I'm talking about the different problems related to the experience of watching lecture videos.

  • Certain problems such as video resolution or audio quality are technological.

  • Other problems are related to the content of the videos, such as incorrect information being taught, or long periods of action without speaking (ie writing on the board).

How can I describe the latter problem? I'm leaning towards contentual, from this question with the following definition:



Relating to content (as apposed to context)

The answer to that question says 'contentual' is in the OED, but I haven't been able to find it.

Can I use 'contentual'? If not, what adjective should I use?

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    It's not clear to me how contextual does not relate to the content. And while contentual might exist as a word in some places, it would be so uncommon as to look strange to most people who read it. It might be understood, but it would likely be perceived as a mistake or a sign of poor English. (Unless first used in italics, scare quotes, or some other style that indicates you know you're using a thought-to-be-made-up word.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica May 15 '19 at 23:26
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    Your two examples are of factual errors and stylistic shortcomings. In my opinion these are so different from each other as to warrant the consideration of three aspects of video lectures. Factual errors are the most serious as they result in the transmission of what is not true, technical and presentational shortcomings merely make the transmission of the information less effective. – BoldBen Jun 15 '19 at 6:09

You might be able to say


but I'm not sure, because you didn't show us how you'd like to use the word in a sentence.

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