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Sonata Music Server 16


Sonata Music Server 16 is a software program developed by J. River. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 15 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 71% of users of Sonata Music Server 16 come from the United States, it is also popular in New Zealand and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.jrmediacenter.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\J River\Sonata Music Server 16\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\J River\Sonata Music Server 16\JRMediaUninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Sonata Music Server 16

  • CDLabeler.exe - Media Center 16 (CD & DVD Labeler)
  • JRDisc.dll - J. River Disc Core (CD/DVD)
  • JRImage.dll - J. River Image Core
  • JRMediaUninstall.exe - J. River Media Uninstall Application
  • JRPlayer.dll - J. River Player
  • JRReader.dll - J. River Reader
  • JRService.exe - Media Center Service
  • JRShellExt.dll - Shell Extensions
  • JRTools.dll - J. River Tools Core
  • JRWeb.exe - J. River Web Application
  • JRWMFactory.dll - J. River Windows Media
  • JRWorker.exe - JRWorker Application
  • Media Editor.exe - Media Editor
  • PackageInstaller.exe - Package Installer
  • Sonata Music Server 16.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Sonata Music Server 16.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'JRBurnCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'SonataMusicServer.16.BurnCD' and the action verb 'Burn.
  • JRService.exe runs as a service named 'Sonata Music Server 16 Service' (Sonata Music Server 16 Service) "Support media functionality like infrared remote controls, etc.".

How do I remove Sonata Music Server 16?

You can uninstall Sonata Music Server 16 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 Sonata Music Server 16, 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 Sonata Music Server 16.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  New Zealand 14.29%
  Spain 14.29%


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