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Last modified: Thursday, March 21, 2002 

A multimedia streaming technology developed by Microsoft. ActiveMovie is already built into the Internet Explorer browser will be part of future versions of the Windows operating system. Supporting most multimedia formats, including MPEG, ActiveMovie enables users to view multimedia content distributed over the Internet, an intranet, or CD-ROM.

ActiveMovie's main competition is the QuickTime standard developed by Apple Computer.

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AVI Overview 
Excellent overview of Video for Windows, ActiveMovie, and AVI written by John F. McGowan. Includes information on utilities, system administration and authoring, as well as installation, configuration, programming information, and technical topics.

ActiveMovie SDK - Microsoft press release
This March 6, 1997 article announces the release of Microsoft's ActiveMovie Software Development Kit (SDK).

Essay on the impact of Active Movie
This March 4, 1996 essay is titled "The Impact of Microsoft's ActiveMovie Multimedia Architecture on the Professional Video Marketplace".

Learn about ActiveMovie
Contains technical background information for Microsoft's ActiveMovie.

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