Commercial Skip (EDL) broken in Kodi 17 final

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sbthomas Offline
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Just wanted to give you all a heads up before you upgrade... Unfortunately in Kodi 17 final if you use EDL files to mark commercials (edl_skip_field=3), the functionality doesn't work quite right. From what I have seen the screen freezes and Kodi continues to play. Reports are generally that when the end of the commercial is reached the video will resume. I haven't tested it.

From my research, it appears to be fixed in Kodi 18 and has been backported and will be included in 17.1. I don't know what the schedule is for 17.1. LibreElec is affected 7.95.2 and 7.95.3 from personal experience and I assume 8 is affected as well but haven't confirmed.

Here are some links which may be helpful.
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11646
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11714

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=307012
https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-4546.html
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Hidyman Offline
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If you skip forward, it will continue. At least it does for me. Using LibreELEC 8.0.0 on a Raspberry Pi 3 with MPEG license.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-23 09:52 by Hidyman.)
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sbthomas Offline
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Interesting, I'll give that a try. Thanks!
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sbthomas Offline
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Confirmed as fixed in Kodi 17.1RC1 (at least according to the web page) https://kodi.tv/kodi-v17-1-krypton-release-candidate-1/
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