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' 
keys, the
                         distance of the skip is halved with every key press 
after the
                         first change of direction. While this allows for 
locating a
                         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 
have to
                         wait for the timeout to occur and start binary 
skipping anew.
                         If this option is set to 'no', the skip distance will 
only be
                         halved if the direction actually changes. That way, 
even if
                         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.


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