Need Handholding to get this to work

Here you can ask your questions on how to use Comskip for the detection of commercials. Also questions on how to remove commercials are welcome
Post Reply
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:30 am

Need Handholding to get this to work

Post by wntrmte » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:30 am


Thank you very much for your efforts in helping me both here and other forums.

It just ain't working for me.

I am in the US recording HDTV OTA with my FusionHDTV 5 USB Gold tuner.
I am using GBPVR (trying to) 96.12.

I am using:
I have tried using comclean, comclean2, comclean3 and comclean4 with mpgtx, mencoder and mpeg2schnitt.
Either I get no file or I get a file with video only and no sound.

I get GBPVR to record (in DVR-MS can't change it though I've tried) and have it convert to MPG files.
Then the Postprocessing.bat runs with using one of the above listed comcleanx.bat files.

HELP! I need someone to hold my hand to make this work.

XP PRo SP2, AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 512MB GeForce 5200 FX 128MB



Site Admin
Posts: 3320
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:49 pm

Post by erik » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:45 am

As I assume you are recording ATSC I assume your audio is AC3.
The demuxers used in comclean2 and comclean4 select steramid 0xc0 for audio expecting regular MPEG2 audio.
For AC3 this should be different.
So inside comclean*.bat you see a line
bbdmux "%~dpn1.mpg" 0xc0 "%~dpn1.mp2"
that may have to change for an AC3 stream
bbdmux "%~dpn1.mpg" 0xbd "%~dpn1.mp2"

Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:30 am

Post by wntrmte » Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:11 pm

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I neglected to include that it is in fact ATSC for digital and NTSC for analog.
I did check for AC3 using the FusionHDTV5 USB Gold application.
It usually just shows DDCH2 or DD51. I have seen it start off as if it is AC3 then switch to DDCH2 or DD51. I think the DCH2 and/or DD51 are Dolby signals. Some stations to advertise some shows in Dolby.
I know Dolby Digital is AC3.
My SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Gamer has 5.1 support with AC3 decoding.

I will try your suggestion on a recorded file.


Post Reply