Viewing video with cut list info

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SenorSmartyPants
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Viewing video with cut list info

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I'm just starting to play with comskip and I'm not sure how to test out the results while playing a video.

I installed comskip82_003 on Windows 7. I tried using comskipGUI.exe by double clicking on it but a CMD window just comes up and disappears. So I ran it from the commandline and it generated info and an EDL file like I wanted it to, but just console output, no GUI.

I even tried the --play option to see if that would display my cut list results with the video, but it just seemed to try and generate a new cut list.

Any help or pointers?

erik
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Re: Viewing video with cut list info

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Drag and drop a recording onto COmskipGUI.exe
Or start COmskipGUI.exe with the path to the recording as a parameter
Both actions will start a command window and after some seconds the video window will appear

SenorSmartyPants
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Re: Viewing video with cut list info

Post by SenorSmartyPants »

Ok. That works fine for marking. When I add -s to play the video loads up but doesn't play. I found that if I hold space down it will frame advance.

I guess what I'm trying to find is a way to play the video with the cut list information, so I can visually see a timeline of where the commercials were found. Instead of having to look at the time codes and find that spot in the video.

I'm guessing I will have to do some tuning and this would help me.

Also, is there a write up of what all the colored lines and dots on the video mean?

Thanks for this cool program.

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