BETA: Automatically Skip Commercials


#61

Ok, I just submitted logs (3 by accident) - the issue occurred while watching Whiskey Cavalier on ABC around 12:14am.

Let me know if you need anything further. I will submit more logs during the next commercial break if it occurs again in case that helps.


#62

We are watching Project Blue Book right now. The first channel break skipped automatically just fine.

The second one did not. Again, I hit pause then play and it skips. I submitted logs again from the App.


#63

A new player beta is available for both Apple and Android:

  • FIXED: Commercial skip markers were misaligned causing 1-2s of content to be missed.
  • FIXED: Automatic commercial skip could be jarring due to misaligned markers.
  • FIXED: On Android, Automatic commercial skip would only work for the first commercial.

#64

Thanks! I updated the app earlier and it seems to be working well now.

As a side note, I noticed that now when the commercial skips the timeline pops up briefly. I like that as a method to see where we are in the show and that it's skipping properly.


#65

I just noticed that I was removed as a beta tester by the developer?


#66

Last night I watched a couple TV episodes from NBC recorded 2/27, using the latest aTV Beta. All the auto commercial skips started a little early (~2seconds) before the show was actually going to commercial. It seemed to return at the correct time.

You mention markers were off a couple seconds, is what Iā€™m seeing, a function of an earlier DVR version (I believe these were recorded with your first release of commercial detection improvements).


#68

Occasionally after an autoskip it gets jerky, and it happened on both my Shield and AppleTV. They're both hardwired.


#69

I just submitted diagnostics where it got jerky right after an auto-skip on my ATV4K.


#71

I noticed today when we went to watch one of our recordings that the video was showing a solid purple line with no cuts. I went into the web UI and selected it to cut them again and the entire video was checked. I re-did the cuts, hit save but it's not saving. It acts like it is, but it isn't.

Out of curiosity I looked at the 4 other recordings I haven't manipulated yet and all of them are now showing no commercial cuts. However, one recording that we were mid watching from a few days ago does still show the cuts. It seems to only be the ones I have manually cut and saved.


#72

Can you update to latest and try again?


#73

I had to step out for a bit and just got a chance to try it again after updating.

It seems to be working fine now. Thanks!


#74

I also have been removed from the tvos beta I also do not have an iphone or ipad, would love to beta test this feature so is there any chance i could be reinvited please.


#75

For some reason, I was removed from the beta testing program. I am curious as to why that happened? Nevermind, figured out what to do, LOL!

Mark


#76

So when will this feature make it to final release?


#77

I just tried it tonight while watching the second episode of American Idol, but the skipping was way off. At one point it shipped ahead while a contestant was talking to the camera. I need to read back through this thread to see how to tweak it.