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dBpowerAMP Music Converter (dMC), is one of those must have utilities, indispensable for converting audio files from one format to another. Convert audio files with elegant simplicity. mp3, mp4, m4a (iTunes / iPod), Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) to name a few! Multi CPU Encoding Support, Rip digitally record audio CDs (with CD Ripper), Batch Convert large numbers of files with 1 click, Windows Integration popup info tips, audio properties, columns, edit ID-Tags, DSP Effects such as Volume Normalize, or Graphic EQ [Power Pack Option]

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Version:15.1 History


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15.1 (June 25, 2014)

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Download the old FREE dBPowerAMP version 10 here

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Release 15.1

Changed overwrite page so works on non-standard windows (onshow was called twice)
Can enter a dynamic naming string of more than 1000 characters
Acquire from scanner, works on 64 bit system where does not have 64 bit scanner drivers
Batch Converter: auto expands tree item on selection
Batch Converter: if started from a location cannot find in network, it is added anyhow
Conversion error and info page now accepts escape key to close
64 bit installation will clean parts of the 32 bit install which would cause a conflict if left
FLAC ID tags updated to preserve all r in lyric tag
m4a decoder optimized for fast property reading
Professional Frequency conversion enabled for all routines
Popup info tip no longer shows a negative compression ratio (was previously possible with rounding errors)
CD Ripper: artist column always shown, even if not a compilation
CD Ripper: submit to AMG and AMG settings page removed as no longer relevant
Comments with multi lines, for mp3 are written to a single comment tag (was previously multiple comment tags)
m4a decoder update is now compatible with converting audio from video m4a files

Bug Fixes

Property handler dll (64 bit) had a msvcrt100.dll dependency which has now been removed
mp3 files which were very short (mili seconds) would not decode
Batch Converter, if press space to select check in folder, it did not toggle correctly
CD Ripper: manual meta review page, if change an item such as artist when in compilation mode, then click the composer to all button the old artist value would appear
AIFF was possible for id tagger to corrupt the file
ALAC decoder would not work if file was 24 bit and 6 or more channels
if set dynamic naming to [origpath][origfilename] in music converter then list / rename, the output to filename would be blank
id3v2 tag writer would read a written rating of 1 as 0.5 (also 2 was affected)
wave-mp3 encoder now more compatible with other applications
cd ripper could crash whilst encoding
cd ripper >> column menu >> Default Columns works once more
Could lockup explorer whilst the edit tag page was shown on 64 bit Windows

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Guides and How to's:
How to convert MKV to DivX / Demultiplex MKV to video and audio files - Read
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
dMC, dBpowerAMP Music Converter


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Although R15 is 64bits native, the codecs are not (all of them) working for both 32/64bits. From all the supplementary codecs (that are not included in the installation pack) I'm most impressed by the mp3 Helix codec (about 4x faster than Lame), and unfortunately this one is not supported by x64 systems... Maybe Spoon (Da Man) will work around this issue; till than I suggest you stick to R14.4.

Posted February 24, 2014 by . Tool version R15 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

I purchased this several months ago and am very happy with it. Some of tools like the converter or cd burner can be found elsewhere but where this really shines is the CD ripper. There is nothing as secure other than Exact Audio Copy and still this is much faster. If you have a modern dvd/cd drive like most people the tool might not seem to be as useful. I can rip most CDs with freac or foobar2000 just fine but I find this is faster and I just feel better knowing that it's an exact copy even if I'm getting exact copies with other tools. For me there are no problems with the audio no matter what I encode it in unless there is a problem with the disc itself. The cd data lookup is also better than any program out there.

One thing I noticed is on their website they act like they are a small company with several people. I think this is pretty common way of trying to sell your product online. I don't have any proof really other than a hunch but I suspect it's probably a one man operation. That's fine it's a great product and I certainly got and getting my moneys worth with it.

Posted December 29, 2011 by . Tool version 14.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Commercial crap - who cares anyway? There are tons of good and FREE converters which do the same job. Don't bother paying money for this one!

Posted December 29, 2011 by . Tool version 14.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10

No longer has "Winall" support (moving towards Win7/8/x only).

Spoon (author) is apparently now in lockstep with the
Gate$ brigade, for no good reason!

Posted December 29, 2011 by . Tool version 14.2 using OS Other
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

Used Cdex before, but wanted to convert to WMA. Started with dBpowerAMP v10, the free version still available at . Paid the $14 for v11 and have not been disappointed. WMA 2-pass VBR @192 is the most accurate sub-256 format (have not tried OGG, but it is supported). dBpowerAMP is now my preferred music player as it uses 1/3 CPU resources as Windows Media Player - ideal for my laptop!

Posted September 26, 2005 by . Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

At first it all works just fine...
The bad news come when you HAVE to pay and register or it just won't encode MP3 files using LAME codec (wich is free!!)...
I used it for years and now I'm looking for a new encoder...

Posted September 25, 2005 by . Tool version 11 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 6 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10

I have been using dBpowerAMP for a couple of years and this is the best and easiest audio format conversion tool in my opinion.

Too bad that it is advertised as Trialware $20 because you don't have to pay for the additional features if all you need is an audio format converter (WAV MP3, MP3 OGG, and many many more formats supported with the use of free codecs). Their audio player is also free but I prefer Winamp.
Maybe more people would try it if it was advertised as Free, which it is unless you want to buy extra features to speed up some format conversions and other stuff.

It has worked perfectly for me and I cannot recommend it enough.

Posted December 10, 2004 by . Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have always loved & used this tool for converting between formats.
The new version finally uses MAD for decoding, which is great. But
now having to play to use the (opensource) LAME mp3 encoder is a step in the wrong direction. LAME is now complied completely from scratch, so it uses no licensed code, as far as I have read about it. Fortunately ,most people use LAME with ripping apps, anyways.

Posted December 10, 2004 by . Tool version v11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 6 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Latest version 11 now has licensed MP3 conversion.
Still possible to get V10 which is unlimited.

Posted December 10, 2004 by . Tool version 10.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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