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1% remove it99% keep it
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0.3 68.64%

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SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter

What is SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter?

SA31xx Device Manager provides the software and drivers required to connect the media player to the PC. It is included with the CD-ROM that is packaged with the device. Your player appears as a USB mass storage in Windows Explorer. You can organize files and transfer music to your player during USB connection. A software program called Philips Device Manager enables you to update the firmware on the device if a new firmware is available on your PC. The player is controlled by an internal program called the firmware. Newer versions of the firmware may have been released after the user has purchased the player.


The most used version is 0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 23 files and is usually about 36.01 MB (37,754,477 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.philips.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Philips
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E572B060-C98B-4984-A48E-E4FA56265903}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 36.01 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter

  • SA31xx_Transcoder.exe - Philips SA31xx Video Converter
  • GoGear_Vibe_DeviceManager.exe - GoGear VIBE Device Manager (Philips GoGear VIBE Device Manager)
  • DeviceManager.exe - SA31XX Device Manager (Philips SA31XX Device Manager)
  • langpack.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework (IExpress Setup)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • 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)
  • libsndfile.dll
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • Scsi_9x.dll
  • Scsi_nt.dll
  • smv.dll (by SigmaTel) - SigmaTel Motion Video (SMV format library)
  • stunicow.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GoGear_Vibe_DeviceManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E1646508-8CB6-41E4-937F-F050A3CA0A4A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter?

You can uninstall SA31xx Device Manager & 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter, 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 SA31xx Device Manager & Media Converter.

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.68%
Windows Vista 33.05%
Windows XP 17.80%
Windows 10 8.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.95%
Windows 7 Professional 5.98%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.39% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.39%
  United States 12.90%
  Italy 11.29%
  United Kingdom 8.06%
  Belgium 6.45%
  France 6.45%
  Netherlands 4.84%
  Australia 4.03%
  Brazil 2.42%
  New Zealand 2.42%
  Luxembourg 2.42%
  Greece 1.61%
  Austria 1.61%
  Argentina 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.03%
Hewlett-Packard 24.19%
Dell 22.58%
American Megatrends 9.68%
Medion 6.45%
ASUS 3.23%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.02%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.02%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.02%
Acer Aspire T180 2.02%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.02%

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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