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8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #17,854
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1.1 33.18%
1.0 66.82%

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DSD Direct Player

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What is DSD Direct Player?

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 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named DSDPlayer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 7.65 MB (8,025,171 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\DSD Direct Player
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 7.65 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by DSD Direct Player

Program executable:DSDPlayer.exe
Name:DSD Direct Player
DSD Direct Player Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\DSD Direct Player\DSDPlayer.exe
Additional files:
  • DSDProcessUnitU.dll - SonicStage Mastering Studio (DSDProcessUnit DLL)
  • FLRFSelector.dll - FLRFSelectror DLL
  • FLWindowsVistaAPI.dll - FLWindowsVistaAPI
  • DSDPlayer.exe - DSD Direct Player (DSD Direct Player Application)
  • DSDPlayerRes.dll
  • SuperUpConversion.dll - SuperUpConversion

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • DSDPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'SonyPlayCDAudioDSDDirectPlayer' with the ProgID of 'SonyAudioCDDSDDirectPlayer' and the action verb 'play.

How do I remove DSD Direct Player?

Quickly and completely remove DSD Direct Player from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DSD Direct Player 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DSD Direct Player, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Player.

Win Vista (SP2) 54%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 64.00%
Windows 7 31.56%
Windows 10 4.00%
Windows XP 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.37%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.98%
Windows Vista Business 6.05%
Windows 10 Home 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.94%
  United Kingdom 10.11%
  Germany 8.24%
  Japan 5.99%
  Austria 2.62%
  Belgium 2.62%
  Italy 2.62%
  Spain 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  Canada 1.87%
  France 1.87%
  Iran 1.50%
  Australia 1.12%
  Mexico 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 99.06%
Dell 0.94%
Common models
Sony VGN-FZ240E 6.77%
Sony VGN-AR630E 4.17%
Sony VGN-AW31M_H 3.65%
Sony VGN-AW31S_B 3.13%
Sony VGC-LV1S 2.08%
Sony VGN-FZ150E 2.08%

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


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