(1) In vinyl records, the size of the disc and its rpm rating.
(2) The physical specifications of a specific film or print, e.g., 35mm, as will as the type of soundtracksound track (optical or magnetic, stereo or mono, with or without NR), whether it is color or b/w. (3) The width of a videotape, and the designation of the electronic system by which it is recorded. (4) In radio and TV, the type of programming featured. (5) Magnetic tape format. For any tape recorder or recorded tape, the number of tracks, their width and position with respect to the tape, and the overall width of the tape itself. Tape speed is not always included, e.g., 8-track 1″ and 24-track. This is usually called track format. (6) See file format.« Back to Glossary Index