[mythtv-users] Programmable skip on playback

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Jun 10 17:01:30 UTC 2022

On 10/06/2022 16:40, Mike Perkins wrote:
> On 09/06/2022 06:33, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> On Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:23:15 +1200, you wrote:
>>> On Wed, 8 Jun 2022 19:49:52 -0700, you wrote:
>>>> For a couple of shows I record, the commercial detector fails so I have to
>>>> manually skip them. The commercial breaks are always a fixed length like
>>>> 300 sec. For the standard forward skip (right arrow) of 30 sec that's 10
>>>> keypresses. Is there a way to define some other custom key to skip forward
>>>> 300 sec?
>>> You can just type 1 0 and then the right arrow.  Typing a number in
>>> front of an arrow key repeats that action the specified number of
>>> times.
>> Oops, no that is wrong.  Type 3 then right arrow to go 3 minutes.
> You don't even have to do that. For my remote, Down Program Arrow in Playback mode moves exactly 5 
> minutes. I use it all time.
> (Up Program Arrow moves you back a big chunk, but I haven't measured it.)
I think I confused myself, if not the readership. The remote is a floor away and my fingers just 
know where to go after all this time. The buttons I'm talking about are PgUp and PgDn, of course.


Mike Perkins

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