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United States Rank #18,104
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Release 9 2.32%
Release 8 7.72%
Release 7 63.71%
Release 6 11.58%
Release 5 14.67%

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dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec

What is dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec?  (from Illustrate)

Decoder will decode all older versions of WMA, except files which have been DRM Protected by creator. Different versions of WMA are confusing to say the least, not least because they do not go up in consecutive version numbers. Windows Media Audio v2 was the first, then v4, v7, v8, v9, v9.1 (and v9 PRO), v9.2 and v10...  Read more


dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 7, 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 75 files and is usually about 616 KB (630,784 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 41% of users of dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-windows-media-audio.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec.dat
Estimated size: 616 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 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
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp (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
  • ogg vorbis.dll - Ogg Vorbis Encoder
  • Windows Media Audio 10.dll - Windows Media Audio Encoder
  • Windows Media Audio 9.dll
  • Windows Media Audio.dll - Windows Media Audio Decoder
  • 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.
  • Asset-uPNP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\Asset-uPNP.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp Windows Media Audio 10 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 Windows Media Audio 10 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 Windows Media Audio 10 Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 35%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 37.45%
Windows XP 33.20%
Windows Vista 21.62%
Windows 10 7.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.02%
Windows 7 Professional 4.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.66%
  France 9.84%
  Germany 4.59%
  Canada 4.59%
  United Kingdom 4.59%
  Netherlands 4.26%
  Spain 3.28%
  Australia 2.30%
  Italy 2.30%
  Argentina 1.64%
  Japan 1.64%
  Hungary 1.64%
  Brazil 1.31%
  RS 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.03%
Acer 15.91%
Hewlett-Packard 14.39%
Intel 9.09%
American Megatrends 7.58%
Medion 5.30%
Toshiba 3.03%
Gateway 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
Apple 1.52%
Sahara 1.52%
Common models
MEDION E7214 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.68%
INTEL DG31PR 2.68%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.79%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 1.79%


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