ISMA File Extension

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IIS Smooth Streaming Audio Format
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What is ISMA file?

ISMA is a file extension commonly associated with IIS Smooth Streaming Audio Format files. IIS Smooth Streaming Audio Format specification was created by Microsoft. Files with ISMA extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with ISMA extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 703 various file formats. The software recommended for managing ISMA files is Microsoft IIS. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft IIS software, but also about ISMA and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ISMA file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ISMA files. Files with ISMA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ISMA file

How to open file with ISMA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ISMA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ISMA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ISMA files.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft IIS

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ISMA files is that no program that can handle ISMA files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft IIS developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft IIS website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft IIS

If you already have Microsoft IIS installed on your systems and ISMA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft IIS installed, it may not support ISMA format. The most recent version of Microsoft IIS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate IIS Smooth Streaming Audio Format files with Microsoft IIS

After installing Microsoft IIS (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ISMA files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ISMA file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft IIS is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ISMA files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ISMA extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ISMA extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ISMA for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ISMA file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ISMA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the ISMA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ISMA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the ISMA file’s structure is intact

If the ISMA file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ISMA extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft IIS

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ISMA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with IIS Smooth Streaming Audio Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ISMA files affecting older versions of given software.

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