Easy to use video editor for cutting out the ads?

So, I used ‘Tablo Ripper’ to get a show that I recorded and I would like to crop out all the ‘extra stuff’ that just takes up space, like the ad’s. Can anyone recommend a simple, easy to use video editor that will let you cut out the commercials and export to HD quality? What is everyone using anyway?
Tablo Ripper gave me an mp4 file (1920x1080 with AAC stereo) so the editor would have to be compatible with that.

Research MCEBuddy.

Thanks. I was able to get version 2.3.
Few questions though, what detector do I use (Show Analyzer or Comskip) and how do I know it’s doing a good job?
How do I just edit out the ads and don’t have to re encode the entire video? I want an exact 1:1 copy (just without the ads).

Use Comskip

Take a look at the FAQ. There’s a question on using TabloRipper with MCEBuddy along with a “how to” answer to get you started.

PS - MCEBuddy can also adjust the video file settings you were asking about (here) yesterday.

The ‘commercial skip’ on the Tablo removed the ads from a movie that was recorded on ‘Bounce’ and a show that was recorded on ‘CBC’ but what if it was a show from the local PBS station? They don’t have ads, just a lot of talk about asking for donations.

See this blog post…


" However, certain networks, program types, and shows are always ineligible for commercial skip processing including:

  • [PROGRAM TYPE] Manual Recording
  • [SHOW] American Dad
  • [SHOW] South Park
  • [SHOW] Family Guy
  • [SHOW] The Cleveland Show
  • [SHOW] 20/20
  • [SHOW] 60 minutes
  • [SHOW] Judge Judy (Judy was granted a commercial skip pardon as of September 2019)"

Yes, I do understand now. PBS and TVO are networks that are ran on donations and fundraising so they will fade in/out to and from the show.
Oh well, the time it takes for them to ask for donations would be a good time for a snack or a bathroom break. lol

I like
It’s not automatic, but I have full control

Unfortunately because of how MP4 works, you can’t just cut out the ads in most cases…a re-encode to ensure that the proper key frames exist is necessary