[mythtv-users] Commercial skipping issue

Clay ctmythtv at pacbell.net
Sun Jul 11 22:37:03 UTC 2010

Alan Murrell wrote:
> I run a Mythbuntu system, and I am not sure if this is an issue with 
> Mythbuntu or with the MythTV.
> A couple months ago, I upgraded my Mythbuntu 9.10 system to 10.04.  I 
> did an "in-place' upgrade as opposed to a fresh install.  Prior to the 
> upgrade, with only the occasional exception, commercial skipping was 
> fairly flawless (I would estimate 90-95% accuracy).  Since the upgrade, 
> when I press the "skip" button to skip past the commercials, it skips 
> way too far (about half-way into next scene after the commercial break, 
> I would guesstimate; I generally have to hit the back button quite a bit)
> The upgrade to Mythbuntu 10.04 upgraded MythTV to 0.23, so that is why I 
> am not sure if this is an issue with Mythbuntu or MythTV.
> As far as I can tell, my commercial skip options did not change.  They 
> are currently:
>   Commercial Flagging Method: All Available Methods
>   Strict Commercial Detection (not enabled)
>   Default Transcoder: Autodetect
>   Deferral days for Auto-Transcode jobs: 0
>   Automatically Skip Commercials: Off
>   Commercial Skip Auto-Rewind Amount: 0
>   Commercial Skip Notify Amount: 0
>   Maximum commercial skip (in seconds): 3600
>   Merge short commercial breaks (in seconds): 0
>   Skip blank frames after commercials (enabled)
> I have tried changing the "Commercial Flagging Method" to each of the 
> different ones available, but that does not seem to make any difference. 
>  I have also tried enabling "Strict Commercial Detection", but that does 
> not make any difference either.
> Any help you could provide on this would be appreciated.
> Thanks! :-)
> -Alan

I just upgraded too.
I've noticed an occasional skip way into the next segment but for the 
most part skip has been accurate.
Only difference I can see in my setup is I have Method= Blank frame 
detection, I skip automatically,  Merge short commercials is something 
other than zero but I can't check it since my backend just crashed 
again, and I'm not skipping blank frames.

Have you tried it without the skip blank frames?

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