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active movie

Active Movie is Microsoft's software interface for streaming media and digital video. Active Movie supports with its codecs common compression formats, but also MPEG and Quicktime

. ActiveMovie is based on a 32-bit architecture and can be seen as a successor technology for

the Media Control Interface (MCI) and Video for Windows (VFW). This multimedia architecture can be used for computer games, CD-ROMs and the Internet and is part of the Internet Explorer

. Functionally, Active Movie works with filter techniques, with which the data is fetched from the memories, decoded in the codecs and displayed by means of rendering in Audio Video Interleave (AVI).

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Updated at: 15.02.2005
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