[mythtv-users] Automatic Commercial Detection - how to get it towork for all shows?

Travis Kelley rhatguy at comcast.net
Wed Sep 15 18:15:58 EDT 2004

I have the same problem with my setup.  (skipping to the NEXT set of
commercials).  Its gotten to the point now where I don't even use the
commercial detection anymore.  Funny thing is that it used to work on
this sytem with older versions of myth.  I can also take the files and
open them in avidemux and do the skip to blank frame thing and it works
beautifully.  I wonder whats different between myths algorithm and

On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 17:54, Nate Carlson wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Phil Bridges wrote:
> > Just out of curiosity, are you having more problems with it not 
> > detecting commercials, or detecting commercials that aren't there? 
> > I've come to realize that some of the shows I record (the Law & Orders, 
> > for example), often skip what it thinks are commercials but aren't.  I 
> > have to turn off commercial skip when I watch these.  I'm pretty sure I 
> > use blank frame detection.
> A combination of both - the most annoying case is where I hit the skip 
> button and it skips to the next set of commercials (after a 7 minute 
> segment of the show.) I don't have automatic commercial skipping set up; 
> I've just got buttons on my remote set to do it. Law & Order is one of the 
> big problem shows for me - they blank the screen on a regular basis for 
> scene changes.
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