frame instead.
> When watching the show, I believe the loop I described above where it
> bounced between the end of the commercial and the beginning, only
> happens if the SKIP button is pressed in a situation where the resulting
> position would be in a commercial break.
> Is anyone else seeing this?
> Thanks,
> John
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