[mythtv-users] Commercial Skip
bg-mythtv at infofiend.com
Fri Mar 4 20:04:47 UTC 2005
Dan Christensen wrote:
> I automatically flag commercials and have myth set to automatically
> skip commercials, since usually the flagging it pretty good. But
> sometimes I miss a bit of the show, and I wonder what others do when
> this happens. If I skip back to just before the bad jump, myth just
> jumps again at the same spot, so that doesn't help. And bringing up
> the menu to turn off auto-skipping is a bit of a pain. Do people
> bind a remote key to skip back to the last commercial mark? Does
> this do the right thing?
I've had that skip problem too. It seems like it could be fixed pretty
easily: only auto-skip commercials if it has been more than N seconds
since the last keypress. I'd say with an 'N' of about 10 or so, this
would work perfectly. I don't know how easy this is with the current
Myth code though.
> While I'm writing, I have a wishlist request: it'd be nice to be able
> to have the automatic skipping start 1 or 2 seconds after the
> beginning of the commercial (the number should be configurable and
> could default to zero, or course). The reason is that sometimes the
> skips are so perfect that I can't tell whether I missed any of the
> Likewise, I'd like to be able to start playing just before the end of
> the commercial. There is already a setting for this, but it doesn't
> seem to work for me...
I'd like that too, and for it to start about 2 seconds before the end of
the skip point too. The current behaviour is *great* when commercial
skipping works perfectly (as it does for me with ABC World News Tonight
and The Daily Show) but sometimes it will skip something that wasn't a
commercial, and since I didn't notice the skip I'll get confused. BTW,
one show that the commercial flagger seems to often get wrong is Teen
Titans -- just in case someone wanted a test case to improve the
> By the way, thanks for much for this great feature of myth. It
> usually works perfectly!
Ditto. When it works perfectly I'm aways amazed at how great it is.
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