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VersionsAdditional versions 95.65% 4.35%


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InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, QueryPerformanceFrequency, QueryPerformanceCounter, TlsAlloc, TlsFree, TryEnterCriticalSection, CloseHandle, Sleep, GetCurrentThreadId, TlsGetValue, TlsSetValue, InterlockedExchange, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, DecodePointer, GetCommandLineA, RaiseException, RtlUnwind, EncodePointer, GetLastError, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, HeapReAlloc, GetModuleHandleW, SetLastError, GetProcAddress, ExitProcess, SetHandleCount, GetStdHandle, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoW, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, WideCharToMultiByte, GetEnvironmentStringsW, HeapCreate, HeapDestroy, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, WriteFile, GetModuleFileNameW, GetLocaleInfoW, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, LCMapStringW, MultiByteToWideChar, HeapSize, LoadLibraryW, SetFilePointer, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, GetStringTypeW, FlushFileBuffers, GetUserDefaultLCID, GetLocaleInfoA, EnumSystemLocalesA, IsValidLocale, SetStdHandle, WriteConsoleW, CreateFileW, ReadFile, GetVersionExA, GetProcessHeap, GetModuleHandleA, GetStartupInfoA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, VirtualFree, VirtualAlloc, LCMapStringA, LoadLibraryA, GetStringTypeA, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, CreateFileA
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Gracenote SDK by Gracenote Inc (Signed)

Remove gnsdk_dsp.dll
MD5:   d10fbb45b5d67dcc199a1f4a6f77c697
SHA1:   b47b8bfce2b7ab4709e292ad65102914940b4779
SHA256:   5e01d428cb0d3d8c3f8b01725e5bf7f134c32e22e061c658b5f126d06d72361e

What is gnsdk_dsp.dll?

Gracenote maintains and licenses an Internet-accessible database containing information about the contents of audio compact discs. Gracenote provides its media management technology and global media database of digital entertainment information to the mobile, automobile, portable, home, and PC markets. Several computer software applications that are capable of playing CDs use Gracenote's CDDB technology. iTunes and Spotify use Gracenote's CD track identification services.

About gnsdk_dsp.dll (from Gracenote Inc)

Gracenote powers digital media solutions for software, consumer electronics, mobile phones and automobile entertainment systems in products around the world. In fact, you may already be a consumer of


File name:gnsdk_dsp.dll
Publisher:Gracenote, Inc.
Product name:Gracenote SDK
Description:Gracenote SDK component
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\itunes\gnsdk_dsp.dll
File version:
Product version:1.9.5
Size:2.89 MB (3,029,528 bytes)
Issued to:Gracenote Inc
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PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
9% remove
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an ...
Apple Inc.
10% remove
Enabling VoiceOver for iPod allows you to hear the names of songs, artists, and playlists spoken when listening to content on your iPod. If you have the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or the In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, you can also use VoiceOver to navigate playlists.
Apple Inc.
6% remove
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows has always been downloadable as a standalone installation, as well as being bundled with Apple's iTunes. QuickTime Player is limited to only basic playback operations unless a QuickTime Pro license key is purchased.
Apple Inc.
6% remove
Apple Application Support is required to run iTunes, QuickTime and other Apple installed products (do not remove this if you use any of these programs). If you remove this program you will need to reinstall it in order for iTunes to load. The program is also used to connect iTunes to the various iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%
Windows Vista Business 4.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of Gracenote SDK.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Intel 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
American Megatrends 5.56%
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