This mostly standard audio utility simply converts files and rips CDs, but it works without a hitch. dBpoweramp Music Converter has separate interfaces for extracting audio from discs and batch converting tunes. In our tests, the program showed good speed. It can even rip some protected audio CDs and includes a basic player.
It queries CD information from the Web and can automatically create subfolders and name tracks. To keep the download size small, it only includes MP3 (LAME) and WAV codecs, though you can easily download and install additional components from the publisher's site. Similar to other utilities in this genre, dBpowerAmp Music Converter lets you determine the audio quality of your new files, though it also offers an ample number of presets.
Also, unlike some competing programs, this demo will let you rip or transform as many files as you like for a full month. Most people who rip and convert audio files occasionally will find something to like about dBpowerAmp Music Converter, particularly novices.
dBpoweramp stands-out when Ripping Audio CD's and Converting Audio Files. CD Ripping: it is vital to rip fast, error free and have quality metadata (track titles). CD Ripper rips as fast your drive is able. Secure Ripping (Error Free) is our forte: dBpoweramp is regarded as the securest of the secure, not surprising from the inventors of AccurateRip. Finally the icing on the cake: PerfectMeta uses 4 Internet metadata providers simultaneously, not just one premium, but two: All Media Guide and GD3, in addition to MusicBrainz and freedb, allowing any errors, such as spelling mistakes to be corrected.
Convert effortlessly between audio formats whilst preserving ID tags and Album Art. Practically every audio type is supported, including mp3, mp4, m4a (iPod & iTunes), Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless and FLAC (from Codec Central), multi-CPU encoding uses all available cores. A broad range of DSP effects including ReplayGain Normalization, Graphic EQ.
What's new in this version:
Version 14.4 allows multi item tags to be stored in non standard fields and fixes FLAC tagging.