Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
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I think I may have a codec problem on the Home Theater PC.
We can start playing a show, stop somewhere in the show, watch Live TV (news or whatever), then upon coming back to resume the show or play any other show, we get the error message that Media Center Cannot Open the File.
All I have to do to resolve this is reboot the computer, but it is an Atom processor running Win7 32, so it takes about 15 minutes for Media Center to completely shut down, the PC to reboot, load Windows, enter Media Center, and be ready to go again.
In the Action Center shows 1 message:
There was a problem with the software used for video playback on your computer. The name of the software is ffdshow. This type of software is often referred to as a codec.
But the troubleshooter is unable to solve this.
For codecs, I use the Shark007 with all default settings. It works fine until I let Microsoft Update install anything, and that breaks it. Then, I have to uninstall Shark007, reboot, then reinstall Shark007. [Someone tell Microsoft this is a PITA, please.]
This time, uninstalling the codec pack, rebooting, and reinstalling did not fix the problem.
There are currently 57 of the error messages shown in the title in my Event Viewer for today. The Process ID is always different, and I am guessing because a different file is playing.
.NET Runtime version 4.0.30319.1 - There was a failure initializing profiling API attach infrastructure. This process will not allow a profiler to attach. HRESULT: 0x80004005. Process ID (decimal): 1704. Message ID: [0x2509].
Could anyone offer any help for this?
The computer: ASUS EB1501 (1.6 GHz dual core Atom with 4 GB RAM)
Operating System: Shipped with Windows 7 Premium but used Anytime Upgrade to change it to Windows 7 Ultimate