Latest Donator Version + Live TV

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linguica101
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Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 am

So I downloaded the latest donator version, change live tv =1 and i can see the commercial skips on windows media center w/ DTBAddin plugin, but it doesn't actually skip the commercial. Am I missing something?

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by erik » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:14 am

On the Settings window of DVRMSTB, go to the "Commercial Skip" tab and enable "auto skip"

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Or have a look here

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12486/ho ... ia-center/

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:24 pm

erik wrote:On the Settings window of DVRMSTB, go to the "Commercial Skip" tab and enable "auto skip"

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Or have a look here

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12486/ho ... ia-center/
I have those settings checked already. To be more specific about my problem, it only occurs when the live show is still recording. Comskip is processing the file correctly, even shows where the commercials are, but once it gets to a commercial it doesn't skip. Strange this is, once the show is over and I'm assuming comskip has finished processing, the skip starts to work. I was thinking I was missing a config setting in comskip, but perhaps I'm missing something on dvrmstb?

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by bmblank » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:34 pm

Make sure live_tv is set to 1 in your comskip.ini file.

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:23 pm

bmblank wrote:Make sure live_tv is set to 1 in your comskip.ini file.
Thanks, but I have live tv = 1, that is why I'm confused it isn't working.
Maybe I should go back to the previous donator version? OR is there something wrong with my dvrmstb install?

As I mentioned before, I am able to skip commercials after the show is over and the file has been processed. But commercials don't skip while the show is live.

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by erik » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:02 pm

mmm.
Maybe good to try build 51.....

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:53 pm

erik wrote:mmm.
Maybe good to try build 51.....
I haven't had a chance to switch to v.51 yet. But I was thinking how does dvrms recognize there is a commerical to skip? Doesn't it need an xml file? The reason I ask, is because it doesn't appear that v.52 is creating a temporary .xml file. Is it suppose to? How/what does comskip do/create to skip commericals in live mode?

Looking at the logs for dvrms there doesn't appear to be any sort of temporary xml file for it to use to skip commericals. Maybe I'm way off base but thought it was worth asking.

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by erik » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:13 pm

dvrms can specify an output dir where the .xml file would be written.
Hope that setting is not troubling you

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:23 pm

erik wrote:dvrms can specify an output dir where the .xml file would be written.
Hope that setting is not troubling you
you're referring to the:

Commerical Path 'C:\Users\Public\DvrmsToolbox\CommercialsXml'
right?

If yes, I have that set. This is where the temporary xml file should be created for each recording when live tv=1 correct?
What can I do to check that comskip is actually creating a temporary xml file?

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by erik » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:37 pm

Can you set
verbose=10
in the comksip.ini file
and post the log file comskip generates and the log file dvrms creates

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:56 pm

erik wrote:Can you set
verbose=10
in the comksip.ini file
and post the log file comskip generates and the log file dvrms creates
I'll do that once I get home. I'm thinking something is getting screwed up with my commercial path directories. I may be complicating things since I'm running comskip and dvrmstb on a second computer (different from the computer I have dtbaddin installed on). My guess is that I must have changed directory folders to get my xml files recognized by dtbaddin and as a result I'm no longer creating a temporary xml file? I dunno, like I said I need to wait until I get home.

Thanks for the help thus far.

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by linguica101 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:38 pm

seem to have finally gotten some success. Not sure if it was because I changed the path for the xml files or if I practice some patience and waited until the show was recorded for about 10-15 minutes. But it does appear to finally skip commericals while still processing the recording. So for now I'm happy!

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by Taddeusz » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Live TV is no longer working with version 81.053. I had to fall back to 81.052. I am using SageTV. Nothing else has changed except for updating the comskip executable.

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by erik » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Thanks for the update.Must admit that I did a lot of tests before releasing except if live TV processing still worked...

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Re: Latest Donator Version + Live TV

Post by Taddeusz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:32 pm

The re-release of 81.053 is still not working with live tv. It gets to about 10 minutes into the recording and then stops. I had to back out to 81.052.

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