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Should I remove dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #34,722
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Release 5 2.74%
Release 4 5.48%
Release 3 2.74%
Release 2 89.04%

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dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec

What is dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec?  (from Illustrate)

Replay Gain: non-destructive volume normalization (requires player to read ReplayGain tags).


dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 2, 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 48 files and is usually about 34.37 MB (36,035,191 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 38% of users of dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audio Utilities\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec.dat
Estimated size: 34.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] Codec

  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp CD Ripper)
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • MusicConverter.exe - Music Converter Application
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CDGrab.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dMCAudioCDInput' with the ProgID of 'dMC.AudioCD.Autorun' 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 [ReplayGain] Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp [ReplayGain] 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 [ReplayGain] 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 [ReplayGain] Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.05%
Windows XP 28.77%
Windows Vista 12.33%
Windows 10 6.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.72%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.65%
  Netherlands 7.06%
  Germany 7.06%
  Canada 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  RS 4.71%
  Spain 4.71%
  France 3.53%
  Italy 2.35%
  MK 1.18%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Taiwan 1.18%
  Dominican Republic 1.18%
  Belgium 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.58%
Acer 16.28%
Hewlett-Packard 16.28%
Intel 6.98%
American Megatrends 6.98%
ASUS 6.98%
Lenovo 4.65%
Gateway 2.33%
Common models
American Megatrends Inc. ... 5.66%
Dell MP061 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 1.89%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 1.89%
MEDION E7214 1.89%


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