dBpowerAmp Music Converter

dBpowerAmp Music Converter

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 841 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5
  • Total Downloads:
    16,864,266
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $14.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    312
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 214 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 130
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    3.3

    out of 841 votes

    • 5 star 400
    • 4 star 90
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 287
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1 stars

"buggy as all get out"

April 24, 2014  |  By bindeardondat

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

ripper works as advertised but there's lot's of others that do the same

Cons

the converter is a nightmare.period. maybe it's the 'updates'. god knows it wouldn't be the first time a software developer released half baked goods.support is none existent.
finally I just feel completely ripped off. I'm convinced that there really is no such thing as a "batch converter " that works.it's the damn unicorn. not real!!! take the rating and minus 5

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5 stars

"THE BEST hands down"

December 19, 2008  |  By marinegundoctor

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

I love the AMG meta lookup when using CD Ripper. Download the codecs you need and start converting. MP3 Helix is the absolute fastest to MP3. Unique Secure Rip recovers errors and checks against other rips online for acurracy.

Cons

No Cons. Some may not like having to download the codecs, but this reduces bloating and clutter in the software. Just get the ones you need. It is not free, but I don't mind paying for it.

Summary

I have used dBpowerAmp since it was first developed and was free. I don't mind paying for it as it is the absolute best CD Ripper and music converter. I have used it with Win95,98,Me,2000,XP, and now Vista SP1 (32bit). It is at vers13.1 now.

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5 stars

"Get the NEW dBpowerAMP 12 - Its amazing"

January 20, 2007  |  By gnutellafan

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

The new CD ripper included in the R12 is the BEST CD ripper on the market, hands down. Its amazingly fast and secure. Audiophiles finally have a stable alternative to EAC and newbies finally have an easy to use solution that will produce audiophile results.

Cons

You have to pay for an MP3 license. Spoon, just let the app use all the standard codecs instead of making your own so people can use there already paid licenses!

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5 stars

"this product is the best and I'm happy"

January 06, 2007  |  By nestoral

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

sorry, but I have a limited vocabulary.

Cons

it's everyting wonderfull

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4 stars

"Program does work , but prefer version 10"

January 05, 2007  |  By 55trucker

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

The program does what it says it will do, it IS free, but if you want to make use of the converter after the expiry you will need to purchase the program.With the purchase you will get the extras.

Cons

As for me, I have gone back to version 10, (which I have had for some time), this version was the last to not need the *pay for* encoder. The interface hasn't changed much, with 10 I do have the powerpack, and one can DL the Lame encoder version upgrades and manually install them to keep up with any Lame improvements. * Note that one can manually set ones own desired quality settings as well*. In as much as that is concerned, any of the available encoder options will work with the older program. What more do you need?..The program is a very good encoding program.

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4 stars

"This is a great site..."

December 26, 2006  |  By manny84

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

cool...

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1 stars

"it's not free, it won't do ape, no star"

December 18, 2006  |  By chriss03

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

nothing

Cons

it is not free. it won't convert ape to anything. just how did it get listed as an ape to mp3 converter? pathetic.

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1 stars

"CDEX is better."

December 04, 2006  |  By aholakalle

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

Crashes a lot.

Cons

CDEX is much better program and it's free.

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1 stars

"1 star"

December 04, 2006  |  By spoonsilver2

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Pros

Though it may have some useful functions, this product is unstable, riddled with spyware, or otherwise difficult to use. Download at your own risk.

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1 stars

"Inaccurate ripping"

November 23, 2006  |  By vimpuline

 |  Version: dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5

Cons

Bad CD ripping. AccurateRip is inaccurate and all CRC's in the database are wrong. (www . hydrogenaudio . org / forums / index.php?showtopic=50301)

Now I have to rip my CD collection with some better alternative CD ripper.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.5

First run a configuration wizard is shown, dMC Configuration redesigned.

DSP Silence removal - can now specify lower -db values (a 0.1 percentage number) which might be needed for early cd releases (with wide dynamic range)

mp3 decoder was requiring msvcrtp60.dll - now compiled static
mp3 decoder huge update: rewritten, now can read (once more) freeform mp3 files, mp2+mp1 files.
mp3 decoder now reads lame tag and shows compression type used
mp3 decoder better bitrate calculation for non-vbr header files
mp3 decoder options in dMC Configuration: Ignore CRC errors + output as (16, 24, 32 bit)

mp3 lame compression, if > 16 bit or 8 bit then transforms to 16 bit. If > 2 channels then lower to 2 channels in the compressor - shouldn't now be possible to get an error mp3 encoding about not opening compressor

Smart install WMA 9 updated to 9.1

XP & 2000 - if have no admin rights then ripping method 'Windows Internal' is selected automatically

Music Converter will self detect decoded buffer overrun (if a bug in decoding codec)
Music Converter will self detect data not block aligned (if a bug in decoding codec)

dmc - when setting priority to above average, only warns if ripping a CD (not for normal conversion)
dmc - if clear dsp is checked then next time go onto dsp page is unchecked

Wave Compression - option to write WaveformatExtensible (only for more than 16 bits, or 2 channels) older programs couldn't read WFXEX

CD Input - ASPI was set as default if installed, Direct SCSI Pass is better and used instead
CD Input - when previewing a track, shows track playing in bold with a |> icon
CD Input - 3rd Artist column extended length of screen
CD Input - when editing a track title (F2) does not show old text under (looked scruffy)
CD Input - Can set [- minus] compilation number & more than 99
CD Input - When select a compression codec (rip to menu) it auto shows the compression settings page
CD Input - toc detection only work for 1 rip then is auto off
CD Input - redesigned freedb options page, added proxy auto detect button, first run of dmc config will autodetect proxy
CD Input - when 2nd instance starts the first tries to set focus (will flash in xp)
CD Input - freedb proto6 compatible (utf-8) - will have to wait for dmc R12 for full unicode compatible (currently will convert to current code page)
CD Input - if using Power Pack option 'Auto Rip' will not autorip if cd is not found in cddb
CD Input - added better detection of damaged audio cds

Aux Input: Sound recording volume meter opened with full windows path

dMC Configuration redesigned - added a copy to clipboard [version info and installed codecs], split encoder and decoder list new Options and Tag Options tab
Two new Explorer columns added: Album - Track Number and Artist - Album - Track Number allowing sorting of albums in Explorer!, other items no longer -Artist- but ' Artist '

dMC Scripting rewritten, new values to set codec settings (see updated developer scripting page after r11.5 full release)

Bug Fixes

Files which contains id3v1 + ape2 tags (but tag info was not in both, ie artist just id3v1, then artist was not being read)
Data was being lost converting small length samples 750ms from 11KHz to 44KHz with wave
CD Input >> options: couldn't change Rip to path, or File Arrangement on first try, also Rip to Path limited characters could type.
dmc - shutdown option from Power Pack page not used correctly
if play a sound in dmc is on and skip finished is checked, sound was never played
Adaptive Normalize bug that could jumble up an audio file (bits at the end in the middle)
A corrupt audio cd could crash CD ripping (non rip to ram)
Wave - certain PCM waves incorrectly have CBextra !=0 (which was causing problems later)
cd input - select last track (edit track name) then straight away click artist - the last track looses focus and typing the artist sets for all tracks
mp3 decoder was not working on mp2 decoding
When calling getpopupinfo.exe (is separate so if audio file reading crashes it crashes getpopup not the shell!), if selected a ram drive it would call getupupinfo indefinitely, now caches last
Rip to Ram was taking cpu cycles when shouldn't have, now more efficient (now when ripping to wave on mine cpu is 10% usage)
Unicode popup info in Explorer had problems
Explorer columns now displays unicode characters (R12 will be required to read from filenames containing unicode letters)

General
Publisher Illustrate
Publisher web site http://www.dbpoweramp.com/
Release Date September 29, 2005
Date Added September 29, 2005
Version 11.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 6.93MB
File Name dMC-R14.4-Ref-Trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,864,266
Downloads Last Week 312
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $14

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