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
. 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).