MediaInfo is distributed by a Commercial OrganisationThe software distributor displays advertisements during the installation of our software. These ads enable the end user to install the advertisers' programs if they want to. When a MediaInfo installer chooses to install an advertised package, the generated revenue is shared between the distributor and MediaInfo.
There is absolutely no post-installation advertising with MediaInfo. Nor is there any "call home" (except if you want to be informed of new releases - you can uncheck the corresponding checkbox in the preference screen, at any time, if you don't want to be informed of new versions).
Is it adware?Some may consider this distribution "bundling" as adware. On the other hand, the distributor does not show the usual nasty negative traits of adware:
Why did you partner with them?In order to generate a little bit of revenue to help continue developing, offering, and supporting our software at no cost to our users - you. Software developers who have starved to death in poverty are precious little use at improving their products.
How does the installation UI look like?Below is an example of the software distribution network screen in the MediaInfo installation program:
Click the "I accept (...)" button then click the "Next" button to choose to install the advertised application.
Click the "I do not want (...)" button then click the "Next" button to continue installing MediaInfo without installing the advertised application.
Where can I learn more about the software distribution network?Software distribution network website is located at http://opencandy.com.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the software distribution network are available at http://opencandy.com/faqs.
What if I have another ad or if I have ther adware/spyware during installation?There are great chances you don't have an installer published by us, trash this installer and use our installer. Verify the publisher name is "MediaArea.net":
What if I still don't want to be pestered by these ads?If you still don't want the software distribution network stuff, you can:
How are these offers considered?Some download websites say:
What if I have questions?If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MediaInfo developers.