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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #1,215
Reach 0.6884%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 235.73 days


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Xiph.Org Open Codecs 0.85.17777

What is Xiph.Org Open Codecs?  (from Xiph.org)

If you are a Windows user who wants to be able to listen to .ogg files in Windows Media Player, then this is what you want. The Xiph.org DirectShow filters support playing of files encoded with Vorbis, Speex, Theora, and/or FLAC. Xiph QuickTime Components (XiphQT) is, in short, the solution for Mac and Windows users wh...  Read more


Xiph.Org Open Codecs 0.85.17777 is a program developed by Xiph.org. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 13.34 MB (13,985,659 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Xiph.Org Open Codecs come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: xiph.org/dshow
Help link: xiph.org/dshow/bugs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xiph.org\open codecs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Xiph.Org\Open Codecs\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 13.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xiph.Org Open Codecs 0.85.17777

  • uninst.exe - Open Codecs (Directshow Filters for Ogg Vorbis, Speex, Theora, FLAC, and WebM)
  • AxPlayer.dll - AxPlayer (HTML5 <video> implementation)
  • vp8decoder.dll (by Google) - WebM VP8 Decoder Filter
  • vp8encoder.dll (by Google) - WebM VP8 Encoder Filter
  • webmmux.dll - WebM Multiplexer Filter
  • webmsplit.dll - WebM Splitter Filter (Webm Splitter Filter)
  • dsfFLACDecoder.dll
  • dsfFLACEncoder.dll
  • dsfNativeFLACSource.dll
  • dsfOggDemux2.dll
  • dsfOggMux.dll
  • dsfSpeexDecoder.dll
  • dsfSpeexEncoder.dll
  • dsfTheoraDecoder.dll
  • dsfTheoraEncoder.dll
  • dsfVorbisDecoder.dll
  • dsfVorbisEncoder.dll
  • msvcp90.dll
  • wmpinfo.dll

How do I remove Xiph.Org Open Codecs?

You can uninstall Xiph.Org Open Codecs 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 Xiph.Org Open Codecs 0.85.17777, 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 Xiph.Org Open Codecs.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.29%
Windows 10 38.41%
Windows Vista 2.84%
Windows XP 2.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.96%
Windows 10 Home 11.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.15%
Windows 8.1 9.69%
Windows 10 Pro 5.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.74%
  Germany 19.87%
  United Kingdom 4.57%
  Canada 3.26%
  France 3.14%
  Israel 2.93%
  Italy 2.41%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Australia 1.87%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Spain 1.05%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Austria 0.83%
  Belgium 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.41%
Acer 15.85%
Dell 15.26%
ASUS 13.98%
Medion 8.20%
Lenovo 4.68%
Samsung 3.19%
Toshiba 2.83%
Alienware 1.97%
Intel 1.81%
MSI 1.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.53%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 NoteBook P... 2.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.88%


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