[mythtv-users] commflag on master very unreliable any more

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Wed Jan 25 14:09:35 UTC 2012

On 12-01-25 09:02 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
> google sugests that UK signals do not abide by the same comskip rules
> as other countries - blank frames not present for example,

Have you examined a recording to verify this?  You can start a recording
on a FE and then hit 'e' which puts you into editing mode.  From there
you can use the left/right arrows to step through the recording at
predefined intervals (i.e. 1 frame, 0.5 seconds, 5 seconds, ... 5
minutes, etc.) and use the up/down arrows to adjust the size of the

I typically start scanning through with a 1 minute interval and when I
find myself in a commercial I just keep going back and forth over the
start of the commercial break with smaller and smaller intervals until I
can go into and (reverse back out of) the commercial break a frame at a
time.  That lets you see what exactly is between the show and the start
of the commercial break.

If you are seeing blank (black) frames, commskip should would for you
too.  If it's not, perhaps you are having the same problem as I.


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