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Should I remove DVD Play?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,865
United States Rank #8,546
Reach 0.0214%


2.5.9112 2.61%
2.5.7504 0.24%
2.5.7405 2.85%
2.5.7029 0.24%
2.4.5820 1.90%
2.4.5411 24.70%
2.4.5111 11.88%
2.4.4924 8.31%
2.4.4818 38.24%
2.4.4609 0.95%
2.4.4427 0.24%
2.4.4303 7.84%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

DVD Play

What is DVD Play?

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 used version is 2.4.4818, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is dvdplay.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 36.84 MB (38,630,042 bytes).

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-
Estimated size: 36.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DVD Play

Program executable:dvdplay.exe
Name:HP DVDPlay
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\dvdplay\dvdplay.exe
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • CLAuMixer.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • Helper.dll - CyberLink Helper
  • DPService.exe - HP DVDPlay (HP DVDPlay Resident Program)
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • NVAPI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • DVDPlay.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DVDPlayPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithDVDPlay.
Scheduled Task
  • DPService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DPService.exe_1010540789' (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?

You can uninstall DVD Play 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DVD Play, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win Vista (SP2) 80%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 94.54%
Windows 7 4.99%
Windows 10 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Basic 86.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.10%
Windows Vista Business 2.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.14%
Windows Vista Starter 1.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.12%
  France 4.49%
  Brazil 2.41%
  Australia 1.93%
  Mexico 1.93%
  United Kingdom 1.77%
  New Zealand 1.61%
  Colombia 1.28%
  Japan 1.28%
  Canada 1.12%
  Italy 0.96%
  India 0.64%
  Argentina 0.64%
  Spain 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.50%
ASUS 0.50%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FQ453AA-ABA a... 16.62%
Compaq-Presario GN573AA-A... 8.16%
Compaq-Presario FK588AA-A... 3.21%
Compaq-Presario KT491AA-A... 3.21%
Compaq-Presario RZ537AA-A... 2.92%
Compaq-Presario GC662AA-A... 2.62%

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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