[mythtv-users] How to transcode+cut commercials 100% lossless

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 16:21:47 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Boleslaw Ciesielski
> <bolek-mythtv at curl.com> wrote:
>> Tom Dexter wrote:
>>> While that will create a lossless mpeg file, he's looking to cut
>>> commercials.  Unless I've missed something, I don't think there's any
>>> way to do that automatically.  That is, you can use --honorcutlist,
>>> when specifying the channel id and start time, but that won't use the
>>> skip list.  Feel free to correct me if there's an automated way to do
>>> this that I missed.
>> mythcommflag --gencutlist
>> will load the cut list from the skip list. After transcode you can clear
>> the cut list with
>> mythcommflag --clearcutlist

BTW, Doing this automatically without first examining the cut points
will guarantee that a small percentage of your shows will have missed
content (for me 5% or so) and that a larger percentage of your shows
(20 to 30%) will still have a few commercials in them.


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