Scene Abbreviations

OST stands for Original SoundTrack. An OST is a collection of music found in a particular video game, movie, TV serie, etc.

Most television sets magnify the image a little too much, cutting off a little from all four sides. Some cut off as much as 20% of the total image. Trained television technicians can usually fix overscan.

The European video format standard.

Pan & Scan:
Pan & Scan is a method used a lot by movie studios to create 4:3 versions of movies recorded in widescreen format by cropping out areas of the frames so that they have a perfect fit block for a 4:3 TV. The area's of the video that are cropped depend on where the action is currently. Most common, these parts are the movies' borders. Pan & Scan has a bad reputation among movie enthusiasts who claim that the movies are shot in widescreen format and should be viewed the way the director intended.

These files are able to reconstruct files that are missing from the archive when downloading via newsgroups. For example, if you have downloaded an archive that was split into 47 RAR files but one of them is missing, you could simply download a PAR file for that archive. Once you have the PAR file, you can use a tool such as SmartPAR to reconstruct the missing file.

Other resolution digital tv recordings from source streams at a bitrate of 10+mbps or higher. It is a label given to files that were ripped directly from a purely digital source, having less resolution than HDTV.

A PDVD is usually an asian silver or, telesync copy of a movie, that has been encoded to DVD. PDVDs are usually sold by movie bootleggers. Quality varies of course. PDVDs are widely availible throughout some countries at an extremely low price.

Sharing and delivery system where users who are logged are able to download files from eachother.

PGC stands for ProGram Chain, containing instructions in a DVD-Video title for controlling interactivity and the presentation of AV sequences and menus.

The unauthorised duplication and/or use and distribution of a software program, music, movies etc.

A .ppf file is a patch file, used to fix bad cd/dvd's.

Pay-Per-View. Pay television programming for which viewers pay a separate fee for each program ordered.

When a releasegroup pre's a release, it will be available for other people and the distribution will start. Also the releasename will be registered in the pre database.

A database with all releasetitles. These releasetitles are not for download, they are just records. Apart from the releasetitle, a record often also contains the releasesize, releasedate, and sometimes also NFO's. With commands one is able to 'check' a release.

When a release is pre'd, it will be seen by millions of people in pre-announce channels and sites. These are channels which echo every release when it's pred. Some people (pre-spammers) abuse the fact that so many people read this and they fake releases with a message as the releasename. That way the 'release' name will be seen by all these people, this is why they do it. For example, when Germany lost against Italy in the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup 2006, there were pre spam messages like: Schade.Deutschland.Alles.Ist.Vobei-2006-uSuCK. Pre-spam is certainly not tolerated and pre-spammers will be punished or scenebanned.

A tool releasegroups use to pre a release simultaneously at multiple sites. Thanks to the pre-tool, the releasegroup doesn't have to pre it manually on every site, this saves them time, and the release is pre'd at the same time at all sites.

A gateway through which users can connect to the Internet. Advantage of proxy is that servers and other www-users won't be able to view the user's real ip.

Due to scene rules, whoever releases a certain release the first, has won that race. For example, when a group releases the CAM version of Titanic the first. If there is something "wrong" with the release (poor quality, out-of-sync, audio errors etc.) and another group has a better/correct version, it can release it and add PROPER to the release title to avoid being nuked. However, the source must be the same as the original release. For example: A poor quality CAM release by group A and group B releases their CAM release PROPER. A Telesync release doesn't PROPER a CAM release, because the source is different. PROPER is the most subjective tag in the scene, and a lot of people will generally argue whether the PROPER is better than the original release. The reason for the PROPER should always be mentioned in the NFO. When a group 'propers' a PROPER it is tagged as REAL.PROPER.

A Playstation 2 game released to CD.

A Playstation 2 game released to DVD.

This is a PSX (Playstation 1) game playable on a PSP (Playstation Portable) using custom PSP firmware.

This is a computer that has been compromised and has a FTP-server running on it. It will be used to share warez, mainly to the FXP Community.

People who try to fill a release the quickest.

A FTP-server is getting raped when many people download from a FTP-server at the same time at high speeds.

Rated means a movie is censored.

A recode is a previously released movie, usually filtered through TMPGenc to remove subtitles, fix color etc.

The act of hacking a computer/pubstro which someone else has already hacked, and replacing his FTP-server with his own. Rehacking will often result in a ban from all FXP boards.

Original releases are rips of movies, programs, games and music, all released by groups specialized in creating these kinds of releases.
Groups of people who pirate and release software, music and movies.

(Digitally) remastered means that an older not-digital movie has been re-editted, remastered and is released on DVD.

If a group releases a bad rip, they can release a Repack. A Repack is a fixed version of the original release. It's similar to PROPER but then done by the same group. Note that a Repack is different from a fix. A Fix will repair the original release whilst a repack is a new release.

A previous rip was bad, now it's ripped again properly. Similar to repack.

Refers to the sharpness and the size of a video, usually measured in pixels/dots per inch (dpi).The higher the resolution of a video, the greater the sharpness and the larger the file size will be. 640 (width) by 320 (height) pixels for example is sharper on a big screen than a 320 x 160 video.

To extract or copy data from a cd/dvd to another, more useful (and smaller) format.

ROM images is used in the context of emulation for software which only runs on different hardware. These ROM images can be run on an emulator. For example, GBA rom images which are started on a GBA Emulator. Using a GBA emulator on a PC will enable the user to play GBA games on his PC.

RTM means Release To Manufacturing. This release is leaked before it's available in stores. A RTM version of a software title is the final retail version, the one that you will be seeing in stores.

People who can fast IP ranges for vulnerable computers.

Similar to a pubstro, but it is used to scan for other vulnerable computers.

An individual or a group of people can be banned from the scene, because they did something seriously wrong. For example when someone appears to be a fed.

A pre VHS tape, sent to rental stores, and various other places for promotional use.

Digital tv recording or capture from a source stream at any resolution with bitrate under 10mbps.

SE stands for Special Edition. Like the name says, it's a special dvd edition of a movie. Often special editions contain extra material like deleted scenes, interviews, or a making-of.

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