[mythtv] [PATCH] MP3 options for TV recording

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Fri Dec 5 11:45:39 EST 2003

On Thursday 04 December 2003 20:29, Bruce Markey wrote:
> David Zanetti wrote:
> ...
> > How bout "Alogrithm Choice", and a help text of "Lower numbers ask
> > for
> I don't think "Algorithm" is the right lingo for a user of a
> television recorder. She'd probably rather just see "Quality".
> Despite the internal semantics (I too, visualized a low quality
> algorithm copying memory unnecessarily ;-), the only thing a
> disinterested user needs to know is:
> quality=0..9.  0=best (very slow).  9=worst.

I agree... end users don't want to know about 'Algorithms'.  Though, 
perhaps 'Encoding Quality'?

Also, is it me, or is the 0...9 scale counter-intuitive?  For something 
called 'quality', I'd expect a higher number == higher quality.  Here, 
higher number == faster, lower quality.  This always used to confuse me 
in the Recording Profile setup screen, in the MP3 audio section, though 
I think the help text was finally updated to be more clear.  Maybe this 
screen could take a cue from that...?


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