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Version 0.82.008
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2019
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  • - This is a test build for windows 7, no other differences with the previous build
Version 0.82.007
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2019
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  • Changes on 0.82.007
    - Updated the decoders to the latest available version, some robustness improvements observable
    Changes on 0.82.005
    - Bug solved: On some recordings Comskip crashes
    - Bug solved: On some recordings no audio is decoded
    - Updated the decoders to the latest available version, in general some speed increase observable
    Changes on 0.82.004
    - Bug solved: vdr output should use frame numbers with sub second time indication instead of fraction of a second
Version 0.82.003
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2017
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  • - Temp workaround for seek error causing comskip to abort during live TV processing
    - Support for mkvmerge simple chapter format (scf) added. Add output_scf=1 parameter in comskip.ini
Version 0.82.002
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2017
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  • - Bug solved: Could not open video codec on certain recordings when hardware acceleration is enabled
Version 0.82.001
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2017
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes Comskip crashes with illegal memory access
    - Bug solved: srt output stops after the logo is found.
Version 0.81.099
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2017
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes Comskip never stops processing when live_tv=1
Version 0.81.098
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2017
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  • - Bug solved: Comskip crashes on certain audio formats.
    - Bug solved: Comskip sometimes crashes on corrupt recordings.
Version 0.81.097
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2017
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  • - Repaired an error that disabled hwassist
Version 0.81.096
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2017
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  • - Updated decoders
    - Re-enabled some speed tweaks, speed should be again comparable to build 0.81.092
Version 0.81.095
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2017
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  • - New detection and cut method based on the number of audio channels. Cutpoints will be generated at changes of the number of audio channels when cut_on_ac_change=1 and blocks will be score versus the dominant number of audio channels using the ac_wrong_modifier (default set to 1 meaning inactive)
    - In the debugwindow the colour of the green audio graph changes to yellow when the amount of audio channels goes up.
    - Bug solved: SRT output file uses the .smi extension instead of .srt
Version 0.81.094
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2017
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  • - Improved processing of logo based cutpoints
    - Improved consistency between original file processing and csv based re-processing
    - HW assisted decoding is enabled again, speed of HW assisted decoding will very much depend on you HW and can not be predicted (might be very bad)
    - Added console error message for wrong formatted string parameters in ini file
    - Added console error message for when a a cutscenefile can not be found
Version 0.81.093
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2017
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  • - Speed improved with about 10%
    - Next to ignore_side you can use ignore_left_side and ignore_right_side to independently mask garbage at the left and right side of the video
    - Small improvement in validate_uniform logic
Version 0.81.092
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2016
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    • Crash solved: Sometimes Comskip crashes when output_data=1
Version 0.81.091
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2016
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    • Bug solved: When editing cutpoints using a .txt file as input the generated .edl file contains all zero's
Version 0.81.090
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2016
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes comskip crashes on resolution change when detect_method=41
    - Bug solved: COmskip crashes when reviewing a .txt file and output_edlx or output_edlp enabled
Version 0.81.089
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes the edl file contains info beyond the duration of the recording
Version 0.81.088
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes aborts during live processing because it can not open codec
    - Bug solved: hardware_decode=1 does not make any difference
    - Bug solved: Sometimes Comskip never finishes or crashes while processing a recording
Version 0.81.087
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2015
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  • - Added multi-threaded video processing that can give up to 30% speed increase in mpeg2 video, set lowres=10 for most impact
Version 0.81.086
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: .srt file contains the first part twice. Remainder has wrong timing
Version 0.81.085
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2015
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  • - Added escaping of special characters in the filenames in the videoredo3 XML output format
    - .srt output is working again
    - CC data is again used for commercial detection
Version 0.81.084 Version 0.81.083
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: Sometimes Comskip crashes after finding logo
Version 0.81.082
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2015
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  • - Added a command line parameter --hwassist that will enable hardware decoding, it will override the setting in comskip.ini
Version 0.81.081
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2015
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  • - Major rewrite of the timeline parsing code and audio/video synchronization. This release has been test extensively but stall can have serious bug. Do test before serious use. Goal is substantial improvement of detection accuracy
Version 0.81.078
  • Release Date: May 31, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: Comskip generates unwanted output files with .dif extension
Version 0.81.077
  • Release Date: May 25, 2015
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  • - Added optional ini parameter hardware_decode=0 (0=off/1=on). Enables hardware accelerated video decoding. Only faster when you have a fast graphics card and a slow CPU
Version 0.81.076
  • Release Date: May 4, 2015
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  • - Reduced the amount of error message in illegal subtitle streams
Version 0.81.075
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2015
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  • - Bug solved: AC3 audio decoding bug introduced since 0.81.071 
Version 0.81.074
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2015
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  • - Decreased the reloading time so comskip stays as close as possible to realtime when processing a playlist
Version 0.81.073
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2015
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  • - Added output_live= parameter to enable output for testing the quality of the live detection
Version 0.81.072
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
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  • - Further improvements in live TV detection. Consider using a logo template file in combination with live detection to improve live detection in early parts of the recording
    - Rewrote playlist parser
    - Moved to new codecs
    - Added special silence detection
Version 0.81.071
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2015
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    • Big changes in the live TV commercial detection algorithm. Expect substantial different results
Version 0.81.070
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2015
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  • - Added input format: m3u8. Comskip can now process a chuck list from a web server. Make sure you specify an output folder otherwise the output will not be generated, also set tow_pass_logo=1 or specify a logo file as comskip can only do one pass on a stream from a web server
    - Added parameter: logo_percentage_threshold
Version 0.81.069
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2014
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  • - Bug solved: Too many messages in the log file
Version 0.81.068
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2014
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  • - Bug solved: Double entries in cutlist for videoredo3 output
Version 0.81.067
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2014
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  • - Bug solved: The videoredo3 output uses inconsistent upper/lower case of some tags
Version 0.81.066
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
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  • - Comskip will now abort when processing very long with many volume panic's, mostly caused by protected .wtv files.
    - Corrected output file format error for videoredo3
    - Bug solved: The --videoredo3 command line switch does not work
Version 0.81.065
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
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  • - Added scenelist to the videoredo 3 output format
Version 0.81.064
  • Release Date: Aug 10, 2014
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  • - Added the comskip ini editor made by K24A3.
    - Added a command line parameter to force the generation of the new videoredo v3 output format "--videoredo3"
Version 0.81.063
  • Release Date: May 24, 2014
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  • - Comskip now runs at IDLE mode
    - Bug solved: Comskip crashes in Live TV mode when there are some parts of the recording that have audio but no video resulting in "audio PTS jumped negative number of frames"
Version 0.81.061
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2014
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  • Bug solved: Logo not detected on certain dark frames.
Version 0.81.060
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
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  • Bug solved: Under certain rare conditions Comskip crashes when a frame size change happens.
Version 0.81.059
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
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  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes on certain recordings with a corrupt timeline
Version 0.81.058
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2013
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  • Bug solved: Incorrect timeline on certain .mkv container formats
  • Added text(public/donator) to stderr and log file to indicate what version is used
Version 0.81.057
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2013
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  • With the increasing speed of CPUs it was time to reduce the default play_nice_sleep to 2 when using playnice.
  • Bug solved: On some recordings all cutpoints are a couple of frames off.
  • Bug solved: On some recordings with a lot of "Video jumped" errors detection failed.
Version 0.81.056
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2013
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  • Bug solved: On some recordings comskip would restart processing the file when reaching the end of the recording resulting in an endless loop.
Version 0.81.055
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2013
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  • Bug solved: When the recording has only one commercial at the start and always_keep_first_seconds is set comskip gets into an endless loop
Version 0.81.053
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2013
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  • Repaired the preview function in the debugwindow.
  • Multi thread decoding now also works fast on h.264 with video size changes
  • Improved decoding of some types of audio
Version 0.81.052
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2012
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  • Parameter added: edl_skip_field, sets the skip indicator in an EDL file. Default value is '0'. Set to edl_skip_field=3 to have better skipping on XBMC
Version 0.81.051
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2012
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  • Improved the timeline correction to prevent misalignment of detected commercials on long recordings.
Version 0.81.50
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
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  • Ini parameter added: output_incommercial=0 set to 1 to enable the output of a status file containing a '1' when during live tv processingcomskip detects it is inside a commercial.
  • Crash solved: Under certain conditions Comskip crashed when proccessing corrupt recordings.
Version 0.81.49
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2012
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  • Bug solved: Sometimes the first logo block is not found when processing the file for the first time.
  • Added settings for live tv processing. The default settings should work for NPVR .ts recording and MCE .wtv recording (see comskip.txt) . You MUST set standoff_size > 0 otherwise the defaults will be used.
    standoff_retries = times to retry if the file has grown during recording while sleeping one second between tries
    standoff_time = time in seconds to wait after last file modification when proceesing during recording
    standoff_size = size in kByte to stay away from the end of the file when processing during recording
    standoff_initial_size = time in seconds to wait for after file creation time before starting processing
    standoff_initial_wait = size of file in kByte to wait for before starting processing
Version 0.81.48
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2012
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  • When after_logo=999 or before_logo=999 a cutpoint will forced
Version 0.81.47
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2012
  • Repaired the subtitle PID output for videoredo3
  • Increased the standoff time for .ts files so live tv processing has a better chance to work.
Version 0.81.46
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2012
  • Setting verbose=12 will show in the log file why certain candidate cutpoints are removed.
Version 0.81.45
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2012
  • Increased the waiting time for WTV files to 10 minutes for live TV processing to reduce the risk for crashing.
  • Bug solved: Padding after last commercial was not working.
Version 0.81.43
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2012
  • Comskip will automatically fallback to single thread decoding if the input file is incompatible with multi
Version 0.81.042
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2012
  • Switched off a debug message causing build 041 to be much slower
Version 0.81.041
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2012
  • Solved some very strange behaviour of windows _wstati64, hopefully live TV processing works reliable now
Version 0.81.040
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2012
  • Changed the algorithm for live tv processing, hope it works this time.
Version 0.81.039
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2012
  • Please refer to this forum thread, for a full list of changes
Version 0.80.042
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
  • Repaired a bug that caused build 40 and 41 to fail on dvr-ms. Do NOT use build 40 and 41 on dvr-ms
Version 0.80.041
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2011
  • Added aggressive_logo_detection=4 for detecting logos on very bright backgrounds, could be a future acceptable default once confirmed by testing
Version 0.80.040
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Update both before_logo and after_logo processing to seek for the biggest scene change near a silence starting x seconds till 30 seconds after/before the logo (dis)appears. This is usefull when no black frames are present.
Version 0.80.039
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2010
  • Solved a decoder crash caused by a corrupt recording.
Version 0.80.038
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2010
  • Solved a stupid bug that cause the setting of the always_keep_first_seconds to be used to reduce the last commercial block length instead of the parameter always_keep_last_seconds
Version 0.80.037
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2010
  • Improved heuristics rule 1
Version 0.80.036
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2010
  • on request change the way of working of the always_keep_x_seconds to indeed ALWAYS keep the x seconds
Version 0.80.035
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2010
  • Solved a bug in the heuristics for automatically disabling the logo processing.
Version 0.80.034
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2010
  • Added parameter: edl_offset=0 ; The amount of frames subtracted from the edl cut time output, use negative numbers to shift to later.
Version 0.80.033
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2010
  • Added 60fps h.264 video decoding
Version 0.80.032
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2010
  • Added the parameter outout_chapters to create a .chap file listing the framenumbers of the chapters in the recording.
  • Increased the robustness of the h.264 positioning while in debug window mode
Version 0.80.031
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2010
  • Added flushing of the .edl and .txt file while processing live tv
Version 0.80.030
  • Release Date: Jan 3, 2010
  • Changed the generated .vprj file to include "4" in case of h.264 video
Version 0.80.029
  • Release Date: Jan 2, 2010
  • Solved a bug in the audio decoding of QAM recording coming from a HDPVR. Could solve many other AC3 related decoding problems.
Version 0.80.028
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2009
  • When cut_on_ar_change is set to any value larger then 2 then all aspect ratio changes will create cutpoints except when the aspect ratio segment is shorter then cut_on_ar_change seconds. Suggested setting for normal use is cut_on_ar_change=20
Version 0.80.027
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2009
  • Changed the sound detection algorithm to prevent sound decoding failure on very high quality digital broadcast.
Version 0.80.026
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2009
  • Extended the H2 heuristics rule to also add short blocks before commercials.
Version 0.80.025
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2009
  • Added parameter: incommercial_frames, default is 1000. When live_tv is set comskip also outputs a file with the extension ".incommercial" that contains a single line with a "0" when outside a commercial and a "1" when the current processed frame is less then incommercial_frames after the last detected commercial.
  • 0.80.024: Bug solved: The delete_show_before_first_commercial did not function as expected
Version 0.80.023
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2009
  • Added parameters always_keep_first_seconds and always_keep_last_seconds, Set them to the number of seconds at start/end you always want to be regarded as show.
  • When live_tv is enable the THREAD_MODE_BACKGROUND_BEGIN is not set to ensure live_tv process can keep up with the recording.
  • 0.80.022: Completely bright frames (such as bright lights or explosions) no longer generate uniform cutpoints.
Version 0.80.021
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2009
  • The public version no longer needs comcodec.dll, I hope this solves the crash on the AMD processors without SSE2
Version 0.80.020
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2009
  • Implemented an additional workaround to prevent a crash
Version 0.80.019
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2009
  • Undid some changes preparing for a new demux as there seem to be some unreproducable stability problems popping up
Version 0.80.018
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2009
  • Bug solved: Comskip sometimes crashes at the start of processing when output_default=0
Version 0.80.016
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2009
  • To avoid conflicts with ffdshow changed the name of the codec dll to comcodec.dll
Version 0.80.015
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2009
  • Added parameter: delay_logo_search=0 When set to 1 logo seach will start after added_recording*60 seconds, or you can set it to the number of seconds after which to start the logo search
  • Improved scene_change detection processing
  • Improved the delete before/after commercial processing.
Version 0.80.014
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2009
  • Bug solved: Certain files cause comskip to crash
Version 0.80.013
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2009
  • Bug solved: The before_logo and after_logo with value 999 failed to work under certain conditions.
Version 0.80.012
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2009
  • Changed the .edl outputto UNIX nl line format
  • Bug solved: The .smi and .srt files contain duplicated data when a logo is found for the first time.
  • Bug solved: Certain AAC streams causes Comskip to crash.
  • Comskip now gracefully aborts when reading dvr-ms with sub .sbe files. Comskip can only read a single dvr-ms file.
  • Comskip now reports in the log file when the audio is MP3 as Comskip can not decode MP3 audio.
  • Bug solved: When cutscene method is enabled the scenechange method is automatically disabled
Version 0.80.011
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2009
  • New parameter: added_recording=7 ; amount of minutes that are added before and the actual show in the recording. Changes in 0.80.010
  • When before_logo or after_logo are set to 999 then a hard cutpoint will be inserted where the logo (dis)appears
  • Improved again the robustness of the h.264 decoder (was lost in build 0.80.009
Version 0.80.009
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2009
  • Bug solved: Sometime the audio decoding stops
  • Added the output format for iPod chapter skipping, enable by setting output_ipodchap=1 this will generate a .chap file with a chapter marker before and after each commercial.
  • Removed the very small commercial found at the end of many recordings.
  • Bug solved: Sometime Comskip crashes when output_smi or output_srt where enabled
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes on a h.264 recording that changes resolution Changes in 0.80.008
  • Doubled the speed of h.264 decoding. Only available in early access area. YOu MUST copy all the DLL's inside the zip file next you comskip.exe and comskipGUI.exe.
Version 0.80.008
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2008
  • Doubled the speed of h.284 decoding. Only available in early access area. YOu MUST copy all the DLL's inside the zip file next you comskip.exe and comskipGUI.exe.
  • Download of this version available to donors only
Version 0.80.007
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2008
  • The non h.264 version is now again available outside the donator area.
  • Solved a very generic cause of crashing. You MUST use the new libavcodec.dll that comes with this release.
  • Made some experimental improvements in determining the audio type.
Version 0.80.006
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2008
  • Implemented a major robustness improvement in libavcodec.dll. YOu MUST use the libavcodec.dll included in this distribution Zip file.
Version 0.80.005
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2008
  • Dumping a cutscene with the 'C' key is working again, was broken since build 0.79.140
  • Improved the demuxing of TS recordings with corrupt PMT info
Version 0.80.004
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2008
  • Only available for Donators
  • Changed the video detection for TS files to enable processing of clear QAMrecordings.
  • Changed the default detect_method to 43 as the CC decoding sometimes causes Comskip to crash
Version 0.80.003
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2008
  • Only available for Donators
  • Increased the robustness of the h.264 decoder
  • Increased the robustness of the CC extractor
  • Removed the "_1" filename postfix for CC output files.
  • 0.80.002:
    • Removed the embedded manifest as for some reason there is a crash on certain systems
  • 0.80.001:
    • Added h.264/AAC decoding on TS recordings. Not working yet on converted h.264 files. Do set max_volume=0 as the volume level is not normalized yet. AAC decoding still fails on certain recordings. No preview of .h264 yet
Version 0.79.144
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2008
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes on recordings with mono AC3 sound
Version 0.79.143
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2008
  • Bug solved: When remove_before is set to a positive value and the first commercial starts at the beginning of the recording then the first commercial is missing in the generated list of commercials.
  • It is on request again possible to set enable_mencoder_pts=1 in order to use the initial PTS as an offset in the .edl output file to allow mencoder to correctly cut TS recordings.
Version 0.79.142
  • Release Date: Jul 6, 2008
  • Made a big change to the sound detection algorithm. This should solve some crashes on certain recordings.
Version 0.79.141
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2008
  • Bug solved: Too short commercials at the beginning or end are not deleted even when shorter then min_commercialbreak
  • Substantial changes to the heuristics and to the validation algorithm. Its better on my set of test files, how about yours?
  • Switched back to the old compiler
  • Bug solved: Can not disable heuristics rule 7.
Version 0.79.140
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2008
  • When the debugwindow is uncovered the windows stayed black untill you hit a key or clicked on the time bar. I tried to show the debuginfo when the window is uncovered but it is not always working.
  • Switched to a new compiler, did expect all kind of problems but haven't seen one yet.
  • Bug solved: Heuristics rule 7 triggers incorrectly causing loss of show at the beginning of the recording.
Version 0.79.139
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2008
  • Output for Virtualdup shifted with 2 frames
  • Added a fflush after writing to stderr
Version 0.79.138
  • Release Date: May 31, 2008
  • It is now possible to use the .csv file to test changed settings of maxbright
Version 0.79.137
  • Release Date: May 17, 2008
  • Bug solved: When reviewing the .txt file the bar at the top of the debugwindow is grey instead of black/white
Version 0.79.136
  • Release Date: May 10, 2008
  • Bugs solved: Comskip crashes when invoked with a .csv file and no .data file is present.
Version 0.79.135
  • Release Date: May 9, 2008
  • Improved the CC word separation on certain broadcast channels
  • (Re)added the "CC" type of CC data.
Version 0.79.134
  • Release Date: May 8, 2008
  • Change the extension of the XDS dump file to .data
  • When comskip is started with a .csv file the .data file containing the XDS dump will also be read when available.
  • In ComskipGUI.exe the 'X' key can be used to show XDS data. Currently the Program Name, V_Chips, Program duration and Program position are displayed. Decoding of the XDS data is not yet complete
  • A very thin grey vertical line at the very top of the debugbar timeline shows the location of the XDS data changes
Version 0.79.133
  • Release Date: May 3, 2008
  • Added functionality to decode ATSC Close Captioning data. Will work on any file (mpg, ts, dvr-ms) that contains this information.
  • Added the ability to generate a .srt file, Set output_srt=1 to enable. This is done by integrating ccextractorwin. Send me feedback on what other output formats of ccextractor are usefull.
  • Added the ability to generate a .smi file, Set output_smi=1 to enable. This is done by integrating ccextractorwin.
  • Added the ability to dump the user data stream from the mpeg recording. Set output_data=1 to enable. this will generate a .dmp file that could be compatible with ccextractor
Version 0.79.132
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2008
  • Bug solved: The dvrmstv xml output file is missing the first commercial when it starts within the first second of the recording
Version 0.79.131
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2008
  • Improved the previewing on dvr-ms recordings.
  • It is now possible to disable the combining of blocks for strict or non-strict commercial length checking by setting the combined modifiers to 1.0
  • Improved the automatic video PID selection when the stream switches to a new PAT
Version 0.79.130
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2008
  • Audio detection on DVR-MS files still proved to be difficult when skipping frames. Some improvements have been implemented (I hope). Should also improve when not skipping frames.
Version 0.79.129
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2008
  • Bug solved: The XML output file missed the first commercial when it started within 2 seconds from the start
  • Improved the detection and decoding of sound in dvr-ms files.
  • 0.79.128: It should now be possible to use the preview window on dvr-ms files. Not extensively tested and probably full of bugs. I need your feedback to improve (only for donators)
Version 0.79.127
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2008
  • The previous build(s) generated a huge debug file called camples.csv. Is disabled now
Version 0.79.126
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2008
  • Extra workaround implemented to prevent no sound detection on certain dvr-ms recordings
Version 0.79.125
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2008
  • It is strongly adviced to set max_repair_size=0 for HDHomerun recordings.
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes under certain rare conditions
  • Some HDHomerun recordings contain a track without sound, after 50 frames without sound another track is automatically selected
Version 0.79.124
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2008
  • Setting skip_b_frames=2 will have Comskip skip frames on HD but not on SD, only available for donators
Version 0.79.123
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2008
  • 0.79.123: Adding output_aspect=1 to you ini file will instruct comskip to generate a .aspects file. This file lists the input resolution and aspect ratio changes. This information can be used for more efficient transcoding or automatic aspect ratio switching during playback.
  • 0.79.122: Comskip can now skip frames to speed up processing, should work on HD streams. Set skip_b_frames=1 in your comskip.ini, only available for donators
Version 0.79.121
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2008
  • New detection method added: RESOLUTION_CHANGE (detect_method 8), replaces the unused FUZZY_LOGIC (which is always on). Resolution_change will insert a hard cutpoint when the resolution of a digital recording changes.
  • Improved accuracy during reviewing of cutpoints. Comskip could be up to 15 frames off during preview.
Version 0.79.120
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2008
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes when the recording changes from 1080i to 480i or 720p.
Version 0.79.119
  • Release Date: Feb 29, 2008
  • Bug solved: Preview failed on certain TS files.
  • During preview the 's' and 'f' keys will jump to Start and Finish of the recording
Version 0.79.118
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2008
  • Bug solved: Previewing TS files failed once viewing near the end of the recording
  • Added ini parameter: edge_step=1 Set to 2 when you need extra speed on scanning for logo's on HD files.
Version 0.79.117
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2008
  • Bug solved: On certain MPEG PS recordings no audio was detected leading to much worse detection quality
Version 0.79.116
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2008
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the preview to freeze when reviewing .txt or .csv files
  • Improved the demux to better find the audio stream on HD TS recordings, not having audio will make detection quality much worse.
Version 0.79.115
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2008
  • Changed the Zoomplayer Chapter list using AddChapterBySecond to output integers instead of floats
  • Default comskip.ini file has now output_edl=1 to ensure correct skipping in SageTV and GBPVR
Version 0.79.114
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2008
  • Increase input buffer to reduce strain on disks when running multiple comskip in parallel
  • Solved the long outstandig "Why does Comskip find a very short commercial at the end of the recording" bug
Version 0.79.113
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2007
  • Added a specific setting for live_tv_retries for dvrms files to avoid dvrms users having to edit the ini file
  • Bug solved: Comskip sometimes stops processing before the end of the recording.
  • Writes progress to stderr including percentage done
Version 0.79.112
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2007
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes when the video size changes during logo searching.
Version 0.79.111
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2007
  • Bug solve: On certain dvr-ms recordings audio decoding fails resulting in a lot of "Audio error" messages.
Version 0.79.110
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2007
  • Added the output file for DVRMS Toolbox, enable with output_dvrmstb=1 in the ini file. A second commandline parameter can be used to specify the directory where the dvrmstb xml file should be written. Setting live_tv=1 will also have this xml file updated during scanning.
Version 0.79.109
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2007
  • Improved the blackframe detection during live_tv processing
Version 0.79.108
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2007
  • Changed the dvrmsstandoff algoritm. For a 8MBit/second recording you should use live_tv_retries=120, The higher the bitrate the lower the retries.
Version 0.79.107
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2007
  • 0.79.107: Added the dvrmsstandoff parameter for dvr-ms, default is dvrmsstandoff=120000, set dvrmsstandoff to the amount of kilobytes to stay from the end of the file when processing during recording. Make sure you set live_tv_retries high enough to allow the buffer to fill while waiting.
  • 0.79.106: Increased the waiting time for the writing of dvr-ms files during live tv, set live_tv_retries=4 or higher if needed
Version 0.79.105
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2007
  • Bug solved: Removed the bug that was introduced in build 104
Version 0.79.104
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2007
  • The default comskip.ini file is not very agressive, I changed the settings to be more agressive. If you start to miss parts of the show revert back to the comskip.ini that is in build 103
  • Bug solved: Invoking comskipGUI.exe without any arguments could cause Comskip to crash.
Version 0.79.103
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2007
  • Improvements for the for realtime scanning of dvr-ms input, may not work
Version 0.79.102
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2007
  • Experimental implementation of Live_tv for realtime scanning of dvr-ms input
Version 0.79.101
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2007
  • Solved a big bug in the audio decoding a. A lot of content should no longer cause a crash or bad decoding.
Version 0.79.100
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2007
  • Some variable bitrate recordings failed to seek during preview, added variable_bitrate=1 in the ini file as default. Set to 0 if you want to fall back to unreliable byterate seeking
Version 0.79.99
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2007
  • Changed the Zoomplayer chapter file to use seconds instead of frame numbers to solve alignment problem with digital broadcast
  • The default ini file now disables the heuristics as results are too broadcast dependend. Enable with care
  • Added the .vdr output format defined by the Linux Video Disk Recorder software and used by XBMC to autoskip commercials. Enable by setting output_vdr=1 in the ini file.
Version 0.79.98
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2007
  • Removed the enable_mencoder_pts=1 setting and instead introduced the output_edlp=1 setting enable generating a pts based mencoder file
  • Added a parameter logo_filter=0, default is disable. Set to the size of the filter to apply to improve unreliable logo recognition. Setting logo_filter=4 often solves most problems
Version 0.79.97
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2007
  • Improved logo recognition
  • When enable_mencoder_pts=1 is set in the ini file the generated .EDL file will use the PTS information for the cutpoints to support mencoder. Does ony work for TS files. Running comskip on the .CSV file will always be done as if enable_mencoder_pts=0
  • Bug solved: The executable name generated with output_mpeg2schnitt=1 was incorrect and the mpeg2schnitt_options did not work
Version 0.79.95
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2007
  • Build 94 can not preview certain transport stream, do not use build 94
  • Bug solved: Certain recordings do not seek correctly in the preview mode.
Version 0.79.94
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2007
  • Bug solved: Some weird encoded transport streams could not be decoded
Version 0.79.93
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2007
  • Bug solved: Sometimes the first commercial in a EDL file starts at 0.03 i.s.o. 0.0
  • Bug solved: Certain transport stream recordings with PID's above 256 could not be decoded.
Version 0.79.92
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2007
  • Reduced the minimum acceptable logo_fraction before disabling logo detection to accomodate for huge postpadding in australian recordings. New default is logo_fraction=0.40 i.s.o. 0.50
Version 0.79.91
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2007
  • MAJOR SPEED INCREASE! 20% to 45% faster (depending on your CPU) then the previous builds
Version 0.79.90
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2007
  • Increased the robustness of the TS detector, required for HDHomerun
Version 0.79.89
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2007
  • Change the AR punishment appraoch for small blocks.
  • Relaxed criteria for aspect ratio detection.
Version 0.79.88
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2007
  • The new aspect ratio algorithm proved to be flawed when logo's where present during black frames. This is solved now
  • Stricter criteria for aspect ratio detection
Version 0.79.87
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2007
  • Added global heuristics to correct small errors at start of show segment.
  • Added ini parameter min_commercialbreak_at_start_or_end=39, any commercials shorter than that size in seconds at start of end of recording will not be remove.
  • Large retest of many small parts resulting in improved commercial recognition.
Version 0.79.86
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2007
  • Added ini parameter videoredo_offset=3 where 3 is the default, will cause all videoredo output to be advanced with 3 frames.
Version 0.79.85
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2007
  • Bug solved: Also MPEG PS files did have inconsistent frame numbers before and after logo discovery
Version 0.79.84
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2007
  • A completely new aspect ratio detection algorith that also is able to detect letterboxed 4/3 inside 16/9 ATSC. Some parts are experimentel so Comskip may crash.
Version 0.79.83
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2007
  • Created a workaround for previewing recordings with corrupted timelines. Positioning accuracy is not perfect, could be up to 50 frames off.
Version 0.79.82
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2007
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes when cutscene files are defined in the ini file.
Version 0.79.81
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2007
  • Cutpoints caused by cutsceneframes no longer need silence to be accepted as cutpoints
Version 0.79.80
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
  • Changed the processing of silence cutpoints to accomodate for a broader set of broadcasting variants
  • Bug solved: It is not possible to disable global heuristic 6
Version 0.79.79
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2007
  • Add the disable_heuristics as a binary mask setting for selective disabling of heuristics, Add the selected rules, Rule 1 -> 1, Rule 2 -> 2, Rule 3 -> 4, Rule 4 -> 8, etc...
  • It is no longer possible to disable all global heuristics by disabling the FUZZY_LOGIC in the detect_methods , use disable_heuristics instead. set disable_heuristic=511 to disable all current heuristics
Version 0.79.78
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2007
  • Bug solved: Sometimes when autoselecting the video PID, no audio is found
  • Bug solved: Some recordings with logo did have up to 15 frames too much at the start causing all cutpoints to be upto 15 frames too late.
Version 0.79.77
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2007
  • Changed some of the heuristics to accomodate for long show blocks without logo
  • Changed the names of the generated .bat files to include a postfix marking the used cutter so you can generate multiple .bat files. WARNING: Incompatible with previous version
  • Added option: Set non_uniformity=0 to disable checking for uniform frames
  • Added cutpoint option: cut_on_ar_change=2 forcing AR change cuts even when no logo has been found. Use with care!!!!
Version 0.79.76
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2007
  • Bug solved: Since build 73 the results of processing the mpeg and the corresponding csv give inconsistent results.
Version 0.79.75
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2007
  • Bug solved: Sometimes audio and video run out of sync during processing.
Version 0.79.74
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2007
  • Bug fixed: Inconsistent frame numbers between normal processing and previewing on certain files.
Version 0.79.73
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
  • Added a separate executable for using the DebugWindow ComskipGUI.exe, no longer needed to edit the shortcut for activating the debugwindow, simply drag and drop onto ComskipGUI.exe
  • New cutpoint detection method: CutScenes, method number 128
    First record one or more frames to be used as cutscene by running ComskipGUI on the MPEG, move to the frame you want to use as cutscene and hit 'C'. Select where you want the frame to be saved.
    Then use up to 8 cutsceneframes in your ini file
    Set the cutscene threshold higher if you have low quality video.
    Using more cutscenes will slowdown Comskip, when cutscenes are enabled the Debugwindow will show in the pink line cutscene information instead of scene change information
Version 0.79.72
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2007
  • Again many small improvements in timeline repairing. Hope this is fixing most of the problems.
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes on certain recordings.
  • Preview in the Debugwindow should work again except on some very bad timelines
Version 0.79.71
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2007
  • Preview in the Debugwindow is broken!!!!!!
  • An extensive check has been performed on the timeline repairing and many small improvements where made. This should improve consistency between Comskip output and Videoredo consistency. Set max_repair_size=200 to enable or max_repair_size=0 to disable
  • Added a noise filter in the mpeg decoder
  • There is a higher chance of bugs in this release due to the larger amount of changes. Please test before using in a production environment.
  • Bug solved: When a .csv file contains scene_change cuts they are not discarded when the detect_method does not use scene_change
Version 0.79.70
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
  • It is now possible to disable all global heuristics by disabling the FUZZY_LOGIC in the detect_methods (method 8), possibly usefull in a strongly regulated USA environment.
  • Did some finetuning on the detection of strict durations.
  • Bug solved: The last couple of seconds of a recording are sometimes incorrectly classified as show
  • The fixed part of the AVS output files is now configurable in comskip.ini
Version 0.79.69
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2007
  • New output format: Avisynth, set output_avisynth=1
Version 0.79.68
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2007
  • Improved auto PID selection.
  • Bug solved: A certain audio stream causes Comskip to crash
Version 0.79.67
  • Release Date: Dec 30, 2006
  • Bug solved: Incorrect processing of Australian 50fps HD recordings
Version 0.79.66
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2006
  • Bug solved: no preview available when editing a .TXT coming from a .dvr-ms recording
Version 0.79.65
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2006
  • Bug solved: Comskip crashes on certain ASTC recordings.
Version 0.79.64
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2006
  • Bug solved: Incorrect Aspect Ratio used on certain segments causing big mistakes.
  • Bug solved: The delete_show_after_last_commercial did not work under certain conditions
Version 0.79.63
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2006
  • Changed the alignment of the frame numbers in the .mls bookMark file as used by the latest version of MPEG Video Wizard
  • Added the option to set the title of the debugwindow to allow remote control. Default is windowtitle="Comskip - %s" where %s will get substituted by the filename
Version 0.79.62
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2006
  • Bug solved: BTV versions starting with 4.3 break Comskip on Live TV viewing. Set live_tv_retries=8 and standoff=8000000 (or any amount above 4MByte) in the comskip.ini file
Version 0.79.61
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2006
  • Added parameter for ignoring gray side bars, set ignore_side=number of pixels to ignore, check visual in debugwindow
  • Bug solved: Long commercials are not recognized on 60fps HD recordings
Version 0.79.60
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2006
  • Added visual feedback while tuning certain parameters (F2,F3,F4 in debugwindow mode)
  • Bug solved: Panic: Unknown audio format when switching between MPEG and AC3 audio in one recording.
  • Bug solved: Videoredo requires the comment field in the BTV xml file to be filled with the right time code
Version 0.79.59
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2006
  • Changed the logo recognition to allow for logo's outside the aspect ratio
Version 0.79.58
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2006
  • Bug solved: When logo_present_modifier=1 the excessive_length_modifier should always be used
Version 0.79.57
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2006
  • The extension of the cuttermaran video output file is now set to .m2v
  • Added the output format for BSPlayer, to enable set output_bsplayer=1, this will generate a .bcf file
  • Bug solved: As of build 55 the is missing on the btv output for some recordings
  • Added comment="00:00:00.0000000" to the btv output to facilitate importing the cutlist in womble
Version 0.79.55
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2006
  • Bug solved: After pressing the 'W' key when editing the cut list sometimes the first commercial disappears for certain output formats
  • Bug solved; In certain output formats sometimes the first commercial is missing.
Version 0.79.54
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2006
  • Bug solved: Hangup on certain Transport Streams
Version 0.79.53
  • Release Date: Sep 1, 2006
  • Added the SceneMarker info to the videoredo output file to aid manual touchup
Version 0.79.52
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2006
  • Live TV detection now also will create .edl file when output_edl is enabled
  • Setting verbose to 10 will show in the log file the values of all configurable parameters
Version 0.79.51
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2006
  • Improved detection of logo when letterboxed video
  • Bug solved: SaveTV still gets into a loop when a commercial shorter the 10 seconds at the start is detected.
Version 0.79.50
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2006
  • Parameter added: Set logo_at_bottom=1 to search only for logo in the bottom part of the video
  • Bug solved: SaveTV still gets into a loop when a very short commercial at the start is detected.
Version 0.79.49
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2006
  • Bug solved: SageTV needs tabs instead of spaces in the .edl file
  • Bug solved: SaveTV gets into a loop when a very short commercial at the start is detected.
Version 0.79.48
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2006
  • Bug solved: remove_after does not have any effect, all commercials shortened with fps frames.
Version 0.79.47
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2006
  • Bug solved: Certain DVR-MS files cause a buffer overrun in sound decoding
  • Parameter added: BTV requires a longer time to check for end of recording during live_tv. Set live_tv_retries=8 in the ini file.
Version 0.79.46
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006
  • Added two ini file parameters, remove_before and remove_after, will remove the given amount of seconds of show before or after ALL commercials
  • Increase amount of memory available during live_tv processing to prevent out_of_memory crash when processing very long recordings.
Version 0.79.45
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2006
  • Bug solved: A TS with MANY PID's such as Channel 9 in Sydney, Australia causes Comskip to crash
  • Improved algorithm to deal with LiveTV in BTV 4.3
Version 0.79.44
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2006
  • Added in the debugwindow the option to toggle blocks between commercial and show. Is available after processing an mpeg or a .csv file. Output files are rewritten after each toggle. The refference bar stays at the original detection results. Use the 'T' key to toggle
Version 0.79.43
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2006
  • Changed output for ProjectX from mode 4 to mode 2 to solve ProjectX problem
  • Added the PID info for VideoRedo processing of Transport Streams
Version 0.79.42
  • Release Date: May 14, 2006
  • When for a TS file a non existent PID is specified on the commandline a list of available video PID's will be shown in the log file.
Version 0.79.41
  • Release Date: May 13, 2006
  • It is again possible to select the video pid in a TS file with --pid=xx where xx is pid of the video stream, all input and reporting on pid's is done in hexadecimal format. The Audio pid will be autoselected
  • Bug solved: When a video stream has two audio streams (such as stereo and 5.1) the audio decoding will fail with all kind of error messages.
Version 0.79.40
  • Release Date: May 11, 2006
  • Added parameter: punish_no_logo, default is 1, if set to punish_no_logo=0 then the absence of logo is not punished towards commercial.
  • Added parameters: validate_xxx, default is 1, if set to validate_xxx=0 then the validity of cut points coming from volume, scenechange and uniform will not be assessed
  • Bug solved: Certain AC3 formats not recognized leading to many "Audio PTS jumped" messages
Version 0.79.39
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Added MPeg Video Wizard bookmark file output, set output_mls=1
  • Corrected an error in the dvrcut_options parameter
  • Bug solved: Sometimes a 0:0:0 0:0:0 show segment is generated causing DVRCut to crash
  • Certain AC3 formats are NOT recognized, this is indicated by many many "Audio PTS jumped" messages in the log file.
  • Bug solved: sage_minute_bug solution always rounds down instead of up or down.
Version 0.79.38
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2006
  • Added parameter: Setting age_minute_bug=1 in the ini file will correct the frame numbers in the .txt file in a sage specific way.
Version 0.79.36
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2006
  • Added ini parameter, setting output_dvrcut=1 will enable the generation of the bat file that can run the commandline dvr-ms cutter to generate a clean dvr-ms file. You need for this
Version 0.79.35
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2006
  • Bug solved: Commercial frame numbers found on dvr-ms files with logo where completely wrong.
  • Bug solved: There is a difference in results when processing an mpeg or the corresponding .csv
Version 0.79.34
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2006
  • Added the proposed cutlistformat for TVersity, enable with output_edlx=1. Warning: This output only is available correctly when scanning the video file, not when editing the cutpoints or processing the .csv file.
  • Added ini parameter sage_framenumber_bug=1 to halve the .txt file frame numbers when 720p/60fps content is detected.
  • Changed logic when enabling both SILENCE and other detection methods to become more robust against input variations over broadcasting styles.
  • Warning: Some changes did have the risk of slightly less quality in detection. Notify me when you detect this.
Version 0.79.33
  • Release Date: Apr 9, 2006
  • Added ini parameter max_repair_size=40 controls the maximum jump in frames of the PTS still to be repaired
  • Bug solved: Restarting after logo found does not restart the demux output.
Version 0.79.32
  • Release Date: Apr 7, 2006
  • Added the BTV Smartskip output format, set output_btv=1 in the comskip.ini file to enable
  • Bug solved: AC3 sound volume is too high causing missing of black frames
  • Bug solved: Recording with 3/2 pull down has wrong frame numbers leading to incorrect cut points
  • Bug solved: The volume_slip default value is too low
  • Added parameter in ini file: ms_audio_delay=5 set to the number of frames audio lags video in dvr-ms files. Default value of 5 should be OK for most recordings. Changes in 0.79.31
  • Comskip will detect missing/faulty frames in recordings and try to correct for this to ensure correct frame numbers
  • Comskip will analyze the timeline of the recording and warn if and how the timeline is broken when verbose is at least 1
  • Bug solved: -m and --demux switch did not work
  • New output format: ProjectX cutlist, setting output_projectx=1 will cause Comskip to generate a ProjectX cutlist file.
Version 0.79.31
  • Release Date: Apr 4, 2006
  • Comskip will detect missing/faulty frames in recordings and try to correct for this to ensure correct frame numbers
  • Comskip will analyze the timeline of the recording and warn if and how the timeline is broken when verbose is at least 1
  • Bug solved: -m and --demux switch did not work
  • New output format: ProjectX cutlist, setting output_projectx=1 will cause Comskip to generate a ProjectX cutlist file.
Version 0.79.30
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2006
  • New output switch: output_demux=1 or "-m" switch will demux the input file into elementary video and audio streams during scanning.
  • Bug solved: Audio timeline in DVR-MS was inconsistent with video
  • Bug solved: Reviewing and cutpoint editing works for dvr-ms files
  • Bug solved: The .cvf file contained a negative start frame number for a show segment starting at the start of the recording.
Version 0.79.29 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2006
  • Extensive testing has brough substantial improvements to the TS decoder, it now works on all submitted streams
  • AC3 decoding for TS works.
  • Tested both ATSC and DVB-T streams and everything seems to work but remember, this is a beta release, if something fails, notify me on the forum, see above.
Version 0.79.28
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2006
  • Added output for mpeg2schnit, set output_mpeg2schnitt=1 and mpeg2schnitt_options in ini file
Version 0.79.27
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2006
  • Bug solved: First commercial missing in videoredo project file

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