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Definition: DCI

(1) (Digital Cinema Initiatives) See digital cinema.

(2) (Display Control Interface) An Intel/Microsoft programming interface for full-motion video and games in Windows. It allowed applications to take advantage of video accelerator features built into the graphics card (display adapter). DCI required updated display drivers and the DCI DLL from Microsoft. Starting with Windows 95, DCI was superseded by DirectDraw (see DirectX).