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Should I remove DVD Play HD DVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,444
United States Rank #19,988
Reach 0.0044%


2.5.9112 2.35%
2.5.7029 3.53%
2.4.5820 3.53%
2.4.5411 1.18%
2.4.4818 54.12%
2.4.4609 22.35%
2.4.4526 1.18%
2.4.4313 5.88%
2.4.4111 5.88%

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What is DVD Play 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.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

To play an HD DVD, you need hardware and software that support both high-definition video and its copy protection methods. High-definition DVD is a new optical disc format. A high-definition DVD can contain much more data per disc. At this time, there are two high-definition disc formats: HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD)....  Read more


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.

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 HD DVD

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
  • 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)
  • 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_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 HD DVD?

Quickly and completely remove DVD Play 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 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 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 HD DVD.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 85.88%
Windows 7 14.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 76.19%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.57%
Windows 7 Professional 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.23%
  Canada 5.38%
  France 4.62%
  Australia 2.31%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  New Zealand 1.54%
  Portugal 1.54%
  Spain 1.54%
  Philippines 0.77%
  Lithuania 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.82%
Acer 1.18%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KC880AA-ABA m... 37.50%
HP-Pavilion KJ165AA-ABA m... 6.25%
HP-Pavilion GG793AA-ABA m... 6.25%
HP-Pavilion GX593AA-ABF m... 5.00%
HP-Pavilion GC676AA-ABA m... 5.00%
HP-Pavilion RK571AA-ABA m... 5.00%

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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