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Should I remove dBpoweramp FLAC Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,923
United States Rank #17,587
Reach 0.0153%

Versions

VersionDistribution
Release 14 (FLAC 1.2.1) 44.39%
Release 13.1 (FLAC 1.2.1) 7.94%
Release 12 (FLAC 1.2.1) 33.64%
Release 11 (FLAC 1.2.1) 4.67%
Release 10 (FLAC 1.2.0) 9.35%

Other programs by Illustrate

dBpoweramp FLAC Codec

What is dBpoweramp FLAC Codec?  (from Illustrate)

FLAC is a lossless codec, meaning no audio quality is lost whilst compressing (unlike lossy codecs such as mp3 which throw audio data away), audio compressed to a lossless codec will be decoded identical to the source, think of it as zip for audio. All lossless codecs compress around 2:1 or 4:1 at best, a 3 minute audi...  Read more

Overview

dBpoweramp FLAC Codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 14 (flac 1.2.1), with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 126 files and is usually about 905 KB (926,720 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 37% of users of dBpoweramp FLAC Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-flac.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp FLAC Codec.dat
Estimated size: 905 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp FLAC Codec

  • MusicConverter.exe - dBpowerAMP Music Converter
  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • dAPKeyControl.dll - Illustrate dAPKeyControl (dAPKeyControl)
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dMC File Selector
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dBScripting.dll - dBpowerAMP Module
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Amp.exe - dBpowerAMP (Amp)
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - Auxiliary
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • config.exe - dBpowerAMP Audio Player
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dbExplorerShell.exe
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • Editor.exe - Editor
  • menu.exe - menu
  • Playlist.exe - Playlist
  • PrevPlayed.exe - PrevPlayed
  • _CalcAudioCRCShowResults.dll - ReplayGain DSP
  • Apple Lossless.dll - Apple Lossless Encoder
  • Bit Depth.dll - Set Bit Depth DSP
  • Channel Count.dll - Channel Count DSP
  • Channel Mapper.dll - Channel Mapper DSP
  • CLI Encoder.dll - CLI Encoder
  • Delete Destination File on Error.dll - Delete Source File DSP
  • Delete Source File.dll
  • Fade.dll - Fade DSP
  • FLAC.dll - FLAC Decoder
  • Force Non-Live.dll
  • Grabber.dll - Grabber DSP
  • Graphic Equalizer.dll - Graphic Equalizer DSP
  • ID Tag Processing.dll - ID Tag Processing DSP
  • Loop.dll - Loop DSP
  • Maximum Length.dll
  • Minimum Length.dll - Minimum Length DSP
  • Monkeys Audio.dll - Monkeys Audio Encoder
  • Play Sound After Conversion.dll - Play Sound After Conversion DSP
  • Preserve Source Attributes.dll
  • ReplayGain.dll
  • Resample.dll - Resample DSP
  • Reverse.dll - Reverse DSP
  • Run External.dll - Run External DSP
  • Trim Silence.dll - Trim Silence DSP
  • Trim.dll - Trim DSP
  • Volume Normalize.dll - Volume Normalize DSP
  • Write Silence.dll - Write Silence DSP
  • DirectX PlugIn.dll - DirectX
  • VST PlugIn.dll - VST
  • NMSDVDXU.dll (by NuMedia Soft) - NMS DVD Burning SDK - ActiveX Edition
  • msvcrt.dll
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • CDGrab.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dMCAudioCDInput' with the ProgID of 'dMC.AudioCD.Autorun' and the action verb 'open.
  • CDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dCW' with the ProgID of 'dCW.AudioCD.Burn' and the action verb 'open.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp FLAC Codec?

Quickly and completely remove dBpoweramp FLAC Codec from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall dBpoweramp FLAC Codec from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBpoweramp FLAC Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove dBpoweramp FLAC Codec.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#17,923

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.93%
Windows XP 31.78%
Windows Vista 21.96%
Windows 8 1.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.90%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.95%
  United Kingdom 7.23%
  Canada 6.83%
  France 6.43%
  Netherlands 4.82%
  Germany 4.82%
  Spain 3.21%
  Italy 2.81%
  Australia 2.41%
  Uruguay 2.01%
  Japan 2.01%
  Brazil 1.61%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Mexico 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.73%
Hewlett-Packard 11.82%
Intel 10.91%
GIGABYTE 10.00%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Acer 7.27%
Medion 5.45%
ASUS 3.64%
Samsung 2.73%
Sony 2.73%
Lenovo 0.91%
Packard Bell 0.91%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.85%
INTEL DG31PR 2.91%
MEDION E7214 2.91%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.91%
Sony VGN-FE890E 1.94%
Dell Vostro 1500 1.94%


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