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Roxio Creator 2012

What is Roxio Creator 2012?

Roxio Creator is proprietary optical disc authoring program. Creator will only record data CDs in Mode 1 (consequently, there are CD-ROM drives that will not recognize anything other than the first session of a Mode 1 CD.). Creator supports a wide variety of file formats, including AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, Audio CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, AAC, JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP and GIF.

About  (from Roxio)

Easily edit your standard and HD videos. Add picture-in-picture effects, titles and scrolling credits. Rotate video with one click; auto-adjust color, brightness and contrast. Save video from YouTube and other popular sites on your PC and convert them to play on your TV, iPhone, iPad, and other portable device.


The most used version is 13.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Creator13.exe. The software installer includes 107 files and is usually about 2.35 MB (2,467,000 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Roxio.com
Help link: www.roxio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roxio 2012\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A07A0EEC-9EBC-4416-B74A-BABB48CBFD26}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Creator 2012

Program executable:Creator13.exe
Roxio Creator Classic
Signed by:Sonic Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\Roxio 2012\Creator Classic\Creator13.exe
Additional files:
  • emmon.exe (by eMPIA Technology) - BDA Monitor Application
  • AVCServer.exe (by Rovi) - AVCServer
  • DataStream.exe - Roxio Burn (datastream)
  • DiscImageLoader13.exe (by Rovi) - Roxio Drive Emulator (Roxio Disc Image Loader)
  • InstSrvc.exe - roxio CD/DVD Emulator administrative package
  • Launch.exe (by Sonic Solutions) - Launch Application
  • Launch_Retrieve.exe - Roxio Retrieve
  • MediaCapture13.exe - MediaCapture (Roxio Media Capture)
  • MediaManager13.exe - CommonSDK (MediaManager12 Module)
  • MyDVD13.exe - Editors Module (MyDVD)
  • PhotoSuite13.exe - PhotoSuite (PhotoSuite 13)
  • Retrieve13.exe
  • Roxio Burn.exe
  • RoxioBurnLauncher.exe - Roxio Burn Launcher
  • RoxioCentralFx.exe - Roxio Creator
  • RoxioRestore.exe - Roxio Restore
  • RRLauncher.exe - Roxio RRLauncher
  • SyncItEMC13.exe - SyncIt!
  • VCGProxyFileManager13.exe - MVWGraphBuilder Module (Proxy Manager)
  • VideoConvert13.exe - Roxio VideoConvert
  • VideoWave13.exe - VideoWave

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • RoxioCentralFx.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RoxioSCDataTask60' with the ProgID of 'Roxio.RoxioCentral60' and the action verb 'DataTask.
  • MediaCapture13.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MediaCapture11Videos).
  • Creator13.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (RoxioCreator12PlayCDAudioOnArrival).
  • Roxio Burn.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (BasicBurnCopy).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RoxioBurnLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Desktop Disc Tool' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Roxio 2012\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Roxio Burn.exe
Memory:20.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019300214%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00117294%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00075708%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:5.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0000520988%
Kernel CPU:0.00001136%
User CPU:0.00004074%
CPU cycles/sec:37,890,745
I/O reads/min:33 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Roxio Creator 2012?

You can uninstall Roxio Creator 2012 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 Roxio Creator 2012, 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 Roxio Creator 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.38%
Windows 10 27.84%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Windows XP 1.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.61%
Windows 7 Professional 16.53%
Windows 8.1 8.13%
Windows 10 Home 7.86%
Windows 10 Pro 5.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.72%
  Canada 5.01%
  United Kingdom 4.83%
  France 1.43%
  Belgium 0.72%
  Australia 0.54%
  Japan 0.54%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Norway 0.36%
  Hong Kong 0.18%
  Sweden 0.18%
  Mexico 0.18%
  New Zealand 0.18%
  Portugal 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.42%
Hewlett-Packard 34.80%
Toshiba 4.76%
ASUS 4.03%
Acer 3.66%
Intel 2.56%
Lenovo 1.10%
MSI 0.73%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 10.99%
Dell Inspiron 620 5.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.19%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.62%

About Roxio

Roxio, now Sonic Solutions, is a software developer specializing in consumer digital media products whose product line includes programs for the creation of digital media projects, media conversion software, and content distribution systems.
Publisher URL: www.roxio.com


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