Ben Drawbaugh of Engadget HD fame has posted a how-to guide that Home Theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts should put on their must-read list. If you use a HTPC such as SageTV or Windows MediaCenter you’ve probably heard of Comskip and ShowAnalyzer – the two most popular (and best) commercial skipping applications on the market. Well Ben has the ultimate guide to tweaking ShowAnalyzer so that it detects commercials as accurately as possible.
The latest ShowAnalyzer beta allows you to set rules to tweak the settings per channel or even per show. Ben’s guide requires that you roll up your sleeves and delve into the inner workings of ShowAnalyzer, but it’s an endeavor that will be well worth your while.