Streaming issues that are related to Microsoft Media Foundation in Windows 7

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SYMPTOMS

A hotfix is available for Microsoft Media Foundation in Windows 7. This hotfix resolves the following streaming issues that relate to Media Foundation:

Issue 1

You cannot stream some audio files to multiple devices at the same time. These audio files use Audio Compression Manager (ACM) codecs. If the ACM codecs are used for decoding the files, this issue affects the following audio formats: Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM), Mu-law, and Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio (GSM 610). If the ACM codecs are used for encoding, this issue affects MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3).

Issue 2

You trigger an unrecoverable issue when you seek through a digital video in Audio Video Interleave (AVI) format. Therefore, you cannot use video editing.

Issue 3

When you use the Media Foundation (MF) source reader to seek by calling the SetCurrentPosition function, the function fails and you receive an E_INVALIDARG error message. This issue occurs after you perform a dynamic format change.

Issue 4

When you use the MF source reader to decode a video that has dynamic format changes, you encounter a corrupted frame issue or you receive an unrecoverable error. This issue occurs after you perform a dynamic format change.

Issue 5

You enable the Direct3D and the DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) decoder for decoding Windows Media Video (WMV) content. After you use the MF source reader to seek through a video, you notice that the frame output of the video from the decoder is incorrect.

Issue 6

You receive an incorrect media type for a stream when you use the MF source reader to obtain the media type. The incorrect media type is not selected for the stream output.

CAUSE

Cause of Issue 1

This issue occurs because the ACM wrapper only lets one instance of the codecs to be active at a time.

Cause of Issue 2

This issue occurs because Media Foundation only recognizes the first stream even though AVI contains multiple streams.

Cause of Issue 3

This issue occurs because the MF source reader sets an incorrect media type on the media source after you perform a dynamic format change.

Cause of Issue 4

This issue occurs because the MF source reader resets the video sample allocator at the wrong time after you perform a dynamic format change.

Cause of Issue 5

This issue occurs because of an error in the DXVA decoder for WMV content.

Cause of Issue 6

This issue occurs because of an error in the MF source reader.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mf.dll12.0.7600.206673,181,56813-Mar-201007:13x86
Mferror.dll12.0.7600.163852,04814-Jul-200901:06x86
Mfpmp.exe12.0.7600.1638523,04014-Jul-200901:14x86
Mfps.dll12.0.7600.16385103,42414-Jul-200901:15x86
Rrinstaller.exe11.0.7600.1638550,17614-Jul-200901:14x86
Mfreadwrite.dll12.0.7600.20667196,60813-Mar-201007:13x86
Wmvdecod.dll6.1.7600.206671,619,45613-Mar-201007:13x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mf.dll12.0.7600.206674,068,86413-Mar-201007:57x64
Mferror.dll12.0.7600.163852,04814-Jul-200901:28x64
Mfpmp.exe12.0.7600.1638524,57614-Jul-200901:39x64
Mfps.dll12.0.7600.20667206,84813-Mar-201007:57x64
Rrinstaller.exe11.0.7600.1638555,80814-Jul-200901:39x64
Mfreadwrite.dll12.0.7600.20667257,02413-Mar-201007:57x64
Wmvdecod.dll6.1.7600.206671,888,25613-Mar-201007:57x64
Mf.dll12.0.7600.206673,181,56813-Mar-201007:13x86
Mferror.dll12.0.7600.163852,04814-Jul-200901:06x86
Mfpmp.exe12.0.7600.1638523,04014-Jul-200901:14x86
Mfps.dll12.0.7600.16385103,42414-Jul-200901:15x86
Rrinstaller.exe11.0.7600.1638550,17614-Jul-200901:14x86
Mfreadwrite.dll12.0.7600.20667196,60813-Mar-201007:13x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_0dfd76a9967fb0bf84b63bf099febf7d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_fce486f1a9cb8dae.manifest
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File size699
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_423f7527ae85954bdbcb80b8376fe68f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_5e69f17216f9f90f.manifest
File version
File size703
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_f5ceea8dfb49ca1344ad957f705f367e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_212697cb7545ad4d.manifest
File version
File size696
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-mediafoundation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_9cd6c6628720d4d8.manifest
File version
File size265,911
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:26
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-mfreadwrite_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_b9cd7f2a92639873.manifest
File version
File size26,699
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)07:40
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-wmvdecod_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_c3021b785aaf4cc2.manifest
File version
File size10,950
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)07:47
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_3160ab2a917f435abba541aa0e136e76_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_e14fb007364e266a.manifest
File version
File size1,056
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_820a95b44b03212e083ec7b8739d68ab_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_35eb8a5e59b5f3a6.manifest
File version
File size1,048
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_963ae7569c77b29392a6ffdf606c5c1d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_dada6f852bae6504.manifest
File version
File size1,040
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-mediafoundation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_f8f561e63f7e460e.manifest
File version
File size265,915
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-mfreadwrite_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_15ec1aae4ac109a9.manifest
File version
File size26,703
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)08:44
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-wmvdecod_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_1f20b6fc130cbdf8.manifest
File version
File size10,952
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)08:51
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-mediafoundation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_034a0c3873df0809.manifest
File version
File size162,389
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)11:14
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-mfreadwrite_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20667_none_2040c5007f21cba4.manifest
File version
File size26,701
Date (UTC)13-Mar-2010
Time (UTC)07:36
PlatformNot applicable

Properties

Article ID: 981621 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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