[vdr] Editing usability (was: Can I disable pause live tv altogher?)

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sat May 9 21:31:26 CEST 2009

On 08.05.2009 21:42, Pasi Juppo wrote:
> The problem is not how to edit but which buttons needs to be pressed to
> set cutting marks, which to move them, which to start actual cutting
> etc.

I agree that the editing key mapping is not very intuitive, at least not 
as intuitive as the rest of VDR. I'm not sure how this can be improved 
the best way, but I think some 'editing mode' as opposed to normal 
'playback mode' may be a good solution.

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.

Or some mini-onscreen menu? Navigate to 'toggle mark' and press ok? Too 

Switchable key mappings? Not intuitive.

And how to go to editing mode? No obvious key is unused or unneeded. 
Give it a main menu item when in playback mode?

This is probably something that will need several incarnations as a 
patch to find a nice and intuitive solution. Any volunteers?



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