[mythtv-users] Re: How well does commercial detection work?

Mario L superm1 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 19:46:11 UTC 2005

Comedy central presents works consistently for me.

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 12:43:44 -0700, SpikeyGG <spikeygg at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >Greg,  i think it probably has a lot to do with the shows you're
> >recording/watching: American Idol, the smurfs (!?!?!)...  i'm pretty
> >sure the developers put clauses in the code that screws up commercial
> >detection for shows such as these. ;)
> Hehehe, now that's just funny!  Actually, I recorded The Smurfs because I
> didn't know they still showed it.  I used to watch it as a kid... I can't
> believe how horrible the cartoon is.  Don't worry it was a one time thing!
> :)
> >actually it does appear to depend on what shows are being recorded.
> >some work better than others partially because those are the shows
> >that the devs watch and test on regularly.  others work well because
> >they conform to some sort of standards, if there is any such beast.
> >you may have to bribe one of the devs to spend some time with American
> >Idol to determine if the show/network is doing something goofy
> >before/during/after a commercial break...
>   Could someone suggest a show that works all the time?  I'll record it and
> see if the commercials get detected correctly.  Looking back through the
> messages from good ol' gossamer, it sounds like Jeopardy! works fairly well.
> I'll try that to start with (if I can find it in the programming guide).
>  So I just checked out a brand-new clean CVS version of mythtv and
> recompiled and got it up and running.  I reran the commercial detection on
> the same Simpsons episode I was usiung before using the default blank frame
> detection, it found three of the four commercial breaks but again they are
> between 20 seconds and 1 minute of offset from where they should be.  I
> tried running it again with the ALL method and it again only found 1 break
> right at the front which was also 20+ seconds off (same as before).  I'll
> try wheel of fortune next.
> Thanks,
> -Greg
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