wmidx.dll Error Fix

What is a DLL?

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.

What is wmidx.dll?

The file commonly known as the Windows Media Indexer dynamic link library is wmidx.dll. It is a module from Microsoft Windows Media Services that supports Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), and Windows Media formats.

Windows Media Services (WMS) is a software found in the Microsoft Windows Server that provides media streaming in both audio and video formats. Windows Media Services previously known as NetShow Services can also implement authentication, cache and record streams, utilization of multiple protocols, and generation of usage statistics.

The wmidx.dll file has the same services incorporated in Windows indexing service. This Windows indexing service allows instant searching for both personal computers and commercialized computer networks. It maintains an index of most of the files and updates them when necessary sans any intervention by the user. To use Windows Media Indexer one must first install Windows Media Tools. After the installation it can be opened by clicking the start menu selecting programs then clicking Windows Media and selecting indexer.

The wmidx.dll module enumerates the files that are using Windows Media Services and inspects the contents of the files to make sure they meet the requirements of the Advanced Systems Format specification. The wmidx.dll module allows you to browse indexes and makes the process of finding archived files faster and more organized.

The wmidx.dll module also has a function called WMCreateASFChopper that edits existing Advanced Systems Format files and is dependent on other DLLs such as rpcrt4.dll, user32.dll, wmasf.dll, kernel32.dll, ole32.dll, oleaut32.dll, and advapi32.dll. The wmidx.dll module as part of Windows Media Indexer allows the importation and exportation of script files and the addition of markers, script commands, and properties to ASF. The file wmidx.dll enables video files indexing.

Suggested fix if you are experiencing wmidx.dll error messages:

DLL files are important parts of your operating system and many programs require them to function. When these files become damaged or are missing it causes poor system performance and system crashes. 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.

Wmidx.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Known file path:



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