- What is the purpose of all the comskip.ini files in the recording/log directory? How do I make any sense of the sub-directories and such?
When Channels runs a commercial scan, it creates a fresh directory and a copy of the
comskip.ini that it uses for processing. Also in that directory are all of the output files that can be used for post-processing by other applications.
- Where is the primary comskip.ini file that controls all the skipping, the one that the user can modify and will affect all future programs?
That file is internal to Channels. If you wish to use your own
comskip.ini file as the default instead of the one that Channels uses by default, simply place it in the
data directory of your Channels install.
- How can I modify the comskip.ini file to improve comskip scanning time? Right now, on an older Core i5 750 at 4ghz, it's taking well over 1 hour to comskip a 1 hour program! It's using less than 3% of the overall CPU! Normally running comskip on a 1 hour show would take 10 minutes or less (and if you do it while the show is recording, it's pretty much done when the show is done).
There is an option to allocate more threads to the processing; by default it only uses one. Channels' default option is:
Simply increase this value to the number of processors/cores you would like to use. Just beware that it will affect the load of your system.
- After modifying the comskip.ini file, will it get overwritten at some point with a CDVR update? If so, how do I prevent this?
No, your override file will live in Channels'
data directory, and not be touched by an update.
- Why does it take 5 or 10 minutes before a newly created post appears in this forum?
Personally I've never noticed this lag, so it could just be a cookie/cache issue with your browser.