Was wondering if TV set top box can be hacked to auto mute it when ads appear. Most set top boxes are CISCO devices. Or maybe an external device that listens the sound, identify ads and send remote IR signal to mute the TV.
An AdBlocker for TV.
@subins2000 @primejyothi Let’s talk business (brainstorm, iow).
Subin, how viable would be this anti-ad filter? Presumably the water mark is not publicly available, can it be scraped? How could the list of w/m can be constantly updated?
When it comes to digital ads, dynamic-ad-injection could be prevented but often that leads to loss of many frames in live streams. Can that be improved?
An external device that act as a TV remote would be perfectly legal I think.
Also, since this audio processing is required, a minimum rasp pi would be a requirement. That'd increase the cost.
@subinpt @rajeesh @primejyothi @jishnu Update: I tried out audio fingerprinting. It was easy. I was able to make a script to identify song from microphone. Like Shazam. So, instead of knowing the hidden watermark, the ad sound is enough.
Now I need to buy a rasppi and run it there plus implement the infrared mute option. The next problem is to see how both mute and unmute after ad can be done.
@rajeesh Audio fingerprinting and Voice recognition are two different things. For recognizing ads or music, we can use fingerprinting which is relatively easier. But for recognizing a voice, it's more difficult I believe. I'm not sure if a rasppi can handle it, will probably have to use a cloud service. Saw IBM Watson provides one API for it. നോക്കട്ടെ പറ്റുവോന്ന്.
@subins2000 My father in law is a high precision manual ad blocker. I hate that because I watch ads (except Harpic).
ഫെഡറേറ്റഡ് സോഷ്യൽ വെബ്ബിലെ മലയാളിക്കൂട്ടം.