WTV Live Processing Exiting Early

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WTV Live Processing Exiting Early

Post by wpatton » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:46 am

I have been a long time Comskip user. My setup is a Win7 media center, using DVRMSToolbox to launch Comskip while recording H.264/AAC .WTV files. I have always done live commercial processing but I recently tried upgrading to the latest donators version 0.81.092 and can no longer get live processing to work reliably. I have DVRMSToolbox set to not launch Comskip for scanning until 10 min after the recording has started. Regardless, Comskip seems to always exit on its own about 10-15 minutes after starting processing. I found that after going backwards and trying version by version from 0.81.092 back, I can get 0.81.042 to work using live processing. Any ideas why I can't get any donator versions beyond 0.81.042 to work with WTV live detection? Do I need to tweak my INI differently?

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[Main Settings]
detect_method=109			;1=black frame, 2=logo, 4=scene change, 8=fuzzy logic, 16=closed captions, 32=aspect ration, 64=silence, 128=cutscenes, 255=all
ticker_tape=120				; Amount of pixels from bottom to ignore in all processing 
verbose=10				;show a lot of extra info, level 5 is also OK, set to 0 to disable
max_brightness=60      			;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=125			;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=250 	; 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=500				; any frame with sound volume larger than this will not be regarded as black frame
[Detailed Settings]
min_silence=12				; Any deep silence longer than this amount  of frames is a possible cutpoint
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.
disable_heuristics=4		bit pattern for disabling heuristics, adding 1 disables heristics 1, adding 2 disables heristics 2, adding 4 disables heristics 3, 255  disables all heuristics 
[Input Correction]
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. 
[Aspect Ratio]
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
[Global Removes]
remove_before=1				; 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
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 
[USA Specific]
intelligent_brightness=0 		; Set to 1 to use a USA specific algorithm to tune some of the settings, not adviced outside the USA
[Main Scoring]
punish_no_logo=1			; Default, set to 0 to avoid show segments without logo to be scored towards commercial
[Detailed Scoring]
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
[Logo Finding]
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
logo_filter=0               ; set the size of the filter to apply to bad logo detection, 4 seems to be a good value.
[Logo Interpretation]
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_percentile=0.92			; if more then this amount of logo is found then logo detection will be disabled
shrink_logo=5				; 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
skip_b_frames=0				; Set to 1 to force Comskip to skip frames for higher processing speed.
[Output Control]
delete_logo_file=1			; 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_mls=0			; set to 1 if you want MPeg Video Wizard bookmark file output
output_dvrmstb=1			; Set to 1 if you're running DVRMS-Toolbox
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_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
live_tv=1					; 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"
Thanks in advance,


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Re: WTV Live Processing Exiting Early

Post by erik » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:35 am

With the newer versions I switched to a more standard stream reader implementation to avoid bugs but this implied I lost my live reading hack.
Sorry but live processing of WTV recordings will not be possible for now

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