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iPod Glossary


3GP - This is MP4 format used for some mobile devices and cell phones


AAC -- (also known as Advanced Audio Coder) is an audio encoding format that was supposed to overtake MP3 format but really hasn't taken off.


AVI -- an Acronym for Audio Video Interleaved is probably the most common file format for storing audio/video on PCs in the world.


CD -- Stands for "compact disc". A Circular disk that stores data or music in optical form.


CD-R -- A CD which can have data or music written to it once.


CD-RW -- A CD capable of saving data or music over and over again.


Codec -- An acronym for "Compressions/Decompression". A Codec is a specialized program that encodes or reduces the number of bytes used by large files and programs.


Combo Drive -- A computer drive capable of reading and writing data to either CD or DVD.


DivX -- a video format developed by DivX, Inc. which is well known for its ability to compress long video segments into small files.


DV -- Stands for "Digital Video". This is video captured to a computer or device (such as a TiVo) from a digital recording device such as a camcorder or digital video recorder (DVR).


DVD -- Stands for "Digital Video Disc" or "Digital Versatile Disk". It is about the same size of a CD but holds as much as seven times the data/files. DVDs are used to store full length motion pictures, backup computer data, store music and much more.


DVD-R -- A DVD which can have data, video or music stored to it once.


DVD-RW -- (also referred to as DVD+RW) A DVD capable of saving data, video or music over and over again.


DVD Chapter -- A small segment of video (usually a scene). Chapters of video make up an entire movie on a DVD.


DVR -- Stands for "Digital Video Recorder". A recording device that saves broadcasts to a hard drive in digital format. The most common DVD is the TiVo.


MOV -- (also referred to as .mov) Apple QuickTime's video file format used in movies and animations.


MP3 -- A compressed file format which allows audio files to be transferred via the Internet and played on portable audio players and MP3 players.


MP4 -- (also known as mpeg-4, .mp4) -- is the file format used to store media types defined by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group. It is the format used by Apple for video playback on the iPod Video Player. It is also the format used by the Sony PSP and other MP3 video players.


MPEG -- Stands for "Motion Picture Experts Group". This is the standard for compressing and storing audio and video files on the Internet and transferring them to portable audio/video players.


MPEG-4 -- See Definition for MP4


.mp4 -- See Definition for MP4


RM -- A Real Media movie file which typically stores video clips and movies.


RMVB -- an abbreviation for "Real Media variable bitrate". Is a file type used with Real Media Player.


SVCD  -- Stands for "Super Video CD". A CD capable of holding more video and audio than a VCD.


TiVo -- A Popular brand name manufacturer of DVRs.


VCD - Stands for "Video Compact Disc". This is a CD which contains video and audio files similar to DVD.


VOB -- A data file used in DVDs to store video, audio, graphics or other files.


WMV -- Stands for "Windows Media Video". A Streaming video file used to transfer video and audio over the Internet.


.wmv -- is the file format used by Windows Media Video Player.


XVid -- An open source MP4 codec used by programmers to develop software and video.





Legal Note:

Remember do not copy DVDs that you do not own! It is illegal to make a copy of a movie for use on your device if you do not own the original. The legality of DVD ripping will vary based on your country of residence. iPodVideoConverters.com does not in any way endorse violation of the valid rights of copyright holders, and strongly recommends that you consult your country's copyright and fair use laws before copying any video content.



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