DVD-ROM


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Related to DVD-ROM: CD-R, Blu-ray, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R

DVD-ROM:

see digital versatile discdigital versatile disc
or digital video disc
(DVD), a small plastic disc used for the storage of digital data. The successor media to the compact disc (CD), a DVD can have more than 100 times the storage capacity of a CD.
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DVD-ROM

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DVD-ROM

DVD-ROM

A read-only DVD disc used to permanently store data files. DVD-ROM discs are widely used to distribute large software applications that exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM disc. DVD-ROM discs are read in DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM drives in computers, but typically not in DVD drives connected to TVs and home theater systems. However, most DVD-ROM drives will play DVD movie discs.

In practice, the term "DVD" refers to all DVD formats. The phrase "insert the installation DVD" really means "insert the installation DVD-ROM." See DVD, DVD storage capacities, DVD drives, DVD-Video and optical disc.
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