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ActiveMovie

An earlier video programming interface (API) from Microsoft for Windows 95/98 and NT that provided playback of MPEG, AVI and QuickTime video as well as WAV audio. It could decode MPEG movies in software and display them full screen at 24 fps on a 90 MHz Pentium. ActiveMovie was superseded by DirectShow (see DirectX).
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When combined with Cirrus Logic's exceptional Crystal PCI audio accelerators and driver support, the CS4294 can produce incredibly accurate 3D-positional sound and Dolby AC-3 under Microsoft's DirectSound, DirectSound3D and ActiveMovie. These advanced features promises to be the hallmark of tomorrow's PCs.
If you use the Windows Media Player or ActiveMovie, you can set the size of the window by going to Control Panel, Multimedia, Video.
These included "misleading error messages" and "technical bypasses," with Windows choosing Microsoft ActiveMovie over QuickTime.
ActiveMovie takes care of audio and video on the web while DirectX 5.0 (6.0 is to be launched later this year) improves multimedia and gaming with support for the Accelerated Graphics Port and MMX.
The pavilion will feature Windows 95-compatible technology and developer tools, as well as two game and multim-edia initiatives from Microsoft: Direct 3D and ActiveMovie.