Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

A video may refer to any of the following:

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

What are examples of video files?

Over the history of computers, many different video file formats were used for videos. Below lists popular types of video file formats.

2. With 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. With HTML (hypertext markup language), the <video> tag embeds video content into a web page.

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