[mythtv-users] Re: Torrentocracy Patch against Mythtv-cvs
acs at hourglassone.com
Thu Mar 3 17:35:38 UTC 2005
Problem is that one must assume that:
a.) every instance of the show puts the commercials in the same place
b.) the same show airing on different channels have the commercials in the
same place (SkyONE has radically different commercial placement than, say,
the sciFI channel).
c.) the commercials are the same length (could be gotten around by looking
at content on either side of commercials).
I'm guessin' that, while the idea is a great one, it's a wash. But
hopefully there's someone out there who's smarter than I am that can
figure out how to do it.
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Shaul Kedem wrote:
> "Actually, where it would come in handy is not just commercials (which
> software today can detect) but other things like pitching changes, boring
> academy awards acceptance speeches, long driving scenes to no purpose etc."
> This gives me an idea.. how about having more than one sort of "flag"?
> - Over 18 flag
> - Boring car chases flag
> - Commercial flag
> - ...
> This way if you want to see something all you need to do is say what
> sections to remove according to the flags and away you go....
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 23:53:39 -0800, Brad Templeton
> <brad+myth at templetons.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 02:14:58AM -0500, Maverick wrote:
> > > You must be on the same wave length of me and my friends. We where
> > > recently talking about this functionality, so only the first person
> > > mark commercials (manual, ie, not auto flagged) and submit their
> > > locations to the network. Then everyone else has perfectly commercial
> > > free viewing. For any time that show ever airs, it's likely to be the
> > > same too.
> > You will find this suggestion from me in a number of threads in the
> > past (I think I first suggested it to the Replay guys 5 years ago but
> > they never did anything with it.) It will happen.
> > >
> > > THE MAN would definitely dislike this idea, and IANAL, but I certainly
> > > can't seeing it being illegal. There's no obligation to watching
> > > commercials or using any sort of technology to skip them, as far as I
> > > know.
> > Actually, where it would come in handy is not just commercials (which
> > software today can detect) but other things like pitching changes, boring
> > academy awards acceptance speeches, long driving scenes to no purpose etc.
> > >
> > > Issac already expressed he doesn't want any technology that's central
> > > server centric (ala Napster was), at least that's the way I understood
> > > his post about that. Maybe I misunderstood.
> > Actually what he said recently that sounded like this was that what he meant
> > was he wants to insist that a recommendation system be centralized on his
> > personal server.
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