VAP has logic to detect whether the file being processed can be handled by the Comskip version being used. If not, it reverts to using Adscan. I think it gives a message on this in the log file (Can't verify right this moment).I've been seeing the same thing. For the last few weeks commercial detection was HORRIBLE and I started tracking it down with Erik at Comskip. As I was looking into it I saw that it was using Adscan and not Comskip. Adscan is crap, is there any way to permanently disable it so that this never happens again?
Yes, the message it gave mentioned that with Video Redo 5 Comskip versions later then xx must be used. The version I was using is the latest donator version, and, while I don't recall the numbers, it was much later then the one listing in the VAP warning - therefore, it should have been allowed....yet it reverted to Adscan even though I had done everything possible to keep adscan from running as it is truly garbage in comparsion to Comskip.VAP has logic to detect whether the file being processed can be handled by the Comskip version being used. If not, it reverts to using Adscan. I think it gives a message on this in the log file (Can't verify right this moment).
I am running the latest donor version which is 82.002 much, much newer then the version that VAP suggested could not be used with Video Redo 5. It seemed to me that VAP could not determine that 82.002 was newer then the 81.x it was reporting could not be used.... For confirmation you can be assured that this issue occurred after I upgraded to the latest comskip. Thus, it was a VAP issue for certain (also, given your new release now works with it).What are the video file specs and what version of Comskip are you running? Is it a Donor version? If it is the VAP log will say that at startup.
When I installed the latest VAP (today) to address the error with it not recognizing the latest comskip I realized that it was trying to over-write the existing comskip so I told it not to. All went well!It's possible I screwed up the logic in Ver. 1.34. Note that when you install a new VAP version there is a prompt whether you want to install the (free) version of Comskip distributed with VAP. If you have a donor version in place you can overwrite it with the free version if you make the wrong choice at that point. I'm guessing you need a donor version for your files and this issue might explain both the problems you relate here, as well as those failures and missing files you reported in another thread.