Commercial skip fails when the .edl file is missing

SYSTEM: Windows 8.1 and MCEBuddy MCEBuddy 2.5 Beta 8 using WTV Profile Comskip Donators version 0.8.09 Donator version extracted into C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x new\comskip\comskip.exe- existing files were over-written I have not touched the Comskip.ini file

Suddenly, for no known reason, my commercial skips fail when the .edl file is missing.


2023-08-31T11:03:06 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → EDL: Minimum segment size 4 seconds. → EDL Setting (ForceEDL) → False → EDL Settings (ForceEDLP) → False 2023-08-31T11:03:07 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → EDL: Initial skip seconds adjustment 0 seconds. INFORMATION> 2023-08-31T11:03:07 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Using Custom Comskip Path → C:\Program Files\Comskip\comskip.exe INFORMATION> 2023-08-31T11:03:07 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Scanning commercials with Comskip 2023-08-31T11:03:08 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Launching process C:\Program Files\Comskip\comskip.exe 2023-08-31T11:03:08 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Process arguments --output=“C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x new\working0” “C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x new\working0\America’s Got Talent_KINGDT_2023_08_30_19_59_00.ts” 2023-08-31T11:03:08 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → UI Session Admin Process : True 2023-08-31T11:03:08 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Starting process as a UISession process with Admin privileges. This requires atleast 1 user to be logged into the system (remote desktop or locally) 2023-08-31T11:03:11 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip → Setting process priority to Normal → Process exited with code -1073741515 2023-08-31T11:03:15 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Commercial Scan: Percentage Complete 0 INFORMATION> 2023-08-31T11:03:15 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Using EDL file for commercial removal WARNING> 2023-08-31T11:03:15 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner → Cannot find or access EDL File

Any ideas?? Thanks in advance

You’ve set your custom Comskip path to

Custom Comskip Path → C:\Program Files\Comskip\comskip.exe

Does that exist?


Thanks so much for resoinding. YES, that path does exist.

It’s not accessible to MCEBuddy which is why it’s failing to run. Check the permissions.

Please clarify what file is not accesable. From what I can see no .edl file is being created. Thanks so much for your help.

I don’t see Comskip running at all in the log excerpt above. That could be for one of 2 reasons (you didn’t attach the entire log file).

  1. The log isn’t set to debug
  2. MCEBuddy can’t access the Comskip.exe file so it didn’t run

Thanks so much for youe help, RBoy

I spent all weekend, off and on, unistalling and then reinstalling MCEBuddy. Finally, have some good news, and bad news.

Good news is that an .edl file finally is gettung produced. Bad news- the finished product does not include any commiucal cuts, same length as the original show. No idea why. As mentioned, the edl file was created. And I changed abosukltely no settings (except to add the comskip.exe path.)

I have attached the .edl file as well as the complete log

Thanks in adaance Chris Bones_BBCAPH_2023_09_05_13_00_15.edl (140 Bytes) Bones_BBCAPH_2023_09_05_13_00_15.wtv-Remove Commercials-2023-09-05T14-02-46.log (1.2 MB)

Just to make sure I am crystal clear: the commercials are being identified (.edl file)- but they are not being cut from proceesed TV show

That’s because you’ve configured your conversion task to skip cutting commercials and instead preserve the EDL file along with the converted file.

Task Commercial Skip Cut → True

INFORMATION> 2023-09-05T14:14:27 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob → Skipping commercial cutting, preserving EDL file

I understand. How do I fix this? I hhave made zero changes to settings- all default except path to Comskip.exe. I have not touched Comskip.ini. Please advise what line in Comskip.Ini needs to be changed.

Uncheck Only detect Ads in your conversion task

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I knew it was something simple. I am currently traveling and won’t be home until September 20. But I am 99% sure that I checked that box in error. I will let you know then.