[mythtv-users] Re: Start of Cut Points not Honored In Recordings.

Peter Schachte schachte at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Fri Dec 9 01:16:41 EST 2005

On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 06:59:22PM -0700, Greg Grotsky wrote:
> Does anyone see this issue?  I just updated to 8166 last night and I used
> nuvexport (with cutlist option yes'ed) to export some episodes and all the cut
> starts were early.  Anyone?
> -Greg
> On 12/2/05, Greg Grotsky <spikeygg at gmail.com> wrote:
>     I've been watching some programming info that I've recorded recently and
>     I've noticed that commercial breaks START early, on movies about 40-60
>     seconds early.  The weird thing is that the end of break is right where
>     it's supposed to be.  I've found that shorter shows like 30 minute sitcoms
>     have less of a delta from the skip point to the actual commercial break
>     point (maybe 5-15 seconds).  I don't claim to know how it works but it
>     seems like there's a mismatch between the recording timestamps and myth's
>     time keeper.  The longer the time between a break the more time the
>     commerical start point if off by, when jumping to a known spot in the
>     stream it's spot-on.
>     Just FYI: I'm using a DVB-T card with SVN myth (8101), though I'm not sure
>     it matters.  Also, this happens on manual cutpoints as well as the ones
>     found by the commercial flagger.  Also, this also affects my transcoded
>     videos, huge bummer because I can't get a good transcode to work without
>     lopping of something I wanted.

I haven't gotten nuvexport working yet, but I have noticed that when I
play back some recordings after editing commercials, the playback cuts
too early for the commercials.  Surprisingly, the commercial endpoints
seem to be correct.  I'm using svn 8042, and using a DVB-T card.  I
also seem to get strange commercial cutpoints, though I have no idea
whether that's the same problem or if the commercial flagger just has
a hard time handling Australian commercial breaks.

I wish I could help, but I have no idea what the problem is.

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