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Unable to open a wmv file

When i am trying to open the file i am getting the message as written below

Media Type 0:
--------------------------
Audio: Windows Media Audio 48000Hz stereo 96Kbps

AM_MEDIA_TYPE:
majortype: MEDIATYPE_Audio {73647561-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
subtype: Unknown GUID Name {00000161-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
formattype: FORMAT_WaveFormatEx {05589F81-C356-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A}
bFixedSizeSamples: 1
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 2048
cbFormat: 28

WAVEFORMATEX:
wFormatTag: 0x0161
nChannels: 2
nSamplesPerSec: 48000
nAvgBytesPerSec: 12000
nBlockAlign: 2048
wBitsPerSample: 16
cbSize: 10 (extra bytes)

pbFormat:
0000: 61 01 02 00 80 bb 00 00 e0 2e 00 00 00 08 10 00 a...€»..à.......
0010: 0a 00|00 88 00 00 0f 00 00 40 00 00 ...ˆ.....@..



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  • 1_23 Jul 21, 2008

    this is happening for a media file downloaded from torrents. The rest of files have no problem.

  • 1_23 Jul 21, 2008

    a particular file downloaded from torrent is showing this error.the rest are fine.

  • Rishi Roshan Ali May 11, 2010

    Id this happening for all wmv files or just one file in particular ?

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Try removing Windows Media Player and redownload verrsion 10 and install it.

See if you get it to work there...

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