Originally Posted by Mfusick
I want to remove them forever. No sense in keeping that crap or having to fast forward through it.
It appears that you and I are similar in how we consume TV content.
Most folks watch and delete, so commercial skipping is all they require.
I -- and you, apparently -- collect and archive the content we record, so commercial editing/removal is preferred.
I have been recording HD OTA for about 7 years, but have only been routinely editing commercials out since the 2010-2011 TV season. I am slowly going through a pile of 2009 and earlier OTA stuff that I have yet to edit out commercials from.
It is tedius, but ultimately rewarding to have that nice commercial-free HD library. Many programs that air do not get released to Blu-ray (only to standard-def DVD), and in many instances those that do have had alterations made for publication to video (i.e. songs that appeared in the original broadcast are removed or replaced on the DVD or Blu-ray because of licensing issues).
Anyhow, besides VideoRedo (which is payware, around $50 USD), there is another editing tool that can remove commercials called HDTVtoMPEG2 available *here*Edited by Vlad Theimpaler - 2/25/13 at 4:54pm