[vdr] Editing usability

Stuart Morris stuart_morris at talk21.com
Mon May 11 10:36:06 CEST 2009


I haved lost count the number of times I have pressed the numbered keys on my remote by accident and then panic because I don't know how to undo what then happened.

This is definitely a trap for unsuspecting beginners.

Some kind of editing mode would be safer. Otherwise the key layout is ok.

Stuart


--- On Sat, 9/5/09, Udo Richter <udo_richter at gmx.de> wrote:

> From: Udo Richter <udo_richter at gmx.de>
> Subject: Re: [vdr] Editing usability
> To: "VDR Mailing List" <vdr at linuxtv.org>
> Date: Saturday, 9 May, 2009, 9:59 PM
> On 09.05.2009 22:04, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> >> This 'editing mode' could have some (OSD
> visible) key mapping like
> >> red->toggle mark, green->jump to last mark,
> yellow->jump to next mark,
> >> blue->start editing. However, this would make
> jumping a lot more difficult.
> >
> > The color keys are already in use during replay - and
> I really don't see
> > how using the color keys would be any more intuitive
> than using the
> > number keys.
> 
> Users don't expect number keys to do anything else than
> being numbers. 
> The color keys are more 'general use', and
> there's already a common way 
> to display their meaning onscreen.
> 
> > Personally I don't find the key mapping that
> unintuitive. After all,
> > the number keys are unused in replay mode, so why not
> use them for
> > editing?
> >
> >                    2=Cut
> >
> >      4=Move Back              6=Move Forward
> >
> >      7=Jump Back   8=Test     9=Jump Forward
> >
> >                    0=Toggle
> 
> Yeah, but was it 7 or 1 for jumping? Does cutting start on
> 2 or 8?
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I can do this blindfolded in my
> dreams. Its just not 
> as obvious and easy to discover for beginner/infrequent
> users as the 
> rest of VDR is.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Udo
> 
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