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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jan 12 22:35:27 UTC 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 3:14 PM, Brad Staton wrote:

> Another method of commercial detection I'd noticed might work (and  
> I'm sure someone's thought of) is looking for changes in the  
> video's resolution or aspect ratio.  In most broadcasts, that  
> doesn't happen, but during HD OTA (at least in the US) the  
> resolution changes when going to commercial breaks, as the  
> commercials are still in 4:3 and SD instead of 16:9 and HD.

True in some cases, not others. Live sporting events in 1080i often  
have HD commercials.

But it is another factor to take into consideration.

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