The VHS (short for Video Home System) is a tape that can be used in a VHS player, and was often used between 1975 and 2008. It was largely made obsolete, and as of 2008, all home media companies have stopped releasing new movie titles on VHS format, focusing on DVD & Blu-ray Disc releases.
The VHS was developed in 1971 in Japan by Yuma Shiraishi and Shizuo Takano, who worked for JVC. However, the VHS was not actually released in the U.S. until 1976. Currently, most of the VHS tapes produced are blank tapes meant for recording.