80040154 Error



Error 80040154


Article Published by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP




What Is The 80040154 Error?

If you receive this error message (or error codes 0x80040154 or 0x80004002) when playing AVI, MPEG or MPG files, it's possible that there's a problem with the codec used to playback the file on your computer.!

You will sometimes see this error message with the text: "Class not registered"

This article should help you resolve the issue...

Trying to fix this error depends on the file type of the media that generates the error..

Look at the following suggestions and try the one most appropriate for your circumstances. 


Error 80040154 With AVI Files

If you are playing an AVI file and can hear the sound, but can't see the video, it is possible that the video codec required to decode and display the video is not installed on your computer.

First, use a codec detection utility like GSPOT to determine the FourCC code of the file you are trying to play...

Then, look up the FourCC code on the FourCC Web site .

After you determine which codec is required, you can then download the correct codec. However, keep in mind that some codecs can introduce instability with programs or your computer in general, so make sure that a codec is from a trustworthy source before downloading and installing it!

- AVOID Tsunami and Nimo codec packs found on the net!!!

Finally, if you find that video disappears or turns purple and green about 20 seconds before it stops playing or that video for every file in a playlist isn't displayed, turn off video overlays.

To turn off video overlays, do the following:

In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Performance tab.

Click Advanced.

In the Video Acceleration area, clear the "Use overlays" check box.

If the problem continues, try turning off the video mixing renderer (VMR).

You can turn off the VMR by clearing the "Use video mixing renderer" check box, available in the same location as the Use overlays check box.

Error 80040154 With MPEG / MPG Files

If the file is MPEG1 (if you don't know still try this) then re-install DirectX on your computer. This should overwrite any corrupt files causing the problem.

If the file is an MPEG2 (if you don't know still try this) then you will need to re-install the MPEG2 decoder you have been using e.g. WinDVD.

If you have no MPEG2 decoder installed then get the one I use: COREL DVD Plugin




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