= Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 =
"HardwareID"=hex(7):53,00,57,00,5c,00,7b,00,39,00,36,00,65,00,30,00,38,00,30,\ 00,63,00,37,00,2d,00,31,00,34,00,33,00,63,00,2d,00,31,00,31,00,64,00,31,00,\ 2d,00,62,00,34,00,30,00,66,00,2d,00,30,00,30,00,61,00,30,00,63,00,39,00,32,\ 00,32,00,33,00,31,00,39,00,36,00,7d,00,00,00,00,00
"DeviceDesc"="Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy"
Hardware ID Hex run, translated:
info on MSKSSRV:
Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy (a.k.a. "MS KS Server Process")
|File Version:||5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX|
|File Company:||Microsoft Corporation|
|File Description:||MS KS Server|
Description: MSKSSRV.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers.
Known file sizes on Windows XP are 7,552 Bytes (80% of all occurrence) or 6,400 Bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs.
The program has no visible window.
File MSKSSRV.sys is a Microsoft signed file.
Program is not active. There is no detailed description of this service. MSKSSRV.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous. (Not technically though, the file / service is associated with soundcards/kmixer, and is, in the vast majority of cases, harmless. )
If you are recieving errors related to this file, please see http://www.intel.com/support/createshare/camerapack/v4/pocket/sb/cs-016463.htm
info per wikipedia (2007-May):
KMixer is the Kernel Audio Mixer driver, a part of Windows Driver Model (WDM) Audio in various version of Microsoft Windows. The Kernel Audio Mixer (kmixer) handles the mixing of multiple sound buffers into an output.
The tasks performed by KMixer.sys:
The KMixer was designed to aid the applications by relieving them from the need to perform the mixing of audio streams, especially on low-end sound cards that didn't support multiple sound streams. However, it introduced some significant problems.
First, the latency of KMixer is around 30 ms and it can not be reduced, because this component sits just right above the port class audio driver, so every audio stream, including those issued by DirectSound (except in cases of hardware mixing) and WinMM, come through the kernel mixer.
Then, KMixer tried to mix every data format that passed through it, even those which it did not support. It caused various problems with movie players that tried to pass AC3-encoded surround sound streams through S/PDIF output of the sound card to an external home cinema receiver.
A new kernel-mode API, Direct Kernel Streaming, had to be introduced in order to bypass the KMixer and avoid problems associated with it.
page by Liberty Miller; May 2007
(Posted by admin to lyberty.com tech files on May 29 2007 )