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EyeTV with Commercial Skipping HD DVR Server

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  • Ste88 Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to essandess)

    Thank you!


    X windows was working fine, but my wine was not. I installed winetricks and ran winetricks -v (verbose) and found an identical problem here:


    I also found a similar fix - removing and recreating my .wine directory in my home directory and re-running winetricks. Wine automatically sets up your new .wine directory and everything - awesome!


    I tried comskip from the command line, identical to the command I pasted before and it is now busy analyzing the show I selected! Next, I'll try and get everything automated with, etc. I don't see why it won't work now.


    Thanks again,


  • Ste88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to essandess)

    Yep, now WINE is installed properly, the automation works too. It's beautiful.


    Since EyeTV's 10-foot user interface is pretty dreadful and I use the AppleTV as my main media hub I use EyeTV's export feature routinely. The lack of a decent commercial skip (even 30 seconds forward!) was frustrating and this makes my evenings a lot more pleasant!


    Thank you.


    All the best,

  • chriser Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 9:25 PM (in response to essandess)

    I believe that I've been properly following your steps for Moutain Lion, but I can't get ETVComskip to install. I've installed Xcode, Xquartz, and Macports and I've run "sudo port selfupdate" After that I get these two issues:


    1. When I run "sudo port install wine-devel" I get these error messages: "Warning: The Command Line Tools for Xcode don't appear to be installed; most ports will likely fail to build. Warning: See for more information.

    --->  Computing dependencies for wine-develError: Unable to execute port: can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate 'make' in path: '/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin' or at its MacPorts configuration time location, did you move it?


    2. When I run "Install ETVComskip" from the "ETVComskip-2.0.2-10.6" dmg I get the following pop-up error: "The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error 100030.)"


    Thanks for your help!



  • directtotim Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:10 PM (in response to essandess)


    I was wondering how you made this process work automatically:

    Record -> Transcode -> Mark Commercials [ -> Export to iTunes]

  • bebopbillybobeep Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:29 PM (in response to essandess)

    I've followed the discussion so far and installed everything, but I am getting this error:

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 10.18.21 PM.png

    Any clues?

  • bebopbillybobeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I shoud mention that all of these files exist. I'm wondering if there is a permissions error?

    I have two hard drives. One, a SSD, has the OS on it and the other, a HDD, has the User folders. Comskipper is installed on the OS drive in /LibraryApplication Support/, but my EyeTV recordings are stored in my user folder on the other drive.


    ls -l /Library/Application\ Support/ETVComskip/ objc/
    -rw-r--r--@ 1 Jim  macports  659852 May 26  2010 /Library/Application Support/ETVComskip/ objc/
    ls -l /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  2486784 Nov  4 01:05 /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib
  • bebopbillybobeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to essandess)

    Ahh, yes...

    You are correct... Don't know how I missed that...

    Anyway, I downloaded and installed the latest version. I have to still test it and apply your improvements, but I don't get the error any longer.

    And FWIW, I am using 10.8 Mountain Lion...



  • rickfromwoodbury Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to essandess)



    What do you mean in your instructions:


    Edit the file ./ to use WINE to run comskip.exe nicely. Grep for these changes:


    What does one do to Grep?



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