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    You don't need to use shares or path substitution on a local machine.

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    Ok. I got rid of advancedsettings.xml. When i bring up the X-NEWA web client it doesn't skip commercials. In fact the time line shows no breaks. When i start NPVR and play the exact same show, the time line shows breaks where the commercials are located. All of this on a local machine.

    So how do i get comskip thru Kodi, either using the npvr plugin to playback or using X-NEWA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by araghava View Post
    Ok. I got rid of advancedsettings.xml. When i bring up the X-NEWA web client it doesn't skip commercials. In fact the time line shows no breaks.
    The timeline display in Kodi doesn't display the commercial breaks. Did you follow dgeezer's advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgeezer View Post
    Pressing the letter o on your keyboard while the video is playing will bring up the codec playback info screen. I think that the second to the last line has an entry such as "edl:s6b12" which tells how many commercial breaks Kodi sees.
    If so, what does the "edl:" section show?

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    Kodi does not show the skips on the timeline, even when it is working correctly. I do not run Kodi/NextPVR on a single machine, so my advanced settings would be different. I would have to say the key to making this work with a multi-machine setup (and I think any setup) is to be sure you are NOT streaming as Http:. Hence, the SMB substitution.

    If you have com skip working correctly using the native NextPVR app, and are generating the .edl files, Kodi is a matter of getting that SMB process working correctly. It's simple when you finally get it.

    Again... to confirm: You must use XNewA for com skip to work on Kodi. It will NOT work with any of the native players. Maybe this will change down the road, but as of 16.x no native player will skip commercials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by araghava View Post
    Ok. I got rid of advancedsettings.xml. When i bring up the X-NEWA web client it doesn't skip commercials. In fact the time line shows no breaks. When i start NPVR and play the exact same show, the time line shows breaks where the commercials are located. All of this on a local machine.

    So how do i get comskip thru Kodi, either using the npvr plugin to playback or using X-NEWA.
    pvr.nextpvr doesn't support comskip, asked and answered here several times. Breaks don't show and depending on how you have comskip set up (cut vs skip) the timeline may actually only show the video time. I need to see the debug Kodi.log if you want any further help from me.

    Martin.

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    If set to cut, the timeline will reflect the actual time of the recording, less the skipped commercials. IE 30 minute show with 10 mins of commercials will show total timeline of 20 minutes. If set to skip, the timeline will be full 30 mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgeezer View Post
    I think that the path substitution the way you have it is causing Kodi to stream your recordings from your local share using http instead of as a file share. You shouldn't need any path substitution file at all for a stream to kodi on the same machine.

    I would try deleting the advancedsettings.xml and trying to play a recording natively in kodi. Got to <Videos> <Files> <D:\RecordedTV> and play a file from there. This should skip if an .edl is present. Pressing the letter o on your keyboard while the video is playing will bring up the codec playback info screen. I think that the second to the last line has an entry such as "edl:s6b12" which tells how many commercial breaks Kodi sees.

    To have comskip work on the fire tv you will need an advancedsettings.xm file on each remote installation of Kodi. Here is mine:

    <advancedsettings>
    <pathsubstitution>
    <substitute>
    <from>H:/TVRecordings/</from>
    <to>smb://NPVRSERVER/TVRecordings</to>
    </substitute>
    </pathsubstitution>
    </advancedsettings>

    This works when playing back on my raspberry pi from my windows 10 install of Npvr.
    I am struggling with this also, Could you Clarify this a little more for me please. I have NPVR on a win 10 install and 3 Libre elec Clients. Is this the file you use on the Pi's? I ask because you have the from line pointing to a drive letter instead of a share or an IP address. Is this what your windows 10 machine drive letter is that your recordings are on and is somehow translated in X-NEWA on the Pi? Comskip works when I play from file within kodi, but not from X-NEWA which I much prefer. Thanks again for any advice.

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    The source should match what you have set up in NextPVR with the back slash changed to slash

    If you have a problem turn debug logging on and play the same file from the file library and x-newa post the kodi.log and I will give more direction.

    Martin

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    The source should match what you have set up in NextPVR with the back slash changed to slash

    If you have a problem turn debug logging on and play the same file from the file library and x-newa post the kodi.log and I will give more direction.

    Martin
    Thanks for the help, I had to change my to path to match the case, and have the netbios name in all caps. ITS WORKING Great now!! Thanks

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    I know it's been a while... so I'll check in again to see if the pvr.nextpvr add-on will be updated to allow for com skip. It works SO well with X-new-A and direct file play. I do wish the dev would take a look at this when he has some time.

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