Err Msg: No Combination of Filters Could Be Found to Render...

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to play an .avi or .mpg file using Microsoft ActiveMovie or Microsoft Windows Media Player, you may receive the following error message:
No combination of filters could be found to render the stream.

CAUSE

This issue can occur if the following registry key is missing or damaged:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DA4E3DA0-D07D-11d0-BD50-00A0C911CE86}\Instance\{083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}
The value name and value data information in this key should be:
CLSID={083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}
FriendlyName=DirectShow Filters
Merit (DWORD value)=00600000

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, verify that the following registry key and its associated values exist. If they do not exist, create them:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DA4E3DA0-D07D-11d0-BD50-00A0C911CE86}\Instance\{083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}
The value name and value data information in this key should be:
CLSID={083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}
FriendlyName=DirectShow Filters
Merit (DWORD value)=00600000

Properties

Article ID: 195880 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 5.2
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