[mythtv] [PATCH] MP3 options for TV recording

Jeff Adams jadams at hoovers.com
Fri Dec 5 19:28:38 EST 2003

While the term performance does encompass both, I'd wager it registers 
more toward the speed side than the quality side with most folks. Or 
maybe that's just me. Further, per a given quality choice, the quality 
of the sound should be equitable on any given machine. But the cpu 
(performance) impact will vary. A slow machine may be hit hard when 
using a high quality setting, while on a fast machine there may not be a 
noticeable difference to the cpu usage.

So to trying to distill my argument down: Everyone should be affected 
equally by the setting the _quality_ of the algorithm output, but not 
everyone is affected equally when selecting the _speed_ of the 
algorithm. Therefore, messaging the setting as the "quality" of the 
sound will have the most consistency among all myth users. Granted, it 
needs to be made known that higher quality sound settings must be "paid 
for" in cpu cycles.

Paraphrasing David, you could call it "Sound Quality" and have something 
like the following for settings:

"High Quality (Most CPU usage)"
"Good Quality (Middle CPU usage)"
"Okay Quality (Least CPU usage)"

So there you go, my little way of trying to give back to everyone else 
contributing to Myth. Thanks, it's definitely appreciated.

- Jeff

Dan Conti wrote:
> Performance doesn't imply speed or quality, but can encompass both, which
> is why it is a good term. You could change the word to quality, and change
> the options to reflect the quality and have the speed impact in
> parenthesis, but then you just beg the question: "Who wouldn't want higher
> quality?"
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Jeff Adams wrote:
>>But who wouldn't want faster performance?
>>Performance doesn't seem to exactly describe what's going on with the
>>setting. Quality seemed to be a better indication of what is being
>>directly affect. Performance is just the side effect.
>>- Jeff
>>David Zanetti wrote:
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>>>On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
>>>I've changed it to "Performance", and it's now a combo-box with three
>>>options, "Slow (High Quality)", "Medium (Good Quality)", "Fast (Okay
>>>Quality)", which corrospond to 2, 5, and 7 on the scale.
>>>Does that make it clear enough what the option controls?
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