Originally Posted by ctviggen
I'm not sure what to do, and I'm not sure how to set up the second machine so that it uses the skipped commercial info.
I looked in MCE buddy, but it converts the programs, and the converted programs end up in Videos. That is not going to make my wife happy.
Yes, all the tools that I found that only retain the converted content mess up the 7MC database in terms of, only keep 2 shows, or delete when space needed, etc, that is one reason why I use the system I posted to retain the shows in the recorded TV folder and retain all the attributes for how many episodes to keep, etc.
In terms of path and multiple PC’s I am not yet sure I understand your question. The “tvscanfolder” can be anywhere you want. You would need to change the dvrms profile to direct it to be stored in that location and you would need comskip to process the files in that location. Once comskip generates the resultant skip file that file needs to be in the directory where the DTB add in looks for it.
Unless you have very limited local storage I am of the opinion that is easiest to have each unit function independently, IE record and process its own shows keeping everything as simple as possible.
Edit: As I re-read the setup you are trying to put together it seems the missing step is the local folder with the skip data. Make sure the output of comskip gets copied to the PC you will watch the show on into the \\\\pcname\\Users\\Public\\DvrmsToolbox\\CommercialsXml
This folder should contain a file for each show processed that matches the show name in the recorded tv folder. Like today mine has
Late Show With David Letterman_WROCDT_2012_01_13_23_33_00.xml
Late Show With David Letterman_WROCDT_2012_01_13_23_33_00.wtv
In the recorded TV folder
Hope this helps