Software Update: dBpoweramp Music Converter R2022.9.28

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Illustrate released release 2022-09-28 of dBpoweramp Music Converter. This audio editing program rips audio CDs and converts music files to and from mp3, mp4, m4a, wma, Ogg Vorbis, aac, Monkey’s Audio, flac, and alac, among others, while preserving tags. Furthermore, the mp3 tags can be customized and the program can be fully integrated into Windows Explorer, making it easy to invoke. The basic version, for ripping CDs and converting files, is free. For additional functionality must be paid. The program is available for Windows and macOS. Since release 17.7, Illustrate has moved to a different version numbering system and made the following changes and improvements:

Released 2022-09-28

  • FLAC 1.4.1 – Encoding and decoding of 32-bit PCM is now possible, 1MHz sample rates
  • Monkey’s audio 8.70
  • Wavpack encoder can now accept DoP data
  • Code signed part of the installer
  • Windows 11 – old right click menu items created for when shown through right context menu key
  • If cannot write to file (Music Converter or CD Ripper) then outputs a more verbose reason why (such as drive does not exist)

Released 2022-09-02

  • Version update check improved

Released 2022-08-09

  • Windows 11 added native shell menus
  • Album art manual search extra sources
  • Better upgrade process, dBpoweramp Control Center keeps track of your order number and is able to auto-download updates
  • Added Wavpack DSD handling
  • ALAC fixed buffer overrun bug
  • Ogg Vorbis and FLAC: can read an album name ‘=’ (previously tags beginning with = were filtered because of bad vorbis taggers which wrote == seperators in the vorbis comments
  • Opus encoder updated to 1.3.1
  • m4a AAC decoder, DRC volume decoding fix
  • WAVE RF64 decoding support
  • CD Ripper: metadata all works with proxy settings
  • CD Ripper: manual metadata review page, replace boxes size increased
  • Bug Fix: CD Ripper was not doing cross pressing AccurateRip calculation on pass 2
  • Bug Fix: Ogg Vorbis, Opus tags could contain an “Album Artist” tag which could not be edited or deleted, leading to duplicates

Version number R2022.9.28
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Illustration
License type Freeware/Paid