I think something like this is long overdue...
Anyway, let me know if I've missed anything, and if you think it's a good idea then I'll clean up and sticky the thread.
LD - Laserdisc
JSC, SC - Japanese Special Collection laserdiscs, released in 1986/87. Info: ANH, TESB, ROTJ.
DC, DefCol - Definitive Collection laserdisc boxed set, released in the US and Japan in 1993. Info: link.
Faces - Last laserdisc release of the OOT, in 1995. The term is used because each cover featured a different "face" on the front. Info: ANH, TESB, ROTJ.
THX - THX Ltd is a company founded by Lucas, providing quality certification for cinema and home entertainment products. (See also LOL.)
DVNR, DNR - Digital (Video) Noise Reduction, also called dirt concealment.
pre-THX - Refers to SW laserdisc releases prior to 1993.
X0 - Pioneer HLD-X0 laserdisc player
XO - Basically means "please flame me Zion".
XØ - Possibly as a result of the above, Zion developed a fetish for Scandinavian vowels.
GL - George Lucas
LFL - Lucasfilm Ltd
PT - Prequel Trilogy
OT - Original Trilogy
OOT, O-OT - Original Original Trilogy, used for a long time to describe the original Star Wars Trilogy as opposed to the Special Editions.
SE - Special Editions
OUT - Original Unaltered Trilogy, a new marketing term used to describe the OOT.
GOUT - George's Original Unaltered Trilogy, used to distinguish the official 2006 DVD releases from the former fan preservations.
SW - Star Wars
ANH - A New Hope
TESB, ESB - The Empire Strikes Back
ROTJ - Return of the Jedi
TPM - The Phantom Menace
AOTC - Attack of the Clones
ROTS - Revenge of the Sith
AD - Audio Description
ADR - dubbing (Additional Dialogue Recording or Automated Dialogue Replacement)
BD - Blu-ray Disc
BR - British Rail, the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. When this abbreviation is used in the context of optical disc formats it's finger-breaking time.
LD - Laserdisc
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
VCD - Video Compact Disc
SVCD - Super Video Compact Disc
HD, HDTV - High Definition television (720p, 1080i, 1080p)
SD, SDTV - Standard Definition television (480i, 480p, 576i, 576p)
PCM - Pulse-code modulation, method of storing audio in uncompressed digital form.
MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, a digital audio encoding format, designed to give much smaller file sizes than PCM but still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original.
PAL - Phase Alternating Line, television broadcast standard used in Europe and Oceania, also used to describe digital video specs compatible with this system.
NTSC - National Television System Committee, television broadcast standard used in North America and Japan, also used to describe digital video specs compatible with this system.
(1) - Telecine, process of transferring film onto video. (Note: pronounced "teli-sini" not "teli-seen")
(2) - Time Code, counter displaying hours, minutes, seconds and frame.
IVTC - Inverse telecine, conversion of 3:2 pulldowned NTSC video at 29.97 frames per second back into progressive video at 23.976 frames per second.
General Internet (only the most common shown here)
AFAIK - As far as I know
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IMO/IMHO - In my opinion/In my humble opinion
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
STFU - Shut the f**k up
TBH - To be honest
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
RTFM - Read the f**king manual
TL;DR - Too long/lazy; didn't read. Used to describe a forum post that's too long, or too difficult to read due to it being typed in all capitals (Dayv) or all lowercase (skyjedi).
AC3, AC-3 - Adaptive Transform Coder 3, better known as Dolby Digital, is an audio coding algorithm developed by Dolby Labs.
DD - Dolby Digital, see AC-3. (Sometimes also used with channel configuration, e.g. DD 5.1 or DD 2.0 surround)
VOB - Video Object, one of the filetypes that make up DVD video.
FCP - Final Cut Pro
CCE - Cinema Craft Encoder
IRC - Internet Relay Chat. Check out our channel #originaltrilogy on undernet.
COSI - Center of Science and Industry (had a Star Wars exhibit, apparently).
C&D - Cease and desist, a United States legal term essentially meaning "to halt" or "to end".
ADM - ADigitalMan
DE - Darth Editous
OCP - Orange Cow Productions, Garrett Gilchrist (ocpmovie).
JD - Jambe Davdar
MBJ - MeBeJedi
TM - Trooperman
bh - babyhum
DJ, d_j - dark_jedi
dfnyc - digitalfreaknyc
LM - Laserman
AWK - Adam Wankenobi
PIF - Pay It Forward. You send out a disc to a person in return for a pledge from that person to send out (usually three) more copies to others, who then in turn each send out 3 more discs, and so on.
B&P - blanks and postage. DVDs are sent out on receipt of blank discs and a nominal contribution to cover shipping costs only.
a.b.sw - The newsgroup alt.binaries.starwars
P2P - peer-to-peer filesharing
BT - Bittorrent
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