[mythtv-users] commercial flagging errors

Tom Metro tmetro+mythtv-users at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 20:40:57 UTC 2007

I've noticed that MythTV's commercial flagger quite consistently has a 
problem with the last commercial break of a show, where it typically 
doesn't detect the end of the last commercial block, and cuts off the 
last segment of a show, which is typically credits and previews, but 
sometimes more.

I'm using:

Commercial Skip Method: All Available Methods
Strict Commercial Detection: enabled

Has anyone had better luck (with regards to the above problem) using one 
of the other detection methods?

I'm pondering using the RemoveCommercials[1] script to permanently trim 
out commercials on some low-value shows, but would rather not lose the 
end of the shows.

I suppose as a last resort the script could be modified to remove the 
last entry from the cutlist before transcoding. That wouldn't get rid of 
the last block of commercials, but would avoid losing portions of the show.


1. http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Script_-_RemoveCommercials

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