[mythtv-users] Commercial Detection
wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Sun Mar 27 18:36:40 UTC 2005
I find that it detects actual commercials quite well but sometimes does a
false commercial break. For that reason I turn off automatic skip and have a
button programmed on the remote to skip forward and another to skip back
that way if it screws up and marks the last 10 minutes of the show I can
jump back and then use the FF and RWD buttons to jump thru the bad
detection. Works quite well and wife acceptance factor is 100% now that she
is properly trained :) She sees the start of a commerical and loves the fact
she can hit one button and skip them all.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of aaron
> Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 12:54 PM
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Commercial Detection
> I don't mean this to be a complaint, but rather more of a
> data point...
> On Jan 17, there was a fairly major revamping of the way
> commerical detection works. I found that with this new code,
> detection was working better than I ever imagined was possible.
> Then, on Jan 23, there was a modification to the "brightness
> thresholds". With this change, the commercial detection was
> still VERY good, but not as good as the Jan 17 version.
> Since then, other changes were made, including some sort of
> aspect-ratio detection, I think. I've found that with the
> current version, detection isn't as good as it was even prior
> to Jan 17.
> It works really well on some shows, especially ones that are
> letterboxed, but on others it looks almost random sometimes.
> A couple of shows that used to detect really well no longer
> detect well. For example, Jeopardy (you can stop laughing now
> :) . The first couple of breaks detect fine, but the Final
> Jeopardy round is detected as a commercial now so that,
> essentially, the show ends after Double Jeopardy. It does
> this consistently now, night after night. With the "old"
> version of the commercial detection, all the commercials were
> detected correctly.
> I don't know what to suggest for how to improve it. I'm sure
> the current version is working great for some people. But for
> me, it's not as good as it used to be. And it's not as good
> as I know it can be.
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