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The VHS (Video Home System) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes, invented in 1976 by the Victor Company of Japan or JVC. It was the dominant home video format throughout the tape media period in the 1980s and the 1990s.

Magnetic tape video recording was adopted by the television industry in the 1950s in the form of the first commercialized video tape recorders or VTRs, but the devices were expensive and were used only in professional environments. In the 1970s, videotape technology had became affordable for home use and widespread adoption of videocassette recorders or VCRs began. The VHS had became the most popular media format for VCRs as it would win the "format war" against Betamax (backed by Sony) and a number of other competing tape standards.

The cassettes themselves use a 0.5-inch magnetic tape between two spools and typically offer a capacity of at least 2 hours. The popularity of VHS was intertwined with the rise of the video rental market, with films being released on pre-recorded videotapes for home viewing. Newer improved tape formats such as S-VHS were later developed, as well as the earliest optical disc format, LaserDisc.

The lack of global adoption of these formats increased VHS's lifetime, which eventually peaked and started to decline in the late 1990s after the introduction of DVD (Digital Video Disc), a digital optical disc format. VHS rentals were surpassed by DVD rentals in the United States in 2003 and had eventually became the preferred low-end method of movie distribution. For home recording purposes, VHS and VCRs were surpassed by digital video recorders or DVRs, in the 2000s.

Many Big Idea episodes have been released on this format from 1993 to 2006.


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VeggieTales (Latin Spanish dub)[]

  • ¿Dónde está Dios cuando tengo m-miedo? (December 16th, 1997)
  • ¿¡¿Quiere Dios que los perdone?!? (December 16th, 1997)
  • ¿Dónde está Dios cuando tengo m-miedo? (March 31st, 1998)
  • ¿¡¿Quiere Dios que los perdone?!? (March 31st, 1998)
  • ¿Eres Mi Prójimo? (March 31st, 1998)
  • Drac, Sac y Benny (March 31st, 1998)
  • David y el Pepino Gigante (March 31st, 1998)
  • El Juguete que Salvó la Navidad (March 31st, 1998)
  • Jonás: Una Película de los VeggieTales (March 4th, 2003)

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