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.
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
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)
4K - usually twice the resolution of Full HD - Wiki link
UHD (TV) - usually 3840 × 2160 resolution Wiki link
UHD (Blu Ray) - usually 3840 × 2160 resolution Wiki link
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.
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”.
PM - Private Message.
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
MV - mverta
Hal - Hal 9000
mods - the moderators (the Guardians Of Peace & Justice throughout the site - or those fascist overbearing buzzkilling ****s - & sometimes both 😉
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
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.
ST - Sequel Trilogy
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 bonus disk 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
TFA - The Force Awakens
TLJ - The Last Jedi
TROS - The Rise Of Skywalker
R1, RO - Rogue One
CW - Clone Wars (refers to 2003 animated series by Genndy Tartakovsky)
TCW - The Clone Wars (refers to the 2008 animated series and also the 2008 theatrical film)
GFFA - Galaxy far far away - referring to the Star Wars universe
CPY - Creepy Puppet Yoda (referring to the Yoda form used in The Phantom Menace - later replaced by CGI Yoda)
KK - Kathleen Kennedy
JJ - JJ Abrams
GE - Gareth Edwards
RJ - Rian Johnson
General Internet… (only the most common shown here)
AFAIK - As far as I know
LLOL - A lot laughing out loud
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FTFE, FTFEO - Fixed that for everyone
FTFY - Fixed that for you
FWIW - For what it’s worth
HTH - Hope this helps
IDK - I don’t know
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IMO/IMHO - In my opinion / In my humble opinion
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
OMG - Oh my God
POV - Point of view
PSA - Public service announcement
Q&A - Questions & Answers
QFT - Quoted for truth
RTFM - Read the f@@king manual
STFU - Shut the f@@k up
TBH - To be honest
TIA - Thanks in advance
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).
TYT - Take your time
WIP - Work in progress
WIR - What I read
WFM - Works for me
WYSI - What you see is - or… When you see it
WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
YMMD - You made my day
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
WUM - Wind up merchant (a troll, someone who is intentionally trying to bait or illicit a reaction)