I get the following error in an Adobe Reader PDF when trying to click on an audio icon to read. I've searched this forum and Google to no avail. Adobe Reader X on Windows XP SP3 x86.
Acrobat has encountered an error while playing this media clip:
Adobe's Windows build-in player cannot play this format as the required decoder is not installed on the system. ]]
Without knowing what type of audio file you are dealing with it is hard to say. You are getting an error from Windows that has told Acrobat it doesn't know how to play the file. It is only indirectly a message from Reader.
Try installing a CODEC pack, e.g. K-Lite.
I had this problem. I had it corrected by simply Uninstalling Adobe Reader X and installing Adobe Reader 8. Then I went through the audio files, and they were working.
After that I uninstalled Adobe Reader 8 and reinstalled Adobe Reader X. The audio was working.
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