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DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in

What is DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in?

DSD Disc is a format specification Sony developed for writing high-definition 1-bit/2.8-MHz DSD audio files to recordable DVD media (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW), playable on PC's and hardware supporting DSD Disc playback. The audio quality of a DSD Disc is comparable to a 2-channel SACD audio disc, which also happens to be mastered using 1-bit/2.8-MHz DSD audio files. DSD Disc is by no means intended to replace SACD. Playback of DSD Discs is currently limited to Sony VAIO PC's/notebooks, non-VAIO PC's running Windows Media Player 10/11 (with DSD plug-in), PlayStation3 and the Sony SCD-XA5400ES and SCD-XE800, whereas the SACD audio discs have much greater hardware playback support. Note that all PS3 models can play DSD Discs, even those that don't support SACD.


The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 8.53 MB (8,943,914 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\DSD Playback
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Estimated size: 8.53 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in

  • DSDProcessUnit.dll - SonicStage Mastering Studio (DSDProcessUnit DLL)
  • FLWindowsVistaAPI.dll - FLWindowsVistaAPI
  • VzCs.dll - VAIO Entertainment (VzCs Manager)
  • libmmd.dll (by Intel) - Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler (Math Library for Intel(r) Compilers (thread-safe))
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll

How do I remove DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in?

Quickly and completely remove DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DSD to PCM Playback Plug-in 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 to PCM Playback Plug-in, 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 to PCM Playback Plug-in.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 29%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 57.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Switzerland 11.11%
  Czech Republic 11.11%
  Germany 11.11%
  Spain 11.11%
  Hong Kong 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Sony 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW21E 20.00%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 20.00%
LENOVO 10117 20.00%
Gigabyte P67A-UD5-B3 20.00%
Dell Studio 1737 20.00%

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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