Comskip not detecting commercials


(Mike Negron) #1

Ok i have recorded onto a usb drive a series that has commercials in it, when I point MCEBuddy, and using comskip or showanalyzer, the commercials do not come out. Is this program not mean this way? I’m still a rookie on it. Thanks


(Goose) #2

Attach your conversion log for the file being converted. It’ll show what’s going on.


(Mike Negron) #3

File too big how to i send it, thanks


(Mike Negron) #4

i see sorry individual files
here it is for one episode

INFORMATION> --> Starting conversion - DEBUG MESSAGES
INFORMATION> --> Windows OS Version -> Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0 (WIN_10_2016_SERVER, Professional)
INFORMATION> --> Windows Platform -> 64 Bit
INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Platform -> 64 Bit
INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Version : 2.4.9.1
INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Build Date : 11/16/2018 17:40:14
INFORMATION> --> MCEBuddy Running as Service : True
INFORMATION> --> Domain Name ->
User Name -> Guest
Password ->
Wake Hour -> -1
Wake Minute -> -1
Start Hour -> -1
Start Minute -> -1
Stop Hour -> -1
Stop Minute -> -1
Days of Week -> Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Max Concurrent Jobs -> 1
Enable Job Logs -> True
Log Level -> 3
Log Keep Days -> 15
Use Recycle Bin -> False
Delete Manually/CLI added Original -> False
Archive Manually/CLI added Original -> False
Sync Converted -> False
Allow Sleep During Conversions -> True
Pause Conversion on Battery Power -> True
Send eMails -> False
eMail settings -> Send eMail Settings -> SMTP Server ->
Port -> 25
SSL -> False
User Name ->
Password ->
From ->
To ->
Bcc ->

eMail On Success -> True
eMail On Failure -> True
eMail On Cancellation -> True
eMail On Start -> True
eMail On Download Failure -> True
eMail On Queueing -> True
Custom subject for Successful conversion ->
Custom subject for Failed conversion ->
Custom subject for Cancelled conversion ->
Custom subject for Start of conversion ->
Custom subject for Download Failure ->
Custom subject for Queueing conversion ->
Skip eMail Body for notifications -> False

Locale -> en-US
Temp Working Path ->
Archive Folder ->
Failed Folder ->
Space Check -> True
Custom Comskip Path ->
Custom profiles.conf ->
App Hang Timeout -> 300
Scan New Files Poll Period -> 300
Process Priority -> High
CPU Affinity -> 0
Engine Running -> True
Subtitle Cut Segment Incremental Offset -> 3.2
Minimum Segment Size (seconds) -> 20
Local Server Port -> 23332
UPnP Enabled -> False
Firewall Exception Enabled -> False

INFORMATION> --> Task -> no com 77 sunset
Profile -> HDHomeRun Unprocessed
Source File -> D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4
Relative Source Path -> D:\77 sunset strip season 2
Destination Path -> F:\MCEbuddy
Working Path -> C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0
Fallback Destination -> False
Skip ReProcessing -> False
Check Reprocessing History -> False
Auto Increment Filename -> False
Add to iTunes Library -> False
Add to WMP Library -> False
Max Width -> 1920
Quality Multipltier -> 1
FPS ->
Auto DeInterlacing -> True
Prefer Hardware Encoding -> True
Volume Multipltier -> 0
DRC -> True
Force Stereo -> True
Encoder Select Best Audio Track -> True
Profile Audio Language ->
Audio Offset -> 0
Start Trim -> 0
End Trim -> 0
Closed Captions ->
Closed Captions Offset -> 0
Embed Subtitles -> False
Embed Chapters -> False
Commercial Removal -> ShowAnalyzer
Custom Comskip INI Path ->
Search Ad markers from chapters -> False
Task Commercial Skip Cut -> False
Keep Advertisements -> False
Download Series Details -> True
Download Banner -> True
Overwrite Title from Internet -> False
Prioritize matching by Original Broadcast Date -> False
Force Show Type -> Default
Write Metadata -> True
Rename by Series -> True
Alt Rename by Series -> True
Custom Rename by Series ->
Rename Only -> False
File Selection Pattern ->
Show Selection Pattern ->
Channel Selection Pattern ->
Show Type Selection -> Default
Codec Type Selection -> Any
DRM Type Selection -> All
File Size Comparator -> LessThan
File Size Threshold -> 0
Monitor Tasks Selection ->
Insert at Top of Queue -> False
Extract XML -> False
Disable Cropping -> False
Skip Copying Original File for Backup -> False
Skip Remuxing Original File to TS -> False
Ignore Copy Protection -> False
TiVO MAK Key ->
Domain Name ->
User Name ->
Password ->
Task Enabled -> True

INFORMATION> --> Max Concurrent Jobs -> 1
INFORMATION> --> Monitor Root Relative SubFolder Path -> D:\77 sunset strip season 2
INFORMATION> --> Commercial Skip Cut (profile (CommercialSkipCut) + task) -> False
INFORMATION> --> Auto DeInterlacing (profile (AutoDeinterlace) + task) -> True
INFORMATION> --> Pre-Conversion Commercial Remover (PreConversionCommercialRemover) -> True
INFORMATION> --> Copy LOG File (CopyLogFile) -> False
INFORMATION> --> Copy PROPERTIES file (CopyPropertiesFile) -> False
INFORMATION> --> Free Space Check -> True
INFORMATION> --> Locale Language -> ENG
INFORMATION> --> .NET Framework Version -> 4.0, Service Pack -> 0
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:27 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Current System language is English (United States) (eng)
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:27 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Converting file -> D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4
–> Dumping complete information about the file D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4
2019-02-19T20:34:27 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Launching process C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\ffmpeg\ffprobe.exe
2019-02-19T20:34:27 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Process arguments -hide_banner -probesize 100M -analyzeduration 300M -i “D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4”
2019-02-19T20:34:27 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> UI Session Admin Process : False
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Setting process priority to AboveNormal
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from ‘D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4’:
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Metadata:
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> major_brand : isom
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> minor_version : 512
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> compatible_brands: qt
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Duration: 00:59:46.28, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 16003 kb/s
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 189 kb/s (default)
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Metadata:
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> handler_name : SoundHandler
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Stream #0:1(eng): Video: h264 (Constrained Baseline) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x1080, 15806 kb/s, 30 fps, 30 tbr, 30 tbn, 60 tbc (default)
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Metadata:
2019-02-19T20:34:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> handler_name : VideoHandler
–> Process exited with code 0
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Running custom commands
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> Custom command parameters read ->
PreMetaCustomCommandPath =
PreMetaCustomCommandParameters =
PreMetaCustomCommandHangPeriod = 300
PreMetaCustomCommandCritical = False
PreMetaCustomCommandUISession = False
PreMetaCustomCommandShowWindow = True
PreMetaCustomCommandExitCodeCheck = False
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> No custom commands found
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Finished pre metadata custom command, source file size [KB] 7,006,089.00
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Getting show information and banner from Internet sources
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Extracting metadata from file -> D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Extracting Generic Tags
WARNING> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Unable to extract meta data from file D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4. Length must be non-negative
Parameter name: length
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Video Tags extracted ->
Title:
SubTitle:
Description:
Network:
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres:
Season: 0
Episode: 0
Banner:
Banner URL:
IMDB Id:
MovieDB Id:
TVDB Id:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Trying to match nPVR/SiliconDust series showname -> 77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Looking for Season/Episode information in text
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Pattern 2, Found Season/Episode information in text, Season:2, Episode:7
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Successfully matched nPVR/SiliconDust series filename metadata
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Video Tags extracted from file/name metadata ->
Title: 77 Sunset Strip
SubTitle: The Treehouse Caper
Description:
Network:
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres:
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Banner:
Banner URL:
IMDB Id:
MovieDB Id:
TVDB Id:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking for metadata title and series correction
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Downloading Series details
2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Meta correction results, dont’ overwrite title -> False
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Recording Type Show
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:30 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TheTVDB
–> Looking for Episode name match on TVDB using language en
–> Found series match on TVDB by Episode Name. Updated video tags ->
Title: 77 Sunset Strip
SubTitle: The Treehouse Caper
Description: Jeff Spencer promises a dying convict that he will retrieve a stash of stolen diamonds and give the reward to the man’s daughter, but he has to beat out a crooked insurance investigator.
Network: ABC (US)
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Drama
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Banner: C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\cache\77 Sunset Strip.jpg
Banner URL: http://www.thetvdb.com/banners/posters/73384-3.jpg
IMDB Id: tt0051247
MovieDB Id:
TVDB Id: 73384
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1959-11-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1958-10-09T20:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:31 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TV.com
–> Found series on TV.com match by episode name
–> Updated video tags ->
Title: 77 Sunset Strip
SubTitle: The Treehouse Caper
Description: Jeff Spencer promises a dying convict that he will retrieve a stash of stolen diamonds and give the reward to the man’s daughter, but he has to beat out a crooked insurance investigator.
Network: ABC (US)
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Drama
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Banner: C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\cache\77 Sunset Strip.jpg
Banner URL: http://www.thetvdb.com/banners/posters/73384-3.jpg
IMDB Id: tt0051247
MovieDB Id:
TVDB Id: 73384
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1959-11-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1958-10-09T20:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:35 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TMDB.com
–> Found series match on TMDB by Episode Name. Updated video tags ->
Title: 77 Sunset Strip
SubTitle: The Treehouse Caper
Description: Jeff Spencer promises a dying convict that he will retrieve a stash of stolen diamonds and give the reward to the man’s daughter, but he has to beat out a crooked insurance investigator.
Network: ABC (US)
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Drama
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Banner: C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\cache\77 Sunset Strip.jpg
Banner URL: http://www.thetvdb.com/banners/posters/73384-3.jpg
IMDB Id: tt0051247
MovieDB Id: 925
TVDB Id: 73384
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1959-11-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1958-10-09T20:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Updated Video Tags extracted after downloading details ->
Title: 77 Sunset Strip
SubTitle: The Treehouse Caper
Description: Jeff Spencer promises a dying convict that he will retrieve a stash of stolen diamonds and give the reward to the man’s daughter, but he has to beat out a crooked insurance investigator.
Network: ABC (US)
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Drama
Season: 2
Episode: 7
Banner: C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\cache\77 Sunset Strip.jpg
Banner URL: http://www.thetvdb.com/banners/posters/73384-3.jpg
IMDB Id: tt0051247
MovieDB Id: 925
TVDB Id: 73384
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 1959-11-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T19:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1958-10-09T20:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Checking for disk space
INFORMATION> 2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob -->
–> Performance Metrics for the Current Conversion
–>

2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Original file size [KB] 7,006,089.00
–> Dumping complete information about the file D:\77 sunset strip season 2\77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4
ERROR> 2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Job cancelled, killing process
–>

–> <Start At Date/Time> <Duration (hh:mm:ss)>
–> <02/19/2019 20:34:30> <00:00:00>
–> <02/19/2019 20:34:30> <00:00:05>
–> <02/19/2019 20:34:36> <00:00:00>
–>

INFORMATION> --> Total time taken by conversion (hh:mm:ss) -> 00:00:05


(Goose) #5

Please attach the entire file (drag and drop) while replying and not copy paste the contents and it’s makes it impossible to read.


(Goose) #6

Looks like you can cancelled the conversion

ERROR> 2019-02-19T20:34:36 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Base --> Job cancelled, killing process


(Mike Negron) #7

but i didnt cancelled


(Goose) #8

Either the system was shutdown or the engine was stopped manually. The log is showing that MCEBuddy got an event to shut itself down.


(Mike Negron) #9

But system wasnt shut down or mcebuddy

Just want to know

If I open up a folder with already recordered mp4 files that has commercials then run it thru mcebuddy is it suppose to take commercials out or does mcebuddy

Only takes out while the source is live

Thanks


(Goose) #10

It works for any file and depends on how you have configured your setup. Once processed files aren’t reprocessed unless you configure MCEBuddy to do so in the Monitor Location -> Expert Settings (to avoid endless loops)

How commercials are detected and removed are based on your Comskip configuration. See this topic for more details:


(Mike Negron) #11

Complicated for me, but i went to site as you said, copied the verizon ini and pasted it over the original ini, tried it and no luck same thing. With the setup of plex i have no problem, but when i record the series season 1-3 onto a usb and then transfer to hard drive and point MCEBuddy, no luck no matter what i try. MCEBuddy runs but when i check commercials still there.


(Goose) #12

We will need Logs to see what’s going on. Your last log showed that the conversion was terminated prematurely so it didn’t even complete. Check some other logs. You can also click on the History link on the main GUI page which will tell you the status. Locate a conversion that converted successfully and then attach the log for that conversion and I can tell you what’s going on with commercial detection.


(Mike Negron) #13

sure and thanks again, i can let you remotely in via teamviewer if you can see and fix for me the latest logs says it exceeds 6000 so how can i send to you?


(Mike Negron) #14

77 Sunset Strip - 2x07 - The Treehouse Caper.mp4-no com 77 sunset-2019-02-21T15-35-29.8076960-05-00.log (486.5 KB)


(Mike Negron) #15

can anyone else please help. Is there a customer number that i can call directly for this. Thanks


(Goose) #16

The problem lies with your setup, 2 issues I’ve found so far:

  1. You’ve configured MCEBuddy to use some unknown version of Comskip in C:\Comskip. Any reason you aren’t using the default Comskip that ships with MCEBuddy?
  2. You’ve set your temp folder to an F drive. That’s your issue. Your custom Comskip can’t access it so it isn’t running.

MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> ComSkip: invalid option “–output=F:\ConverXtoDVD Drop\working0”

Start by using the default MCEBuddy settings (Comskip and temp folder) it should work fine


(Mike Negron) #17

Thaks Goose, i will uninstall and setup again and send you the hist. I really appreciate the help.


(Mike Negron) #18

ok i uninstalled correctly, clean uninstall, but same.
Here is the logV1221_20190115_100348.mp4-Convert to MP4-2019-02-24T08-33-19.8841819-05-00.log (509.9 KB)


(Mike Negron) #19

i just switched to shadowalayzer see if that works, will let you know.


(Mike Negron) #20

shadowanalyzer didnt work also, please help.