[mythtv-users] hours to edit channels?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Apr 13 17:52:22 UTC 2011

On 04/13/2011 01:10 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> How about using using the logo finder in the commercial flagging software
> and saving a short chunk of video for each 'logo' found?  This
> certainly wouldn't
> identify every channel, but I think it is likely to help.  Running an
> automated logo
> scan overnight and examining the results at my leisure sounds better then the
> current situation.

This wouldn't speed things up...  We currently need to scan 8 minutes of 
video to find the logo.  A few seconds per channel change is much 
faster.  :)

> How about leveraging schedule information?  At least in the case of
> rescans, I already
> now what channels are (probably) available, I just don't know their
> current 'frequency'.
> Leveraging a short video clip and the list of shows actually being
> broadcast at that
> exact time would make identification easier.   A GUI that kept track
> of the matched/unmatched
> listings/frequencies for me would help as well.  Or put a live
> thumbnail video from a scan
> in the corner of the screen and let me scroll through the listings to
> find the match?
> Admittedly all of these ideas are likely to take considerable
> programming, but I don't see any
> technical or legal reason they couldn't be done.
> [From Robert McNamara's note, it sounds like some of this is being
> worked on already.]

Yeah.  Best bet is to wait and see what the new channel editor can do.  
Then, if people want to submit enhancements, they can be considered.  :)


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