ISMC File Extension

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Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format
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What is ISMC file?

ISMC filename suffix is mostly used for Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format files. Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format format was developed by Microsoft. ISMC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ISMC file format, along with 471 other file formats, belongs to the Video Files category. The most popular software that supports ISMC 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 ISMC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ISMC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ISMC files. ISMC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ISMC file

How to open file with ISMC extension?

Being unable to open files with ISMC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ISMC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft IIS software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ISMC files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Microsoft IIS. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ISMC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Check the version of Microsoft IIS and update if needed

You still cannot access ISMC files although Microsoft IIS is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ISMC files are not compatible with Microsoft IIS. The latest version of Microsoft IIS should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format files with Microsoft IIS

If you have the latest version of Microsoft IIS installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ISMC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the ISMC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft IIS installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ISMC files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ISMC file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ISMC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ISMC is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the ISMC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ISMC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ISMC extension is complete and error-free

If the ISMC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with ISMC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft IIS

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ISMC files.

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