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NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder

What is NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder?  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA® PureVideo™ Decoder software, a plug-in for Microsoft® Windows® Media Player and Media Center Edition, delivers smooth MPEG2 video and unmatched color fidelity when watching DVDs, videos, and TV programs on your PC. It features Dolby® Digital surround sound audio and supports the MPEG2 video features on your M...  Read more


NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The primary executable is named nstantmedia.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 35.08 MB (36,789,064 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 38% of users of NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\ForceWare\nStant Media
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0
Estimated size: 35.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder

Program executable:nstantmedia.exe
Name:NVIDIA nStant Media
Path:C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\forceware\nstant media\nstantmedia.exe
Additional files:
  • NvDvd.dll - NVIDIA nStant Media (NVIDIA DVD/VCD Player Server)
  • LK202VFD.dll
  • PfcInstall.dll
  • W810VFD.dll

How do I remove NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder?

You can uninstall NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder 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 NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder, 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 NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.13%
Windows XP 29.62%
Windows 10 17.52%
Windows Vista 5.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.51%
Windows 10 Home 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.68%
  MA 4.25%
  France 3.97%
  Germany 3.68%
  Egypt 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  Romania 3.40%
  Canada 3.40%
  DZ 2.83%
  Netherlands 2.83%
  Thailand 2.27%
  Poland 2.27%
  Italy 2.27%
  Czech Republic 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.56%
Hewlett-Packard 16.09%
Acer 14.37%
ASUS 7.47%
American Megatrends 6.90%
Intel 4.02%
Lenovo 1.15%
Medion 1.15%
Sahara 1.15%
Toshiba 1.15%
Common models
Gigabyte M52LT-D3 3.39%
Compaq-Presario NP185AA-A... 1.69%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 1.69%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.69%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.69%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.69%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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