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

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Wed Sep 22 00:52:21 EDT 2004

> > What I have noticed however that every channel here in the UK pumps up the
> > volume considerably when switching to ads, which always has me reaching
> > for
> > the mute button. Is there any way commflag can be confugled to take this
> > into account also? Does the same kinda thing happen in the US?
> Absolutely does happen in U.S. Commercials are like people, they speak
> loudly to sound more intelligent.

I've yet to look at the audio data enough to know this or not, but I've heard
and read that it's not volume, it's something else that changes that makes
it seem louder.  I don't know.  I haven't even delved into trying to process
the audio to detect commercials, that's a whole 'nother beast.  Things like
audio silence during blank-frames and such would really help proper



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