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Cassette Media Player
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Magnetic Tape Media Player
VHS Media Player
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VHS History

In the 1970s and early 1980s, there was a format war in the home video industry. Two of the standards, VHS and Betamax, received the most media exposure. VHS eventually won the war, dominating 60 percent of the North American market by 1980 and emerging as the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period.

The VHS cassette is a 187 mm wide, 103 mm deep, 25 mm thick (7⅜ × 4​1⁄16× 1 inch) plastic shell held together with five Phillips head screws. The flip-up cover, which allows players and recorders to access the tape, has a latch on the right side, with a push-in toggle to release it (bottom view image). The cassette has an anti-despooling mechanism, consisting of several plastic parts between the spools, near the front of the cassette (white and black in the top view).

Systems that Used VHS


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This platform is for games played on a VHS tape via VHS based hardware.

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