07 03/05

dCut for Media Center

I don’t use my Media Center for recording TV. I still use my
ReplayTV for TV and the Media Center is just for watching other movies
and listening to music. One of the main reasons I use the
ReplayTV is the fact that it recognizes commercials and allows you to
skip them (our old Replay died so we no longer have auto commercial
skip). I saw some information about the new version of dCut
and I’m thinking it’s getting closer to what I want. dCut allows
you to edit and compress recorded shows. The new interface and
new features look good but you still have to cut commercials by hand. But it looks great for archiving.

Though I’m not sure how well it would work, I’d like to see is some
sort of P2P commercial cutting application. As I watch a show I
could mark commercials and then other people in my area could download
a small file that contained commercial locations and could
automatically skip them on their recorded version of the show.
But maybe that would be stealing TV…