Sufreak wrote:I'll try that setting. I don't fully get what it does, but I'll try.
To be honest, I am not totally sure about what it does either, other than the fact that it turns on an additional setting to modify the score. As I understand it (and I could be right on and I could be totally wrong) I believe what it does is take blocks which are unusually bright (or dark) above (or below) the average brightness and "punish" them towards commercial, that is modify the score based on the punish modifier. So, look at these settings:
punish=1 (bitmask set for brightness only)
punish_threshold=2 (100% above or below average brightness, so "twice as bright/dark")
punish_modifier=2 (multiplies score by 2)
So if there is a block with a score of 1.0, that would be show because it is below the global_threshold. However, now that we have punish set to 1, it will look at the block and if that block is too bright or dark (+/- 100%, threshold) compared to the average for the recording, the score is multiplied (by 2, modifier) so it would now be scored at 2.0, and now cut because it is commercial (above global threshold).
The punish setting is a lot like the detection_method in that it is set as a bitmask, and there are other properties that can be analyzed and scored also (such as volume); they are all scored based on how much above or below the average for the recording.
I just know that early on, Eric looked at one of my files for Jeopardy based on "How to ask for help" in the Support section of the forum, and suggested I try this. It worked at the time, and as far as I can tell, hasn't caused any problems with other recordings, so I have kept it in my ini.
If you try these settings, and still have problems, I would suggest posting in the support section, reading the "How to ask for help" and sending Eric some files to look at - he has been very helpful to me
Sufreak wrote:Is there a list of show specific ini files out there?
As far as I know, the only decent listing of INIs are on this forum, but you can try looking around the web. Just make sure you don't lose your current one, I recommend not deleting it or moving it but just renaming it to something like "MY DEFAULT - comskip.ini" and leaving it right in the Comskip folder. That way, you can just rename it back to "comskip.ini" later on to restore it.