[mythtv-users] commercial flagging idea -
malinon at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 17:06:22 UTC 2005
On Apr 12, 2005 11:56 AM, dean collins <dean at collins.net.pr> wrote:
> I thought you were just working out the timing of the adds themselves (I
> assume all tv channels break at the same spot in a show)
> Not actually trying to identify the show themselves.
If you read elsewhere in this thread (although not in the many lines
you quoted in your short reply), commercial breaks can easily be
longer or shorter on different affiliates of the same network.
Here's a relevant quote from Meatwad:
> In a perfect world, all of the commercial breaks would all happen at the
> same time. Everywhere.
> In reality, they do not. Every master cable headend follows a local
> origination commercial insertion schedule sent daily by their traffic
> and billing department.
However, if we were able to fingerprint the start and end of each show
segment, then we don't care how long the comemrcial breaks are, or
what the actual commercials were. . We could just look for those
fingerprints and mark everything between the end of the previous
segment and beginning of the next as a commercial.
_Great_ idea... if it's feasable.
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