[mythtv-users] Automatic Commercial Detection - how to get it

Jon Dye jon at pecorous.co.uk
Mon Sep 20 08:37:23 EDT 2004

Dan Robinson wrote:
> On this theme, I've noticed a flash of a green coloured frame before
> DVB-T commercial breaks in the UK.  Has anyone else noticed this (is
> it realiable), or is this a frame that the Myth detection inserts? 
> Could such a frame be used for detection?

Some of the UK channel change aspect ratio (for digital terrestrial 
broadcasts) when going to commercials and this gives me a green flash on 
playback.  I guess checking for aspect ratio changes would be a pretty 
reliable commercial detection method for the channels that do this.


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