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Consider the following scenario:
  • You install security update 975560 on a computer that is running Windows XP.
  • You try to play an Audio Video Interleaved (AVI) file by using an application that uses the DirectShow API.
In this scenario, you cannot play the AVI file.

For example, you try to open an AVI file by using the GraphEdit utility. In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
These filters cannot agree on a connection. Verify type compatibility of input pin and output pin.
No combination of intermediate filters could be found to make the connection.
Return code: 0x80040217
  • Windows Media Player and the GraphEdit utility are two typical media playback applications that use the DirectShow API.
  • For more information about security update 975560, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    975560  ( ) MS10-013: Description of the security update for Quartz: February 9, 2010


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows XP file information note
  • In addition to the files that are listed in these tables, this hotfix also installs an associated security catalog file ( that is signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of XP SP3
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about how to use the GraphEdit utility, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about how to use the GraphEdit utility (
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  ( ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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