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Topic # 114217 12-Feb-2013 13:42
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I have search around and there hasn't been much discussion on Comskip for a year or so. I have got an Ubuntu 12.04 headless server with a DVB-S tuner card feeding into TVHeadend. This is happily recording shows (to MKV). I then have XBMC (running on a couple of Raspberry Pis) consuming these recordings.

I came across Comskip and have managed to get it installed on my server (there is now a Linux version, whereas previously it was Windows only). I can process the files generated by TVHeadend either manually or via a post-processing script configured in TVHeadend. This generates an EDL file in the same directory as the recording.

However when I stream the recording via XBMC I don't get any commercial skipping. I am guessing XBMC is not able to detect/use the EDL file, since this is a streaming service from TVHeadend - i.e. XBMC is consuming a stream not a raw file.

Just wondering if anyone else has had any luck with this type of setup?

I have read a bit on the XBMC/TVHeadend forums but again there isn't much discussion about Comskip. Some mention there needed to be a change to XBMC PVR API to allow the EDL file to be included in the stream, and that this change had been made, but I am not sure if the TVHeadend AddOn has been updated to use this new API.

A bit of a long shot I know, but thought I would throw it out there on the off chance someone else has got this working!


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  Reply # 760079 12-Feb-2013 13:56
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to my knowledge the API change wasnt merged for frodo final (might not even be merged now).

NextPVR is in the same boat, it uses HTTP streaming for live tv/recordings so it needs this API change to send the edl comskip file as well.

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  Reply # 760082 12-Feb-2013 13:58
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Gotcha - thanks for that Reven.

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