FIX: The file size is much larger than expected when you use the DirectShow MJPEG compressor to encode a video file

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When you use the Microsoft DirectShow MJPEG compressor to encode a video file, the file size is much larger than expected. The file size is close to the size of an uncompressed video file.
This problem occurs because the MJPEG compressor uses a fixed buffer size.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it 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 Microsoft Windows XP service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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.The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the WindowsXP-KB904636-x86-ENU.exe package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   27-Jul-2005  02:40  6.5.2600.2727   1,287,680  Quartz.dll       
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 904636 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 11:27:45 - Revision: 1.2

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