Audio Software Recording dBpowerAMP Music Converter

dBpowerAMP Music Converter dBpowerAMP Music Converter 16.6 for Windows

by Illustrate

Avg. Rating 3.9 (151 votes)

File Details

File Size 33.0 MB
License Shareware, $14.00
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 24,191
Publisher Illustrate
Homepage dBpowerAMP Music Converter

Publisher's Description

dBpowerAMP Music Converter is a program for converting audio files from one format to another. Part of its formidable arsenal is its ability to rip music straight from Audio CDs or LPs. It can convert to and from Wave, Mp3, and CD Audio (CDA) files.

Latest Reviews

rafael77

rafael77 reviewed v15.0 on Feb 24, 2014

Always found it buggy with mp4 format. Great software though.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v15.0 on Feb 24, 2014

Best ripper & converter there is bar none, great program - Unfortunately some things in life aren't free & are worth paying for, this is one of them.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v14.2 on Jul 28, 2011

Granted there are freeware apps that do what this program sets out to do, but you will be hard pressed to find all these powerful features anywhere else joined under a single roof. It's a serious alternative for hardcore CD rippers that use EAC but that's only a small part. The tagging and conversion features are excellent and intelligently arranged in an easy-to-use GUI. It even has the latest, hottest feature: SACD/DSDIFF conversion.

No, I don't get paid by them, and if the author reads this feel free to send a copy my way :)

dono1216

dono1216 reviewed v13.5 on May 20, 2010

use mediacoder audio edition instead. dbp had its moments i.e. when it was free.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v13.5 on May 20, 2010

Ignore the haters; this program is indispensible.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v13.2 on Apr 7, 2009

Buggy and awkward with bad licensing policy changes.

Just use Bonk Encoder - it is free and superior in many ways.

keir

keir reviewed v13 on Aug 8, 2008

in the old version I used to set the minimum and maximum bitrate for vbr - don't seem to be able to do it in the new version - trying xrecode. Looking good so far.

newzat

newzat reviewed v13 on Aug 7, 2008

I have used this many years ago, when there were not so many alternatives. Today, we have very good alternative freeware encoders/converters. Lately, I have switched from MediaCoder to AIMP2 Audio Converter, which is a part of AIMP2 player. I highly recommend it.

anya

anya reviewed v13 on Aug 6, 2008

If you want convert only, use this: Xrecorde 2.02.
Great and free.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v12.3 on Aug 30, 2007

This is nice if you do tons of converting, especially if you use unusual formats. But if you stick to just the standards, such as wav/mp3/wma/ogg, then WinLame is much smaller and cleaner, not to mention open source.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (151 votes)
Your Rating
rafael77

rafael77 reviewed v15.0 on Feb 24, 2014

Always found it buggy with mp4 format. Great software though.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v15.0 on Feb 24, 2014

Best ripper & converter there is bar none, great program - Unfortunately some things in life aren't free & are worth paying for, this is one of them.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v14.2 on Jul 28, 2011

Granted there are freeware apps that do what this program sets out to do, but you will be hard pressed to find all these powerful features anywhere else joined under a single roof. It's a serious alternative for hardcore CD rippers that use EAC but that's only a small part. The tagging and conversion features are excellent and intelligently arranged in an easy-to-use GUI. It even has the latest, hottest feature: SACD/DSDIFF conversion.

No, I don't get paid by them, and if the author reads this feel free to send a copy my way :)

dono1216

dono1216 reviewed v13.5 on May 20, 2010

use mediacoder audio edition instead. dbp had its moments i.e. when it was free.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v13.5 on May 20, 2010

Ignore the haters; this program is indispensible.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v13.2 on Apr 7, 2009

Buggy and awkward with bad licensing policy changes.

Just use Bonk Encoder - it is free and superior in many ways.

keir

keir reviewed v13 on Aug 8, 2008

in the old version I used to set the minimum and maximum bitrate for vbr - don't seem to be able to do it in the new version - trying xrecode. Looking good so far.

newzat

newzat reviewed v13 on Aug 7, 2008

I have used this many years ago, when there were not so many alternatives. Today, we have very good alternative freeware encoders/converters. Lately, I have switched from MediaCoder to AIMP2 Audio Converter, which is a part of AIMP2 player. I highly recommend it.

anya

anya reviewed v13 on Aug 6, 2008

If you want convert only, use this: Xrecorde 2.02.
Great and free.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v12.3 on Aug 30, 2007

This is nice if you do tons of converting, especially if you use unusual formats. But if you stick to just the standards, such as wav/mp3/wma/ogg, then WinLame is much smaller and cleaner, not to mention open source.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v12.3 on Aug 30, 2007

The 12.x program is not nearly as efficient as the older 11.5, and given that they have gone back on their "free for life" pledge, it doesn't seem worth using.

BonkEnc is free and under the GPL and does the job very well, without charging for MP3 encoding. It handles FLAC, OGG, AAC and more. Given this, there is really no reason to fork out more money for dbpoweramp at all.

11.x was worth the effort, but 12.x is simply not given all that has changed in the program and the licensing terms.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed vR12 on Feb 12, 2007

Hmm, I bought the program and it works very well. Of course, I would prefer to get it free, but I cannot require from the authors of any software to give away the fruits of their hard work. 5/5

PS What is funny - I do not use mp3 at all, so lack of mp3 encoding is not a con in my case. Lack of tagging was an issue, so I decided to buy the full version of the proggie.

flibberyGiveIt

flibberyGiveIt reviewed vR12 on Feb 3, 2007

I have some mp3 files that my new thing won't
play. And? Compupic won't play one or more of
'um either.

I used both the batch converter and the music con-
verter to try to get info for a specific file that
played fine so's to get the DarningMySocks thing
to work.

Couldn't.

And so, big sigh, I used a default set of settings
that is in my mind but not in the batch converter
as a default and it did good--the 3 converts I've
checked seemed fine.

I'm rating this as a 1 because the dynamic rename
is greyed out, and things from that.

The Seeker 11

The Seeker 11 reviewed vR12 on Feb 2, 2007

Buggle,

You'll be interested to know that AAC support will be added in next week's beta.

Source.

Buggle

Buggle reviewed vR12 on Feb 2, 2007

I agree fully on the post under me.

Besides that; where has the mp4 codec gone? Nero Digital AAC encoding support flew out of the window. And that was my premier reason to use this software in the first place.

Besides that I think the program is fairly ugly and unclear about options (it doesn't even give me any relevant options). I could get over it before because of the functionality, but since that has been reduced to a minimum (I cannot even choose my own codecs; need to go to "codec central" to download some untransparent codec (no notes about used versions ea) where mp4 isn't even available). The previous version was VERY much better than this. Now I take the time to say goodbye to dbpoweramp music converter: Bye!

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