Portable dBpoweramp Music Converter R16 Reference

Audio conversion perfected, effortlessly convert to mp3, FLAC, Apple lossless and more. dBpoweramp Music Converter portable has become the standard tool for audio conversions, over 30 million users world trust their converting to dBpoweramp.

mp3 Converter
Convert mp3, m4a (iTunes & iPod), WMA, WAV, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) to name a few.

High Speed Conversions
Look for a mp3 converter which encodes using all CPU cores simultaneously, get the job done in double quick time.

Batch Convert
Large numbers of files with 1 click, filter on mp3 or other file type.

DSP Effects
Process the audio with Volume Normalize, or Sample / Bit Rate Conversion. dBpoweramp is a fully featured mp3 Converter.

dBpoweramp integrates into Windows Explorer, an mp3 converter that is as simple as right clicking on the source file; Convert To. Popup info tips, Edit ID-Tags are all provided.

It is safe to say, no other audio program converts more multi-format audio files than dBpoweramp, we have spent 15 years perfecting format-compatibility and conversion stability. If converting FLAC to mp3, wma to mp3, or wav to mp3, dBpoweramp is the right choice.

What’s NEW:
dBpoweramp R16 features a user interface redesign. Each program was evaluated to streamline and improve user interactions, in addition dBpoweramp will now work well also at 200% and 300% display scaling.

The tag editor has been completely redesigned, better at handling multiple file editing, also features auto-suggested artist and album whilst typing.

Batch Converter has new filters where an artist (album, genre, etc) can be included or excluded in the conversions.

Full Changes
New visual style, high DPI aware, 200% and 300% compatible
Configure dBpoweramp repurposed as dBpoweramp Control Centre, only elevates on changes to shell settings
Configuration, if proxy server is enabled but no proxy server is set, it is disabled.
DSP Effects included as standard in all installs, DSP version number is now dBpoweramps version number
dBpoweramp Shell Tag Editor – looks up art with PerfectTUNES
Naming Section total rewrite
Naming Added new values [track_unpad] [track_total_unpad] for unpadded track number and count
Naming [IFEQUALS] check will match from multiple stored values, such as one match from 3 genres
Naming added [REPLACE] function
Naming added [WORD] function to limit word count

Can add or remove CPU Cores from converting whilst converting
Nearly instant when converting 1000’s of files if the file naming does not require ID Tags reading for filenames
Works with DSP effect ‘conditional encoding’ to allow programmable actions on files depending on their settings (such as copy 1:1 mp3, not encode)
Option to precache read the source file, more for non-ssd systems, improves read performance by 100%
New option (in configuration) ‘Filename restricted characters’
When finalizing DSP Effects (such as 100K RG album gains being written), the display is now responsive

m4a: able to read m4a file designated as mp42 or mp41 internally (really .mp4)
m4a: displays bit rate for fdk vbr encoded files
m4a separates out multi artist etc internally as individual tags, for maximum compatibility (option in config allows reverse order or / separated)

DSP Effects
Volume Normalize EBU-R128 defaults to -18 dB target volume.
ID Tag Processing, multi-artists etc added with Additions are correctly detected as multiples if separated as ‘; ‘
ReplayGain identifies albums also with Disc number.
Resample effect has new minimum and maximum options.
New Icons
New Effect: Conditional Encoding (R16 or above required)
Volume Normalize added Adaptive EBU-R128 option, and redesigned settings page

CD Ripper
Can edit tags such as artist in track listing
Simplified interface, refresh and metadata button combined now
Metadata cache stores intel metadata providers separately, also error and info logs, and size increased by default to 200MB
AMG replaced with Discogs for metadata and PerfectTUNES for ART (AMG is EOL Q3 2016)
Album Art Choose (from Internet) can type the artist and album names. PerfectTUNES is searched also for art.
Pasting art from clipboard, can paste URL containing art, or filename location
New option: rc on track listing >> Paste track titles from clipboard: this open will take a multiline list in the form artist – title or just title and replace the title and artist.
Manual Metadata Review: Has cancel button, also shows genre or year as <different> if they are not uniform across all tracks
Metadata trims lead and end spaces
New Option (on options page, note not compatible with Multi-Encoder) “When Ripping”:
Rip to ‘._’ files, rename album at end (default option)
Rip to temporary folder, move album at end
Rip direct to final filenames
Submit to freedb restrictions lifted

Batch Converter
right click folder >> dBpoweramp Batch Convert with multiple folders selected, only 1 Batch Converter appears
visually better when processing large number of files
added profile support, also profiles passed onto Music Converter so Codec selection / DSPs, etc are unique to that profile name
added metadata filter based exclusion / inclusions
quicker at processing large number of files

Tag Editor
total redesign
predictive typing for artist + album (based on perfecttunes known artists)
default tags (shown when no tags present) can be edited: %appdata%dBpowerampDefaultTagEdit.txt
Added new configuration option ‘dBpoweramp Edit ID-Tags’ for folders

bug fix: isrc would not read on all systems
bug fix: ACM wave compression would not always work on certain systems
bug fix: [tags]album artist,_COMMA_ [] works, [IFVALUE]album artist,[tags]album artist,_COMMA_[],NO ALBUM ARTIST[] does not (if have multi album artists)
BUG FIX: cd ripper: cd-text: genre would not populate if represented as binary
Bug fix: using dsp effects ‘audio cd delete silence’ and replaygain could create blank files and delay ripping at end