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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 ActiveMovie was superseded by DirectShow (see DirectX).
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One of the first was the RealPlayer, followed by Microsoft's ActiveMovie and Apple's QuickTime.
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.
These stations use Microsoft's NetShow (formerly known as ActiveMovie) format, which is just the packaging for the delivery of MP3 streams.
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.
This networked multimedia application supports DirecTX and ActiveMovie for software playback of MPEG, AVI, and Quicktime files.
Currently, only a handful of applications are already optimized for MMX -- Microsoft's DirectX drivers and ActiveMovie Player among them.
The key to the success of Internet Explorer 3.0--beyond the overall attractive and sophisticated design of the interface--is the ActiveMovie component.
After its successful decompression software, MPEG Arcade Game Player, it has now come out with an inexpensive accelerator chip--the MX501--that boosts video performance under Microsoft's new video subsystem, ActiveMovie.
has announced that leading multimedia technology companies are working with the company in an open review process to support the Microsoft ActiveMovie Streaming Format (.asf or ASF), a new data-independent format for storing and transmitting multimedia content for the Internet and corporate networks.