[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

Ian Forde ianforde at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 18:05:44 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 12:54 -0500, Tony Lill wrote:
> Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> writes:
> > * On Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 03:25:23AM -0500, Patrick Davila wrote:
> >> I would be happy if "skip commercials automatically" was checked by default.
> >
> > I wrote most of the commercial flagging code and I don't even use
> > Auto-skip, so I would not want this option turned on by default.
> > I don't use 'notify' mode either.  Auto-skip ON should be a
> > conscious decision by the user if the decide that the commercial
> > flagging works well enough on their recordings to allow it to auto-skip
> > during playback.  Even in places where the flagger does work well, it
> > still may not work well on some channels, so enabling auto-skip by
> > default across the board should be a user decision based on the
> > channels they record from.
> I've often though that commercial skip should be a per-channel flag,
> not to complicate things or anything!

Well, technically, it sort of is.  If you use the Channel Editor to mark
a channel as Commercial Free, no commflag jobs will run on recordings
from that channel.  Thus, "skip commercials automatically" would never
apply to recordings from that channel...


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