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VersionDistribution 32.65% 18.37% 6.12% 32.65% 10.20%

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Content Management Utility

What is Content Management Utility?  (from Sony)

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Content Management Utility is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 21.3 MB (22,336,697 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 41% of users of Content Management Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/cmu
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Management Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5BAB204E-AAB2-45DF-9C06-4473865892DF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Content Management Utility

  • DrpTimelinePreviewEngine.dll
  • DrpTimelineRenderEngine.dll
  • CMUBrowser.exe - Content Management Utility (Browser)
  • CMUBrowserLOC.dll - Localized Resource of Browser
  • CMUImporter.exe - Importer
  • CMUImporterLOC.dll - Localized Resource of Importer
  • DevdbAcc.dll - DevdbAcc
  • DrpPMediaReaderEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpMediaObject.dll - DrpCreateMediaObject.dll
  • DrpMpegRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpBasebandObject.dll
  • DrpTimelineObject.dll
  • DrpGeneralObject.dll
  • DrpPreviewEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviObject.dll
  • DrpRawDvEngine.dll
  • DrpRawDVObject.dll
  • DrpSoundObject.dll
  • DrpStillObject.dll
  • MpegTsMuxerDll.dll - Sony MPEG TS Muxer
  • AVIWriterCore.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp2.dll
  • DrpMpegEngine.dll
  • DrpMpegObject.dll
  • DrpAc3Engine.dll
  • DrpALC.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp.dll
  • DrpMP4Object.dll
  • DrpDvEngine.dll
  • DrpUtility.dll
  • dac3d_mt.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL
  • dac3e_mt.dll
  • smvd2.dll - sonymvd2.dll
  • sony4vem.dll
  • sonydvau.dll
  • sonydvvd.dll
  • sonydvve.dll
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll
  • sonymaed.dll - sonymaed
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme2 dll
  • savce.dll - Sony AVC Encoder dll
  • libjpegDll.dll - PMB (libjpegDll)
  • MPMpeg2.dll - MPMpeg2
  • MPMpeg2TSAVC.dll - MPMpeg2TSAVC
  • ParseMP4.dll - ParseMP4
  • XpStorageDevice_WinXp2k.dll - XpStorageDevice_WinXp2k

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CMUBrowser.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'SonyCMUVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'SonyCMU.VideoFilesAutoPlay' and the action verb 'launch.

How do I remove Content Management Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Content Management Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Content Management Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Content Management Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Content Management Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.51%
Windows 8 20.41%
Windows XP 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.58%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%
Windows 10 Pro 4.17%
Windows 8 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.07%
  Brazil 7.14%
  Australia 7.14%
  Russia 7.14%
  Italy 5.36%
  France 3.57%
  Austria 3.57%
  Taiwan 1.79%
  Belgium 1.79%
  Korea 1.79%
  Mexico 1.79%
  Greece 1.79%
  Japan 1.79%
  Philippines 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 14.71%
ASUS 14.71%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
Acer 11.76%
Intel 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Alienware 2.94%
NEC 2.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
Acer Aspire 5951G 4.17%
Supermicro X8DA3 4.17%
LENOVO 2537V86 4.17%
HP Z800 Workstation 4.17%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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