The CD-ROM lost its dominance in multimedia content to the internet due to several factors: 

Access and Convenience: The internet provided users with instant access to a vast amount of multimedia content from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Unlimited Content: While a CD-ROM had limited storage capacity, the internet offered virtually unlimited storage and distribution capabilities. 

 

Streaming Services: With the advent of streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, and others.

Users could access on-demand multimedia content without needing physical media. This further reduced the need for CDs or DVDs. 

Sharing and Collaboration: The internet made it easy to share and collaborate on multimedia content globally through social media platforms, file-sharing services, cloud storage solutions, etc. 

Technological Advancements: As technology improved over time with faster internet speeds and better compression algorithms for audio/video files (e.g., MP3s).

An exponential growth in online multimedia platforms while gradually diminishing reliance on CD-ROMs as a primary source of accessing or distributing such content.