[mythtv-users] mythtv commercial flagging??

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Dec 20 00:49:40 UTC 2018

On Wed, 19 Dec 2018 16:06:47 -0500, you wrote:

>On 12/19/18 3:55 PM, George Poulson wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 20:34 Bill Meek <keemllib at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:keemllib at gmail.com> wrote:
>>     On 12/19/18 10:24 AM, James Abernathy wrote:
>>     > So I went into mythtv-setup and unchecked the allow commerical
>>     flagging under the General setup and restarted the system.  I
>>     setup several
>>     > recordings and after the recordings were done, I looked at
>>     system status under information in mythfrontend and saw the
>>     expected jobs listed for
>>     > metadata lookup, but also some jobs for commerical flagging. 
>>     However, all those jobs were only queued.  Is there something else
>>     I should do to
>>     > eliminate commercial flagging? Change the default recording
>>     rules to not do commercial flagging??
>>     >
>>     > Jim A
>>     Changing any templates, like the Default one, will only change
>>     settings
>>     in new rules as they are added.
>>     For existing rules, you need to change the rules themselves.
>>     -- 
>>     Bill
>> Would setting all your channels to 'commercial free' achieve the 
>> required result?
>Not sure, but for my case, I can easily make sure all record rules 
>including the Default don't request commercial flagging. Since 
>commercial flagging is not perfect I've gotten use to using the remote 
>to skip commercials just as fast as backing up when the commflag skips 
>go too far or not far enough. Personal preference. The wife is happy 
>with this setup as well.
>I was just noticing this on a test system and forgot what I had done on 
>the productions system to make this work. I taking a note now :-)
>Jim A

I came to the same conclusion as you a couple of years ago and turned
off all the commercial flagging settings in my recording rules.  There
is no easy way to do that through MythTV, so I used SQL to set all the
record.autocommflag settings to 0.

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