[mythtv-users] 20.2 Commercial Flagging

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 5 17:24:41 UTC 2007

On 09/05/2007 08:30 AM, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> Automatic commercial flagging is not working for me.  It starts 
> immediately after a program begins recording (ATSC only via the 
> HDHomeRun) but the log reports zero breaks.  An excerpt of the 
> MythBackend log is below.  If I run CommFlag 'manually' from the 
> Watch Recordings screen, it seems to complete successfully and find 
> most (or all) the commercial breaks.
> I notice that sometimes CommFlag reports that it is finished even 
> before the show is fully recorded.  In one case, it 'finished' 7 
> seconds into a 60 minute recording.
> Is it because I have marginal reception?  I get a lot of log entries 
> complaining about mpeg2 issues.  Looking at a log for two days 
> (believe I recorded 13.5 hours of OTA ATSC) showed over 80,000 such 
> log entries.

Most likely the reception issues.  Chances are, mythcommflag is crashing
(because of libav*'s inability to handle the corrupted stream), so it
"finishes" early.  This happens occasionally for me, too (though only
about once in 100 recordings--I have pretty good signal quality).


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