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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Unleashing Video in Windows 98

Now that you understand a bit about digital video, let's turn to more practical matters. The next three sections talk about playing video files, checking out AVI file properties, and setting up your system for maximizing video performance.

Using the ActiveMovie Control to Play Video Clips

Playing videos in Windows 98 is usually straightforward. In most cases, you use one of the following methods:

  • Many CD-ROM applications have their own video players built in, so you can play video clips right from the application.

  • For AVI files, you can use the Media Player (Start | Programs | Accessories | Entertainment | Media Player) ...

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