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1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #19,969
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Release 9 14.63%
Release 8 20.98%
Release 7 8.78%
Release 14 r2 41.46%
Release 14 14.15%

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dBpoweramp m4a Codec

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What is dBpoweramp m4a Codec?  (from Illustrate)

Successor to mp3, m4a was championed by iTunes, .m4a is used for audio, whilst .mp4 is for video. Internally m4a can store many sub-formats: Apples Lossless (know also as ALAC or ALE) this format is like Zip for audio, no audio quality is lost, audio decompresses identical to the source. Advanced Audio Compression (AA...  Read more


dBpoweramp m4a Codec is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 14 r2, 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 112 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,601,536 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of dBpoweramp m4a Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-m4a.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp m4a Codec.dat
Estimated size: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp m4a 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 to m4a].dll - [m4a to aac]
  • [m4a Optimize].dll - [m4a Optimize]
  • [m4a to aac].dll
  • _CalcAudioCRCShowResults.dll - ReplayGain DSP
  • aac.dll - aac Decoder
  • Apple Lossless.dll - Apple Lossless Encoder
  • Bit Depth.dll - Set Bit Depth DSP
  • Channel Count.dll - Channel Count DSP
  • Channel Mapper.dll - Channel Mapper DSP
  • CLI Encoder.dll - CLI Encoder
  • Delete Destination File on Error.dll - Delete Source File DSP
  • Delete Source File.dll
  • Fade.dll - Fade DSP
  • Force Non-Live.dll
  • Grabber.dll - Grabber DSP
  • Graphic Equalizer.dll - Graphic Equalizer DSP
  • ID Tag Processing.dll - ID Tag Processing DSP
  • Loop.dll - Loop DSP
  • m4a.dll - m4a Decoder
  • Maximum Length.dll
  • Minimum Length.dll - Minimum Length DSP
  • Monkeys Audio.dll - Monkeys Audio Encoder
  • ogg vorbis.dll - Ogg Vorbis Encoder
  • Play Sound After Conversion.dll - Play Sound After Conversion DSP
  • Preserve Source Attributes.dll
  • ReplayGain.dll
  • Resample.dll - Resample DSP
  • Reverse.dll - Reverse DSP
  • Run External.dll - Run External DSP
  • Trim Silence.dll - Trim Silence DSP
  • Trim.dll - Trim DSP
  • Volume Normalize.dll - Volume Normalize DSP
  • Windows Media Audio 10.dll - Windows Media Audio Encoder
  • Windows Media Audio.dll - Windows Media Audio Decoder

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 m4a Codec?

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Or, you can uninstall dBpoweramp m4a 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBpoweramp m4a Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 m4a Codec.

Win XP 38%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 34.63%
Windows Vista 22.93%
Windows 10 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.42%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.45%
  Canada 6.53%
  United Kingdom 6.12%
  France 5.71%
  Germany 5.71%
  Netherlands 4.49%
  Italy 3.67%
  Spain 2.86%
  Japan 2.45%
  Uruguay 2.04%
  Australia 1.63%
  Argentina 1.63%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Belgium 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Intel 14.58%
Hewlett-Packard 14.58%
American Megatrends 11.46%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Gateway 2.08%
Apple 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Samsung 2.08%
NEC 2.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.81%
INTEL DG31PR 3.85%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.88%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.92%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 1.92%
eMachines EL1850 1.92%


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