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CD-i

CD-I

(Compact Disc-Interactive) A Compact Disc (CD) format developed by Philips and Sony that held text, audio and animated graphics. It required a CD-I player that contained its own operating system. The CD-I player also played audio CDs and Karaoke CDs (see CD+G) as well as video CDs (VCDs) with an MPEG-1 card. Professional CD-I players were built for the multimedia training market, and consumer models were made for the entertainment market.

Specified in the Green Book (see CD), CD-I provided approximately two and a half hours of CD-quality stereo or 10 hours of AM radio-quality stereo. Introduced in the mid-1980s, players emerged in the early 1990s, only to be abandoned a few years later. See CD, CD-ROM and DVD.
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For those wishing more information, Philips sponsors a CD-I hotline at (800) 845-7301.
offers English-language training via CD-I in both a business-specific or family-oriented environment.
CD-I also will incorporate full-motion video display capabilities.
CD-I will present consumers with stand-alone hardware that operates much like a videogame machine, but looks more like an ordinary CD-audio player.
How does one design an interactive disc, CD-I or other?