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Hallmark Recordings don't skip commercials

Last post Sat, Apr 9 2016 11:13 AM by dpsmith. 0 replies.
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    • dpsmith
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    Hallmark Recordings don't skip commercials

     Recently the recordings on my media center fail to skip commercials on the Hallmark Channel.  The commercial skipping system works fine on other recordings. 

     Upon further investigation, the problem appears to be the queing mechanism in the DVRMST File Watcher.  The recording starts normally and the log file indicates that the FT parameter (File Time) never changes from the initial start time.  After the set delay time in File Watcher (5 minutes), the control program sends the file recording to Comskip.  With only 5 minutes of recording, Comskip doesn't find any commercials and the skip file it creates is useless.  

    Has anyone else encountered this problem?  Who controls the FT (File Time) parameter which File Watcher uses to determine when the recording is finished?  The broadcaster??  Is there a possible workaround?  (guide time duration before launching Comskip?)

    DPSmith

    Chicago

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