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DVD-ROM (an acronym for Digital Versatile Disc Read-Only Memory) is an optical media format that was popular in the early 2000s, superseding the CD-ROM format.

SpecificationsEdit

The standard data rate of a video DVD is 1,353 KB per second, about nine times that of a standard CD at 1x speed. DVDs can also be double-layered and/or double-sided to further increase capacity.

Capacity and nomenclature[1][2]
SS = single-sided, DS = double-sided, SL = single-layer, DL = dual-layer
Designation Sides Layers (total) Diameter (cm) Capacity (GB)
DVD-1[3] SS SL 1 1 8 1.46
DVD-2 SS DL 1 2 8 2.65
DVD-3 DS SL 2 2 (1+1) 8 2.92
DVD-4 DS DL 2 4 (2+2) 8 5.31
DVD-5 SS SL 1 1 12 4.70
DVD-9 SS DL 1 2 12 8.54
DVD-10 DS SL 2 2 (1+1) 12 9.40
DVD-14[4] DS SL+DL 2 3 (2+1) 12 13.24
DVD-18 DS DL 2 4 (2+2) 12 17.08

HistoryEdit

Adobe entered the DVD authoring market in 2003 with the release of Adobe Encore. DVD-ROM was the default method of installing Adobe Creative Suite 3 through 6.[5] Applications from Adobe Creative Cloud are downloaded directly by subscribers instead of through physical installation methods.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. DVD Book A: Physical parameters. Mpeg.org. Retrieved on 2009-08-22.
  2. AVOS Companies – OSFAL Group. Archived from the original on May 28, 2008.
  3. Taylor, Jim. DVD Demystifed FAQ. Dvddemystified.com. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-08-22.
  4. DVD-14. AfterDawn Ltd.. Retrieved on 2007-02-06.
  5. System requirements | Master Collection, Adobe Systems. 2016-12-01.
  6. Confused About the Adobe Creative Cloud? Maybe This Will Help by Nicole S. Young, Photofocus. 2015-05-12.

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