[mythtv-users] commflagging & deleting commercials from mpg

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 15:14:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Christian <CvB at kruemel.org> wrote:

> Not sure if this is the 100th post on this. I've googled quite a while,
> but don't think I can figure out on my own how to get this to work.
> What I'd like to do: Delete commercials from the recorded mpgs, rather
> automatically.
> What I've tried: Set commflag & transcode jobs. Both ran through, but
> afterwards, the commercials were still in the mpg.
> I also tried using a script which I found on the mythtv.org website
> (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Script_-_RemoveCommercials). There seem to
> have been more, but further links I found through Google only point to
> empty pages on mythtv.org - so I figure that information is now obsolete.
> This script is running fine, and afterwards the mpg is smaller (lossless
> mpg2 transcoding, I suppose), but the commercials are still in. It seems
> that the cut points for the commercials are not honored...?
> I'm using mythcommflag version 0.22.20091023-1 (from the 0.22 source
> package available from mythtv.org) and mythtranscode from the same
> package.
> Am I missing something?

commflagging isn't 100%, it might be close but it will make mistakes.  To
remove commercials you first have to edit the recording, from there you can
load the cutlist with your skip up button, check it for errors and make any
needed adjustments then when you transcode the commercials will be gone.
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