If your source video has HD or MPEG-4 (h.264) video then using the DONATOR version of Comskip will speed up commercial detection between 3x and 15x.
The free version of comskip that comes bundled with MCEBuddy limits the processing speed of HD and h.264 video to 1x ( playback speed, about 30 - 60fps).
The DONATOR version of Comskip removes that restriction and can speed up commercial detected between 3x and 15x (depending upon your processor). Essentially the DONATOR version removes the speed restrictions in the free version.
You can purchase the DONATOR version of Comskip here (Comskip Early Access):
Once you download the Donator version of Comskip, use the following procedure to setup MCEBuddy to use it:
- Extract ALL the donator files (including .INI and all other files) into a directory (e.g.
- Open MCEBuddy Settings -> General Settings -> System Settings
- Click on the … next to Comskip path
- Select the comskip.exe from your Donator directory e.g.
- Click Ok
NOTE: If you don’t extract ALL the files comskip will not work. It needs all the files included in the donator zip archive.
Alternative you can extract all the files from the Donator comskip zip archive to the MCEBuddy Installation directory into the Comskip folder (replace all the files).
NOTE: With this option, when you upgrade MCEBuddy or reinstall MCEBuddy it will overwrite this folder with the default free version of bundled Comskip.
It is preferable to follow OPTION 1 instructions, these settings will be preserved/carried over when you upgrade or reinstall MCEBuddy