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4K
A measure of the display resolution. For consumer grade TV's this means a grid of 3840x2160 pixels on the screen. For Digital Cinema, it is a grid of 4096x2160 pixels. See: 4K TV


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Add-on
A program/application that allows you to add a new feature, or to extend an existing feature, of Kodi. It is the same principle as used by Apple's AppStore and Google's PlayStore.
Aspect Ratio
The correlation between the Width and the Height of an image. A standard flat screen TV has an Aspect Ratio of 16:9. See: Aspect Ratio


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Bot
A program that automatically or semi-automatically adds or edits Wikipedia-pages.
Blu-ray format preserved
When ripping a movie from a Blu-ray disc, the original file and folder structure of the disc is kept intact, rather than re-encoding into a single file format such as mkv. See: Blu-ray Format
Build
A generic name that a computer application gets after it has been created via compilation of the application's source code based on a certain computer platform. A build can be based on Windows, Linux, Android and other operating systems. A build can also have a version number as identification.


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CEC
Consumer Electronics Control. A feature of HDMI connected devices that allow the control of connected devices with a single remote control. Each device manufacturer uses their own Trade Name in place of the term CEC. See: CEC
Codec
Is a portmanteau of coder-decoder. A codec encodes a data stream or a signal for transmission and storage, possibly in encrypted form, and the decoder function reverses the encoding for playback or editing. Codecs are used in videoconferencing, streaming media, and video editing applications. See: Codec
Container
A file format that is used to combine, store and play Codecs. See: Containers
Cuesheet
When a CD is ripped as one large file, a cuesheet is simultaneously created that provides information on the tracks, duration, titles, performers and other metadata for all the songs within the single ripped file. See: Cuesheet
CRU Lyrics
Are the text strings that can be displaying in Kodi whenever a song is played. The song's lyrics will scroll along the screen as the song progresses. People can use the lyrics for Karaoke performances.


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Debug Log
Deprecated
Techie-speak for "tolerated in or supported by a system but not recommended" (i.e., beware: may well be on the way out). It can also mean that certain functionality is (already) no longer available.
DVD format preserved
When ripping a movie from a DVD, the original file and folder structure of the disk is kept intact, rather than re-encoding into a single file format such as mkv


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Fork
The act of copying the source code of a program so that development may continue in a different direction to that of the original program. See: Fork


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GUI
Graphical User Interface. The component of a computer system that a user is able to directly interact with. Usually presents the menu and option systems via icons.


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HDCP
High-bandwith Digital Content Protection. It is a copy protection system implemented between authorised devices. It prevents protected media, such as Blu-ray movies, from being easily copied. If a device does not have a valid licence, then any streams sent or received will be reduced in quality. See: HDCP
HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.[4] HDMI is a digital replacement for analog video standards. See: HDMI
HDR
High-dynamic-range.


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IRC
Internet Relay Chat. A text-based way of communication via channels on dedicated chat servers. See: IRC
IIRC
Abbreviation for "If I Recall Correctly"
IMDB
A comprehensive online repository of Movies, TV Shows, Cast, Crew, Trivia and more. See: IMDB
IPTV
Internet Protocol TeleVision. The delivery of television content over the internet instead of over the air. See: IPTV
IRL
Abbreviation for "In Real Life"


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Kodi
Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC/Kodi Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.


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Library
A collection of data captured in a database, that contains all main information as well as metadata on its entries. Kodi has two main libraries, one for videos and one for music.
Live TV
Live television is the reception of television video feeds as it happens.


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Media Manager
Software that implements and regulates multimedia files, and also can process metadata on the multimedia.
Metadata
Additional information on movies, TV shows, music as well as actors and artists, that will be added to the standard information of movie titles, tv show episodes or music song lyrics. It can consist of, amongst other things, participating actors, the biography of an artist, list of music albums made as well as various types of fanart.
Moderator, Mod
A trusted member of the Forum that has been granted additional privileges for the purpose of housekeeping, arbitration and editing of other users posts. Usually granted for a particular area of the forum or a sub-forum. See also: Super Moderator
MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz is an open source music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public. Like Wikipedia, MusicBrainz is maintained by a global community of users. See: MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz Picard
Picard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python and uses MusicBrainz as the source for all tagging metadata. See: MusicBrainz Picard


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NFO
Also written .NFO or NFO, a contraction of "info", or "information") is a commonly used three-letter filename extension for text files that accompany various digital scene releases with information about them. See: NFO
Node
Nodes are defined views that are used to organize and display your media from the menu. There are pre-defined nodes (title, director, actor, year) and there are user-defined nodes that allow a user to separate, for example, Home Movies from standard Hollywood type movies.


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OP
Original Poster. Used to refer to the person who started the thread.


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Passthrough
PVR
PVR Backend


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Resolution
The measure of the number of Pixels along the width and the height of a display screen. Multiplying the two numbers will give the total number of pixels on the screen. The current standard resolution for consumer grade TV's is 3840x2160. See: Resolution
Repository, Repo
A centralised collection of Add-ons. The user then installs the repository which makes it more convenient to install multiple add-ons from a single location. It also provides the benefit of auto-updates. See: Kodi Add-ons
Rip, ripping
The process of copying a CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or UHD Blu-ray to a hard drive. Normally requires easily obtainable software. See: Ripping


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Scanning
The process of collecting general information as well as metadata of videos or music songs. The results will be entered in Kodi's video and/or music database(s). See: Content and Scanning
Scraper
Scrapers (also outside the Kodi community more commonly referred to as "web scrapers" or "importers") are used by Kodi to go online to automatically retrieve metadata information and artwork from websites for Music, Videos, Movies and TV Shows. This meta data information and artwork is then used for Kodi's music and video libraries.
Skin
Customised GUI's that are easily interchangeable with the default GUI or Skin. See: Skin
Skinning
Can be used to refer to the person creating the skin, or the act of creating the skin.
Super Moderator
Similar to Moderator, but with additional privileges to access and perform their duties anywhere in the forum.


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Tag / Tagging
Adding information or metadata to a video or music song, in order to identify and link that object in several ways to genres, artists, etcetera. Music files (f.e. MP3), can be tagged with various info like artist name, album name, audio bitrate, producer name. The list is practically endless. See: ID3
Talk page
A page reserved for discussion of the page with which it is associated, such as the article page. Very confusingly, the link to a talk page is labelled "discussion". All pages within Wikipedia (except pages in the Special namespace, and talk pages themselves!) have talk pages attached to them.
Team-Kodi Member
A person that has been recruited by the Kodi team to enhance the team's capabilities. This can be done in various ways, for example in programming, forum moderatorships, legal assistence, social media.
Template
A way of automatically including the contents of one page within another page, used for boilerplate text, navigational aids, etc.
Theme
See: Skin
TMDB, TheMOVIEDB
The Movie DataBase. An online community built movie, TV and artwork database. Used by Kodi to scrape information into your library related to your Movies and TV Shows. See: TMDB
Troll
A user who incites or engages in disruptive behavior (trolling). There are some people who enjoy causing conflict, and there are those who make a hobby of it. However, these are few in number and one should always assume good faith in other users. Calling someone a troll in a dispute is a bad idea. No further meaningful debate is likely to occur.
TVDB, TheTVDB
The TV DataBase. An online community built TV Show and Artwork database. Used by Kodi to scrape TV Show information into your library.


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UHD, UHD4K, UHD Blu-ray


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VPN


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Wall of text
An unusually long paragraph, presenting a solid block of text of a dozen or more lines. Walls of text are visually unappealing and difficult to read. A wall of text in an article may simply be a sign of an inexperienced editor unfamiliar with Wikipedia markup, or may be a sign of a more serious issue such as copy-and-paste copyright violation. A wall of text in a talk page may be taken to be a sign of soapboxing or shotgun argumentation.


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XBMC
The original name of KODI. A free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC/Kodi Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.


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