Meaning : Digital Video Disk
Category : Technology
Sub Category : Storage media
What does DVD mean or stand for ?
The DVD was the successor to VHS in all of America as well as Europe.Only in Asia the VCD – Video Disk made its debut before the DVD which then transitioned to DVD also.
VCDs cold only hold 700MB of data on a single disk or 70 minutes of video.It needed at least 2 discs to hold one full movie.that too at low resolution of 352*249/280.
Comparatively,the DVD could hold 4.8 GB which was a huge jump!The video quality of DVDs were much superior to that of VCDs and VHS.Laser Discs debuted in the world shortly before the DVD came onto the scene,but was a failure.