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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,487
United States Rank #20,800
Reach 0.0141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.31 days
687.50 days >
Average installed length: 361.23 days


VersionDistribution 2.53% 2.17% 21.30% 9.03% 5.05% 38.99% 19.86% 0.72% 0.36%

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HD Writer AE 2.0

What is HD Writer AE?  (from Panasonic)

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HD Writer AE 2.0 is a software program developed by Panasonic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 hdwriter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 672.21 MB (704,862,119 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of HD Writer AE come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panasonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\HD Writer AE 2.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{84639CB3-04D4-4758-B1D0-82E531D21F59}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 672.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HD Writer AE 2.0

Program executable:hdwriter.exe
Name:HD Writer
Path:C:\Program Files\panasonic\hd writer ae 2.0\hdwriter.exe
Additional files:
  • PFAC.exe - FileAccessControl
  • CLicenseAgreementDlg.dll - YouTubeUploader
  • CRegistryAccess.dll
  • CResourceReader.dll
  • NWCtrl.dll
  • YouTubeUploaderMain.exe
  • YTUploader.dll
  • SceneCutEditor.exe - SceneCutEditor
  • StillsPlayer.exe - StillsPlayer
  • VCSPlayList.dll - VCSPlayList
  • BDAVCopyTool.exe - HDWriter
  • H264VideoDecoderX.dll - MACS SDK (H.264 Video Decoder)
  • CameraConnect.dll
  • meisr_wrap.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG SmartRender Wrapper (MPEG SmartRender Wrapper)
  • meipcmaout.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG PCM Audio Encoder (MPEG PCM Audio Encoder)
  • meimpgcheck.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Settings Checker (MPEG Settings Checker)
  • meimpg_dlg.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Encoder Dialog (MPEG Encoder Dialog)
  • meimpgadec.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Audio Decoder (MPEG Audio Decoder)
  • meimpgaout.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Audio Encoder (MPEG Audio Encoder)
  • meimpgvdec.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Video Decoder (MPEG Video Decoder)
  • meimpgvout.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Video Encoder (MPEG Video Encoder Wrapper)
  • meimpegin.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG File Decoder (MPEG File Decoder)
  • meimpgmux.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Multiplexer (MPEG Multiplexer)
  • meimpgdmux.dll - MainConcept (Mei)® MPEG Demuxer (MPEG Demuxer)
  • Lfbmp15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® for Win32 (BMP filter (Win32))
  • Lfcmp15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - CMP filter (Win32)
  • Lffax15u.dll - FAX filter (Win32)
  • Lfgif15u.dll - GIF filter (Win32)
  • Lflmb15u.dll - LMB filter (Win32)
  • Lfpng15u.dll - PNG filter (Win32)
  • Lftif15u.dll - TIF filter (Win32)
  • Ltdis15u.dll - Display kernel (Win32)
  • Ltefx15u.dll - Special effects (Win32)
  • Ltfil15u.dll - Filter kernel (Win32)
  • Ltimgclr15u.dll - Image processing (Color) (Win32)
  • Ltimgcor15u.dll - Image processing (Core) (Win32)
  • Ltimgefx15u.dll - Image processing (Effects) (Win32)
  • Ltimgsfx15u.dll - Image processing (Special Effects) (Win32)
  • Ltimgutl15u.dll - Image processing (Utilites) (Win32)
  • Ltkrn15u.dll - Kernel (Win32)
  • mme1al2c.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - mme1al2c
  • dte2spc.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - dte2spc
  • mme2spc.dll - mme2spc
  • dte1ac.dll - dte1ac
  • dte2vc.dll - dte2vc
  • mme2vc.dll - mme2vc
  • MpegMtv.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co) - MpegMtv module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PanaHDWriterAE20AvchdMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HDWriterAE20' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • HDWriter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{72BEBB1A-5108-49AD-B56F-A04D7F4F3DEC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HD Writer AE?

You can uninstall HD Writer AE 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 HD Writer AE 2.0, 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 HD Writer AE.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.98%
Windows 10 16.97%
Windows Vista 11.91%
Windows XP 6.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.87%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 6.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.45%
  Germany 24.04%
  United Kingdom 12.18%
  France 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  Sweden 2.88%
  Japan 2.56%
  Czech Republic 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Singapore 1.28%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Italy 1.28%
  Hungary 1.28%
  Australia 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.84%
Hewlett-Packard 21.85%
Acer 16.56%
Medion 8.61%
ASUS 7.95%
Toshiba 6.62%
Sony 1.32%
Intel 1.32%
Lenovo 1.32%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.52%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 1.68%
Dell Inspiron 545 1.68%
Advent DT2412 1.68%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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