markad - Man Page

marks advertisements in VDR recordings.

Synopsis

markad [options]

Description

MarkAd marks advertisements in VDR recordings.

Options

Usage: markad [options] cmd <recording>
-b , --background

markad runs as a background-process
this will be automatically set if called with "after"

-d , --disable=<option>

<option>   1 = disable video decoding, 2 = disable audio decoding,
               3 = disable video and audio decoding

-i , --ignoreinfo=<info>

ignores hints from info(.vdr) file
<info> 4 = ignore timer info

-l , --logocachedir

directory where predefined logos were stored, default /var/lib/markad
notice: channels sometimes change their logo, you have to to keep the cache up to date
wrong logos will result in bad mark results

--autologo=<option>

if there is no suitable logo file found, markad will try to find the logo from the recording and store the result in the recording directory
<option>   0 = disable, only use logos from logo cache directory
           1 = deprecated, do not use
           2 = enable, if there is no suitable logo in the logo cache directroy (default)
               find logo from recording and store it in the recording directory
               use it only on systems with >= 1 GB main memory

--fulldecode

this option is only available on command line usage
decode all video frame types
use it only on powerfull CPUs, it will double overall run time

--fullencode=<streams>

this option is only available for command line usage
full reencode video generated by --cut
use it only on powerfull CPUs, it will double overall run time
<streams>  all  = keep all video and audio streams of the recording
           best = only encode best video and best audio stream, drop rest

-p , --priority=<priority>

software priority of markad when running in background
<priority> from -20...19, default 19

-r , --ioprio=<class>[,<level>]

io priority of markad when running in background
<class> 1 = realtime, <level> from 0..7, default 4
            2 = besteffort, <level> from 0..7, default 4
            3 = idle (default)
make sure your I/O scheduler supports scheduling priorities and classes (e.g. BFQ or CFQ)

-v , --verbose

increments loglevel by one, can be given multiple times

-B , --backupmarks

make a backup of existing marks

-I , --saveinfo

correct information in info file

-L , --extractlogo=<direction>[,width[,height]]

extracts logo to /tmp as pgm files (must be renamed)
<direction>  0 = top left,    1 = top right
                 2 = bottom left, 3 = bottom right

-O , --OSD

markad sends an OSD-Message for start and end

-R , --log2rec

write logfiles into recording directory

-T , --threads=<number>

number of threads used for decoding, max. 16
(default is the number of cpus)

-V , --version

print version-info and exit

--loglevel=<level>

sets loglevel to the specified value
<level> 1=error 2=info 3=debug 4=trace

--markfile=<markfilename>

set a different markfile-name

--nopid

disables creation of markad.pid file in recdir

--online[=1|2] ( default is 1 )

start markad immediately when called with "before" as cmd
if online is 1, markad starts online for live-recordings
only, online=2 starts markad online for every recording
live-recordings are identified by having a '@' in the
filename so the entry 'Mark instant recording' in the menu
Setup - Recording of the vdr should be set to 'yes'

--pass1only

process only first pass, setting of marks

--pass2only

process only second pass, fine adjustment of marks

--svdrphost=<ip/hostname> ( default is 127.0.0.1 )

ip/hostname of a remote VDR for OSD messages

--astopoffs=<value>  ( default is 0 )

assumed stop offset in seconds range from 0 to 240

--posttimer=<value> ( default is 600 )

additional recording time in seconds after epg timer end
range from 0 to 1200

--vps

use VPS events from markad.vps to optimize start and stop marks

--cut

cut video based on marks and store it in the recording directory
there are no splits of the target file, make sure your filesystem can handle big files

--ac3reencode

re-encode AC3 stream to fix low audio level of cutted video on same devices
requires --cut
use it only if you really need it, it is very CPU consuming

--svdrpport=<port>  ( default is 6419 )

port of a remote VDR for OSD messages

cmd: one of
-                         dummy-parameter if called directly
nice                      runs markad directly and with nice(19)
after                     markad started by vdr after the recording is complete
before                    markad started by vdr before the recording is complete, only valid together with --online
edited                    markad started by vdr in edit function and exits immediately
<record>                  is the name of the directory where the recording is stored

Author

Written by Jochen Dolze <vdr@dolze.de>

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to http://projects.vdr-developer.org/projects/plg-markad/issues

Info

25 May 2012 0.1.4 A program for the Video Disk Recorder