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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,684
United States Rank #3,579
Reach 0.2260%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.93 days
292.80 days >
Average installed length: 153.84 days


VersionDistribution 0.97% 1.37% 0.20% 3.68% 0.04% 0.02% 38.10% 0.02%
1.3.0 0.02% 0.02% 12.78% 0.02% 0.13% 4.69% 21.73% 12.84% 3.35%

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Media Gallery

What is Media Gallery?  (from Sony)

Meet Media Gallery, smart new VAIO software that recommends the right media to play depending on the mood or moment. Using Sony’s original analysis technology, Media Gallery searches your VAIO for photos, videos and music then suggests selections that are just right for you. It can also match different types of media i...  Read more


Media Gallery is a software program developed by Sony. It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 vrlp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 71.03 MB (74,480,733 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 34% of users of Media Gallery come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on Sony PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Sony has been criticized for loading its VAIO laptops with bloatware, or ineffective and unrequested software that supposedly allows the user to immediately use the laptop for multimedia purposes. Sony also offers a Fresh start option in some countries which allows a new computer to be shipped only with a basic Windows operating system and very little trial software pre-installed.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Gallery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0EB7792D-EFA2-42AB-9A22-F33D9458E974}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 71.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media Gallery

Program executable:vrlp.exe
Name:Media Gallery
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\media gallery\vrlp.exe
Additional files:
  • DXVAChecker.dll - DXVAChec Dynamic Link Library
  • UFCore.dll - UFCore Dynamic Link Library
  • PrtpMiddleTranslator.dll - PrtpMiddleTranslator
  • PrtpModeDetection.dll - PrtpModeDetection
  • clema_tec.dll
  • FrameCutter.dll
  • PrtpActiveX.dll
  • AddinManager.dll - Media Gallery (AddinManager)
  • appname.dll - AppName
  • DSMusicPlayerX.dll - DSMusicPlayerX
  • DSVideoPlayerX.dll - DSVideoPlayerX
  • ElbLib.dll - ElbLib
  • ElbMgicManager.dll - ElbMgicManager
  • ElbObjectFactory.dll - ElbObject
  • ElbRelationManager.dll - ElbRelation
  • ElbUtility.dll - ElbUtility
  • ElevatedTask.dll - ElevatedTask
  • GadgetHelper.exe - GadgetHelper
  • HomeAddin.dll - HomeAddin
  • InitialSetting.dll - InitialSetting
  • LogicalCore.dll - LogicalCore
  • MgicAppIf.dll - MgicAppIf
  • MgicBrowserAddin.dll - MgicBrowserAddin
  • MgicPlayer.dll - MgicPlayer
  • MgicProtocol.dll - MgicProtocol
  • MgicUtils.dll - MgicUtils
  • MusicBrowserAddin.dll - MusicBrowserAddin
  • OnlineServiceYouTubeWebAlbum.dll - OnlineServiceYoutubeWebAlbum
  • PbeEngine.dll
  • PbeKicker.dll
  • PlayerAddin.dll - PlayerAddin
  • PVBrowserAddin.dll - PVBrowserAddin
  • Resource.dll - Resource
  • SearchAddin.dll - SearchAddin
  • SettingDlg.dll - SettingDlg
  • TemIp.dll - TemIp
  • TopAddin.dll - TopAddin
  • UISharedLib.dll - UISharedLib
  • UpdateDlg.dll - UpdateDlg
  • VersionDlg.dll - VersionDlg
  • VPMLogger.dll - VPMLogger
  • PrtpResource.dll - PrtpResource
  • PrtpTemplate.dll - PrtpTemplate
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme dll
  • sgpuclb.dll - Sony gpu calibration dll
  • PrtpEngine.dll - PrtpEngine
  • PrtpData.dll - PrtpData
  • PrtpIF.dll - PrtpIF
  • ElbMediaBrowser.dll
  • ElbModelManager.dll
  • ElbRelationManagerProxy.dll
  • ElbServer.exe
  • ElbServerPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ElbServer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F29D1F6D-D6DE-4D59-914F-5F2E2481CA82}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ElbServer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Elbserver' and executes as C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exe /Stay.

How do I remove Media Gallery?

You can uninstall Media Gallery 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 Media Gallery, 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 Media Gallery.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.65%
Windows 10 9.22%
Windows XP 0.11%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.68%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.10%
Windows 10 Home 6.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.80%
Windows 10 Pro 0.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.72%
  United Kingdom 8.21%
  Germany 6.18%
  Italy 4.50%
  Brazil 3.68%
  Canada 3.61%
  India 3.59%
  France 3.27%
  Iran 2.24%
  Mexico 2.11%
  Japan 1.91%
  Spain 1.62%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.54%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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