i just purchased mcebuddy about a month or so ago. It has been removing commercials just fine up to a couple days ago. It goes through the process and succeeds but most of the commercials are still in tact. Before it would take a episode of the big bang theory and reduce it from 31 minutes to around 20 minutes, now it reduces it to about 27 minutes. Please help.
Happy to help but you’ll have to start by attaching your conversion logs.
Have you seen this topic on tuning commercial detection. It’s varies by channel, region and shows.
Thanks, I will attach the logs later today when I have some available time. I am not well versed in this so I may need step by step direction in how to customize, if that’s what it takes.
It looks like Comskip did find commercials but just one.
2020-07-09T19:02:31 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Comskip --> Commercials were found.
–> Process exited with code 1
2020-07-09T19:02:34 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Commercial Scan: Percentage Complete 99
INFORMATION> 2020-07-09T19:02:34 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Skipping EDLP, using EDL file for commercial removal
2020-07-09T19:02:34 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> Testing EDL File Validity
2020-07-09T19:02:34 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Scanner --> ParseEDL: Cut Segment Start:0.000 End:221.650 Action:0
–> ConvertCutListToKeepList: Skip initial segment, too small Start:0.000 Stop:0.000
–> ConvertCutListToKeepList: Keep end segment Start:221.650 Stop:1876.023
–> ConvertKeepListToCutList: Cut segment Start:0.000 Stop:221.650
–> ConvertKeepListToCutList: Skip end segment, too small Start:1876.023 Stop:1876.023
–> ConvertKeepListToCutList Done
If it didn’t catch all commercial you’ll have make Comskip more aggressive (too aggressive and it may end up cutting your show). You can find the instructions for tuning your Comskip here. There’s a nice GUI included which explains the settings for each Comskip parameter. I would start by adjusting the comskip detection methods and make the more aggressive and then move onto other parameters: Tuning Comskip and Custom Comskip INI's (Country / Channel specific)
Alternatively you could try one of the other custom INI’s created by community members and see if any of those work for your channel/region/show
Sometimes breaking news or weather crawls along the bottom of the screen will prevent the commercials from being detected.