DVD’s. What do you think?
Sure, they’re more compact than VHS, and you can view special features, or get to a certain part quickly. But they scratch easily. When I rent them or get them from the library, at least 50% of the time they either don’t work, or I have to skip a whole scene to get past a scratchy patch, or it freezes up the DVD player and I can’t do anything except eject it.
I think it’s time for another video-related invention. Maybe it’s YouTube!