Summary of the problem or suggestion:
I use comskip donator version but it’s commercial detection is imperfect so I’ve started using custom cuts for most shows and movies I record. But I have tons of shows I need to recut to remove chunks of commercials (especially those 3 minute mini informercials). When I do it I can either run them through my regular profile (mp4 normal) which takes as long as any other show. Or I can switch my conversion profile to MP4 no processing, which takes about 60 seconds. I’d love to have 2 different profiles with the ability to assign a particular profile to a task. Set one as default and then change it per task as needed.
Creating two profiles currently runs everything through both. And editing the profile is what I do now, but I have to work in batches. You have to wait until a batch finishes then edit the task, then add everything for that profile to the queue. Then when it’s done I have to change the profile back.
Having it run all profiles in every task might have made sense back when different devices supported different formats and frame sizes but it’s not the case any more.
Currently I leave everything in my record folder then for shows that don’t need manual editing I just add them to MCEBuddy. For shows that do require editing I open custom cuts, then when I’m done I add them to MCEBuddy from there. For shows I have to recut I copy them from my TV drive to a folder on my computer and then open them with custom cuts.
For your idea to work I’d have to make 2 new monitor folders. First move everything that doesn’t need custom cutting to the full process folder. Then anything that needs custom cutting I’d have to do that, then move those files and the edls to the full process folder. Then for the recuts I’d have to custom cut them then move those files and corresponding edls to the quick process folder. Quite a bit more for me to do.
So instead, I put in a feature request. And if that feature isn’t feasible or the author doesn’t want to do it then I’ll keep doing it the way I’m doing it now. Thanks for trying to be helpful.
I see that the solution is to create separate conversion tasks (one for commercial skipping, the other for no skipping).
I have added an enhancement request to create a Regular Expression that would determine whether individual files should go through commercial processing. Not necessary, but there are several situations where that would be convenient.
Well no. I use the commercial cutting in both scenarios. In my regular conversions I use mp4 normal. An hour long show takes about 25 minutes. For shows I’m re-cutting I use mp4 no processing, as they’re already mp4 files. That takes about 1 minute (if I turn off the option to look online for data).
If you are adding these manually then I wonder if you could rename the files, add “no cut” or some string of text at the beginning of the file name that you could exclude in the default profile, and include in your 2nd profile? …so only one profile is picking up the task when added? But on second thought maybe that would interfere with looking up the show information…so maybe have to tag it as “.no cut.mkv” (at the end of the file name instead of beginning)…
Hey I came across this looking for a way to convert a file from .ts to mp4 with the mp4 uncompressed setting then take the mp4 file and make a compressed version of the file and store the original mp4 uncompressed file in an archive folder. I noticed in version 2.5 the select monitor locations setting is not available. Would there be another way to do this?