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Should I remove TheRecord Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,116
United States Rank #24,156
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 70.80 days
771.65 days >
Average installed length: 405.44 days


VersionDistribution 45.45% 1.82% 5.45% 7.27% 20.00% 14.55% 1.82% 1.82% 1.82%

TheRecord Player


TheRecord Player is a program developed by FTR. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 85 files and is usually about 23.97 MB (25,134,817 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 82% of users of TheRecord Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and PR.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FTR\ForTheRecord\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0144E007-9EFA-424F-AAD0-5DEF4E53AD6A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 23.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TheRecord Player

  • FTR.TREdge.SearchFolderWizardLauncher.exe (by FTR Pty) - FTR.TREdge.SearchFolderWizardLauncher
  • FTRSearchFolders.exe (by FTR Pty) - TheRecord Foundation Objects (FTR Search Folder Manager)
  • FTR.Util.RemovableWriterControl.dll - RemovableWriterControl
  • FTR.Util.DiscWriterControl.dll - DiscWriterControl
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe - TheRecord Player (TheRecord Player Application)
  • FoundationObjectFactories.dll - TheRecord Edge
  • FTR.Util.NmsDvdxWrapper.dll - NmsDvdxWrapper
  • TRContentFileSourceFilter.dll
  • TREFoundationObjectInterfaces.dll - Interface library for TheRecord Edge Foundation Objects.
  • TRFtpRepositoryObjects.dll - Access to files on an FTP Server
  • TRGoldWAVContentFile.dll - Access FTR Legacy Audio recordings.
  • FTR.Util.UpdateChecker.dll - UpdateChecker
  • FTR.QNotes.dll - QuickNotes
  • FTRDVDBatchWriter.dll - Replicator (Writes files to optical media)
  • ContentPlayer.dll - TheRecord (Content Player)
  • ExternalControl.dll - TheRecord Remote Access Control Module
  • FTRAACDecoder.dll - FTR AAC Decoder DMO
  • FTRAacEncoder.dll - FTR Aac Encoder
  • FTRAlgorithm.dll - FTR Algorithms Utilities
  • FTRCommonInterfaces.dll - Definition of common FTR Interfaces
  • FTRContentSaver.dll - TheRecord product.
  • FTRDeinterleaver.dll - FTR Deinterleaver
  • FTRFtp.dll - FTR's FTP engine
  • FTRGenericWriter.dll - FTR Generic Writer
  • FTRGenericWriterFast.dll - FTR Generic Writer Fast
  • FTRGoldMain.exe - FTR Log Notes Application
  • FTRLinkClient.ocx - TheRecord Communicator Client ActiveX Control
  • FTRLinkServer.exe - TheRecord Communicator - Server
  • FTRMediaMux.dll - FTR Media Mux
  • FTRMediaWriter.dll - FTR Media Writer
  • FTRMpeg1DecoderDMO.dll - FTR Mpeg1 Decoder DMO
  • FTRMultiChannelDecoderDMO.dll - Multi-channel decoder DMO
  • FTRRecorderInterfaces.dll - FTR Recorder Interfaces
  • FTRWaveWriter.dll - Creates WAV files when saving to FTR Gold format.
  • HIDWatch.dll
  • MonoPCMFilter.dll - FTR Mono PCM Filter
  • PCMSpeedControl.dll - FTR PCM Speed Control Filter
  • SpatialStereoPCMFilter.dll - FTR Spatial Stereo PCM Filter
  • TheRecordCommunicatorClient.ocx
  • TheRecordCommunicatorServer.exe
  • TheRecordNavigatorDetector.exe - TheRecord Navigator Search Folder Detector
  • FTR.WordList.dll - WordList
  • FTRPeakLevels.dll - FTR (FTR Noise Gate)
  • FTRDVDAuthor.dll - DVD Authoring Module
  • Interop.FTRContentSaverLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'FTRContentSaverLib'.
  • FTR.Interop.NMSDVDX.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NMSDVDXLib'.
  • HHActiveX.dll (by eHelp) - RoboHELP for Microsoft HTML Help 9 (HHActiveX Control DLL)
  • dvdlib.dll (by AuthoringWare Co) - dvdlib Dynamic Link Library (dvdlib DLL)
  • spclib.dll (by AuthoringWare Co) - spclib Dynamic Link Library (spclib DLL)
  • CsHtml.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - What's This? Help Composer (User RunTime Communication DLL)
  • AMuxL.dll (by MediaLooks (http://www.MediaLooks.com)) - AMux Module (MediaLooks Audio Mixer)
  • FTRPropBags.dll - FTR Gold (FTRPropBags Module)
  • FTR.Forms.Open.dll - Open
  • FastPV.dll
  • FastPVmo.dll
  • FoundationObjectInterfacesPS.dll
  • FTR.Util.UpdateChecker.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TheRecordMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'trmContent.1' and the action verb 'AutoPlay.
Scheduled Task
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5A7E5B9-81FE-463D-9A36-350478FCF433}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TheRecordNavigatorDetector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TheRecordNavigatorDetector' which loads as C:\Program Files\FTR\ForTheRecord\TheRecordNavigatorDetector.exe.
  • FTRSearchFolders.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FTR Search Folders' which loads as C:\Program Files\FTR\ForTheRecord\FTRSearchFolders.exe.

How do I remove TheRecord Player?

You can uninstall TheRecord Player 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 TheRecord Player, 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 TheRecord Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.82%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows XP 16.36%
Windows 10 3.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.41%
Windows Vista Business 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.35%
  Canada 4.71%
  PR 3.53%
  Hong Kong 2.35%
  Australia 2.35%
  TT 1.18%
  Slovenia 1.18%
  New Zealand 1.18%
  United Kingdom 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.00%
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Toshiba 6.00%
Sahara 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Gateway 2.00%
Acer 2.00%
Sony 2.00%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
Common models
Gigabyte H87N 4.17%
LENOVO 7518E1U 4.17%
Dell OptiPlex 755 4.17%
Dell OptiPlex 330 2.08%
Dell Latitude E5470 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.08%


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