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Ads are not deleted, using 2.3.14 (64 bit) with Comskip or ShowAnalyzer

Feb 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I am new to MCEBuddy. I installed it, following the 5 step guide. When I run it with Comskip or ShowAnalyzer, files are converted to MP4 but the ads are not deleted.

Can anyone advise me what I have done wrong?

I am running Windows 7 (64 bit) with SP1
Coordinator
Feb 16, 2014 at 2:23 PM
Can you upload your conversion log and post the link to it here (dropbox or mediafire etc).
Feb 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Thanks for your help. Here is the link

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ttu0ga68mn2mxan/2W6M2GMfzJ
Coordinator
Feb 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM
I don't understand why are you saying the above?

In one log file you've cancelled the conversion:
--> Job cancelled, killing process



In the other log file it is cutting the commercials out:
INFORMATION> 2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> Removing commercials using CutTS ext -> .ts
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:0 Stop:907.56
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:1315.8 Stop:2704.56
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:3041.32 Stop:4283.36
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:4356.08 Stop:5118.32
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:5395.04 Stop:6348.4
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:6624.92 Stop:7687.56
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:7964.36 Stop:11629.32
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Reading EDL file adding cut Start:11976.84 Stop:12187.56
2014-02-15T15:24:49 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> ParseEDL: Skipping end cut, too small Start:12188.84 Stop:12189.91
Feb 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM
I am sorry if I misled you.

In the log there were files for three films. One of them I didn't want to keep so I stopped the conversion before it finished. I had intended to delete this from the log to avoid confusion !!!!! Unfortunately I deleted the wrong one from the log.

In the film for which conversion completed, there are adverts in the following time periods ...

58mins 53 secs to 1h-03mins-17secs
2h-19m-56s to 2h-25m-28s
these were done with comskip

I have also now run the original recording and two other lots of adverts were removed.

My first attempt was with ShowAnalyzer. As I found adverts in the files after conversion, I assumed that I had installed MCEBuddy incorrectly I deleted all files and re-installed it so I don't have the converted files. Its possible that these also had some periods of adverts removed.

Should I have changed any of the settings to delete more of the adverts?
Coordinator
Feb 18, 2014 at 7:20 PM
So ads are being cut just not exactly where and needs some tuning. Refer to the documentation on how to tune comskip.

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 2/22/2014 at 10:52 PM
Feb 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM
I've looked at the Comskip documentation. It is very informative. I will tune Comskip later when my other commitments permit.

Many thanks for your patience and help. My problems were due to a lack of knowledge of the principles involved in the software.
Very best wishes
Coordinator
Feb 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM
No issue, you can go through the extensive documentaiton we have created. Feel free to provide feedback on how we can improve it.