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Should I remove Elgato Video Capture?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,229
United States Rank #14,529
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.90 days
629.47 days >
Average installed length: 330.74 days


VersionDistribution 45.00% 17.50% 4.38% 1.88% 1.25% 8.13% 4.38% 13.75% 3.75%

Elgato Video Capture


Elgato Video Capture is a program developed by Elgato Systems GmbH. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 24.66 MB (25,858,048 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Elgato Video Capture come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\elgato\videocapture
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0876E9EA-3495-4522-9D59-A7EA8CAF1925}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Elgato Video Capture

  • videocaptureapi.dll - Elgato Video Capture API
  • elgatoaudiodecoder.dll - Elgato Audio Decoder
  • elgatoaudioencoder.dll - Elgato Audio Encoder
  • elgatodemultiplexer.dll - Elgato Demultiplexer
  • elgatovideodecoder.dll - Elgato Video Decoder
  • elgatovideoencoder.dll - Elgato Video Encoder
  • elgatovideoscaler.dll
  • elgatodeinterlacer.dll - Elgato Deinterlacer
  • baseclasses.dll - Elgato BaseClasses
  • elgatomultiplexer.dll - Elgato Multiplexer
  • videocapture.exe - VideoCapture
  • interop.ituneslib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'iTunesLib'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • mc_trans_video_colorspace.dll (by MainConcept GmbH) - MainConcept® Universal Color Converter (Universal Color Converter)
  • mc_dec_aac.dll (by MainConcept GmbH) - MainConcept® AAC audio decoder (AAC audio decoder)
  • mc_dec_avc.dll - MainConcept® AVC/H.264 Decoder (AVC/H.264 Decoder)
  • mc_enc_avc.dll - MainConcept® AVC/H.264 Encoder (AVC/H.264 Encoder)
  • google.gdata.client.dll (by Google) - Google GData Client Libraries (Google Data API Core Library)
  • google.gdata.extensions.dll (by Google) - Google Data API Extensions Library
  • google.gdata.youtube.dll - Google Data API YouTube Library
  • mc_trans_video_imagescaler.dll - MainConcept® ImageScaler Dll (ImageScaler Dll)
  • mc_enc_aac.dll - MainConcept® AAC Encoder (AAC Encoder)
  • videocapture.xmlserializers.dll

How do I remove Elgato Video Capture?

You can uninstall Elgato Video Capture 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 Elgato Video Capture, 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 Elgato Video Capture.

Win 10 51%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.25%
Windows 7 48.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.63%
Windows 10 Home 23.13%
Windows 7 Professional 16.88%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 8.1 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.57%
  Germany 4.26%
  Canada 3.83%
  France 2.98%
  Italy 2.13%
  Spain 0.85%
  DK 0.85%
  Uruguay 0.85%
  Malaysia 0.43%
  Romania 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  Australia 0.43%
  Portugal 0.43%
  Austria 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.16%
Hewlett-Packard 26.21%
ASUS 9.71%
Acer 7.77%
Apple 6.80%
Medion 4.85%
Lenovo 4.85%
Toshiba 3.88%
Intel 3.88%
MSI 2.91%
Alienware 0.97%
Common models
Gateway DX4870 3.51%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro6,2 3.51%
ASUS All Series 2.63%
LENOVO 10A7000QUS 1.75%
HP-Pavilion KJ169AA-ABA a... 1.75%
HP HP Notebook 1.75%


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