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: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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution 4K TV]'''''
  
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: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.
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:The correlation between the Width and the Height of an image. A standard flat screen TV has an Aspect Ratio of 16:9. '''''See: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image) Aspect Ratio]'''''
  
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: A program that automatically or semi-automatically adds or edits Wikipedia-pages.
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: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: [https://www.videohelp.com/hd#filestruct Blu-ray Format]'''''
  
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: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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Electronics_Control CEC]'''''
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;Codec
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:Is a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau 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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codec Codec]'''''
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;Container
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:A file format that is used to combine, store and play Codecs. '''''See: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_container_format Containers]
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;Cuesheet
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: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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_sheet_(computing) Cuesheet]
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:Techie-speak for "tolerated in or supported by a system but not recommended" (i.e., beware: may well be on the way out).
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: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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;NETBIOS:
 
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: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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection HDCP]'''''
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;Zappy: XBMC's mascot. See also [[Zappy]].
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;Zeroconf:
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;IRC
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:Internet Relay Chat.
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:If I Recall Correctly
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;IPTV
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:Internet Protocol TeleVision. The delivery of television content over the internet instead of over the air. '''''See: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPTV IPTV]'''''
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:Abbreviation for "In Real Life"
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;Media Manager
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;MusicBrainz
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: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: '''[https://musicbrainz.org/ MusicBrainz]'''''
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;MusicBrainz Picard
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:Picard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python and uses MusicBrainz as the source for all tagging metadata. ''See: '''[https://picard.musicbrainz.org/ MusicBrainz Picard]'''''
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: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: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution Resolution]
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: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: [https://kodi.tv/addons Kodi Add-ons]'''''
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:The process of copying a CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or UHD Blu-ray to a hard drive. Normally requires easily obtainable software. '''''See: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripping Ripping]
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: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.
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:A user who incites or engages in disruptive behavior ('''[[w:internet troll|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; it has an effect similar to [[#Godwin's law|calling someone a Nazi]] – no further meaningful debate is likely to occur. ''See also [[m:What is a troll?]]''
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: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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Contents
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1 !-9

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


2 A

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


3 B

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


4 C

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


5 D

Deprecated
Techie-speak for "tolerated in or supported by a system but not recommended" (i.e., beware: may well be on the way out).
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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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
HDR


10 I

IRC
Internet Relay Chat.
IIRC
If I Recall Correctly
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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12 K

Kodi


13 L

Live TV


14 M

Media Manager
Metadata
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


15 N

NFO


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19 R

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


20 S

Scanning
Scraper
Skin
Skinning
Super Moderator


21 T

Tag / Tagging
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
Template
A way of automatically including the contents of one page within another page, used for boilerplate text, navigational aids, etc.
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; it has an effect similar to calling someone a Nazi – no further meaningful debate is likely to occur. See also m:What is a troll?
TVDB

22 U

UHD, UHD4K, UHD Blu-ray


23 V

VPN

24 W

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.

25 X

XBMC


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