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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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Gall says Philips/Sony single- and dual-layer MMCD discs are expected to have cycle times the same as or slightly longer than those for standard CDs.
Many industry experts feel that SD has the upper hand in Hollywood and MMCD has support from the computer industry, although the format sponsors deny this view.
Further, MMCD discs will be produced in volume using the great majority of the existing disc manufacturing infrastructure -- ensuring that MMCD products will reach market in a quick and cost-effective manner.
Companies supporting the Philips/Sony MMCD format for digital video include: Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Triumph Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope, Propaganda, Island Pictures and Egg Pictures.
Adds Waitt, "With MMCD, Philips and Sony have responded to PC users' needs.
The MMCD platform will allow Gateway to create new opportunities for multimedia in the future.
In our estimation, the Philips/Sony MMCD format offers the best cost- and time- to-market and superior backward compatibility.
The other high density format, Super Density, is about 35 percent higher density than MMCD (pits per unit area).