[mythtv-users] How reliable is Commercial skip?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 8 22:21:11 UTC 2011

On 09/08/2011 05:18 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
>> i'm on a fairly recent 0.24 release (updated around 2 weeks ago), and for a
>> while i've seen commercial skipping not as reliable as i remember it to be.
>> basically, mythtv seem to miss the first program-start flag (have to
>> manually fast forward to the start of the program) and the middle advert
>> break detection seems to work 90% of the time. some channels seem worse than
>> others.
>> i have advert detection using all available methods, and is set to 'notify,
>> no skip', so i have to manually skip the breaks.
>> is this typical behaviour, or do i need to investigate further?
> Often depends on your market - where in the world are you?

Not to mention the fact that even in the commercial detection system's 
"home" market--the US--commercial flagging reliability has been falling 
in recent years as the broadcasters change the broadcasts.

There's also (the unreviewed) http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/9997 , 
if you feel like playing/testing/...


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