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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]

Trialware ($14)
OS:Windows
Version:16.1
Released:Aug 8, 2016
File size:31.3MB
Version history available
8.3/10
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16.1 (August 8, 2016)



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Release 16.1

New option to read shell tag items in-process (on by default), is much faster

CD Ripper

Able to lookup more discs with Discogs
Restored Tracktype metadata option
Repositioned ripping status to not clash with title bar
Darkened the down button state for toolbar buttons
Changed internal art preferential selection from providers
Correct separation detection based on '/' for discogs
Results page added OK & Eject button

Tag Editor: font sizes adjusted to better display tags (especially on property page)
Tag Editor: if do a clear then fills the default standard blank tag fields

Control Centre - better at indicating codecs need updating, also beta versions are not offered to be replaced until full release

Conditional Encode added a 'xx or Above / Below' items to effectively allow an equals check on a value, example '44KHz or Below'
Conditional Encode added new 'If All Conditions Match' option

mp3 decoder faster at indexing files

Installer, shows reboot option at end as first item in list (not off screen in scroll list)

Added escape handler to dsp settings pages, dmc finish page

Can drag title bar while CD Ripper, etc maximized

Bug Fixes

Would display '[artist][album] -' when choosing art in CD Ripper
Choosing naming as 'Preserve Source Path' would write [origpath] to the output path
Apple Lossless would report could not verify file if ripping in CD Ripper with the option set to rip to ._ temp files
Playlist writer works in CD Ripper if option set to rip to ._ tmp files
Would not correctly remove art from m4a files
If install to short path location, then Control Centre cannot start music converter
Replaygain DSP effect, fixed option 'Identify Albums as - All Files in Single Folder'
Batch Converter was leaving a file open (would stop it be arranged if [Arrange Audio] is used)
Conditional encode would not create destination folder
CD ripper was not setting % done in taskbar title
Info tips in programs, no longer using drop shadow (which could be left behind)
Adaptive EBU normalize could fade out the last 6 seconds
Installer would not set default values for mp3 tag creation, folder writing (in CD Ripper)
Batch converter: could create a profile with invalid name and not save
ID tag editor would access internet to read id tag suggestions even though the option 'no internet access for dbpoweramp' selected

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dMC, dBpowerAMP Music Converter



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11 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

I use dbPowerAmp as the converter since it is the best
I convert to mp3 (Lame Averate Bit Rate 40)
You might be able to further deduce the bit rate by going to aa format
I canít see why you would want to concatenate the chapters. It serves no purpose but adds another process to your audio and extra work for you. Why put it inside a m4a or mp4 container? That again serves no purpose and limits what you can play it on.

You canít continue to process lossy files without effecting their quality. If you are lucky, you only suffer a loss of fidelity, if not you can produce artifacts. Most will render your audio unusable since they are very loud and can hurt your ears and or blow out your speakers. For that reason I convert to mp3 since most devices play them.

For instance, I cut a ape file into tracks. They sounded perfect. Then I converted them to mp3s. The audios were riddled with horrible artifacts. Then I tried converting the ape file to an mp3 file then cut that into tracks and the audio was fine. The thing is, had I kept the ape tracks and deleted the original one I would never have been able to reduce the bit rate. You canít always hear if you have ruined an audio file until you try to peocess it again. I suggect doing as little as possible to any audio file.



Dec 5, 2015 by RosalieFPigg Version: 15.3 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



It's actually really great!

The CD ripper is accurate, it has a great and fast encoder, and has a great TAG editor.

Worth your dollars.



Oct 29, 2015 by iohanntachy Version: R15.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 8/10 Overall: 10/10



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.


Feb 24, 2014 by muLineZu Version: R15 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



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.



Dec 29, 2011 by AaronDude Version: 14.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



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!



Dec 29, 2011 by pintcat Version: 14.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 5/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value: 1/10 Overall: 3/10


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