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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,815
United States Rank #33,847
Reach 0.0056%


Release 9 (WavPack v4.70) 6.31%
Release 8 (WavPack v4.60) 82.88%
Release 7 (WavPack v4.50) 6.31%
Release 12 (using WavPack 5.00) 1.80%
Release 11 (using WavPack 4.80) 2.70%

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dBpoweramp WavPack Codec

What is dBpoweramp WavPack Codec?  (from Illustrate)

WavPack is unique offering a Lossless, Lossy and both Lossless & Lossy. How can a file be both Lossless & Lossy? two files are written a .wv and .wvc, when kept together the resulting audio is decoded as Lossless, when the .wvc is taken away then decoding is Lossy. WavPack's Lossy compressor works best at high bitrate...  Read more


dBpoweramp WavPack Codec is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 8 (wavpack v4.60), 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 61 files and is usually about 666 KB (681,984 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 WavPack Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-wavpack.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp WavPack Codec.dat
Estimated size: 666 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp WavPack Codec

  • MusicConverter.exe - dBpowerAMP Music Converter
  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • dAPKeyControl.dll - Illustrate dAPKeyControl (dAPKeyControl)
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • uPlayerCOMObj.dll - dBpoweramp Renaissance (uPlayer COM Object)
  • uPlayer-upnp.exe - uPlayer UPnP Layer
  • 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
  • uplayer-gui.exe - Renaissance (uPlayer GUI)
  • 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
  • uPlayer.exe - µPlayer
  • 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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • uPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpowerAMP\uPlayer.exe'.
  • uPlayer-upnp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\uPlayer-upnp.exe'.
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp WavPack Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp WavPack 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 WavPack 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 WavPack Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.75%
Windows XP 32.43%
Windows Vista 10.81%
Windows 10 9.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.27%
Windows 7 Professional 5.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.33%
  France 8.33%
  Canada 7.50%
  Germany 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Uruguay 4.17%
  Spain 4.17%
  Japan 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%
  Brazil 2.50%
  India 2.50%
  Portugal 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Thailand 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.78%
American Megatrends 20.37%
Intel 18.52%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Toshiba 3.70%
ASUS 3.70%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 4.62%
ASUS All Series 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.08%
MSI MS-7817 3.08%
VIA VT8367-8233A 1.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 1.54%


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