Hi All, I have added “edl_skip_field=3” to the end of the comskip.ini so that it plays better with Kodi. I used the Comskip GUI editor to adjust the value and save the ini. I have also made sure that under expert settings MCEBuddy is pointing to this INI file. For some reason the changes are not being reflected when MCEBuddy converts a video. Has anyone had issues with this before? Am I missing a setting in MCEBuddy?
Edit: I think it has something to do with MCEBuddy because when I change my settings to no ad remover it is still creating an EDL file. Any ideas?
Dinosaur Train_no_comskip.log : This file has no ad remover but still produces an EDL file upon conversion. Dinosaur Train_comskip.log : This file has the comskip ad remover enabled. I have also adjusted my comskip.ini so that edl_skip_field is set to 3. The edl files produced from this conversion still generate a skip field of 0.
Well that would make sense! I am having MCEBuddy monitor my recorded shows from Windows Media Center. I didn’t realize that it was generating a EDL as well. I will need to do a little digging to determine how to disable that if it is possible. Can I force MCEbuddy to overwrite an existing EDL?
I made a copy of the default “profile.conf” and made a new one. I placed the following command directly underneath the conversion profile I had been using, in my case the PS3/Xbox one: PreMetaCustomCommandPath="C:\delete_edl.bat"
The bat file is pretty simple, it opens the directory where my WMC files are saved at and deletes any EDL files: cd C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV del *.edl
Under general settings within MCEBuddy I am now pointing to the modded profile.
Hi. I wasn’t sure if I should start my own thread or not, but I am having this same issue but my original recordings are from the HDHomerun DVR and they don’t already have edl files alongside them.
Here is my setup: HDHR DVR doing the recording, MCEBuddy watching that folder and moving the file to a new folder on the same hard drive. I have two separate profiles setup. One is to using mkv normal on any mpeg2 recordings and one that is mkv unprocessed for the premium channels that are mpeg4.
I have both setup to remove commercials but only detect ads and the “add subtitles” and “add chapters” boxes checked. Under expert settings I have the miscellaneous box pointed at my comskip ini file and in the "General > Expert settings I have MCEBuddy pointed at my downloaded comskip exe file (the paid for version).
I edited the comskip ini file and in the filed for that I have changed the edl_skip_field to 3 since I view the recordings in MrMc.
However, the resulting edl file that is created contains the default 0s for the edl skip field instead of 3s. When MrMc tries to use that edl file it goes all wonky. However, if I manually change those 0s to a 3 it works perfectly fine.
So, not sure if I am missing a setting somewhere or not, but it’s not inputting the changes I have in the ini file.
I’m moving this to a bug status, MCEBuddy overwrites the values when it validates and recreates the EDL files for sanity checking. With next release it will retain the original values so this should be fixed.
Just confirming, EDLs that are created by comskip using edl_skip_field=3 work properly with MCEBuddy? I don’t need to have a custom profiles.conf or delete the EDL file before MCEBuddy processes the video?