[mythtv-users] Commercials flagged for shows recorded on channels marked as comm free
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Apr 24 17:22:32 UTC 2008
On 01/25/2008 09:56 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 01/25/2008 04:00 AM, Ashley Bostock wrote:
>> I'm running SVN 15558 and have several channels marked as being comm free
>> (BBC channels in the UK).
>> However I've noticed recently that when myth records off the these channels
>> it has started to comm flag them.
>> Any one else seeing this bug?
> There was a ticket submitted at http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/3823 ,
> but it was closed as worksforme by Chris Pinkham. I mentioned to him
> that I had seen the issue, too, and that I would look into the cause of
The problem is that you configured your commercial free channels using
MythWeb's channel editor rather than the mythtv-setup channel editor.
MythWeb has not been updated to use the new commmethod field rather than
the deprecated commfree field. The new commmethod allows you to specify
a per-channel commercial detection method; whereas the old was a simple
So, the answer is: don't use MythWeb to set the commfree field. Use
mythtv-setup to set the commercial detection method to "Commercial Free"
on each commercial free channel.
I do /not/ recommend this approach, but those who have used MythWeb to
set the commfree field could do something like:
UPDATE channel SET commmethod = -2 WHERE commfree = 1;
If you break your DB, don't blame me. Your problem, not mine. Backup, etc.
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