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dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder

What is dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder?  (from Illustrate)

dBpoweramp comes with a m4a decoder as standard, able to decode Apple Lossless and every AAC type (excluding iTunes m4p protected). Currently audio purchased from Apple's iTunes Music Store is lossy AAC. Advanced Audio Compression (AAC), is a lossy compression like mp3, audio quality is sacrificedx to gain smaller file...  Read more


dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder is a software program developed by Illustrate. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 38 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,864,704 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 44% of users of dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-m4a.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Media\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder.dat
Estimated size: 1.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder

  • 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 - Explorer Property Handler
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • NMSDVDXU.dll (by NuMedia Soft) - NMS DVD Burning SDK - ActiveX Edition
  • AssetConfig.exe - Asset UPnP (AssetConfig)
  • AssetRemoveStartItems.exe
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • Asset-UPnPService.exe
  • auxiliary.exe - dBpowerAMP (Auxiliary)
  • BenchMark.exe
  • GenCLICreator.exe
  • hdcd.exe
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcrt.dll - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library
  • pncrt.dll (by Real Networks, Inc) - RealPlayer/RealServer (Real Networks C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • pngu3266.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealPlayer (32-bit) (GUI Library)
  • rmbe3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealNetworks RealProducer Build Engine (32-bit) (RealProducer Build Engine DLL)
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • uMediaLibrary-dumpdb.exe
  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xaudio.dll (by MpegTV) - Xaudio SDK Runtime (Xaudio MPEG Playback Engine)

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.
  • Asset-UPnPService.exe runs as a service named 'uPlayer' (uPlayer).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp m4a Nero AAC Encoder 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 m4a Nero AAC Encoder, 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 m4a Nero AAC Encoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.94%
Windows XP 36.73%
Windows Vista 12.24%
Windows 10 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 37.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 14.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.86%
  United Kingdom 8.77%
  Mexico 5.26%
  Netherlands 5.26%
  Canada 3.51%
  Germany 3.51%
  India 3.51%
  RS 3.51%
  Argentina 1.75%
  Australia 1.75%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Chile 1.75%
  Colombia 1.75%
  DK 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.41%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Acer 17.65%
Intel 14.71%
Sony 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
Compaq 2.94%
ASUS 2.94%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.03%
Sony VGN-FZ38M 3.03%
Sony VGN-BZ21VN 3.03%
Micro-Star MS-1688 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 3.03%


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