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Sony DVD Architect 3.0c


Sony DVD Architect 3.0c is a software program developed by Sony. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 5.41 MB (5,675,008 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 80% of users of Sony DVD Architect come from the United States, it is also popular in MK and RS.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/mediasoftware
Help link: mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\shared plug-ins\help files
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{19024EBA-7B29-4491-BB4E-ECF9446819E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony DVD Architect 3.0c

  • ac3plug.dll (by Madison Media Software) - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • ac3plugrw.dll (by Madison Media Software) - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • aifplug.dll - Sony AIF File Format (Sony AIFF Format)
  • aviplug.dll - Sony Video For Windows 2 File Format
  • dvdarch30.exe - Sony DVD Architect
  • dvdarch30k.dll
  • extmondrv.dll - Sony External Monitor Drivers
  • gifplug.dll - Sony Unisys GIF File Format
  • mcac3dec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® AC3 Stream Decoder (AC3 Stream Decoder)
  • mcmpgdec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® MPEG Stream Decoder (MPEG Stream Decoder)
  • mcplug.dll - Sony MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 File Format (Sony MPEG Format)
  • mcplugrw.dll
  • mp3plug.dll - Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder Rev. 2 (Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder)
  • mpegin.dll - MainConcept® MPEG File Decoder (MPEG File Decoder)
  • mpgaout.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Audio Encoder (MPEG Audio Encoder)
  • mpgmux.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Multiplexer (MPEG Multiplexer)
  • mpgvout.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Video Wrapper (MPEG Video Wrapper)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • mxflib.dll
  • mxfplug.dll - Sony MXF File Format
  • oggplug.dll - Sony Ogg Vorbis File Format (Sony Ogg Vorbis Format)
  • pcmaout.dll - MainConcept® MPEG PCM Audio (MPEG PCM Audio)
  • qt5plug.dll - Sony QuickTime 5 File Format
  • sctplug.dll - Scott Studios Wave File Format (Scott Studios Wave)
  • sf2sony20.exe - sf2sony (Sony Migration Utility)
  • sfcdfs.dll - Sony CD Architect (Sony Combined CD Driver Module)
  • sfcdi.dll - Sony CD Interface (Sony CD/CDR Interface Library)
  • sfcdx.dll - Sony CD UI (Sony CD UI Library)
  • sfconfigmgr.dll - Sony Configuration Manager Component
  • sfdvd.dll - Sony DVD Library
  • sflgaplg.dll - Legacy Audio File Format (Microsoft Wave)
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • sfpaplug.dll - Perfect Clarity Audio File Format (Perfect Clarity Audio)
  • sfs4rw.dll
  • sfscsi.dll - Sony SCSI Module
  • sfspti.dll - Sony SPTI Module
  • sfspti2.dll - Sony SPTI2 Module
  • stl2plg.dll - Sony Still Formats 2 (Sony Windows Still Formats 2)
  • swfplug.dll - Sony Shockwave Flash File Format
  • wavplug.dll - Microsoft Wave File Format
  • wmfplug3.dll - Sony Windows Media File Format (Sony Windows Media Format)

How do I remove Sony DVD Architect?

You can uninstall Sony DVD Architect 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 Sony DVD Architect 3.0c, 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 Sony DVD Architect.

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 55.56%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 55.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  MK 5.00%
  RS 5.00%
  India 5.00%
  Hungary 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Intel 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Sony VGC-RA840G 12.50%
INTEL DG31PR 12.50%
HP-Pavilion KJ377AA-ABA m... 12.50%
Dell XPS L701X 12.50%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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