FIX: Error message when you play certain .avi files in Windows Media Player: "0x800705aa - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service"

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When you play certain .avi files in Microsoft Windows Media Player, you receive the following error message:
0x800705aa - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Typically, the .avi files are uncompressed and have a large frame size.
This problem occurs because the AVI reader exceeds the maximum size that is permitted for a read operation.

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0x800705aa ERROR_NO_SYSTEM_RESOURCES quartz dshow avi

Article ID: 911904 - Last Review: 09/23/2011 21:14:00 - Revision: 3.0

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