[mythtv-users] why does myth commflag commercial free channels
Steve Peters - Priority Electronics
steve at priorityelectronics.com
Thu Apr 24 18:19:41 UTC 2008
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>[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
>Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:30 AM
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>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] why does myth commflag commercial
>On 04/24/2008 12:42 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
>> I have my default recording profile set to comm flag
>> i go into mythweb, i edited the channels and checked the box by
>> commercial free for several channels.
>> But, when i have recordings come up that are on those channels, myth
>> still wants to commercial flag them, and usually ends up
>finding 0 or
>> 1 commercial cut point. Why does it have a commercial free
>> It doesn't seem to do anything.
>Thanks for the reminder... I had saved an old thread with the
>of updating it when I figured out the problem. Nice to clear that out
>and clean one more thing off my TODO list.
>The problem is that 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 boolean.
>So, the answer is: don't use MythWeb to set the commfree field. Use
>mythtv-setup to set the commercial detection method to
>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.
>> Also, is there a way to do a record one showing of this title, but
>> only when it's on a commercial free channel? That way, i can
>> movie, and if it's on tbs, it won't record, but if in 2-3 weeks it
>> comes on hbo, it will record.
>There's the option of using a custom recording rule to specify
>"channel.commmethod = -2" and setting it to a higher priority than
>another rule that doesn't specify a commercial-free channel. There's
>the option of setting your commercial-free channels to a
>than other "commercial-full" channels. There are probably
>but I'll defer to others with far better understanding of
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OK, so I went into mythtv-setup and changed the proper channels to
commercial free. (running mythbuntu 7.10 btw). Now when I go back into
mythweb, and select a show on one of those channels, it still has the
auto-flag commercials checked. So nothing has changed.
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