Friday, June 05, 2020

dBPowerAMP Music Converter™ 17.0 Reference (71.7MB) (2020)

dBPowerAMP Music Converter™ 17.0 Reference (71.7MB) (2020)
dbpoweramp CD Ripper 
CD Ripper Encoder
Add DSP Action

This new release features many enhancements, it is 20% faster on multi-core machines and is
future-proofed through handling 64 cores. A new DSD encoder is included as standard (Reference)
as well as many previously optional codecs, which are all updated to the latest releases. A new
Quick Convert right explorer right click menu is a welcome addition to those who have many
conversions to run a day, skipping over the codec options page, saving time. CD Ripper gains a
manual metadata search page, de-emphasis CDs handling and improvements to metadata

Minimum supported Windows: Vista (XP no longer supported)
New explorer right click option 'Quick Convert' which invokes the converter without showing the
options page. 

CD Ripper & Music Converter handle [Multi-Encoder] internally, this allows file overwrite and
proper CPU resource allocation
All programs - added a crash reporter
All Programs - Graphics upgraded to be independant of display resolution
All programs - better handle High Contrast Theme.

Support for artist in m3u playlist
dBpoweramp Control Centre: Tests if Windows defender is limiting access to the system and warns
dBpoweramp Control Center: can exclude popup info tips, and right click 'Convert To', for set file

High quality SSRC (frequency resampler) enabled for all frequency conversions
Right Click >> Edit ID Tags option in art menu to resize existing art to a maximum KB size
Added a new Screen Reader Option in Control Centre to enable non-graphical buttons
Converter + Tag Editor: if select all files in a folder, right click, convert to or edit id tags, any non
audio files are excluded.

Naming added [GROUP] so for example if an artist was 'Drake' and [group]4,[artist][] would
generate 'a-d' the first letter of the tag is used and number signifies the letters to group together,
2 would be a-b c-d e-f

Naming added [SPLIT] for exmaple artist was 'A1/A2/A3/A4' [split]/,[artist],2[] would return 'A2' to
split on comma enter [split],[artist],2[]

Naming updated [REPLACE] can replace with , or search , buy setting a blank entry: [REPLACE],@,
[artist][] would replace , with @
Updated naming dlg for Move File On Error DSP effect

New conversion option: substitute Unicode spaces and remove leading or ending spaces in tags - there are various non-standard unicode space characters (such as thin space), these will be replaced with a standard space. Also white spaces at the start or end of tags are removed. Popup info: if a zero byte file then says so Edit ID Tags >> Art Menu >> Added 2000x2000, 1800x1800, 1600x1600, 1400x1400, 1200x1200 options.

Menu check marks larger on higher dpi screens
Fixes bug in various Window Managers (such as total commander) which do not follow Windows AP

Added option in configuration to hide specific unused encoders
Popup Info: rating range shown 0-10 range same as ID Tag editor
New DSP effect: speed up, slow down
Utility codecs [ID Tag Update] and [Replaygain] included as standard
ID Tag Processing: option to set multi artist to '; ' for non multi-artist aware programs now works
with Artist Sort and Album Artist Sort
Multi Encoder, allows sub encoders to be utility codecs
ID3v2 COMM tag, now works again for iTunes
m4a grup tag renamed to @grp as it was causing issues for iTunes
FLAC updated to 1.3.3
Encoders added as standard: Opus, m4a AAC (dBpoweramp reference), m4b, Monkeys Audio
(v4.81), WMA 10, Wavpack, Ogg Vorbis
Decoders added as standard: DSD, Speex, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack
Added DSD Encoder (dBpoweramp reference)
DSD - shows 1 bit and dsd frequency in dBpoweramp Popup Info & Audio Properties page
AAC Decoder better able to read non-standard files
mp3 lame encoder supports 64 bit float source
m4a FDK supports 64 bit float source
Opus files in .ogg now supported
Codec Update Wavpack to 5.2
Codec Update - Opus 1.3.1
Codec Update - m4a FDK updated to v2

Added new Apple Core Audio Format (CAF) decoder
ID Tag Editor - popup suggestion now appears 1/3 to the right of the box, so as not to get in way
ID Tag Editor - resizing auto sizes the edit box
ID Tag Editor - can drag and drop art on id tag editor
ID Tag editor - supports embedding PNG album art, also resizing existing PNG stays as PNG
ID Tag editor - buttons could overlap at certain resolutions

Music Converter - can handle 64 cores
Music Converter - will use 100% of CPU capacity by default (around 20% faster encoding on a 4
core system)
Music Converter - output to box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multiencoder
batch converter added filter on date - last week, yesterday, last month, last year
Batch Converter when generating conversion list shows the number of files already discovered. 

Batch Converter added new profile option to not store file selections with a profile (only Extension
exclusions and later in music converter DSPs and Encoder auto selected)
batch converter lists correct frequency and bits for DSD.

CD Ripper
Improved drive speed detection
Manual Metadata review, added replace text option (replace fixed string value in all metadata)
Album art improvements: discogs art, PerfectTUNES art priority
HDCD detection for technical column improved
Album title shown on title bar when ripping
shows which metadata providers are remaining on lookup
Added Style to toolbar
added de-emphasis option to CD ripper, and DSP effect for music converter
when add technical column, track listing is refreshed
displays on info page the AccurateRip status icon
Added manual metadata search form, auto shown if disc has no metadata
if screen resolution changes and is showing maximized or too big for screen, then make
maximized again art menu redesigned, new Add Additional Art menu, default actions replace main art
art added from files, if PNG then left as PNG. New option in Metadata options 'Store Scanned Art as
PNG' default allowed maximum album art size is now 1000x1000 and 750KB naming box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multi-encoder.

CD Text and ISRC metadata takes preference over other providers
custom ID Tags are applied now if on manual metadata review a specific provider is chosen.
default naming changed to [MAXLENGTH]80,[IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[IFCOMP]Various
Artists[][IF!COMP][artist][][][]\[MAXLENGTH]80,[album][]\[MAXLENGTH]80,[track] [artist] - [title][]
default secure log saved to [rippedtopath]\Secure Ripping Log.txt
dbpoweramp implemented own freedb server to combat the retiring of the old

Bug Fixes
Edit ID Tags removed small white line in album art
cd ripper - if reading previously ripped disc metadata from db cache would not set compilation check based on last time.
Thumbnail and Property Handler exclusions were not working
Opus tag reader could crash on malformed tags
Batch Converter was reading file metadata, even if no filtering was in place
ID Tag processing does not export folder.jpg when doing filename check (dmc or multi-encoder)
musicbrainz was not always looking up discs
Replaygain now writes iTuneNORM which is compatible with the latest iTunes
Ogg Decoder - fixed issue where ogg-flac would trigger a memory error
RunIDTagsThroughDSPEffects possibly altering origfilename etc
All programs - if taskbar is set to hidden, maximizing (CD Ripper, or Batch Converter) would stop