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2% remove it98% keep it
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Release 2a (v4.0.3) 89.85%
Release 2 (v4.0.3) 10.15%

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dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec

What is dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec?  (from Illustrate)

Fraunhofer invented the mp3 format, with such impeccable credentials their latest mp3 surround codec can be trusted.


dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 2a (v4.0.3), 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 83 files and is usually about 31.94 MB (33,490,461 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 29% of users of dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-mp3-fraunhofer.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp mp3 (Fraunhofer IIS) Codec.dat
Estimated size: 31.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec

  • MusicConverter.exe - dBpowerAMP Music Converter
  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - dBpowerAMP (Auxiliary)
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • _CalcAudioCRCShowResults.dll - ReplayGain DSP
  • 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
  • Maximum Length.dll
  • Minimum Length.dll - Minimum Length DSP
  • Monkeys Audio.dll - Monkeys Audio 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
  • Write Silence.dll - Write Silence DSP
  • DirectX PlugIn.dll - DirectX
  • VST PlugIn.dll - VST
  • 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 mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp mp3 Fraunhofer IIS 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 mp3 (Fraunhofer IIS) 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 mp3 Fraunhofer IIS Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.82%
Windows XP 27.41%
Windows Vista 13.20%
Windows 10 4.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.79%
Windows 7 Professional 10.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.74%
Windows Se7en Titan 1.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.03%
  France 8.76%
  United Kingdom 6.91%
  Canada 5.99%
  Germany 5.07%
  Italy 4.61%
  Spain 4.15%
  Brazil 2.76%
  Greece 2.76%
  Netherlands 2.76%
  Australia 2.30%
  Mexico 2.30%
  India 1.84%
  Japan 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.00%
Acer 14.00%
American Megatrends 7.00%
Intel 5.00%
Medion 3.00%
Samsung 3.00%
ASUS 3.00%
Toshiba 2.00%
Sahara 2.00%
Sony 1.00%
Common models
MEDION E7214 2.70%
Dell Latitude E5500 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.70%
American Megatrends Inc. ... 1.80%
865PE P4i65PE 1.80%


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