Originally Posted by kwisher
This does work but does not pickup the commercial flagging.
OK, I tried this, and I have successfully removed the commercials too.
First, you want to make sure that the commercial breaks are properly marked. Play the recording in MythTV, as you normally would. When the recording starts, press the E key, to bring up the edit mode. Here you can review the commercial breaks, and even add new ones. When done, press the E key again to exit.
More detailed info on this can be found here:http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Creating_a_cutlist
Now that the commercials have been properly marked, you can create a cut list. This is done using the terminal command, mythcommflag and the --gencutlist option.There are two methods, one uses the channel ID and start time, whatever those are. The other is to specify the path/name of the file. I used the path/file name method. My recordings are in the /video/TV folder, so my command for last Mondays "How I Met Your Mother" episode, looked like this.
mythcommflag -f /video/TV/1581_20081215193000.mpg --gencutlist
More detailed info on mythcommflag can be found here:http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Mythcommflag
Now start this:
Optical Disks-->Archive Files-->Export Video Files-->Create DVD
Select the options that you want. I selected "Make ISO Image".When I selected "Burn to DVD", it failed. Although the files were there, and I manually burned them to a DVD. (I was using a DVD+RW, and now I see that I had the wrong media selected) On the next page, choose "Add Recording" to select the recordings to use. When you choose a recording that has a cut list, the option to use it will then be available. Make sure that you then select that option.
Go through the rest of the pages and make the DVD as you want it.
Before doing any of this, you should set up Mytharchive. You need to have a folder with space for the DVD. Set that and the video format (NTSC) here:
Utilities/Setup-->Setup-->Media Settings-->Archive Files Settings