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1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #39,225
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Release 7 6.67%
Release 6 93.33%

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dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec

What is dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec?  (from Illustrate)

BWFMP2 is a derivative format of MP2 (also known as a "wrapper" for MP2 audio). Effectively, the file contains raw MP2 data with a BWF header (which its self is is in a wave container). The BWF header includes metadata which can be used by automation systems and is particularly useful when exchanging files between diff...  Read more


dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 6, 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 44 files and is usually about 949 KB (971,776 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 31% of users of dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-bwf-mp2.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec.dat
Estimated size: 949 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec

  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - dBpowerAMP (Auxiliary)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp CD Ripper)
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • MusicConverter.exe - Music Converter Application
  • 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 Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec?

You can uninstall dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBPowerAMP Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Mp2 and BwfMp2 codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows XP 37.33%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Windows 10 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 37.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.38%
Windows 7 Professional 6.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.25%
  France 8.75%
  Canada 6.25%
  RS 5.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  India 3.75%
  Germany 3.75%
  Italy 3.75%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Australia 2.50%
  Japan 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  MK 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.03%
Acer 16.13%
Hewlett-Packard 12.90%
ASUS 12.90%
American Megatrends 9.68%
Intel 6.45%
Lenovo 3.23%
Gateway 3.23%
Common models
American Megatrends Inc. ... 6.12%
Acer Veriton S661 2.04%
P4i6G P4i65G 2.04%
IBM 8187QG7 2.04%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2052it 2.04%
HP Pro 3010 Microtower PC 2.04%


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