Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#2255 closed defect (fixed)

Ambiguous help text in mythtv-setup

Reported by: Roel Teuwen <Roel.Teuwen at gmail.com> Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: trivial Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: head
Severity: low Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

In mythtv-setup (svn head 109 'Recorder Options', there is an flag-able option called "Wait for SEQ start header".

The help description says "Normally the dvb-recording will drop packets from the card until a sequence start header is seen. This option turns off this feature". It is unclear to me now if I should check or uncheck the option if I want it to wait for a SEQ start header.

Change History (6)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 14 years ago by Roel Teuwen <Roel.Teuwen@…>

Replying to Roel Teuwen <Roel.Teuwen at gmail.com>:

Incomplete text. It seems wikiformatting does not really work. retry :

In mythtv-setup (svn head 10952), 'Recorder Options', there is an flag-able option called "Wait for SEQ start header".

The help description says "Normally the dvb-recording will drop packets from the card until a sequence start header is seen. This option turns off this feature". It is unclear to me now if I should check or uncheck the option if I want it to wait for a SEQ start header.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by danielk

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This is not ambiguous. If you know what a sequence start header is then it pretty clear what this means. We only have so much space for the help text...

I'm sure if you search the mailing lists, you will find a 5000 word answer that helps you choose the better option for you.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by Roel Teuwen <Roel.Teuwen at gmail.com>

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

I think you misunderstood the issue I was trying to highlight :

If the option is called "Wait for SEQ start header", logically, enabling this option would cause the recorder to drop packets until a SEQ start header is seen.

Then we look at the help text which says "This option turns off this feature", suggesting that enabling the option will cause it NOT to wait for a SEQ start header.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Isaac Richards

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

(In [11048]) Reword the SEQ start help text.

Closes #2255.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by anonymous

After [11048], the text now reads "Make the dvb-recording will drop packets from the card until a sequence start header is seen."

I assume that the word "will" should be deleted?

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by Robert Kulagowski

(In [11069]) Update the help text.

Closes #2255.

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