Help with time converting HDHomerun unprocessed vs MKV unprocessed


(roger) #1

Okay first I apologize I’m new here. I am hoping someone can explain something to me. I am testing out 3 different dvr’s, HDHomerun, Plex and Emby. My question is if I have a HDHomerun 1 hour recording and process it using HDHomerun unprocessed, it will complete in around 15 minutes great, but if I do a recording done by PLEX or Emby and use MKV unprocessed it will take around 2 hours. Why such a difference?


(Goose) #2

You can open your conversion log file, scroll to the bottom and it tells which activity took the most amount of time.

If it’s commercial detection, are you using the Donator version of Comskip?


(roger) #3

I’m using the donator version, yes I know to look at bottom and it gives how long, that’s my question if I take a hdhomerun recording and process it with HDHomerun unprocess it will complete in about 15 minutes, if I take an recording from plex or emby which are already mkv and run it through mkv unprocess it will take 2 hours, why such a difference, with both using the same comskip?


(Goose) #4

So in which step is MCEBuddy spending all the time? Maybe it’s remuxing the file to mpeg2 and then reconverting it. Not sure without looking at the logs. Maybe if you attach a conversion log we can see what’s going on.


(roger) #5

I will need to set logs to debug and run another file,


(roger) #6

Okay here is a part of the log where it takes all the time, its just where it starts and ends, starts at 1:45:19 and ends at 3:43:39,this is with MKV unprocessed. The same area if I am processing an HDHOMERUN file with HDHOMERUN unprocessed takes 8 minutes.

INFORMATION> 2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Checking for ShowAnalyzer
INFORMATION> 2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Checking for Comskip
INFORMATION> 2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Comskip advertisement scan
2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> EDL: Minimum segment size 20 seconds.
–> EDL Setting (ForceEDL) -> False
–> EDL Settings (ForceEDLP) -> False
2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> EDL: Initial skip seconds adjustment 0 seconds.
–> PreserveCommercials (Keep commercials instead of cutting commercials) -> False
INFORMATION> 2017-11-22T01:45:19 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Scanning commercials with Comskip
2017-11-22T01:45:21 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Launching process C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\comskip\comskip.exe
2017-11-22T01:45:21 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Process arguments --output=“C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0” "C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Last Man Standing (2011) - S04E19 - Summer Internship.ts"
2017-11-22T01:45:21 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> UI Session Admin Process : True
2017-11-22T01:45:21 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)
2017-11-22T01:45:21 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Setting process priority to Normal
INFORMATION> 2017-11-22T01:45:21 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Process priority changed to Normal
2017-11-22T01:45:22 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Comskip 0.82.003, made using ffmpeg
2017-11-22T01:45:22 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Public build
2017-11-22T01:45:22 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:00 - 25 frames in 1.00 sec(25.00 fps), 1.00 sec(25.00 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:23 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:00 - 51 frames in 2.07 sec(24.64 fps), 1.07 sec(24.30 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:24 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:00 - 77 frames in 3.15 sec(24.44 fps), 1.08 sec(24.07 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:25 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:01 - 103 frames in 4.22 sec(24.41 fps), 1.07 sec(24.30 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:26 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:01 - 129 frames in 5.31 sec(24.29 fps), 1.08 sec(24.07 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:27 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:01 - 155 frames in 6.37 sec(24.33 fps), 1.06 sec(24.53 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:28 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:01 - 181 frames in 7.43 sec(24.36 fps), 1.05 sec(24.76 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:29 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:02 - 206 frames in 8.45 sec(24.38 fps), 1.02 sec(24.51 fps), 0%
2017-11-22T01:45:30 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:00:02 - 231 frames in 9.44 sec(24.47 fps), 1.00 sec(25.00 fps), 0%

2017-11-22T03:43:25 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:54 - 174870 frames in 7084.60 sec(24.68 fps), 1.07 sec(24.30 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:26 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:54 - 174896 frames in 7085.66 sec(24.68 fps), 1.05 sec(24.76 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:27 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:55 - 174922 frames in 7086.70 sec(24.68 fps), 1.04 sec(25.00 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:29 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:55 - 174948 frames in 7087.76 sec(24.68 fps), 1.05 sec(24.76 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:30 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:55 - 174974 frames in 7088.82 sec(24.68 fps), 1.05 sec(24.76 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:31 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:56 - 175000 frames in 7089.86 sec(24.68 fps), 1.04 sec(25.00 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:32 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:56 - 175026 frames in 7090.91 sec(24.68 fps), 1.04 sec(25.00 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:33 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:56 - 175052 frames in 7091.96 sec(24.68 fps), 1.05 sec(24.76 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:34 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:56 - 175077 frames in 7092.96 sec(24.68 fps), 1.00 sec(25.00 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:35 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:57 - 175102 frames in 7093.98 sec(24.68 fps), 1.01 sec(24.75 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:36 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:57 - 175127 frames in 7094.99 sec(24.68 fps), 1.00 sec(25.00 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:37 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:57 - 175152 frames in 7096.02 sec(24.68 fps), 1.04 sec(24.04 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:38 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:57 - 175177 frames in 7097.05 sec(24.68 fps), 1.02 sec(24.51 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 0:29:58 - 175202 frames in 7098.09 sec(24.68 fps), 1.03 sec(24.27 fps), 99%
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> 175209 frames decoded in 7098.15 seconds (24.68 fps)
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> The commandline used was:
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> “C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\comskip\comskip.exe” “–output=C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0” "C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0\Last Man Standing (2011) - S04E19 - Summer Internship.ts"
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Using C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\comskip\comskip.ini for initiation values.
2017-11-22T03:43:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Commercials were found.
–> Process exited with code 1
2017-11-22T03:43:41 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Commercial Scan: Percentage Complete 99


(Goose) #7

As I had mentioned in my first post: Did you install the donator version of Comskip?

The logs say no.

MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Public build
2017-11-22T01:45:22


(roger) #8

Excuse me, won’t bother you again.


(Goose) #9

Common mistake. Use the external folder method to install the donator version in the instructions, it is more permanent and persists across upgrades.