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8004022f Error

 

Article Published by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP

 

Finding a Solution for the 8004022f Error

 

 

 

This is a fairly common Windows Media Player error and hopefully this article will help you resolve the problems you are having.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do I get a "Invalid File Format" 8004022f error message?

Sounds like Windows Media Player is having a problem with your sound card or sound controller.

Error 8004022f Resolution Suggestions:

# Windows Media Player does not support the file format or the codec of the media file you are trying to play.

# Some of the Windows Media Player files are missing or damaged.

# The media file is damaged.

# The media file uses a codec that is not installed.

# The operating system does not have audio capabilities. For example:

- There is no audio device in the computer.
- The correct audio device driver is not installed or is disabled.
- Windows XP Terminal is configured to not play audio. .


1) Verify That Windows Media Player Supports the File Format You Are Using!

Windows Media Player supports the file formats in the following list:

Windows Media formats File name extensions: .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wma, .wm, .wmv, .wmx, .wvx, .wpl

Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) File name extensions: m3u, mp2v, .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, mpv2

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) File name extensions: .mid, midi, .rmi

Apple QuickTime, Macintosh AIFF Resource File name extensions: .qt, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .mov

Unix File name extensions: .au, .snd

Note Windows Media Player supports files created with Apple QuickTime version 1 and 2 ONLY! Windows Media Player no longer supports the .ra, .rm, and .ram file formats.

For a more comprehensive explanation of the supported file formats and which player version supports them please read my article on windows media player files.

2) Some of the Windows Media Player files are missing or damaged.

In Windows Media Player, play a different file that uses the same file name extension as the file that you were using when you received the error message. If the other file plays correctly, then the original file you were trying to play may be damaged.

3) Reinstall Windows Media Player.

Remove Windows Media Player (see add remove programs), restart the computer, and then reinstall Windows Media Player.

Note You must use the latest version of Windows Media Player. To download the latest version of Windows Media Player, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/default.asp 

4) Reinstall the Latest Version of Microsoft DirectX.

Visit this link and get the latest version of DirectX:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads

You can always use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to determine the version of DirectX that is installed on your computer, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type dxdiag, and then click OK.
3. On the System tab, note the version of DirectX displayed on the DirectX Version line.
4. On the DirectX Files tab, check the version information for each DirectX file.
5. When you are finished checking file versions, click Exit.

If Windows cannot find the dxdiag program, DirectX version 5.0 or earlier is installed on your computer. If this is the case, download and install the current version of DirectX.


5) Verify That You Are Using the Correct Codec for the Media File.

If the file you are trying to play is an .AVI file try using the GSPOT tool to check what codecs are required to play/hear the file.

http://www.headbands.com/gspot

I have also written a small utility to check the codecs on your computer:

SHERLOCK the codec detective:

http://www.updatexp.com/sherlock-codec-detective.html 

 

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0xC0000005


0x8024402C


0x800A138F


0x8007007E


0x80072EE2


0x80072EFD


800C0008


0x8DDD0018


0xC00D1199


8004022F


80040154


0x800B0004


C00D11CD


C00D1199


C00D2EED


C00D11BA


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