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#1 Liquidfire88 OFFLINE  

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

I was wondering if it would be possible to add something that would allow you to skip the intro to shows automatically while binge watching.  When watching Netflix it does this for some shows, and im not sure if thats a feature of Netflix itself or a Chrome extension i use called "Flix Assist" but it would be a nice feature to have within Emby as well.  and possibly even create a custom timed skip for specific shows


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:33 PM

Yea it's a good idea.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:35 PM

Does Netflix not do some type of preprocessing to determine where the intro ends and inserts a marker? I don't see how this would work unless there is a chapter marker already in the video itself. Also I don't know how it would work with shows that have cold openings.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

the way ive seen it work on netflix, is that it is show specific.  so shows that have cold openings, or the intro is delayed after part of the actual show dont utilize this feature.  i assume it works something like chapters.  



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

the way ive seen it work on netflix, is that it is show specific.  so shows that have cold openings, or the intro is delayed after part of the actual show dont utilize this feature.  i assume it works something like chapters.  

Gotcha. I may be wrong but I believe MCEbuddy is not only able to remove commercials from recorded TV but also insert chapters at the end of show intros. I don't use the software but if it is able to do it there is no reason it can't be done elsewhere.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:00 PM

Gotcha. I may be wrong but I believe MCEbuddy is not only able to remove commercials from recorded TV but also insert chapters at the end of show intros. I don't use the software but if it is able to do it there is no reason it can't be done elsewhere.

ok, so if i download MCEbuddy and manually add the chapter to each episode for the shows i want, how then, would i get Emby to skip to that first chapter automatically during playback?



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:01 PM

ok, so if i download MCEbuddy and manually add the chapter to each episode for the shows i want, how then, would i get Emby to skip to that first chapter automatically during playback?

I don't believe the option to auto skip exists but depending on your client it may be as simple skipping the chapter manually with a single button press.



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:03 PM

Since Emby is already processing that file for chapters I think it can determine common bits to determine the intro part of the show. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:56 AM

Bringing this back from the dead since I just started watching a new show with a really annoying intro :)

 

Another option besides auto detection would simply be allowing for people to manually set the intro start/end time based on each TV show. A meta value in other words.

 

I'm not sure, but I think that most TV shows have the same intro length carrying over between seasons, so there would probably be no need to set it based on each season ( unless you wanted it to be 100% bulletproof)

 

Set TV show intro: 

Start: 1m 15s

End: 2m 5s 

 

Any thoughts on that solution? Would it be tricky to add? 

 

I think it would be much appreciated! Especially for shorter TV shows. Can get a bit annoying having to skip forward/backward until you find just the right spot :)


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

It's possible for the future.
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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:17 AM

+1 would love to see this in emby



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

Bringing this back from the dead since I just started watching a new show with a really annoying intro :)

 

Another option besides auto detection would simply be allowing for people to manually set the intro start/end time based on each TV show. A meta value in other words.

 

I'm not sure, but I think that most TV shows have the same intro length carrying over between seasons, so there would probably be no need to set it based on each season ( unless you wanted it to be 100% bulletproof)

 

Set TV show intro: 

Start: 1m 15s

End: 2m 5s 

 

Any thoughts on that solution? Would it be tricky to add? 

 

I think it would be much appreciated! Especially for shorter TV shows. Can get a bit annoying having to skip forward/backward until you find just the right spot :)

 

I would love this! Please implement, be a killer feature better than plex!



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

I added a like, this would be a wonderful thing to have.

 

It's the best feature Netflix has added in ages.  It almost makes up for their freaking autoplay when you hover over a show.  OK, it doesn't.  Nothing makes up for that.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:21 AM

Even without having data for this? 



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:50 PM

Even without having data for this? 

 

THe only way I see it being possible is to allow a metadata value to be set for a season that is the number of seconds to skip ahead when using this function.  I'd then figure out how long the intro is for that season and add it.

 

The real problem is how to access that function on something like a shield.

I'm not convinced it's practically possible.  I'm definitely convinced I want it to be!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:27 PM

Could emby create it's own database with intro lengths, based on the values we users add? That way everyone wouldn't have to do it for all of their shows. Could be based on checksum. 


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:29 AM

Could emby create it's own database with intro lengths, based on the values we users add? That way everyone wouldn't have to do it for all of their shows. Could be based on checksum. 

 

Checksum wouldn't work as most reencode their videos to save space.

 

You could have a central DB of that info but if you wanted to do it that way your best bet is likely to work to get the metadata value added to tvdb or tmdb.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:31 AM

It sounds to me like a value you'd probably have to configure for each series, along with a system-wide default of course.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:57 AM

I've always wanted to try building a DB with an API for this purpose, but I think there would be so many different variants of a show it would be hard to always have proper timing for this. I wouldn't be able to finance a website like that either, but maybe someone else could do it.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:03 PM

I really don't think this would be practical without a way to automatically determine the proper values.  Most people simply would not take the time to enter them manually.

 

Also, I'd say more than 50% of the shows I watch have their "intros" 3-4 minutes into the episode.


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