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From: "Ken Taylor"
Subject: Re: Detection of television commercials
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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 21:07:35 +1300
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"The Technical Manager" wrote in message
> Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > John Jardine wrote:
> > > Richard Haendel wrote in message
> > > news:GZXH9.45680$hK4.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >> Can anyone provide information on how to do this? I'm not looking to
> > >> build a "commercial killer" but I need to record and log certain
> > >> ones for a client.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >> Richard
> > >>
> > > Have occasionally thought of picking up ad's by monitoring their
> > > greater loudness wrt normal programming.
> > > The perceived loudness increase appears to be from being
> > > 'compressed' up to the hilt and should be distinguishable by a very
> > > flat audio spectrum.
> > Not in the UK. No question about it, they simple turn the volume way up
> > on adverts.
> So it is actually true they turn the volume up on adverts and it is not as
> if my hearing has changed. When exactly did they start turning up the
> volume because I am sure they did not do it 10 years ago ?
I can remember maybe 20 years ago someone coming up with a black box for
muting commercials based on this principle, so it's not a recent
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