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LAME is a MP3 encoder and the Lame ACM MP3 is an ACM codec that you can use in most applications for example in Virtualdub(to install the ACM codec just extract all files and right click on the LameACM.inf and select Install). LameDropXPd is a practical frontend for LAME that makes things easier to the user, as there is no need to know about command line usage: most LAME settings are reachable on a graphical interface.

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OS: Win
File size: 1MB
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8.9/10
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Latest version

3.100 20200409/ ACM 3.99.5 (April 9, 2020)



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Download LAME MP3 3.100 20200409 64-bit  1MB  Win64

Download LAME MP3 3.100 20200409  1MB  Win




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Download LAME MP3 ACM 3.99.5  332KB  Win




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Download LAME MP3 old versions



Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows



More information and other downloads

Download LameDropXPd here, a very simple GUI/Frontend for Lame



Download LameXP here, a GUI for Lame



Download winLame here, another GUI for Lame



Download LameFE here, yet another gui for Lame(no longer updated)



Version history / Release notes / Changelog


LAME 3.100 2020-04-09

Bundle compiled with Intel 19 Compiler. SVN update as of 2020-04-09.

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Sections/Browse similar tools






Alternative to LAME MP3


foobar2000



LameXP



Pazera Lame Front-End



winLAME







Guides and How to's


How to convert matroska MKV to AVI or OGM to AVI

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LAME MP3 video tutorials



View all guides with guide description here




Acronyms / Also Known As

LameDropXPd, Lame ACM, Lamefe, LameACM, Lame DS, LameDS




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Superb project. I've proved to myself time and time again that Lame mp3 is superior to aac for music. I'll tell you why? Aac is noisier as a codec as simple as that. It is excellent at lower bitrates where Lame cannot compete especially with he-aac(excellent for radio station vocal broadcasts as indeed is aac LC at 64kbps), but analysing music files with tools like Magic or Audacity etc via one sees artifacts such as clicking, noise, hiss etc.

I use aac for my mkv/h264 video encodes, but find m4a at around 160 to 192kbps is transparent for video and largely artifact free thanks to Apple's tuning over the years, but still noisy for music as I said and largely unnoticed in video. Regarding music problems are much less encoding to mp3 using Lame. Ease of use without a GUI is difficult but use a Dropbox or dBpoweramp for your conversions you get quality everytime.


Review by Derek on Jul 2, 2020 Version: 3.100 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Need the great gui of Lame: LameDropXPd to be updated with the newer Lame build please.

Review by Lenny on Jun 11, 2020 Version: 3.100.21 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Ease of use is 10/10 using Lamedropxpd gui otherwise 1/10 for commandline dummies like me. Lame is still one top notch project and this 3.100 version excellent. Fraunhofer says mp3 is dead, who is it kidding? Mp3 will be around for years to come!

Review by Michael on Jun 7, 2020 Version: 3.100.21 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




I wonder when Rarewares will make an updated LameDropXPd(superb preset GUI which does it all for you so you don't screw it up!) to match this new release? Lame truly excellent freeware. Thankyou.

Review by Frank on Apr 9, 2020 Version: 3.100 9th of April OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Just because the patent has long expired and Fraunhofer says it is dead- because it can't make anymore money out if it-doesnt mean that mp3 wont be around for decades to come! Aac is better in the sense of being a more modern efficient codec, but it is noisy and prone to artifacting like introducing hiss or clicks. I've proved this to myself time and time again when checking ripped files to aac and running them through Magic Audio Cleaning Lab. Mp3 most of the time is better acoustically tuned to avoid these problems. He-aac is superb but that too is prone to loads of artifacts like hiss, clicking etc.

A good tip is to rip to wave or encode to wave whatever you do, then check it through some spectral analysis tool like Audicity or one I mention above-Magix(recode to remove any found artifacts if any?), and then drop all your wavs in LameDropbox. Check in mp3Gain for clipping later.

Mp3 will be around for decades to come. All this nonsense about FLAC sounding better is pure placebo effect, as 95% of the population older than 15 will struggle to hear frequencies higher than 16khz. Encoding to flax is just a waste of time. Lame 192kbps abr or if you must 224kbps abr is more than enough for quality!


Review by Sara on Feb 9, 2020 Version: 3.100.2.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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