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Live TV commerical Skipping with MCEBuddy 2.X

Dec 3, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Comskip has a version (Comskip Early Access) that allows skipping on Live TV.

Does MCEBuddy support this?  

Dec 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

So you're asking if MCEBuddy can jump into the future? LOL Comskip Early Access entitles you to early releases not watching tv into the future. :D

Dec 3, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I'm sorry.  I'm not sure if you understand my question.  Let me rephrase it.

Comskip Early Access has a feature that allows Comskip files to be created (for WTV files) while the program is still being recordered.  So you can start watching the program before it's over, from the beginning, and skip commericals as you catch up to live TV.

I fear the answer is going to be "no" since it seems like MCEBuddy is only a post processor.

I.E. it will create a new, smaller file to watch at a later date, as opposed to allowing MCE to just "ignore" the commericals while it's still being recorded.

I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. 

Does that explain it better.  

As an aside Bill.  Generally if you make fun of someone, they don't appreciate it, and they tend to not contribute back to the community.

Dec 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

mpking, don't get your panties in a bunch I was making a joke.  If you sit back & think about it, the idea of skipping commercials watching live tv is, ya know, FUNNY. Have a laugh & don't take life so seriously. Certainly don't take offense & I apologize if you did.

In terms of the processing while recording that does sound neat if it works since the scans take time & processing power. If so it'd be cool if MCEBuddy could support it & skip those passes later.  I do know during tuning & with command-line options you can tell it to create files so maybe it just does that as it's being recorded.

Btw the comskip site refers to "Comskip Early Access" as a bonus service of getting early versions & I found nothing about the live tv or as-recorded options mentioned although I did find references on other places but very vague.  Maybe you can link some info that'd be helpful to developing like references on how it works etc.