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Bittorrent Naming Acronyms?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by compact, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. compact

    compact Regular member

    Jan 24, 2005
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    Does anyone know of a resource or article where all the acronyms used in Bittorrent files can be found (mainly video files)?

    I have found it quite interesting the numerous ones you see.
    Obvious ones are Divx Xvid.

    Are ones that seem obvious, LOL, NoTV but some are just beyond me...
  2. Indochine

    Indochine Regular member

    Dec 21, 2006
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    What, you mean abbreviations like 1080p WMV-HD HDTV DTS 768K AC3 448K ?

    Not all of them are acronyms since not all are pronounceable as words. HDTV is not an acronym for example. Never mind! Just me being anal.

    In fact, in the Bit Torrent world they seem to be called "tags".

    How about this pinned thread, "Movie titles, What is what in the title" on the Mininova forum?


    It explains all the common tags like DivX, SVCD, Cam, and also some of the ones you find in TV show titles. It does not contain every one I've ever seen.

    Another one is

    File Sharing Dictionary

    This one has a lot more. You need to have javascript enabled -


    Google can be a big help. I found the second one by typing the topic and some example abbreviations:-

    movie torrent titles XVID AAC Cam

    You can also find info about specific tags that way.

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