Comskip.exe under Wine in Ubuntu Linux (12.04) Wine

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Outbreak Monkey
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Comskip.exe under Wine in Ubuntu Linux (12.04) Wine

Post by Outbreak Monkey » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Hi, I know what I'm doing is NOT supported, and I realise this is 100% not any issue with Comskip.
i.e. This isn't a bug with Comskip, just a request for help just incase one of you guys also a linux guru! :)

I had Comskip.exe running well under Ubuntu Linux 10.10, but since installing 12.04 on a new machine, Comskip.exe doesn't want to start.

I love Comskip! The detection accuracy is awesome, the speed is fantastic, and the ability to tune it is graet..

So, if anyone has ANY experience with this in 12.04, your assistance would be HUGELY appreciated.

PS. Yes, I am posting this to the Wine support forums too.

Cheers,
ObM..

flyingout
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Re: Comskip.exe under Wine in Ubuntu Linux (12.04) Wine

Post by flyingout » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:02 am

I'm no Linux guru, but I do rely on Comskip using Wine on OS X and happen to have a couple Linux virtual machines with Wine installed, one of which I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04. I'd be willing to pitch in and at least attempt to duplicate the problems you are seeing.

Any specifics about how you have Comskip installed and the commands/scripts/apps you use to launch it would help get me started.

Cheers

flyingout
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Re: Comskip.exe under Wine in Ubuntu Linux (12.04) Wine

Post by flyingout » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:44 pm

Comskip worked for me in Ubuntu 12.04.

In both of my tests I was using comskip81_051_donators with the default ini file except for setting live_tv=1 so that I could see if I was getting results without finishing a file.

To have a better chance to see that it could work, I first tested with Debian (stable). It's got an old 1.1 version of Wine there, but it worked fine.

Then I ran the same test in Ubuntu 12.04, which has Wine 1.4 and it ran and produced virtually identical results, finding three spots near the beginning of the recording (not the same, btw, as was marked last night on the OS X side, but that's probably due to different ini settings).

In both cases I simply copied the Comskip folder to ~ and ran:

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wine comskip/comskip.exe share/00000000168c303c.mpg
Possible differences: Wine version, recording type (mine is mpeg2), ini customization, other?

Hope this helps.
Cheers

Outbreak Monkey
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Re: Comskip.exe under Wine in Ubuntu Linux (12.04) Wine

Post by Outbreak Monkey » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:52 am

Hey, thanks the replies and for the efforts!

I tried it again. It looks like I have some funky permissions. It runs fine as the root user, but borks if I run it as my own user.

Anyway, knowing that it's possible is great, means I can keep looking!

Thanks for the help.. I'll dig in to it..

Cheers,
ObM..

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