[mythtv-users] Max Commercial Skip Time?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Apr 15 21:23:53 UTC 2008
On 04/15/2008 03:28 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2008, at 10:08 PM, Krzysztof Adamski wrote:
>>> That's what I figured., hadn't looked at the code. I guess it's a
>>> reasonable figure, I've only run onto a longer break once, but I
>>> suppose bumping it to 4800 couldn't hurt. Configurable would be nice
>>> but probably cause more problems.
>> The break was longer then 1 hour?
> Guess you're right, and my problem of skipping only part of the break
> is caused by something else.
Probably faulty detection.
> I must have worked in TV for too long, I was thinking "frames", oh well.
> But this makes the existence of the limit even stranger.
Some people want it to not skip if the break is longer than, i.e. 5
minutes. However, the 3600 second default was chosen to give
backwards-equivalent functionality--i.e. so it always skips flagged
breaks. Note, however, that if the limit triggers, it simply prevents
the commskip rather than skip "only" the first 3600 seconds. So, it
notifies the user, who can then use jump/skip forward to "manually" skip
I "disable" the max (by leaving it at 3600 seconds), then skip and if I
notice it went too far, use the skip-back functionality to go back where
I was and start skipping. I find that jumping to a frame-too-far is far
better notification (i.e. fills the whole screen) than the little pop-up
notification at the bottom that says it's too long. Also, when I hit
skip and it doesn't, it confuses me enough (did the button press not
trigger, did I hit the wrong button--and, I'm sad to say--sometimes I
don't notice it didn't jump and then watch a couple commercials before I
realize what's happening) that I've spent more time on it than the whole
skip-forward, notice show and "Skipped 9:24", skip-back process takes.
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