Video CD

A Video CD or VCD is a CD that contains a movie instead of music or a computer program.[1] It is the "little brother" of the DVD.

Since a DVD can store ten times as much information as a VCD, the quality of a VCD is not as high as that of a DVD, but it is ten times cheaper to make. The quality of the picture is about as good as an analog television with a simple antenna, or a VHS tape.


VCD's were invented by Philips and Sony just like the CD, but then never became very popular in the Western world, which switched from VHS tapes directly to the DVD. However, in Asia and in other developing countries the VCD is popular, since a DVD player is also much more expensive than a VCD player.

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български: Video CD
català: Video CD
čeština: Video CD
dansk: VCD
Deutsch: Video-CD
English: Video CD
español: Video CD
français: Vidéo CD
한국어: 비디오 CD
हिन्दी: वी सी डी
Bahasa Indonesia: VCD
italiano: Video CD
қазақша: Бейнедиск
Bahasa Melayu: Video CD
Nederlands: Video-cd
日本語: ビデオCD
norsk: Video CD
ភាសាខ្មែរ: វីស៊ីឌី
polski: Video CD
português: VCD
română: VCD
русский: Video CD
slovenčina: Video CD
suomi: Video CD
svenska: Video CD
Türkçe: VCD
українська: Video CD
Tiếng Việt: Video CD
粵語: VCD
中文: 影音光碟