Error opening OVF files using VMware Workstation

I have tried to open quite a few OVF files using VMware Workstation 7.1 and VMware Player, but I keep getting the error such as “Failed to query source for information” or when trying to import the OVF file – “The OVF descriptor file could not be parsed”. Not sure why this is not handled correctly even with the latest version of VMware software.

I found that if you convert the OVF file to a virtual machine using the VMware converter it works fine.