Applications that are written by using the Microsoft DirectX software development kit (SDK) that includes the Microsoft Windows Media Advanced System Format (ASF) filter may appear to randomly stop capturing data during long encoding sessions.
This problem may occur because the pool of buffer samples is exhausted.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the WindowsMedia9-KB834673-ENU.exe package now.
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The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
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Date Time Version Size File name
12-Feb-2004 09:42 184.108.40.20625 241,664 Qasf.dll
This problem is not expected to affect applications that are developed by using the Windows Media Format SDK that does not use the Direct Show filter.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.