[mythtv-users] Cutpoints delayed & bad commercial flagging
matthew_carle at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 7 06:53:48 EDT 2005
Can anyone confirm that cutpoints should occur at the correct time (eg no
delay) and that this is in fact a bug/bad setting somewhere for just a few
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Carle
> Sent: Monday, 4 July 2005 9:17 PM
> To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
> Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Cutpoints delayed & bad
> commercial flagging
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> > [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of
> Matthew Phillips
> > Sent: Sunday, 3 July 2005 9:08 PM
> > To: Discussion about mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Cutpoints delayed & bad commercial
> > flagging
> > On 03/07/2005, at 12:21 PM, Matthew Carle wrote:
> > > I usually put cutpoints into a movie before I watch it so I
> > can just
> > > let it run (I don't transcode). The problem is that it
> always plays
> > > about 10 seconds after the "delete after this point"
> cutpoints. The
> > > "delete before this point" cutpoints don't appear to have
> > the problem
> > > (certainly not to the same degree - I havn't noticed it).
> > >
> > > I have also tried a transcode which also results in the delay.
> > >
> > > Is this a software limitation or is something not working right?
> > >
> > > I also have another issue which may be related.
> Commercial flagging
> > > nearly always detects commercials as starting and ending
> too early
> > > (averaging 20-30 seconds). I don't think I've ever seen a
> > commercial
> > > break flagged correctly.
> > > Is this normal? I am using the "all" method of flagging.
> > I have similar problems with 0.17 (I'm in Adelaide using
> DVB-T). End
> > cutpoints end late and commercial flagging is quite spotty
> (using the
> > "all" method of detection). The late end cut-points aren't a bug
> > problem and, since commercial breaks tend to be 3 mins,
> I've just got
> > into the habit of turning flagging off and hitting "3" "forward" to
> > skip 3 mins when the commercials start.
> > I assume that commercial flagging is optimized for US TV
> and something
> > in the commercial layouts on Australian free to air channels throws
> > it. It seems to be especially easily fooled by the station's own
> > commercials for upcoming shows that come at the end of ad breaks. I
> > realise commercial flagging is a bit of a black art, so I'm not too
> > surprised it doesn't work in places it probably isn't tuned
> for. I'm
> > just happy that it works so well otherwise ;)
> > Matt.
> I can understand how the commercial flagging might not work
> too well, however the main issue I was wondering about is the
> cut-point problem. Do people outside of Australia have this
> problem? I can't really see how it would be related to the
> video stream (but I'm sure that's possible). I mainly
> mentioned the commercial flagging in case it is related.
> Any ideas anyone?
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