[mythtv-users] How reliable is Commercial skip?

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Fri Sep 9 19:04:24 UTC 2011

On 9/9/11 2:51 PM, Tim Draper wrote:
>     Often depends on your market - where in the world are you?
> UK, i get both DVB-S2 and DVB-T signals. i havent recorded/noted 
> enough programs to see if it's related to certain DVB-x signal though.
> reading through the other replies, i suspected it was something todo 
> with the broadcaster not sending reliable comm-skip data.

The last thing the broadcaster wants you to do is skip the commercials. 
There's no such thing as "reliable comm-skip data", that's why Myth has 
to make educated guesses based upon common cases (changes in the logo at 
the bottom of the screen, the presence of completely black frames, etc.)

It is, unfortunately, very easy for them to do things which defeat 
commercial detection algorithms--whether intentional or not.

Dan Wilga                                                        "Ook."

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