The basic pre-recorded DVD disc, which supports DVD-Audio and DVD-Video formats. Also used to describe other DVD formats not defined in the DVD specifications including PC/Mac applications and DVD based games consoles etc.
The original DVD format that encompasses both DVD-Video and DVD-ROM (Read-Only Memory). These discs can only be read they cannot be recorded. The standard includes a number of different data types and a file system: UDF.
Short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc, a new type of CD-ROM that holds a minimum of 4.7GB gigabytes, enough for a full-length movie. Often shortened to DVD. The DVD specification supports discs with capacities of from 4.7GB to 17GB and access rates of 600KBps to 1.3 MBps. One of the best features of DVD drives is that they are backward-compatible with CD-ROMs. This means that DVD players can play earlierCD-ROMs as well as later DVD-ROMs. Newer DVD players can also read CD-R discs.
The read-only format supports discs with capacities of from 4.7GB (enough for an MPEG-2 compressed full-length movie) to 17GB and access rates of 600 KBps to 1.3 MBps. Backward-compatible with CD-ROMs.
A digital versatile disc (DVD) is an advanced form of CD that can store vast amounts of information on a single disc. For example, whole movies, special features and music tracks can fit on one disc. A DVD looks physically similar to a CD but can only be played in a DVD player. To add information to a DVD you need a blank DVD to record to and a DVD recorder or burner.
DVD-ROM is a replacement for the CD-ROM found in virtually all modern computers. It's advantages are the greatly increased storage capacity and a higher playback speed. DVD-Video discs can also be played back via a DVD-ROM drive. There are a few DVD-ROM releases available and it is predicted that DVD-ROM will eventually supercede CD-ROM as the storage format of choice for computer users.
version of the DVD disc format for computers which is expected to replace CD-ROMs. Similar to a fast (8x), large (4.7 - 17 Gigabytes) CD-ROM, DVD-ROM can hold any type of computer data, and does not require MPEG.
DVD-ROM can be compared with CD-ROM. As it provides at least 7 times the capacity of CD-ROM, it is predestined for complex multimedia applications and games. For storage capacities please refer to [DVD-5], [DVD-9], [DVD-10] and [DVD-18].
A read only DVD disk used for data storage and interactive sequences, as well as audio and video clip storage devices. DVD-ROMs run in either DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drives, not DVD- Video players connected to the television or home theatres.
Abbreviation for digital versatile disc read-only memory. DVD-ROM drives use optical technology to read data from DVDs. DVDs are read-only storage devices; you cannot write new data to a DVD with standard DVD-ROM drives. Most DVD-ROM drives also read standard CDs. ECC Abbreviation for error checking and correction.
DVD-ROMS are a relatively new format that is completely different from the other CD formats I mentioned (except for the size of the disc). The information can be on a single layer, 2 layers, or if it's a double sided disc, 4 layers. It can store much more info than a standard CD ROM. As much as 17 gigabytes if all 4 layers are used. Blank DVDs are available in DVD5 (4.7GB) and DVD9 (8.5GB). At this time, double-sided blanks are not available.
A new technology that is primarily a medium for computer data and software and is read on a computer drive similar to a CD-ROM drive. DVD-ROMs can hold a vast amount of data. A single-sided, single-layered DVD offers a capacity of 4.38GB. A single-sided, double-layered DVD-ROM will hold 7.95GB. Back to the Top
The DVD equivalent of a CD-ROM. DVD-ROM discs are pressed like CD-ROM but come in a variety of capacities. Typical are the 4.35GB DVD-5 discs (single side, single layer) and 7.95GB DVD-9 discs (single side, dual layer) that are used for movies and data. There are also double-side versions of each.
Read Only Memory. This read-only DVD disc is used for storing data and interactive sequences as well as audio and video. DVD-ROMs run in DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drives, not DVD-Video players connected to TVs and home theaters. However, most DVD-ROM drives will play DVD-Video movies.