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1% remove it99% keep it
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Average installed length: 266.40 days

FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows

What is FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows?

FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. The most notable parts of FFmpeg are libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat, an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the ffmpeg command line program for transcoding multimedia files. The version of FFmpeg is designed for and distributed to Audacity within the Audacity application.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ffmpeg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 22.02 MB (23,090,068 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FFmpeg for Audacity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FFmpeg for Audacity\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows

Program executable:ffmpeg.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\FFmpeg for Audacity\ffmpeg.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • audacity.exe (by The Audacity Team) - Audacity® (Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor)
  • wxbase28u_net_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_custom.dll
  • alias_1407.dll
  • allpass_1895.dll
  • am_pitchshift_1433.dll
  • amp_1181.dll
  • avcodec-52.32.0.dll
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avdevice-52.2.0.dll
  • avformat-52.36.0.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-49.dll
  • avutil-50.3.0.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • bandpass_a_iir_1893.dll
  • bandpass_iir_1892.dll
  • bode_shifter_1431.dll
  • bode_shifter_cv_1432.dll
  • butterworth_1902.dll
  • chebstortion_1430.dll
  • comb_1190.dll
  • comb_1887.dll
  • comb_splitter_1411.dll
  • Compander.dll
  • const_1909.dll
  • crossover_dist_1404.dll
  • DamBurst-1.2.exe
  • dc_remove_1207.dll
  • decay_1886.dll
  • decimator_1202.dll
  • declip_1195.dll
  • delay_1898.dll
  • delayorama_1402.dll
  • diode_1185.dll
  • divider_1186.dll
  • dj_eq_1901.dll
  • dj_flanger_1438.dll
  • dyson_compress_1403.dll
  • fad_delay_1192.dll
  • fast_lookahead_limiter_1913.dll
  • FFmpeg_2009_07_20_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe - FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows (FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows Setup)
  • FFmpeg_v0.6.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe - FFmpeg for Audacity (FFmpeg for Audacity Setup)
  • flanger_1191.dll
  • gverb_1216.dll
  • hard_limiter_1413.dll
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • lame_enc.dll (by http://lame.sf.net)
  • Lame_v3.98.3_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe - LAME for Audacity (LAME for Audacity Setup)
  • libfaac-0.dll
  • libfaad-2.dll
  • libmp3lame-0.dll
  • libspeex-1.dll
  • mod-script-pipe.dll
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • audacity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77CCC42E-05D8-4ACE-9938-97B768DCF4E7}' (runs on registration).
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F96CD66-F6A8-4E1D-AEA9-D61E1884E0DC}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • lame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.exe'.
  • ffmpeg.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ffmpeg For Audacity\ffmpeg.exe'.
  • audacity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Audacity\audacity.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013568908%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00100216%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035474%
0.015104% average

How do I remove FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows?

You can uninstall FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows 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 FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows, 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 FFmpeg for Audacity on Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.97%
Windows 10 14.70%
Windows Vista 11.08%
Windows XP 7.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.49%
Windows 7 Professional 14.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.03%
Windows 8.1 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.59%
  United Kingdom 6.63%
  Germany 5.74%
  France 5.10%
  Canada 3.48%
  Italy 3.24%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Australia 1.94%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Spain 0.97%
  India 0.97%
  Sweden 0.97%
  Switzerland 0.89%
  Poland 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.48%
Hewlett-Packard 25.71%
Acer 13.48%
ASUS 7.45%
Toshiba 6.56%
Intel 3.37%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Lenovo 1.77%
Medion 1.42%
Sony 1.06%
Gateway 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.76%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.56%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.49%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.14%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.78%

About Audacity Team

Audacity was started by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released as open-source software at SourceForge.net in 2000.
Publisher URL: web.audacityteam.org


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