asfsipc.dll Error Fix
The asfsipc.dll file is an ASFSipc Object that is related to Microsoft DRM (Digital Rights Management) and can be found in Internet Explorer 6, Mplayer2, and Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.0. A DLL is considered a binary file that serves a number of functions in a computer. If the asfsipc.dll module is missing and a user opens a program that calls this file various problems may be encountered like a message showing that the asfsipc.dll file is missing or corrupted.
DRM encompasses technologies that are highly utilized by publishers and copyright holders for the purpose of restricting the usage of digital media. This is a bit like copy protection but is specific to creative media. The Windows Media DRM is one such application that calls the asfsipc.dll file to action. Additionally installing IE 6, Mplayer2, and Microsoft Media Player 7.0 will automatically install the asfsipc.dll module.
The latest version of the asfsipc.dll module is 188.8.131.5217 and occupies 14.03 KB of disk space. This version is applicable for both Windows XP Home up to service pack 1 and Windows XP Professional up to latest updates. An updated version of the DLL file still carry the same version but is now applicable to Windows XP Home SP2 and Windows Professional SP2 with updates.
The newest release of Windows Media DRM already contains a new application that lets the user access the media content as long as there is no unsigned software that is accessing the content. The Protected Video Path under this new DRM system can encrypt data during transmission to the graphics card and monitor. Two new components namely the Windows Media DRM 10 and the Windows Media Rights Manager 10 SDK are responsible for creating a seamless transfer of data to almost any device.
Recommended fix if you are experiencing asfsipc.dll error messages:
DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files contain computer code and resources that can be used by multiple programs at the same time. This uses less system memory and helps your computer system run more efficiently. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to add features to several programs without the need to write new code for each program.
There are many programs that require DLL files to function properly so when one of them is damaged or missing it will cause program crashes and poor system performance.
To fix these problems the user must replace the damaged file with a valid working version. If a working version cannot be found the user may perform a reinstallation of their operating system.
Asfsipc.dll is created by:
Known file path:
C:\Windows\ servicepackfiles\ i386\ asfsipc.dll
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