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Should I remove DVD Play BD & HD DVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
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Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,205
United States Rank #32,032
Reach 0.0032%


2.5.9112 6.67%
2.5.7405 8.89%
2.5.7204 4.44%
2.5.7029 11.11%
2.4.5820 2.22%
2.4.5411 2.22%
2.4.5111 20.00%
2.4.4924 22.22%
2.4.4818 8.89%
2.4.4609 6.67%
2.4.4313 6.67%

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What is DVD Play BD & HD DVD?

This program provides the HP DVD Play Software for the supported notebook models and operating sytems. HP DVD Play enables the playback of DVD and Blu-Ray media. Provides the HP DVD Play Software, to enable installation at a time that is convenient for the user.


The most common release is 2.4.4924, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named dvdplay.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\dvdplay
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{45D707E9-F3C4-

Program filesFiles installed by DVD Play BD & HD DVD

Program executable:dvdplay.exe
Name:HP DVDPlay
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\dvdplay\dvdplay.exe
Additional files:
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  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • CLAuMixer.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • FCL_DLL.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink FCL_DLL (FCL_DLL)
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • Helper.dll - CyberLink Helper
  • DPService.exe - HP DVDPlay (HP DVDPlay Resident Program)
  • js32.dll
  • libmng.dll
  • NVAPI.exe
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • DVDPlay.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DVDPlayPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'PlayWithDVDPlay.
Scheduled Task
  • DPService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DPService.exe_0514060630' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DPService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DPService' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\DVDPlay\DPService.exe".

How do I remove DVD Play BD & HD DVD?

Quickly and completely remove DVD Play BD & HD DVD from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DVD Play BD & HD DVD 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 DVD Play BD & HD DVD, 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 DVD Play BD & HD DVD.

Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win Vista 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 75.56%
Windows 7 24.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  Canada 16.36%
  Italy 12.73%
  Switzerland 7.27%
  France 3.64%
  Norway 3.64%
  Finland 1.82%
  Hong Kong 1.82%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Germany 1.82%
  Australia 1.82%
  Sweden 1.82%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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