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also vid·e·o·disk  (vĭd′ē-ō-dĭsk′)
A disc on which sounds and images, as of a movie, are recorded.

[Originally a German trademark.]


(ˈvɪd i oʊˌdɪsk)

an optical disc on which a motion picture or television program is recorded for playback on a television set.
Also called laser videodisc.
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Noun1.videodisc - a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television setvideodisc - a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set
optical disc, optical disk - a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface; is read with a laser that scans the surface
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He considers how various media forms were created, the relationship between these forms, and their impact on education, looking at the history, theory, and educational practice of traditional media like film, radio, and television; interactive media like videodiscs; hypermedia like Apple's Hypercard, digital video, and CD-ROMs; cloud media through the internet and YouTube, recorded lectures, flipped classrooms, and MOOCs (massive open online courses); and recent media that immerses learners in virtual reality and augmented reality.
Schallert served as SAG president from 1979-81 and oversaw a three-month strike in 1980 that centered on rates and residuals for pay TV, videocassettes, and videodiscs, and included a successful boycott of the primetime Emmy Awards that year.
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He was charged with creating, in 1999, a software program called DeCSS, which enables users to unlock security codes designed to prevent copying of DVD videodiscs. The U.S.
All the information was recorded on two virtually indestructible interactive videodiscs that could be accessed using a special BBC microcomputer system.
But the videodiscs far outlived the computer system, without which they proved useless.
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MPEG-4 will make it easier to shoehorn higher resolution video through narrow pipe than is possible with the MPEG-2 compression now used for DVD videodiscs and satellite- and terrestrial-digital TV.
Nor was Philips' demonstration of using lasers for recording and playback in 1972, or the appearance of the first commercial 12-inch videodiscs in 1978.
The package combines print materials, CD-ROMs, videodiscs and Internet resources to deliver course content.