The next stable version of VDR (to be released on February 19) will contain
the functionality from the "binary skip" patch (by Rolf Ahrenberg and Helmut
Auer). Since most VDR users probably won't understand what the word "binary"
means in that context, we're looking for a better wording for the setup
parameters of this function. Currently these are (from the MANUAL):
Binary skip initial value (s) = 120
Defines the number of seconds to jump from the current
position in either direction, when pressing the '1' or
key for the first time after the "Binary skip timeout".
The valid range is 10...600.
Binary skip timeout (s) = 3
Defines the number of seconds after which pressing the
'1' or '3' key falls back to the "Binary skip initial
The valid range is 0...10. Setting the timeout to 0
the binary mode and makes '1' and '3' always skip the
of seconds configured as the initial value.
Binary skip strict = yes
When skipping in binary mode with the '1' and '3'
distance of the skip is halved with every key press
first change of direction. While this allows for
particular position in a recording very fast, once you
one step too many in the current direction you have no
of ever reaching the desired point any more. You will
wait for the timeout to occur and start binary
If this option is set to 'no', the skip distance will
halved if the direction actually changes. That way,
you missed the target point, you can still back up to
In this posting
M-Reimer suggested to change these to
Initial value for bisecting skip distance (s)
Timeout for bisecting skip distance (s)
Always bisect skip distance
The question now is: is "bisect" the right word here, which a native English
speaker would use? Or should it rather be "halve"? Or something completely
Please help us out here.
vdr mailing list