"Unspecified Error" Message When Playing an Indeo Video Format (IVF) File

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When you attempt to play an Indeo Video Format (IVF) file in Windows Media Player, the file may not be played and you may receive the following error message:
Unspecified Error


This behavior can occur if you try to play the IVF file by using a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).


To work around this behavior, copy the file to your hard disk before you play it. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the link to the IVF file, and then click Save Target As.
  2. Specify the location where you want to save the file.
  3. Double-click the file on your hard disk to play it.


Article ID: 281919 - Last Review: January 29, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.01
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.01
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0
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