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3% remove it97% keep it
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Sony Sound Forge 8.0b

What is Sony Sound Forge?  (from Sony)

Acclaimed for its power, stability, and exceptional workflow, Sound Forge Pro is the best way to get from raw audio to a finished master. Expertly record, edit, and analyze audio, produce samples and music loops, digitize and restore old recordings, design sound for multimedia and video, and master replication-ready au...  Read more


Sony Sound Forge 8.0b is a program developed by Sony. The software installer includes 96 files and is usually about 5.43 MB (5,698,048 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 37% of users of Sony Sound Forge come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Belgium.

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{48EB9208-593D-4DC7-B613-9C5A210D87BA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Sound Forge 8.0b

  • mcplug.dll (by Madison Media Software) - Sony MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 File Format (Sony MPEG Format)
  • ac3plug.dll (by Madison Media Software) - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • mcac3dec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® AC3 Stream Decoder (AC3 Stream Decoder)
  • mcmpgdec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® MPEG Stream Decoder (MPEG Stream Decoder)
  • mp3plug.dll - Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder Rev. 2 (Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder)
  • mp3rw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • 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)
  • pcmaout.dll - MainConcept® MPEG PCM Audio (MPEG PCM Audio)
  • sfconfigmgr.dll - Sony Configuration Manager Component
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • ac3plugrw.dll
  • aifplug.dll - Sony AIF File Format (Sony AIFF Format)
  • atrc.dll - RealAudio 8, Sony ATRAC3 audio codec (Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec for RealAudio 8(tm))
  • audiofmtconverter.dll - Helix DNA Producer SDK (Audio format converter)
  • audiolimiter.dll - Helix Producer SDK from RealNetworks (Helix Producer Audio Limiter Plugin)
  • audiometer.dll - Audio level/VU meter
  • audioresampler.dll - Audio resampler
  • auth3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia®)
  • aviplug.dll - Sony Video For Windows 2 File Format
  • avireader.dll - Uncompressed AVI reader
  • basc3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia®)
  • capture.dll - Helix Producer Capture Plugin
  • colorcvt.dll - Color Conversion Library (32-bit) (Color Conversion Library)
  • cook.dll - Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • dsreader.dll - DirectShow file reader
  • encn3260.dll - Live Anything Encoder Library for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Live Anything Encoder Library for RealMedia®)
  • encnetbroadcast.dll - Encnet G2 broadcast filter
  • encsession.dll - Encoding engine
  • enlv3260.dll - RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL (32-bit) (RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL)
  • erv2.dll - RealVideo G2 (32-bit) (RealVideo G2)
  • erv3.dll - RealVideo 8 (32-bit) (RealVideo 8)
  • erv4.dll - RealVideo 9 (32-bit) (RealVideo 9)
  • eventpack.dll - Event packetizer
  • extmondrv.dll - Sony External Monitor Drivers
  • forge80.batch.dll - Batch Engine
  • forge80.batch.resources.dll
  • forge80.exe - Sony Sound Forge
  • forge80.script.dll
  • forgek.dll
  • frgplugs.dll - Sound Forge Effects Plug-In
  • frgqz.dll - Sound Forge Quartz Plugin Interface Library
  • frgsmp.dll - Sound Forge Sampler Plug-In
  • frgusr.dll - Sound Forge User Interface Library
  • frgvid.dll - Sound Forge Video Library
  • log.dll - Log system
  • logobserver.dll - Logging observer
  • mcplugrw.dll
  • mediasink.dll - Media sink plugin
  • movreader.dll - Uncompressed MOV reader
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • oggplug.dll - Sony Ogg Vorbis File Format (Sony Ogg Vorbis Format)
  • opcpcmimporter.dll - OpcPcmImporter Module
  • pncrt.dll (by Progressive Networks)
  • qt5plug.dll - Sony QuickTime 6 File Format
  • qtreader.dll - Compressed Quicktime reader
  • rawplug.dll - Sony Raw File Format
  • rbsbroadcast.dll - Helix Producer Remote Broadcast filter
  • remb3260.dll - RealSystem Remote Broadcast Plugin® (32-bit) (RealSystem Remote Broadcast Plugin®)

How do I remove Sony Sound Forge?

You can uninstall Sony Sound Forge 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 Sound Forge 8.0b, 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 Sound Forge.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.05%
Windows XP 29.73%
Windows 10 16.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.73%
Windows 7 Professional 10.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.81%
Windows 10 Home 5.41%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.21%
  Brazil 18.60%
  Belgium 6.98%
  United Kingdom 6.98%
  France 4.65%
  Spain 4.65%
  RS 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  India 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  DZ 2.33%
  DK 2.33%
  Czech Republic 2.33%
  Turkey 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.75%
Dell 9.38%
American Megatrends 9.38%
Lenovo 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
Sony 3.13%
Packard Bell 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Compaq 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
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PHITRONIC P7V800Pro-M3 3.23%
MSI MS-7592 3.23%

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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