A MPEG video does not play, and you may receive an error message in the Mciqtz32.dll module in PowerPoint

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Error signature

This article describes a program error that can have the following error signatures:
 Application name  Application version  Module name   Module version  Offset -----------------------------------------------------------------------------  Powerpnt.exe      11.0.6361.0          Mciqtz32.dll  6.5.1.900       00003099 Powerpnt.exe      11.0.5529.0          Mciqtz32.dll  6.5.1.900       00003099

Additionally, other offsets are possible.
SYMPTOMS
When you try to play a .mpg or a .mpeg file in a Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation, the video does not play. Additionally, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Please tell Microsoft about this problem.

We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Program name. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

To see what data this error report contains, click here.
Note To view the details of the error signature, click the link in the following text:
To see what data this error report contains, click here.
CAUSE
This issue may occur with a damaged or with an incompatible MPEG codec that is installed on your computer.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, download and install a new copy of the MPEG codec to your computer.

For more information about how to obtain codecs for your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:After you update the MPEG codec on your computer, you can use the Microsoft Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility to determine whether an MPEG-2 video decoder (also called a DVD decoder) is installed on your Microsoft Windows XP computer.

Additionally, you can determine whether the decoder is compatible with Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. For more information about the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
MORE INFORMATION
The Office Error Reporting dialog box appears when an error occurs that causes a fatal event in the program. The dialog box includes a button to send the information about the fatal event to Microsoft. Microsoft gathers information about these types of events in a database to try to identify the cause. For more information about the Microsoft Data Collection Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283768 Description of the end user privacy policy in application error reporting when you are using Office

289508 How to view error signatures if an Office program experiences a serious error and quits
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