Remove Commercials?

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  1. Sep 5, 2007 #1 of 61
    cmcfalls

    cmcfalls New Member

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    What is a good program to remove commercials from a tivo file? I am putting shows from my tivo onto my Ipod but i want to remove the commercials to keep the file size down. Any suggestions?
     
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    N2DEEP

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    jkalnin

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    /\ agreed - Video Redo is what you want.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #4 of 61
    cmcfalls

    cmcfalls New Member

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    I like VidroRedo, but it's $50. I don't know that removing commercials is really worth $50. Are there any free programs? BTW, I prefer the term frugal to cheap.

    I used to use TVHarmony Autopilot but it doesn't seem to work well with Vista (which I have now) and I can't get in contact with the developer. It squishes my videos and the comskip feature keeps crapping out on me while processing the shows.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #5 of 61
    jkalnin

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    Free: http://devices.natetrue.com/cbreak/

    Not sure if .tivo files are supported and program looks difficult to use. Everything is free in torrent-ville ;)
     
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    jkalnin

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    I also found this program called ChunkEdit -
    ChunkEdit

    None of the free methods seem that easay to use.

    IN the URL replace *********** with
    deal data base
    (remove spaces)

    I guess they don't like links to that site. Google ChunkEdit if you can't figure it out.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #7 of 61
    classicsat

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    I use TyTools. Despite being made for old (non discussable) extraction methods, it works well for me and .tivo files that have been run through DSD.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2007 #8 of 61
    Dan203

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    Hey now! VideoReDo is well worth the $50.

    Dan

    P.S. Did I mention I work as a developer for VideoReDo? :)
     
  9. Sep 7, 2007 #9 of 61
    jkalnin

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    No stealing!!!!
    Support Dan and his family: VideoRedo is definitely worth the $50!!!

    Nice work, that program rocks. I purchased my copy :), no wait scratch that, the company that i work for paid for my copy:

    Name:John *********

    Key:********* (yeah right)

    We thank you for your purchase and we hope you enjoy using VideoReDo Plus. Please check our website and discussion group at http://forums.videoredo.com for information about new releases and tips on how to maximize your VideoReDo experience.

    If you have any questions about your order please contact us at:.

    Please refer to the following PayPal transaction information:

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    Amount: 49.99

    Thanks again for your registration, VideoReDo.
     
  10. NJ_HB

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    Yup, VideoReDo, the way to go. I use it in conjunction with TiVo, MCE, Zen and PSP. Manual Mode only, since the 'Ad Detective' occasionally misses the start point coming out of a commercial. Great for Marathons or Mini Series, commercial free to DVD.
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Try editing something with Windows Movie Maker and then edit with VideoRedo.
    Once you do that, you'll easily fork over the 50 bucks. :D
     
  12. jdekoven

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    okay so I finally made "the switch" from PC to mac, but now I'm finding my favorit editing tools are not available. First off just to "transfer" video I had to purchase Roxio. For the PC the software was free. Roxio WILL NOT let you do any editing to the video at all. I had purchased video redo for my PC, but I don't see there is a version for mac. Is there anything similiar for mac? Or do I now need to go back to my PC?
     
  13. jlb

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    +1 to VideoRedo. Great product and great support team.

    Hi Dan!
     
  14. Puppy76

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    I'm just sort of curious-why would you want to remove commercials from something you're only going to watch once? It seems like a lot of hastle to mess with. (Even for stuff I'm archiving I might leave commercials just since they end up pretty interesting to see in 10 or 20 years!)
     
  15. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    IMO, VideoRedo takes the "hassle" out of the equation. It's that easy. :cool:

    (Where's my check, Dan?) :D
     
  16. jdekoven

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    okay so we all know that Video Redo is awesome, but what about FOR MAC??? Does anyone have a suggestion for how to deal with that as in my earlier questions.

    John
     
  17. javabird

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    Unfortunately, there isn't any Mac software for this. I wish there was...
    (An alternate solution is to save to a DVD recorder and use the recorder's A/B erase function to cut out commercials.)
     
  18. blah238

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    well I'm trying to figure out how to automate directshow dump, comskip and then something to cut out the commercials... anyone have a step by step? I've got about 30GB of Walker Texas Ranger I need to cut down to size :D
     
  19. joshposh

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    Roxio has Toast... that might work?
     
  20. Dan203

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    VideoReDo also has an automatic commercial detection feature. It's not automated enough to allow you point it a an entire folder of videos and have it do it all automatically. But you can load a video, scan for the commercials, verify the cuts and output an edited video in 3-5 minutes so it wouldn't take too long.

    Dan
     

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