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* '''AC-3''': also known as Dolby Digital; Dolby's third generation audio coding algorithm. AC-3 is used for the audio on DVD's, HDTV, and digital cable and satellite transmissions.
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* '''Air2PC''': TV tuner card made by [http://www.bbti.us/products_air2pc_atsc_pci.htm Broadband Technologies]; capable of receiving digital terrestrial broadcast TV  (both standard- and high-definition)
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* '''ATSC''': [http://www.atsc.org/ Advanced Television Systems Committee]; usually refers to the ATSC DTV Standards which include digital HDTV, data broadcasting, and multichannel surround sound audio. The United States FCC has adopted major components of the ATSC DTV Standards. So has most of the Americas. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC more info])
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* '''[[AC-3]]''': also known as Dolby Digital; Dolby's third generation audio coding algorithm. AC-3 is used for the audio on DVD's, HDTV, and digital cable and satellite transmissions.
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* '''[[ATSC]]''': [http://www.atsc.org/ Advanced Television Systems Committee]; usually refers to the ATSC DTV Standards which include digital HDTV, data broadcasting, and multichannel surround sound audio. The United States FCC has adopted major components of the ATSC DTV Standards. So has most of the Americas. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC more info])
 
* '''[[bttv]]''': Linux [http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/bttv.html driver] for TV tuner cards using the bt848 and bt878 chips
 
* '''[[bttv]]''': Linux [http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/bttv.html driver] for TV tuner cards using the bt848 and bt878 chips
 
* '''CC''': closed captioning; displays the audio portion of TV shows as text superimposed on the video. CC is used with the NTSC standard. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_captioning more info])
 
* '''CC''': closed captioning; displays the audio portion of TV shows as text superimposed on the video. CC is used with the NTSC standard. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_captioning more info])
 
* '''CVS''': [http://www.cvshome.org/ Concurrent Versions System]; a version control system used to maintain the MythTV source code
 
* '''CVS''': [http://www.cvshome.org/ Concurrent Versions System]; a version control system used to maintain the MythTV source code
* '''DTV''': digital television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television more info])
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* '''[[DTV]]''': digital television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television more info])
* '''DVB''': [http://www.dvb.org/ Digital Video Broadcasting Project]; similar to ATSC, DVB has developed standards for digital television and data services. DVB has been adopted by several countries around Europe and most of the World, except the America's, Japan, and Parts of asia. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB more info])
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* '''[[DVB]]''': [http://www.dvb.org/ Digital Video Broadcasting Project]; similar to ATSC, DVB has developed standards for digital television and data services. DVB has been adopted by several countries around Europe and most of the World, except the America's, Japan, and Parts of asia. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB more info])
* '''EIT''': event information table; the EIT is part of the DVB standard and provides schedule information for digital programming
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* '''[[EIT]]''': event information table; the EIT is part of the DVB standard and provides schedule information for digital programming
* '''EPG''': electronic program guide
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* '''[[EPG]]''': electronic program guide
* '''FC3''': [http://www.redhat.com/fedora/ Fedora Core 3]; an open-source Linux distribution based off of Red Hat
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* '''[[Fedora|FC]]''': [http://www.redhat.com/fedora/ Fedora Core]; an open-source Linux distribution based off of Red Hat
* '''HDTV''': high definition television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV more info])
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* '''[[HDTV]]''': high definition television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV more info])
* '''ivtv''': Linux [http://ivtv.sourceforge.net/ driver] for TV tuner cards using iTVC15 family of MPEG codecs; most commonly used with Hauppauge's PVR-250 and PVR-350 cards
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* '''[[IVTV|ivtv]]''': Linux [http://ivtv.sourceforge.net/ driver] for TV tuner cards using iTVC15 family of MPEG codecs; most commonly used with Hauppauge's PVR-250 and PVR-350 cards.
* '''LIRC''': [http://www.lirc.org/ Linux Infrared Remote Control]; a package for Linux that allows decoding and sending of infrared signals. LIRC can be used to allow various remote controls to work with MythTV.
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* '''[[LIRC]]''': [http://www.lirc.org/ Linux Infrared Remote Control]; a package for Linux that allows decoding and sending of infrared signals. LIRC can be used to allow various remote controls to work with MythTV.
 
* '''MPEG''': Moving Picture Experts Group; a group that defines standards for digital compression of video and audio signals ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG more info])
 
* '''MPEG''': Moving Picture Experts Group; a group that defines standards for digital compression of video and audio signals ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG more info])
* '''MPEG-2''': a standard for encoding video and audio signals; several different algorithms (codecs) are available for compressing video into MPEG-2
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* '''[[MPEG-2]]''': a standard for encoding video and audio signals; several different algorithms (codecs) are available for compressing video into MPEG-2
* '''MPEG-4''': a newer standard designed to produce smaller files than MPEG-2
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* '''[[MPEG-4]]''': a newer standard designed to produce smaller files than MPEG-2
* '''MySQL''': an open-source [http://www.mysql.com/ database management system]; MythTV uses MySQL to store many types of information including tuner card settings, program guide information, and scheduled and recorded program information
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* '''[[MySql|MySQL]]''': an open-source [http://www.mysql.com/ database management system]; MythTV uses MySQL to store many types of information including tuner card settings, program guide information, and scheduled and recorded program information
* '''NTSC''': National Television System Committee; usually refers to the NTSC Video Standard for analog television. NTSC is used in the United States. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC more info])
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* '''[[NTSC]]''': National Television System Committee; usually refers to the NTSC Video Standard for analog television. NTSC is used in the United States. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC more info])
 
* '''nuv ([[NuppelVideo]])''': video format used by MythTV when hardware encoding is not available
 
* '''nuv ([[NuppelVideo]])''': video format used by MythTV when hardware encoding is not available
* '''OSD''': on-screen display
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* '''[[OSD]]''': on-screen display
* '''PAL''': analog television standard predominant in countries outside of North America ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL more info])
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* '''[[PAL]]''': analog television standard predominant in countries outside of North America ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL more info])
* '''PVR-250''': TV tuner card made by [http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_pvr250.html Hauppauge]; uses a 125 channel cable-ready tuner and has a bulit-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder
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* '''[[QAM]]''': quadrature amplitude modulation; a conversion method used when sending DTV cable signals over existing analog cable. Two forms of QAM available are QAM64 and QAM256.
* '''PVR-350''': TV tuner card made by [http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_pvr350.html Hauppauge]; similar to the PVR-250 but also includes a built-in hardware MPEG-2 decoder
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* '''[[Qt|QT]]''': a cross-platform C++ application development framework from [http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html Trolltech]; MythTV uses QT to provide cross-platform portability
* '''QAM''': quadrature amplitude modulation; a conversion method used when sending DTV cable signals over existing analog cable. Two forms of QAM available are QAM64 and QAM256.
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* '''[[SDTV]]''': standard definition television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDTV more info])
* '''QT''': a cross-platform C++ application development framework from [http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html Trolltech]; MythTV uses QT to provide cross-platform portability
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* '''syndicated episode number''': Most shows have titles for each episode, but there's also internal [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EpisodeCodeNumber episode code numbers]. These go to syndicated episode number.
* '''SDTV''': standard definition television ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDTV more info])
 
 
* '''teletext''': television text ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletext more info])
 
* '''teletext''': television text ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletext more info])
 
* '''v4l''': video4Linux; a video capture interface for Linux
 
* '''v4l''': video4Linux; a video capture interface for Linux
 
* '''v4l2''': the second generation of v4l
 
* '''v4l2''': the second generation of v4l
* '''VBI''': vertical blanking interval ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBI more info])
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* '''[[VBI]]''': vertical blanking interval ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBI more info])
* '''Xv''': X-video extension for XFree86
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* '''[[Xv]]''': X-video extension for XFree86
* '''XvMC''': X-video Motion Compensation; an extension of Xv that allows hardware motion compensation
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* '''[[XvMC]]''': X-video Motion Compensation; an extension of Xv that allows hardware motion compensation ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XvMC more info])
  
 
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[[Category:Glossary]]

Latest revision as of 09:19, 12 December 2015


  • AC-3: also known as Dolby Digital; Dolby's third generation audio coding algorithm. AC-3 is used for the audio on DVD's, HDTV, and digital cable and satellite transmissions.
  • ATSC: Advanced Television Systems Committee; usually refers to the ATSC DTV Standards which include digital HDTV, data broadcasting, and multichannel surround sound audio. The United States FCC has adopted major components of the ATSC DTV Standards. So has most of the Americas. (more info)
  • bttv: Linux driver for TV tuner cards using the bt848 and bt878 chips
  • CC: closed captioning; displays the audio portion of TV shows as text superimposed on the video. CC is used with the NTSC standard. (more info)
  • CVS: Concurrent Versions System; a version control system used to maintain the MythTV source code
  • DTV: digital television (more info)
  • DVB: Digital Video Broadcasting Project; similar to ATSC, DVB has developed standards for digital television and data services. DVB has been adopted by several countries around Europe and most of the World, except the America's, Japan, and Parts of asia. (more info)
  • EIT: event information table; the EIT is part of the DVB standard and provides schedule information for digital programming
  • EPG: electronic program guide
  • FC: Fedora Core; an open-source Linux distribution based off of Red Hat
  • HDTV: high definition television (more info)
  • ivtv: Linux driver for TV tuner cards using iTVC15 family of MPEG codecs; most commonly used with Hauppauge's PVR-250 and PVR-350 cards.
  • LIRC: Linux Infrared Remote Control; a package for Linux that allows decoding and sending of infrared signals. LIRC can be used to allow various remote controls to work with MythTV.
  • MPEG: Moving Picture Experts Group; a group that defines standards for digital compression of video and audio signals (more info)
  • MPEG-2: a standard for encoding video and audio signals; several different algorithms (codecs) are available for compressing video into MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4: a newer standard designed to produce smaller files than MPEG-2
  • MySQL: an open-source database management system; MythTV uses MySQL to store many types of information including tuner card settings, program guide information, and scheduled and recorded program information
  • NTSC: National Television System Committee; usually refers to the NTSC Video Standard for analog television. NTSC is used in the United States. (more info)
  • nuv (NuppelVideo): video format used by MythTV when hardware encoding is not available
  • OSD: on-screen display
  • PAL: analog television standard predominant in countries outside of North America (more info)
  • QAM: quadrature amplitude modulation; a conversion method used when sending DTV cable signals over existing analog cable. Two forms of QAM available are QAM64 and QAM256.
  • QT: a cross-platform C++ application development framework from Trolltech; MythTV uses QT to provide cross-platform portability
  • SDTV: standard definition television (more info)
  • syndicated episode number: Most shows have titles for each episode, but there's also internal episode code numbers. These go to syndicated episode number.
  • teletext: television text (more info)
  • v4l: video4Linux; a video capture interface for Linux
  • v4l2: the second generation of v4l
  • VBI: vertical blanking interval (more info)
  • Xv: X-video extension for XFree86
  • XvMC: X-video Motion Compensation; an extension of Xv that allows hardware motion compensation (more info)