4 Major Manufacturers Agree on Video CD

by | Jun 29, 1993

At the Fourth Multimedia Conference in London, Philips, Matsushita, JVC and Sony agree on the “White Book” standard for a new video disc, simply referred to as “Video CD.” The discs use MPEG-1 compression and hold up to 74 minutes per disc. The new format would replace Philip’s current CD-i (DV) format for movies. The discs are playable in either Panasonic’s 3DO system or Philip’s CD-i machines, but both require a digital video expansion card. Movies and standalone Video-CD players won’t be available until the following year.