[mythtv-users] How reliable is Commercial skip?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 22:54:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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/...

Frankly the right arrow button is more reliable for me (NZ, Freeview DVB-S)

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