[FFmpeg-user] How to use ffmpeg to detect commercials

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 10:45:43 EEST 2021

I am recording news streams off of the Internet using an automated system during
my nights so I can view them at daytime in my time zone. This works OK but...

Is there a way to have ffmpeg detect where in the video commercials start and
One item that is different between the program and the commercial is that in the
program there is a logo at a fixed position on screen (MSNBC, CNN or the like).

Can ffmpeg be set up to detect the start and end of scenes containing this logo
and produce a clip text file with the start and duration of these video
Or better yet make an output video only containing the scenes with the logo?

Or is there a different working way to do this?

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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