Updated: 06/30/2017 by Computer Hope

A video may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, a video or video clip is a series of electronic signals used to generate a steady source of still images, which simulate movement. Videos can utilize graphics, pictures, or text, and are used for entertainment, education or other purposes. Today, many web pages have downloadable or streaming video that visitors can watch on their computer. Below is an example of YouTube video.

What are examples of video files?

Over the history of computers there have been many different video file formats that can be used for videos. Below is a listing of some of the more popular types of video files.

2. When referring to a computer, video refers to the display method used to see output from the computer. Video on a computer is generated by a video card and displayed on a computer monitor.

3. When referring to HTML, the <video> tag is used to embed video content into a web page.

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