I am also getting this error when attempting to play an ASF file from my Samsung digital camera (from the memory stick, not the tape).
I found a way around it.
Install the DivX player found here:
http://www.divx.com/ (then to the DivX tab). Install the free version
This player will handle the MPEG4 and ASF file formats that Windows Media Player 9 will not.
I’m having my family install the DivX player too.
I wonder why they make it so difficult to play these darn files.
OK, so using DivX works on MY PC, but when I had my dad install it on his, he STILL can’t see the video. WTF?
I have searched high and low for a codec that will install into Media Player 9 to no avail.
A co-worker told me about a program called “Vegas” that will turn MPEG4 and ASF files into AVIs or regular MPEGs that will play in Media Player.
I work in the technical support field, and this was suggested by a competent individual who works with this type of thing.
Anyway, the website for this software is here:
It is VERY expensive though. Bummer.
Damn these digital camera makers for creating such confusion.
Any additional ideas?
I tried EVERYTHING.........hours, till I found this message board and the suggestion about downloading DIVX. And that was after downloading “stuff” from several other sites without any success and HOURS of futal attempts.
Tks so much for the help. Finally got to enjoy some footage I needed to view and send to a trainer for approval. :)