84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove DSD Direct?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #14,745
United States Rank #12,372
Reach 0.0192%


2.0.03 11.38%
2.0.01 77.25%
1.0.02 11.38%

Other programs by Sony

DSD Direct

What is DSD Direct?

Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) is the trademark name used by Sony and Philips for their system of recreating audible signals, which uses pulse-density modulation encoding, a technology to store audio signals on digital storage media that are used for the Super Audio CD (SACD). A Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recorder uses sigma-delta modulation. DSD is 1-bit, has a sampling rate of 2.8224 MHz. The output from a DSD recorder alternates between levels representing 'on' and 'off' states, and is a binary signal (called a bitstream).


The most common release is 2.0.01, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named DSDDirect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 10.88 MB (11,409,203 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\DSD Direct
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Estimated size: 10.88 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DSD Direct

Program executable:DSDDirect.exe
Name:DSD Direct
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\DSD Direct\DSDDirect.exe
Additional files:
  • DSDProcessUnitU.dll - SonicStage Mastering Studio (DSDProcessUnit DLL)
  • SonyCDDetectSS.dll - SonyCDDetectSS Module
  • SonyCDWriterSS.dll - SonyCDWriterSS Module
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • PrimoWriterSS.dll - PrimoWriterSS Module
  • PrimoWriterSSMS.dll
  • CdrHelperSS.dll - CdrHelperSS Module
  • SaCdaPlay.dll - VAIO Entertainment (Play CDDA)
  • VzCdbImport.dll - VAIO Entertainment File Importer
  • VzCs.dll - VzCs Manager
  • SuperUpConversion.dll - SuperUpConversion
  • DSDDirect.exe - DSD Direct
  • DSDDirectRes.dll

How do I remove DSD Direct?

You can uninstall DSD Direct 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 DSD Direct, 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 DSD Direct.

Win Vista (SP2) 52%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 61.58%
Windows 7 24.21%
Windows XP 10.79%
Windows 10 3.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.71%
Windows Vista Business 7.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.59%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.33%
  United Kingdom 8.39%
  Japan 6.67%
  Germany 5.81%
  Italy 2.58%
  France 2.37%
  Canada 2.37%
  Spain 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Austria 1.72%
  Belgium 1.51%
  Iran 1.08%
  Taiwan 0.86%
  Australia 0.86%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.