CD Video (also known as
CDV, CD-V, or CD+V) was
a format introduced in the mid-1980s that combined the technologies of
compact disc and laserdisc. CD-V discs were the same size as an audio CD,
and contained up to 20 minutes worth of audio information that could be
played on any audio CD player. It also contained up to 5 minutes of analog
video information, which could be played back on a newer laserdisc player
capable of playing CD-V discs. One of the first laserdisc players that
could play CD-V discs as well was the Pioneer CLD-1010 from
discs have a distinctive gold color, to differentiate them from regular
silver-colored audio CDs.
CD Video is not to be confused
with the all-digital MPEG-based Video CD format, which came out a few
years later in 1993.
A similar version of CD Video
called Video Single Disc (VSD) was also released. It was the same as CD
Video, but it only had a laserdisc-style analog video track (occupying the
whole storage space of the disc) and no audio CD tracks.
CD Video lasted only a few short
years in the marketplace, disappearing by 1991. The target audience was
teenagers who watched music videos on MTV. But few of them were familiar
with laserdiscs, and far fewer still owned CDV compatible players. Buying
a costly new player was not an option just for the minor use of playing a
single music video that could be taped with a VCR.
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