[mythtv-users] command line to create a recording?

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 15:10:57 UTC 2023

On 3/11/23 16:06, David Engel wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2023 at 03:52:18PM -0500, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> There is an open source program called comskip that is available via apt. I
>> am using that to flag commercials. For videos I specify that it should not
>> use logo detection. My script is here
> Do you use comskip because mythcommflag doesn't work well for you?  I
> occasionally wonder if we shouldn't switch to comskip since no bobody
> really works on mythcommflag anymore.  The last time I compared the
> two, though, comskip was better in some cases and mythcommflag was in
> others.  One advantage that mythcommflag still has is real-time
> detection.
> David

It was recommended by glen at glenb.net. I did a comparison with 
mythcommflag and found that comskip detected more commercials. Also I 
run it against videos. I don't know if mythcommflag is supposed to 
support videos, but I cannot get it to work. It says filename is blank 
and file is not found even when I supply the file name with the --file 
option. The infrastructure in the rest of MythTV to support skipping in 
videos is present, so I would expect it to work.

The comskip documentation is fair. I do not understand many of the 
options. Some of the source code is a little strange.


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