Com Skip Failed, Negative Return Code

I have seen other posts about this issue but they are getting the video converted. In my case the conversion stops and the mp4 is deleted. Not sure what to do.

ERROR> → Job cancelled, killing process
→ Process exited with code -1
WARNING> 2023-05-10T10:02:51 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Comskip failed, negative return code
ERROR> 2023-05-10T10:02:51 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Comskip failed
ERROR> 2023-05-10T10:02:51 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob → Advertisement scan failed
INFORMATION> 2023-05-10T10:02:51 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob →
→ Performance Metrics for the Current Conversion

Attach the full conversion log with the logs set to debug. Also attach mcebuddy.log if it’s to do with deleting the source file

1923 Season 1, Ep. 1 1923.mp4-Convert to MP4-2023-05-03T08-53-28.log (519.5 KB)

The mcebuddy.log is too big. I could share from my OneDrive if you want it. It is deleting the source file, but I want it to once the conversion has completed.

According to your logs Comskip ran successfully and returned code 0 (no error). It just didn’t find any commercials and so the conversion continued and led to a successful conversion eventually.

2023-05-03T08:53:55 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → 39 frames decoded in 0.01 seconds (3900.00 fps)
2023-05-03T08:53:55 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → The commandline used was:
2023-05-03T08:53:55 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → “C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\comskip\comskip.exe” “–output=C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0” “C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0\1923 Season 1, Ep. 1 1923.ts”
2023-05-03T08:53:55 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Using C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\comskip\comskip.ini for initiation values.
2023-05-03T08:53:55 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Commercials were not found.
→ Process exited with code 0

If Comskip returns -1 then MCEBuddy will terminate the conversion and not delete the source if the conversion was unsuccessful.

So why doesn’t it move the file to the destination before deleting it? Or is that just how the module works?

Appreciate the help.