Category: Sound and Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.12r016 / 7/13/06
A Digital Player device usually plugs into the Universal Serial Bus interface port of the host computer system. However, unlike most hardware components which plug into this communication interface, this device may not be properly identified unless the device driver is first installed into the host machine prior to the connection of the hardware component. This is presumably because of the design of the device which allows it to function as a type of removable storage device. It means that when plugged into a host computer system without the necessary device driver it may be detected as a type of memory card or external drive. In turn, what happens is that instead of being able to function as a Digital Player device it is limited to being a storage facility. This of course is not the intention of its manufacturer in designing and marketing the hardware component.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
In this aspect one of the most important roles of the device driver is to prepare the host machine to receive the attachment of the supported device. It not only must make it operational but functional as well. The device driver commonly achieves this goal by instituting a communication layer between itself and the other necessary protocols of the underlying operating system platform. When the Digital Player is plugged into the host computer system all of its built-in feature sets are recognized and immediately activated. The device driver also defines the type of media codec that is associated with the supported hardware component. The codec primarily allows the host software application to correctly understand the instruction sets of a specific file format. This allows the host computer system to playback any digital files stored in the Digital Player device using currently installed programs. The device driver also makes it possible for the connected machines to exchange files. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Digital Player errors before installing any driver updates.