Should I use Video options or Video's options when referring to a few video properties that can be edited?

  • It's "Video options", but I'm afraid I can't explain why. Stand by for better answers...
    – Mr Lister
    Jul 3, 2016 at 20:36
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    You only need the -'s when it's a definite person: Bill's options, Your options, but for a non-specific indefinite like User, either User's Options or User Options may be used. Otherwise noun compounding like video options is the only real alternative, unless you want to use a Romance genitive like Options of Platinum-Level Users' Video, which comes in handy for heavy noun phrases like Platinum-Level User. Jul 3, 2016 at 20:48

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Properties that are associated with videos are called

video options
Among the video options that can be changed for viewing are...

since you are referring to videos in general.

If you are referring to a specific video you might use

The video's options allow you to specify what aspect ratio you would like to use.

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