Automatic Commercial Skip in Media Center!
Everyone should know about DVRMSToolbox
that lets you do just about anything with your Recorded TV files. However, the more time that goes by the more
I see that people are not taking advantage of what DVRMSToolbox has to offer. Today I wanted to give everyone a basic introduction
to one of the coolest features, automatic commercial skipping!
DVRMSToolbox can automatically process your recordings using
the Commercial Skin Add-in so that when you play them back (PC or Extender) you
don’t have to touch a single button to skip commercials.
Setup is very simple, download and install DVRMSToolbox
and ensure you check the option to Register the Commercial Skip Add-in as part
of the install. Reboot after this, and
then make sure the
rest of your setup is correct. That’s
Start playing a Recorded TV program and Media Center will
give you a prompt about Commercial Skip.
Say Yes to process it and before the first commercial (in most cases,
generally takes 5-8 minutes) the show will be entirely processed and skip over
the commercials without any fast forwarding. For newly recorded shows, FileWatcher runs in the background and automatically runs ComSkip on the files. So the next day you go to watch them, the ComSkip scanning has already happened.
If you are in Vista, remember to read Mike’s
article on getting Commercial Skip working.
Both are free, although donations for both are well worth it. ComSkip Donations & DVRMSToolbox Donations.
And remember, DVRMSToolbox
does so much more! Convert to WMV, Convert
to MPEG, Sync to PocketPC’s, etc.
So, have you tried out DVRMSToolbox and are you using
Commercial Skip? If not, what exactly
are you waiting for?