[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Jeff junk_inbox at verizon.net
Wed Nov 4 21:25:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote

> ...  Even in places where the flagger does work well, it
> still may not work well on some channels ...

Exactly... Commercial detection is near 100% accurate on my SD recordings,
but probably drops to 75 or 80% on my ATSC HD recordings.  One example is
the new "Jay Leno Show" - They seem to use a 'fade through black to show
movie clips, etc, which often get detected as commercials.  So I have to
manually turn off commercial skip and/or just set it to "notify" to not miss
any parts of the show, then skip the commercials with the arrows.

I've noticed that the 'rating' logo for the Jay Leno show, instead of fading
in to normal or just appearing, the area cycles through a rainbow of colors
before going to a black background with "TV14" (or whatever rating) is
shown.  Gone are the days of a 'static' logo overlayed on the video...  How
much does that affect the commercial detection logic?

BTW, Excellent work, Chris!!!!  Commercial detection & skipping is probably
what helped make MythTV such a huge hit in my home.  ;-)

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