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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

3.100.1 / ACM 3.99.5 (September 9, 2020)



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Download LAME MP3 3.100.1 64-bit  1MB  Win64

Download LAME MP3 3.100.1  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Download LameFE here, yet another gui for Lame(no longer updated)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 3.100.1
2020-09-08
Bundle compiled with Intel 19 Compiler. win32 compile should work on XP, or later. This a point release with NO changes to the encoding library. The internal mpglib decoding library has been replaced with the libmpg123 decoding library.

LAME 3.100.1 under construction
Robert Hegemann

Patch submitted by KO Myung-Hun, patch ticket [ #80 ] OS/2 patches
Patch submitted by Elio Blanca, patch ticket [ #82 ] Take advantage of terminal width on printing file names
Bug fix for item [ #496 ] A critical bug in init_xrpow_core_sse
Bug fix for item [ #500 ] Buffer overflow in encoder
Bug fix for item [ #501 ] Encoder: Assertion 'eov->bitrate_index <= cfg->vbr_max_bitrate_index' failed during ABR encoding
Bug fix for item [ #444 ] msacmdrv.h (structure packing alignment)
Alexander Leidinger
Add faster CRC routine. The speed improvement is very small for typical use cases, but may be valuable if a lot of independent encodes are running and/or for a very long time. Patch by Robert Kausch of the fre:ac project.
Fix configure script glob-ranges matching of compiler versions. This may result in faster code if no compiler optimization flags are specified during the configure step. This is part of patch ticket [ #491 ] lame 3.100 slower than 3.99.5
Disable Takehiros IEEE753 hack by default. On modern CPUs (anything more recent from AMD than hammer/k8; Intel: Core2, i3/5/7/9 and similar -- no idea about recent Atom/Pentium) it is a speed pessimization. Add a configure option for it so that it can be enabled on old CPUs.
Update to more recent autotools based scripts, this may or may not fix issues during the configure stage for less popular or more recent OS or architectures.

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Acronyms / Also Known As

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




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Lame with the Dropbox is really easy to use and is quality. Please Rarewares update the LameDropXPd too. Thanks.

Review by Mick on Sep 9, 2020 Version: 3.100.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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


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