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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.

DVD,

n the acronym for digital versatile disk or digital video disk. A high-density compact disk for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-video material.
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16X DVD-RAM is expected to be approved by the DVD Forum, within the near future after which drives, media, software and related products will be available by the end of 2005.
DVD-RAM blank media production line at the Panasonic Disc Manufacturing Corporation of America in Torrance, California this week, RAMPRG's Jasionowski attributes the popularity of DVD-RAM recorders to the unique technical and functional features of DVD-RAM technology.
Now, users have the choice of employing either the Windows or UNIX/Linux operating systems--combined with DVD-RAM functionality--to manage and manipulate data from video to music to simple text files.
Earlier this year, Hitachi and Toshiba, which also support the DVD-RAM standard, unveiled their first products in the format.
TEAC Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) -- are dedicated to promoting the DVD-RAM format and popularizing DVD-RAM related products on an international basis.
Tokikazu Matsumoto, RAMPRG Chairman and Director of Panasonic AVC Networks Company (a division of Matsushita Electric Industrial) comments: "Recordable DVDs are rapidly gaining popularity, and DVD-RAM is a recordable DVD format that provides superior features for both the AV and PC fields.
In addition to being able to read from and write to DVD-RAM media, the libraries can read DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, and CD audio media.
With Freedom, all phone-based interactions can be recorded to DVD-RAM or any network-attached storage media, for secure archiving and fast retrieval.
The new PX-750 series supports one of the features most requested by Plextor customers -- DVD-RAM functionality," said Pete Schwartz, vice president of marketing and business development for Plextor.
Added Mun-Hwa Park, President and CEO of Hitachi-LG Data Storage, "As customers become more aware of the benefits of DVD-RAM through the RAM Promotion Group initiative, I am confident that the DVD-RAM format and products based on it will become more widely used around the globe.
But now I'm seeing DVD-RAM drives that also write CDs; and there's supposed to be a drive coming out this Spring that writes both rewritable DVD-RAM and write-once DVD-R.
The new MegaSTOR drive is the first Triple Format burner offered to the US retail marketplace able to write to DVD+/-R media at 16X speeds and DVD-RAM media at 5X speeds.