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Should I remove dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,686
United States Rank #24,262
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Release 25 (Vorbis v1.3.4) 2.25%
Release 23 (Vorbis v1.3.3) 5.41%
Release 22 (Vorbis v1.3.3) 17.57%
Release 21 (Vorbis v1.3.2) 32.88%
Release 20 (Vorbis v1.3.1) 5.86%
Release 19 (Vorbis v1.2.0) 36.04%

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dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec

What is dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec?  (from Illustrate)

A special build of Ogg Vorbis, it takes the auToV library (audio tunings for ogg vorbis) and applies processor speed enhancements, using SSE. Ogg Vorbis is a lossy codec, meaning audio quality is lost whilst compressing (how much is lost depends upon bit rate used, higher bit rates will produce audio sounding exactly a...  Read more


dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 19 (vorbis v1.2.0), 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 software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 2.38 MB (2,497,536 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 28% of users of dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-ogg-vorbis.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis Codec.dat
Estimated size: 2.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis 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
  • aac.dll - aac Decoder
  • Apple Lossless.dll - Apple Lossless Encoder
  • m4a.dll - m4a Decoder
  • Monkeys Audio.dll - Monkeys Audio Decoder
  • ogg vorbis.dll - Ogg Vorbis Encoder
  • NMSDVDXU.dll (by NuMedia Soft) - NMS DVD Burning SDK - ActiveX Edition
  • hdcd.exe
  • 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 Ogg Vorbis Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp Ogg Vorbis 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 Ogg Vorbis 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 Ogg Vorbis Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.35%
Windows XP 27.93%
Windows Vista 14.86%
Windows 10 5.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.95%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.46%
  France 7.72%
  United Kingdom 6.91%
  Canada 6.10%
  Spain 4.88%
  Netherlands 4.47%
  Germany 4.07%
  Italy 3.25%
  Uruguay 2.03%
  Australia 2.03%
  India 2.03%
  Mexico 2.03%
  Japan 2.03%
  Brazil 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.31%
Acer 14.14%
Intel 12.12%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
American Megatrends 7.07%
ASUS 3.03%
Sahara 3.03%
Gateway 2.02%
Toshiba 2.02%
Samsung 2.02%
NEC 2.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.08%
INTEL DG31PR 3.06%
865PE P4i65PE 2.04%
Dell Dell DM061 2.04%
Dell Vostro 1500 2.04%
MSI MS-7817 2.04%


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