Portable dBpoweramp Music Converter R16.5 Reference




dBpoweramp Reference portable created for Audio Professionals, who demand more: more technical, more features, more pro-codecs. Supplied as default with Broadcast Wave Format (BWF), Dalet, Wave64 codecs. Supporting IEEE floating point conversions (right through DSP effect chain), multi-cpu capable encoder. Apply VST or DirectX DSP effects whilst converting.

dBpoweramp Music Converterâ„¢ is ‘the standard’ tool for audio conversions, with over 20 million users:

  • Huge range of audio codecs supported: mp3, mp4, m4a (AAC, iTunes & iPod), Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis and FLAC
  • Preservation of ID Tags and Album Artwork, correct mapping of ID Tags between tag types (where possible),
  • Multi-CPU encoding support,
  • Easy folder & drive selection with Batch Converter,
  • DSP effect support (ReplayGain, Volume Normalize, including DirectX and VST effects),
  • Pro-orientated codecs: BWF Wave, Dalet, mp2
  • Windows Explorer integration: audio info tips & columns
  • When choosing an Audio Converter, no other audio program converts more multi-format audio files than dBpoweramp, we have spent 8 years perfecting format-compatibility and conversion stability.


  • CD Ripper
  • Audio Converter
  • Shell Integration & Helpers
  • ID Tag Editing
  • mp3 Encoding
  • DSP Effects
  • CD Ripper: Preview
  • CD Ripper: Compilation CD Handling
  • CD Ripper: Secure Ripping
  • CD Ripper: Ultra Secure & C2 Pointers
  • CD Ripper: Profiles
  • Floating Point Decoding / Encoding
  • Multi-CPU Simultaneous Encoding
  • BWF Encoder / Fraunhofer mp3 Encoder
  • Technical Shell Columns & Popup Details
  • Command Line / Scripted Encoding
  • Music Converter Dynamic File naming
  • Extended DSP Effects (DirectX and VST supported)
  • CD Writer: burn Audio CDs
  • Batch Ripper: Rip 100’s of CDs with ease


Release 16.5:
– Music Converter and edit id tags appear on same desktop as invoking Windows file explorer, or Batch Converter
– Added tool tips to Music Converter output to folder selection
– CD Ripper – tests for Windows Defender ‘Controlled folder access’ and auto sets CD Ripper to ‘Windows Built-in’ communication method
– Batch Converter optimized metadata reading thread
– Batch Converter: if drag a column it shows correctly in the list view
– Using FLAC 1.3.3 beta
– Using latest FDK decoder 0.1.6
– Control Center has large help button
– CD Ripper – dialog boxes will appear on same screen as main app
– Edit Tag page – text box and lines resize with the control
– Batch Converter – File List page shows on same screen as main app
– Batch Converter – remembers position if dragged
– Option (off by default) to map mp3 id2v3 style to TIT1, when mapped iTunes uses this rather than title on iPhones to organize the tracks.

Bug Fixes:
– Multi-encoder can have [origdrive]
– m4a fdk aac the bit rate CBR label was overwritten by VBR
– m4a was showing Audio Quality: Low (lossy) for all files
– Certain tagging of m4a files would fail
– Playlist writer where writing to ._ tmp files, it was passing track 1 filename for all tracks on CD in BatchEnd
– Multi-encoder now uses ID Processing DSP for filenames