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SonicAC3Encoder is a software program developed by Sonic Solutions. The primary executable is named SBEServer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 31.67 MB (33,208,174 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of SonicAC3Encoder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\eHome\CreateDisc\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{52FBAE98-D389-4281-8C14-21B4046CCB4E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 31.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SonicAC3Encoder

Program executable:SBEServer.exe
Additional files:
  • MCE_WMADRM.dll - MCE_WMAD Dynamic Link Library
  • CreateDisc.dll - SimpleBurnEngineManagedProxy
  • SonicMMBurnEngine.exe - Sonic Movie Maker Plug-in
  • pxmas.dll - Px Mastering Engine (PxMas)
  • PxShare.exe - PxShare Application
  • PrimoSDK.dll - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • SBEServerPS.dll - SBEServerPS
  • pxwma.dll
  • PxWaveDec.dll - PxWave
  • px.dll - Px
  • pxdrv.dll - Px Unit Table
  • AuthorScript.dll - AuthorScript Library
  • pxhpinst.exe - PX Setup Application
  • vxblock.dll - VxBlock
  • SonicMCEBurnEngine.dll (by www.Sonic.com) - Sonic MCE Burn Engine (Sonic CD/DVD Burn Engine)
  • SimpleBurnUIRes.dll

How do I remove SonicAC3Encoder?

You can uninstall SonicAC3Encoder 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 SonicAC3Encoder, 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 SonicAC3Encoder.

Win XP 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 80.00%
Windows 7 16.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 81.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.88%
  United Kingdom 9.38%
  Austria 3.13%
  Belgium 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Spain 3.13%
  SN 3.13%
  Turkey 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 64.00%
Sahara 28.00%
Dell 4.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GC673AA-ABA m... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ... 4.55%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.


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