24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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abuttino
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24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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I have a problem that I am pretty sure that has been addressed already and would hope that someone could give me a couple settings to try for eliminating commercials for shows on these channels.

Currently, Comskip has major problems with any of the shows on the channel, it skips around and can't understand why it goes off track so much.

There is a ticker during the show that goes away during commercial. I would have figured this is a lot easier to find segments because it is a clear break.

What should I try?

Here are some log files:
https://www.tinozplace.com/ProblemArea.zip
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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@erik

Can you help me out with this?

I don't understand all of the tunable parameters but I think that these shows should be very easy for comskip to get because there is always a very distinct logo on the screen until just before commercial.

I added the csv to the zip
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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Did you follow the "how to ask for help" guide?
If you, mail me the zip file
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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erik wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:27 am Did you follow the "how to ask for help" guide?
If you, mail me the zip file
How am I supposed to get the start and end frame numbers of the commercial breaks? VLC?
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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comskip
drag and drop the recording on comskipGUI.exe (inside the distribution zip file)
a black and white video window will appear playing the video at high speed
wait till comskip is finished
Hit F1 to get some help on what key's you can use
You can also click with the mouse on the timeline at the top of the window
In comskipGUI you can now quickly navigate through the recording.
Open the debugwindow.htm file in the distribution zip file for additional help
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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The GUI force closes in Windows 7 x64 with "Entry Point Not Found"

Do I have to do a regsvr?
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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No
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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What if I put the video up for you to download. I have tried older comskips and they don't seem to work either. I try to advance it frame by frame with the arrow key and it won't advance past a certain point.
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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OK, will have a look
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

Post by abuttino »

@erik

https://www.tinozplace.com/tucker.ts

Thanks so much!

I don't presume this will be that difficult. It has a very easy logo to find and it's there for most shows, from start to finish.

The biggest problem that I've seen is the ad for "My Pillow" being so long that it tries to count it as a show.
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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Can you send me you comskip.ini file?
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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erik wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:15 am Can you send me you comskip.ini file?
https://gofile.me/2rUU5/nMKGeeRO8

Thanks again!
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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For a long ad you can set
min_show_segment_length=300
or even higher
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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With such a big logo you better set
logo_max_percentage_of_screen=0.3
otherwise comskip will not find the logo
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Re: 24/7 News Channels with Ticker

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After a scan and remove, it still ends up to be about 52mins. Should be 43 at the most.

I will check it to figure out where it went wrong.
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