A Video Tape has the same technology as Audio Tape. The recordable tape stores audio and video information, which requires a high density of data storage and a larger tape size.
Compare the density of magnetic particles with the different types of audio tape.
Video tapes were widespread in the 1980's and 1990's, but are being replaced by Digital Versatile Disks (DVD's) in the early 21st century. These offer the advantages of compact disks, and non-recordable DVD's use similar technology to compact disks.
Video tapes are currently much cheaper than recordable DVD, but their use is likely to disappear soon.