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24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,068
United States Rank #2,387
Reach 0.3141%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.62 days
431.37 days >
Average installed length: 226.65 days


VersionDistribution 15.02% 3.49% 7.61% 6.91% 0.03% 0.31% 23.62% 2.71% 10.99% 0.61% 3.07% 0.10% 2.15% 3.12% 3.63% 1.39% 1.95% 5.98% 2.21% 0.02% 1.70% 0.15% 0.37% 0.34% 0.36% 0.26% 0.02% 0.02% 0.31% 0.29% 0.08% 0.10% 0.18% 0.16% 0.03% 0.26% 0.08% 0.29%

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VAIO Entertainment Platform

What is VAIO Entertainment Platform?

VAIO Entertainment Platform provides the ability to share digital media such as MP3s, videos, etc. on a home/local network. It is used by the VAIO Media application to catalog media files and uses Microsoft SQL Server Express as its database.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 13.56 MB (14,221,895 bytes).

VAIO Entertainment Platform is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio.sony.co.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6B1F20F2-6321-4669-A58C-33DF8E7517FF}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.56 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Entertainment Platform

  • DrpTimelinePreviewEngine.dll
  • DrpTimelineRenderEngine.dll
  • dvsysdat.dll - Sony DV System Data Library
  • DrpDvAviRenderEngine.dll
  • DRPMediaObject.dll - DrpCreateMediaObject.dll
  • DrpMpegRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpTMPGRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpBasebandObject.dll
  • DrpTimelineObject.dll
  • DrpGeneralObject.dll
  • DrpPreviewEngine.dll
  • AviHeaderInfo.dll - VAIO Entertainment (AVI Header Information)
  • DrpDvAviEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviObject.dll
  • DrpRawDvEngine.dll
  • DrpRawDVObject.dll
  • DrpSoundObject.dll
  • DrpStillEngine.dll
  • DrpStillObject.dll
  • SaDsPlay.dll - DirectShow Audio Player
  • SaId3parser.dll - SaId3parser
  • SaWma.dll - WMA File Class
  • SonySpfDB.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common DB Manager
  • SonySpfDB64.dll
  • SonySpfStorage.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Storage Manager
  • SonySpfStorage64.dll
  • SpfDBEngine.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common DB Engine
  • SpfDBEngine64.dll
  • SpfService64.exe - VAIO Entertainment Common Service
  • VCSW.exe - VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter
  • VCSWEXEps.dll - VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter Proxy
  • VzCdb.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Database
  • VzCdb64.dll
  • VzCdbCtrl.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Database Controler
  • VzCdbCtrl64.dll
  • VzCdbEventTrigger.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Database Event Trigger
  • VzCdbEventTrigger64.dll
  • VzCdbLocalDB.dll - Local Database Adaptor
  • VzCdbLocalDB64.dll - VAIO Entertainment Local Database Plugin
  • VzCdbPlugin.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Database Plugin Manager
  • VzCdbPlugin64.dll
  • VzCdbSsDB.dll - SonicStage Database Adaptor
  • VzCdbSsDB64.dll
  • VzCdbSvc.exe - VAIO Entertainment Database Service
  • VzCdbSvcPS.dll - VAIO Entertainment Database Service Proxy
  • VzCdbTypes.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Database Types
  • VzCdbTypes64.dll
  • VzCdbVcds.dll - Remote Database Adaptor
  • VzCdbVcds64.dll
  • VzCsIp.dll - VzCs Interop Proxy
  • VzFw.exe - VAIO Entertainment File Import Service
  • VzHardwareResourceManager.exe - Hardware Resource Manager
  • VzHardwareResourceManagerPS.dll - Hardware Resource Manager Proxy
  • VzProperty.dll - VAIO Entertainment Common Properties
  • VzProperty64.dll
  • AVIWriterCore.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp2.dll
  • DRPMpegEngine.dll
  • DrpMpegObject.dll
  • DrpWaveEngine.dll
  • DrpAc3Engine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Services
  • VCSW.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter' (Vcsw).
  • VzCdbSvc.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Entertainment Database Service' (VzCdbSvc).
  • SpfService64.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Entertainment Common Service' (SpfService).
  • VzHardwareResourceManager.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Entertainment TV Device Arbitration Service' (VAIO Entertainment TV Device Arbitration Service).
  • VzFw.exe runs as a service named 'VzFw'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VCSW.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0054787405%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00378993%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00168882%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,307
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:675 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:15 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0035769619%
Kernel CPU:0.00091687%
User CPU:0.00266009%
CPU cycles/sec:32,181,453
I/O reads/min:153 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
Memory:11.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0021173371%
Kernel CPU:0.00054339%
User CPU:0.00157395%
CPU cycles/sec:107,308
I/O reads/min:53.02 KB
I/O writes/min:38 Bytes

How do I remove VAIO Entertainment Platform?

You can uninstall VAIO Entertainment Platform 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 VAIO Entertainment Platform, 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 VAIO Entertainment Platform.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.54%
Windows Vista 21.65%
Windows 10 6.58%
Windows XP 3.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.52%
Windows 7 Professional 5.02%
Windows 10 Home 4.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.25%
  United Kingdom 8.21%
  Germany 6.36%
  Italy 4.17%
  France 3.75%
  Canada 3.67%
  Japan 3.02%
  Iran 2.37%
  Spain 2.16%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Mexico 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Belgium 1.29%
  India 1.22%

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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