dBpoweramp Music Converter R14.4

Audio conversion perfected, effortlessly convert between formats. dBpoweramp Music Converter has become 'the standard' tool for audio conversions, over 20 million users worldwide rely on dBpoweramp:

  • Convert audio files with elegant simplicity. mp3, mp4, m4a (iTunes / iPod), Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) to name a few!
  • Multi CPU Encoding Support,
  • Rip digitally record audio CDs (with CD Ripper),
  • Batch Convert large numbers of files with 1 click,
  • Windows Integration popup info tips, audio properties, columns, edit ID-Tags,
  • DSP Effects such as Volume Normalize, or Graphic EQ [Power Pack Option],
  • Command Line Encoding: invoke the encoder from the command line

Please note that there is an option to install an mp3 encoder with this application. This encoder is not free but has a 30-day trial period.

This download reverts to dBpoweramp Free after 21 days.

What's new in this version:

  • Allows multi item tags to be stored in non standard fields, for example Arranger Item1; Item2 would be split when stored into FLAC
  • m4a tagging could set an Explicit or other rating by mistake
  • m4a tagging would display a title of 'ABC/DEF' as 2 split titles
  • mp3 tagging, better compatibility for ANSI & date with year
  • mp3 tagging, standard compliant behavior that most software does not support is now opt-in
  • mp3 tagging lyrics mapping fixed
  • mp3 tagging 'initial key' implemented
  • new command line -sourceisfloat for coreconverter.exe (also allows multi-encoder to send floating point to an encoder)
  • AIFF tagging fix (could indicate file was corrupted)
  • FLAC tagging bug fix, was writing ';' for comment when had multi-lines
  • FLAC tagging METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE read as artwork (outside the flac tagging spec...)

Bug Fixes

  • [IF!EQUALS] was not working correctly
  • Wave id3 tagging fix (where could write an extra byte to the end of the file, giving a warning on wave decode)
  • Converting wave (LIST + id3 tagged file) >> wave would only write (id3 tag)
  • m4a tag writer was inefficient when trying to trim a huge tag (image as base64, for example) down to the allowed 255 chars
  • A badly corrupted FLAC file could cause the converter to terminate encode based on timeout, not reported errors
  • CD ripper - if reading ISRC and was not present for a track, then track+1 would not have ISRC read either
  • CD ripper, batch converter, would default their positions if moved to a certain display (on multi monitor systems)

Download: dBpoweramp Music Converter R14.4 | 6.9 MB (Shareware)
View: dBpowerAMP Music Converter Website | Source

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It's an excellent encoder overall, but I don't use it because it only preserves specific metatags. I have special metatags for storing rating, timestamps, and lyrics, which xrecode doesn't support. On the other hand, dBpoweramp does support non-standard metatags.

In the end, I just use foobar2000 for reencoding my music.

I have always wondered why anyone would pay good money for an MP3 encoder. WinAmp free does a fine job of it for me as does Windows Media Player and ITunes.
As for tagging, nothing special going on with this app. Windows Explorer or Winamp does the job just fine....
This program is a waste of $$$.