[mythtv-users] DVB-T UK PAL Commercial Detection

Duncan Brown mythtv at duncb.co.uk
Sun Nov 19 16:58:03 UTC 2006

malcolm torrent wrote:
> Thanks Jack,
> from this straw poll of 2, commercial detection in the UK doesn't work
> very well.
> However, simple inspection of a program in slow mo. shows there aren't
> many blank frames before the commercials so t hats one reason.
> Logo detection doesn't work at all as I presume the semi transparent
> logo [for ITV3 for example] don't meet the requirements even though
> they are obvious to the human eye.
> It looks like I need to do some more research and may need to write my
> own convolver!!
> Please post if you are in the UK and have found any positive results
> with commercial detection.
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This has been discussed quite a few times on the list before. The bottom 
line is that UK commercial detection just doesn't work. All the current 
methods are designed for american TV and work very successfully by all 

If you have the means to code your own version, I'm sure there will be a 
lot of grateful users out there!


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