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The title of this article is incorrect because of technical limitations. The correct title is dBpowerAMP.

dBpowerAMP is a collection of fully-integrated audio software, written by Spoon.

There are two main products that dBpowerAMP has made, with many additional add-ons available for download.

  • dBpowerAMP Audio Player (dAP)
  • dBpowerAMP Music Converter (dMC)

dMC is integrated into dAP, but neither depend on each other and can function without the other's help.

Both are fully compatible with Windows 95/98/ME NT4/2000, Windows XP and Linux (using WINE).



dBpowerAMP Audio Player (dAP)

dBpowerAMP Audio Player was created as a means to promote dMC, although it has grown quite a bit since.

It is based on a music collection that is being randomly playing, and at any moment you can Enque a song after the currently played one. Also features freeform skins, prevoiously-played songs list, most played list, newest list...

dBpowerAMP Music Converter (dMC)

The dBpowerAMP series originally started with the Music Converter, a program designed to convert any audio file into any format. dMC is free. The program is implemented into the Windows shell, so you just right-click on a music file and select convert to.

Aside from the actual MusicConverter, there are some other various programs available that depend on dMC. Also, due to licensing issues, the PowerPack is now required to encode to mp3.

dBpowerAMP CD Writer (dCW)

dMC Audio CD Input

dMC Auxillary Input

dMC File Selector

Power Pack

  • Shareware
  • Available for 30 day trial
  • Available for $14 purchase
  • Now required for mp3 encoding.

Sveta Portable Audio

  • Shareware
  • Available for 30 day trial
  • Available for $24 purchase
  • Note that this is now separate from the normal PowerPack purchase.

Also, there are various bundle offers available that will save you money.


All codecs are written for the program so there can't be any errors in importing codecs from other programs. The dBpowerAMP products come already equipped with the mp3 and wav codecs. With the appropriate codecs installed, dBpowerAMP can automatically recognize, play and manipulate the following extensions:

aac, aif, aiff, aifc, ape, asf, au, cda, dat, fla, flac, m4a, mdz, mod, mp+, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpa, mpc, mpg, mpga, mpp, mpx, nvf, ofr, ogg, ra, ram, rm, s3m, s3z, sap, shn, snd, voc, vqf, vtm, vtx, wav, wave, wma, wmv, wv, wvc, xm, and xmz.

In addition any command line external codec can be configured for use with dMC.

This is not a definitive list; you can check codec central (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm) for official updates.

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