[mythtv-users] Confused about Commercial Flagging
myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Oct 8 04:02:42 UTC 2006
On Oct 7, 2006, at 8:49 PM, David Buttrick wrote:
> I have a MythTv 0.20 from atrpms.net.
> I am very happy with the system. But I am confused about how
> commercial flags are used by different components of the application.
> I have my set to automatically flag all recordings in the default
> recording profile.
> I also have automatic skipping turned on.
> When I view one of these programs, the commercials are skipped just
> fine. But in the Program list window, there's no scissors icon to
> indicate that there is a cutlist.
That's because there is no cutlist. Commercial flagging does what the
name suggests. It flags commercials. No cutting involved. You can
choose to load the commercial flags as a cutlist. wiki can help you
there. Most people prefer not to do this by default because
commercial flagging is not always accurate and you risk losing pieces
of your program (or the entire program in extreme cases).
The typical use case is to automatically flag commercials.
Edit the recording.
Load the commercial flags as cutpoints.
Manually adjust the cutpoints to make sure it's actually cutting
where you want it to cut.
Remove the unwanted pieces.
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