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 CD Basics

 CD Audio

 CD-ROM

 DVDBasics

 DVD-Video

 DVD-ROM

 DVD-Audio

 DVD-Recordable

 Replication

 DigitalVideo

 Glossary


 

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CD & DVD Technology 

Find out more about CD & DVD technologies and formats for music, video, games and multimedia applications

The Compact Disc was launched in 1982 for high quality digital audio and has become one of the most successful examples of consumer electronics technology.

In 1984 the CD Audio specification was extended to CD-ROM for computer applications and was subsequently extended to other formats all based on the audio compact disc format.

In 1996 a higher capacity optical disc became available in Japan and was then launched in the USA in 1997 and Europe in 1998.  DVD offers three formats: DVD-Video for high quality movies, DVD-ROM for games and other computer applications and DVD-Audio for high quality music.

Click on the links on the left or the logos on the right to find out more about these technologies and the various CD & DVD formats. 


CD Audio


CD-ROM


DVD-Video


DVD-ROM


DVD-Audio

 

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