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Thread: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

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    Cool Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    Hi,

    Firstly, this is not a complaint, I'm just seeking clarification. I have just purchased and registered dBpoweramp Reference R14.2. The website Products page states "dBpoweramp is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP (64 bit versions included)". However, on running dMC-R14.2-Ref-Registered.exe, the only install folder offered is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Illustrate\dBpoweramp" which suggests that there is no 64 bit version. The same is true of CD Writer R4 (dBpoweramp-CDWriter.exe). Are there actually 64 bit versions available? I am happy to run with 32 bit, but I imagine that the 64 bit address space would be beneficial for audio work.

    Also, I am confused about the option for "Power Pack & mp3 License" or "Free minor version upgrades". What is the "Power Pack & mp3 License" and how much do minor version upgrades usually cost?

    I've heard great things abouit your products, and I hope to become a long term user.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    It runs perfectly on Win7 64-bit but the software itself is not 64-bit.

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    Re: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    Parts of dBpoweramp are 64 bit (the parts which require to be so), but 4GB memory (32 bit) is not a limitation for music conversion or CD Ripping.

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    Re: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    Ok, that's cleared up the 64 bit issue - thanks to both.

    Could you possibly explain the "Power Pack & mp3 License" and "minor version upgrades" option, and how do I choose which to have?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by algypug View Post
    Could you possibly explain the "Power Pack & mp3 License" and "minor version upgrades" option, and how do I choose which to have?
    I'm a customer, I don't answer for seller and developer, but:

    A bit strange that the chart at http://www.dbpoweramp.com/db-versions.htm highights only the differences between the free version and the Reference (not the Power Pack). But according to http://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm, then the Power Pack gives you the following:
    DSP Effects such as ReplayGain, Volume Normalize, or Graphic EQ [Power Pack Option],
    Advanced C2 pointers, drive offset removal, audio cache defeating, HTOA [Power Pack / Reference

    Minor versions usually mean that if you bought 14.something then you will get for free any 14.somethingelse if and when that is released (but not 15.something).

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    Re: Installing dBpoweramp Reference R14.2 on Win7 Pro 64-bit

    Thanks for your input, Porcus. I'm still a bit confused, but it seems that I already have the Power Pack options in CD Ripper, so I'm not going to pursue this further. So far I am very impressed with the software and although there are many free alternatives, I am certain that it is excellent value. Also, I have found Spoon's Audio Guide to be very helpful.

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