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MainConcept Reference v2


MainConcept Reference v2 is a program developed by MainConcept GmbH. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 16 files. The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 33% of users of MainConcept Reference come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mainconcept.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MainConcept\Reference v2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C70FF2EC-7BD4-4891-9731-65F6113B8549}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MainConcept Reference v2

  • mcmpgadec.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Audio Decoder (MPEG Audio Decoder)
  • mcmpgvdec.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Video Decoder (MPEG Video Decoder)
  • sdicap.dll - MainConcept® SDI capture module (SDI capture module)
  • mcrefcapture.exe - MainConcept® Reference Capture (Reference Capture)
  • mcreference.exe - MainConcept® Reference Encoder (Reference Encoder)
  • mcplugcore.dll - MainConcept® Reference Engine (Reference Engine)
  • MeritMe.exe - MainConcept® MeritMe! (MainConcept Merit Configurator)
  • CapWrapper.dll - CapWrapper (CaptureEngine dialog wrapper)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • CaptureEngine.dll
  • mcsidekick.exe

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  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 MainConcept Reference v2, 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 MainConcept Reference.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 22%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows 8 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 55.56%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Netherlands 16.67%
  Belgium 8.33%
  RS 8.33%
  Australia 8.33%
  Greece 8.33%
  Austria 8.33%
  Israel 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 40.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
HP ProBook 6560b 20.00%
HP ProBook 6550b 20.00%
Dell XPS 8500 20.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 20.00%
ASUSTeK K72Jk 20.00%


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