[mythtv-users] feature suggestion: pause at end of playback

dev dev at sanitarium.org
Thu Aug 10 19:47:36 UTC 2006

I do very nearly the same.

Commercial Flagging is great, but its not 100% accurate... which is no
big deal to me, because its probably 80-90% accurate in my book... for
what it does, its so worth it.

That said, i dont autotranscode out commercials or autoskip because that
20-10% sucks.  What i do is bind jump-to-next-commflag to my 'next' key
on the remote, and jump-to-previous-commflag on my 'previous' key.  Easy
for the woman to operate :)

I too use the blueosd theme for playback, and once a commercial comes
up, i hit 'next'.... if it skips into the show, i just rewind a little
bit ( < and > for rew/ffd).  blueosd shows you how much it jumped, so
its easy to judge what happened.

Ive found that alot of times, there will be multiple commflags between
the commercial segment starting and ending.  'Next' -> 1:50 jump ->
'Next' again -> 2:10 jump -> back to show.  That would obviously totally
screw up autotranscode out commercials, or autoskip commercials..

This has worked well for us for years.  (useing myth since 0.16)

Useing the above method, when you hit the last commflag and you try to
skip useing 'next', you get something to effect of "at end of show,
unable to skip"... then i ffrd normally.

You can easily get through a 3minute commercial segment in 10seconds at
30x ffrd..


chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 11:27:00AM -0400, Nelson Tang wrote:
>> The reasoning behind this is that I often see commercial flagging not
>> finding the end of the last set of commercials before a show ends (for
> I find that commercial flagging is inaccurate enough that I set 
> both my frontend machines to just notify but not automatically 
> skip.  I like G.A.N.T. for the main menus but use the blueosd theme 
> during playback as it includes the length of the commercial as part 
> of the notification.  That way I can skip ahead if the number looks 
> reasonable and ignore it if something silly like "14:30" comes up.  
> If the first commercial dumps me into the middle of the next 
> segment then I know I'll have to manually jump ahead for the rest 
> of the show.
> _______________________________________________
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list