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Comskip Process Hangs Only with MCE

Oct 23, 2015 at 11:11 PM
Using the latest build, I have failures (hangs @ 99% on second pass) only with MCE. If I drop the recording on the comskip.exe using the same .ini file it works perfectly.

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Error in Log:
2015-10-23T18:52:01 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 1:01:07 - 113439 frames in 177.81 sec(637.98 fps), 1.00 sec(538.00 fps), 98%
2015-10-23T18:52:02 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 1:01:27 - 114038 frames in 178.83 sec(637.69 fps), 1.01 sec(593.07 fps), 99%
2015-10-23T18:52:03 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 1:01:46 - 114605 frames in 179.83 sec(637.30 fps), 1.00 sec(567.00 fps), 99%
2015-10-23T18:52:03 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 114750 frames decoded in 180.08 seconds (637.22 fps)
ERROR> --> No response from process for 300 seconds, process likely hung - killing it
ERROR> --> Process hung, killing process
WARNING> 2015-10-23T18:57:06 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Comskip failed
ERROR> 2015-10-23T18:57:06 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Comskip failed
INFORMATION> 2015-10-23T18:57:06 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob -->
--> Performance Metrics for the Current Conversion
-->
Comskip ini:
detect_method=111 ;1=black frame, 2=logo, 4=scene change, 8=fuzzy logic, 16=closed captions, 32=aspect ration, 64=silence, 128=cutscenes, 255=all
validate_silence=1 ; Default, set to 0 to force using this clues if selected above.
validate_uniform=1 ; Default, set to 0 to force using this clues (like pure white frames) if blackframe is selected above.
validate_scenechange=1 ; Default, set to 0 to force using this clues if selected above.
verbose=10 ;show a lot of extra info, level 5 is also OK, set to 0 to disable
max_brightness=163 ;frame not black if any pixels checked are greater than this (scale 0 to 255)
test_brightness=40 ;frame not pure black if any pixels checked are greater than this, will check average brightness (scale 0 to 255)
max_avg_brightness=25 ;maximum average brightness for a dim frame to be considered black (scale 0 to 255) 0 means autosetting
max_commercialbreak=600 ;maximum length in seconds to consider a segment a commercial break
min_commercialbreak=25 ;minimum length in seconds to consider a segment a commercial break
max_commercial_size=175 ;maximum time in seconds for a single commercial or multiple commercials if no breaks in between
min_commercial_size=4 ;mimimum time in seconds for a single commercial
min_show_segment_length=225 ; any segment longer than this will be scored towards show.
non_uniformity=500 ; Set to 0 to disable cutpoints based on uniform frames
max_volume=4519 ; any frame with sound volume larger than this will not be regarded as black frame
min_silence=12 ; Any deep silence longer than this amount of frames is a possible cutpoint
ticker_tape=0 ; Amount of pixels from bottom to ignore in all processing
logo_at_bottom=0 ; Set to 1 to search only for logo at the lower half of the video, do not combine with subtitle setting
punish=0 ; Compare to average for sum of 1=brightness, 2=uniform 4=volume, 8=silence, 16=schange, set to 0 to disable
punish_threshold=1.3 ; Multiply when amount is above average * punish_threshold
punish_modifier=2 ; When above average * threshold multiply score by this value
intelligent_brightness=0 ; Set to 1 to use a USA specific algorithm to tune some of the settings, not adviced outside the USA
logo_percentile=0.92 ; if more then this amount of logo is found then logo detection will be disabled
logo_threshold=0.75
punish_no_logo=1 ; Default, set to 0 to avoid show segments without logo to be scored towards commercial
aggressive_logo_rejection=0
connect_blocks_with_logo=1 ; set to 1 if you want successive blocks with logo on the transition to be regarded as connected, set to 0 to disable
logo_filter=0 ; set the size of the filter to apply to bad logo detection, 4 seems to be a good value.
cut_on_ar_change=1 ; set to 1 if you want to cut also on aspect ratio changes when logo is present, set to 2 to force cuts on aspect ratio changes. set to 0 to disable
delete_show_after_last_commercial=0 ; set to 1 if you want to delete the last block if its a show and after a commercial
delete_show_before_or_after_current=0 ; set to 1 if you want to delete the previous and the next show in the recording, this can lead to the deletion of trailers of next show
delete_block_after_commercial=0 ;set to max size of block in seconds to be discarded, set to 0 to disable
remove_before=0 ; amount of seconds of show to be removed before ALL commercials
remove_after=0 ; amount of seconds of show to be removed after ALL commercials
shrink_logo=0.0 ; Reduce the duration of the logo with this amount of seconds
after_logo=0 ; set to number of seconds after logo disappears comskip should start to search for silence to insert an additional cutpoint
padding=0
ms_audio_delay=5
volume_slip=40
skip_b_frames=0 ; Set to 1 to force Comskip to skip frames for higher processing speed.
max_repair_size=200 ; Will repair maximum 200 missing MPEG frames in the timeline, set to 0 to disable repairing for players that don't use PTS.
disable_heuristics=4
delete_logo_file=0 ; set to 1 if you want comskip to tidy up after finishing
output_framearray=1 ; create a big excel file for detailed analysis, set to 0 to disable
output_data=0 ; create a dump of the user data channel, used for CC and XDS (such as V-Chip info). Can be use together with output_framearray to remote debug CC decoding
output_videoredo=1 ; The old videoredo format
output_videoredo3=0 ; The new videoredo v3 format.
output_womble=0
output_mls=0 ; set to 1 if you want MPeg Video Wizard bookmark file output
output_cuttermaran=0
output_mpeg2schnitt=0
output_mpgtx=0
output_dvrcut=0
output_zoomplayer_chapter=0
output_zoomplayer_cutlist=0
output_edl=1
output_dvrmstb=0 ; Set to 1 if you're running DVRMS-Toolbox
output_edlx=0
output_vcf=0
output_bsplayer=0
output_btv=0 ; set to 1 if you want Beyond TV chapter cutlist output
output_projectx=0 ; set to 1 if you want ProjectX cutlist output (Xcl)
output_avisynth=0
output_vdr=0 ; set to 1 if you want XBMC to skipping commercials
output_demux=0 ; set to 1 if you want comskip to demux the mpeg file while scanning
sage_framenumber_bug=0
sage_minute_bug=0
live_tv=0 ; set to 1 if you use parallelprocessing and need the output while recording
live_tv_retries=4 ; change to 16 when using live_tv in BTV, used for mpeg PS and TS
dvrms_live_tv_retries=300 ; only used for dvr_ms
standoff=0 ; change to 8000000 when using live_tv in BTV
cuttermaran_options="cut=\"true\" unattended=\"true\" muxResult=\"false\" snapToCutPoints=\"true\" closeApp=\"true\""
mpeg2schnitt_options="mpeg2schnitt.exe /S /E /R25 /Z %2 %1"
avisynth_options="LoadPlugin(\"MPEG2Dec3.dll\") \nMPEG2Source(\"%s\")\n"
dvrcut_options="dvrcut \"%s.dvr-ms\" \"%s_clean.dvr-ms\" "
windowtitle="Comskip - %s"
maxbright=1
hardware_decode=0
variable_bitrate=1
use_existing_logo_file=0
two_pass_logo=1
lowres=10
play_nice_start=-1
play_nice_end=-1
play_nice_sleep=10
thread_count=5
noise_level=5
brightness_jump=200
fps=25
global_threshold=1.05
ar_delta=0.08
added_recording=2
delete_show_before_first_commercial=0
min_commercial_break_at_start_or_end=39
always_keep_first_seconds=0
always_keep_last_seconds=0
black_percentile=0.0076
uniform_percentile=0.003
score_percentile=0.71
length_strict_modifier=3
length_nonstrict_modifier=1.5
combined_length_strict_modifier=2
combined_length_nonstrict_modifier=1.25
ar_wrong_modifier=2
excessive_length_modifier=0.01
dark_block_modifier=0.3
min_schange_modifier=0.5
max_schange_modifier=2
logo_present_modifier=0.01
reward=0
reward_modifier=0.5
border=10
give_up_logo_search=2000
delay_logo_search=0
logo_max_percentage_of_screen=0.1
ticker_tape_percentage=0
ignore_side=0
logo_percentage_threshold=0.25
edge_level_threshold=5
edge_radius=2
edge_weight=10
edge_step=1
num_logo_buffers=50
output_default=1
output_plist_cutlist=0
videoredo_offset=2
edl_skip_field=0
output_edlp=0
output_ipodchap=0
output_debugwindow=1
output_tuning=0
output_training=0
output_false=0
output_aspect=0
output_srt=0
output_smi=0
output_timing=0
cutscene_frame=0
cutscene_threshold=10
require_div5=0
standoff_retries=15
standoff_time=0
standoff_size=1Mbyte
standoff_initial_size=1Mbyte
standoff_initial_wait=20
dvrmsstandoff=120000
div5_tolerance=-1
logo_fraction=0.4
before_logo=0
where_logo=0
min_black_frames_for_break=0
cc_commercial_type_modifier=4
cc_wrong_type_modifier=2
cc_correct_type_modifier=0.75
subtitles=0
Oct 23, 2015 at 11:57 PM
The strange part is that while it's at 99%, the edl file is created just fine..., and using the same exact files that are created in the working directory and dropping it on the comskip.exe file works fine.
Oct 24, 2015 at 1:25 PM
I found the cause of the hang.

If output_debugwindow=1 then it hangs.
Marked as answer by ServiceXp on 10/24/2015 at 6:25 AM
Coordinator
Oct 28, 2015 at 5:16 PM
Good info, I'm assuming you're using a custom INI since this option isn't set in the default comskip.ini that ships with MCEBuddy

Oct 28, 2015 at 7:11 PM
Yes, that is correct.