[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 12 16:07:42 UTC 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 6:32 AM, Mark A. Hoover wrote:

>> From: David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us>
>> I was initially using Blank Frame Detection.  It was very fast, but I
>> found the accuracy unacceptably bad.  Part of this is because I do  
>> watch
>> a lot of shows with fade-to-black transitions.  ("Intervention" on  
>> A&E
>> is a good example of a show where Blank Frame Detection fails  
>> miserably.)
> Sci-Fi is even worse about this.  I had to resort to manually  
> marking the
> commercials and even that doesn't completely help.  I've noticed that
> Sci-Fi at times will have no blank frames between the commercials  
> and the
> show.  Even worse is that they'll bleed the sound from the  
> commercial into
> the TV show or vice versa.
> I haven't tried "All Methods" yet, guess I'll have to go back and look
> into it.

Logo detection works REALLY well on sci-fi channel. I wish there was  
a way to specify commercial detection methods per channel so we can  
mix and match.

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