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Global Rank #20,589
United States Rank #31,113
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 239.70 days
824.89 days >
Average installed length: 433.42 days


1.03 85.98%
1.02 14.02%

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Philips Media Converter

What is Philips Media Converter?  (from Philips)

The Media Converter Software is used to transfer video or picture files into your player. The Media Converter Software is bundled with the Device Manager software and you can get the bundled software from the supplied CD.


Philips Media Converter is a software program developed by Philips. The most common release is 1.03, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 5.52 MB (5,783,994 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 19% of users of Philips Media Converter come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.philips.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Philips
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D615D099-5C0F-41E0-B69E-B7D1CDC51B61}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.52 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Philips Media Converter

  • ViBE4_Transcoder.exe - Philips Media Converter
  • RunNonElevated32.exe
  • RunNonElevated64.exe
  • Philips-Songbird-Uninstall.exe (by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V) - Philips Songbird
  • cdriphelper.exe
  • charset.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libcharset: portable character set determination library (LGPLed libcharset for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • disthelper.exe
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoff(R) DirectX per Windows(R) (Installazione di DirectX - settore a 32 bit)
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft(R) DirectX per Windows(R) (Installazione di Microsoft DirectX)
  • FLAC-8.dll
  • gettextlib.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libgettextlib: subroutines for gettext-tools (GPLed libgettextlib for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • gettextpo.dll - libgettextpo: public API for PO files (GPLed libgettextpo for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • gettextsrc.dll - libgettextsrc: subroutines for gettext-tools (GPLed libgettextsrc for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • gstapp-0.10-0.dll
  • gstaudio-0.10-0.dll
  • gstbase-0.10-0.dll
  • gstcdda-0.10-0.dll
  • gstcontroller-0.10-0.dll
  • gstdataprotocol-0.10-0.dll
  • gstfft-0.10-0.dll
  • gstinterfaces-0.10-0.dll
  • gstnet-0.10-0.dll
  • gstnetbuffer-0.10-0.dll
  • gstpbutils-0.10-0.dll
  • gstreamer-0.10-0.dll
  • gstriff-0.10-0.dll
  • gstrtp-0.10-0.dll
  • gstrtsp-0.10-0.dll
  • gstsdp-0.10-0.dll
  • gsttag-0.10-0.dll
  • gstvideo-0.10-0.dll
  • iconv.dll - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • intl.dll - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • jpeg-7.dll
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libsndfile.dll
  • MFC71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mozcrt19.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Mozilla Custom C Runtime (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • ogg-0.dll
  • Philips-Songbird.exe (by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V)
  • rdsconfig.exe
  • sbAutoPlayUtil.exe
  • sbGStreamerMediacore.dll
  • sbWindowsFormatter.dll
  • Scsi_9x.dll
  • Scsi_nt.dll
  • smv.dll (by Freescale Semiconductor) - SigmaTel Motion Video (SMV format library)
  • songbirditunesagent.exe
  • Songbird-Uninstall.exe (by POTI) - Songbird (Songbird Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Philips-Songbird.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Philips SongbirdManageVolumeDeviceOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Philips Songbird.ManageVolumeDevice' and the action verb 'manage.
Scheduled Task
  • Philips-Songbird.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{78E56D3C-3C8A-4C63-B030-77BEC8EA0972}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • songbirditunesagent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'sbitunesagent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Philips\Philips Songbird\songbirditunesagent.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Philips-Songbird.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Philips\Philips Songbird\Philips-Songbird.exe'.

How do I remove Philips Media Converter?

Quickly and completely remove Philips Media Converter from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Philips Media Converter 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Philips Media Converter, 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 Philips Media Converter.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.95%
Windows 8 10.37%
Windows Vista 9.76%
Windows XP 7.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.79%
Windows 10 Home 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.60% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.60%
  United States 15.70%
  United Kingdom 12.79%
  France 11.05%
  Italy 7.56%
  Spain 4.65%
  Belgium 3.49%
  Canada 3.49%
  Australia 2.91%
  Netherlands 2.91%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Romania 1.74%
  Ireland 1.74%
  Peru 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.74%
Acer 22.68%
Dell 17.53%
ASUS 15.46%
Toshiba 7.22%
American Megatrends 4.12%
Medion 4.12%
Samsung 4.12%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.87%
Acer AOD257 1.87%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 1.87%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 1.87%
HP Compaq 6730s 1.87%

About Philips

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Publisher URL: www.philips.com


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