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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 ActiveMovie was superseded by DirectShow (see DirectX).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.
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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.
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.
733 or greater -- 166 MHz Intel Pentium with MMX or greater -- 32 MB RAM; VGA or SVGA video with 2MB RAM -- ActiveMovie Control 2.
This networked multimedia application supports DirecTX and ActiveMovie for software playback of MPEG, AVI, and Quicktime files.
Optimized for most efficient use of processor -- DirectShow and ActiveMovie compatible -- Works directly with Windows Media Player as a Direct Show filter, giving you a fully powered media player -- User can choose to utilize MPEG-1 video decode through our filter (defaults to Microsoft's MPEG-1 decoder by default)
Currently, only a handful of applications are already optimized for MMX -- Microsoft's DirectX drivers and ActiveMovie Player among them.
0--beyond the overall attractive and sophisticated design of the interface--is the ActiveMovie component.
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