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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.

Free software
OS: Windows
File size: 816.0KB
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8.4/10
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Latest version

3.100 / ACM 3.99.5 (November 18, 2018)



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Download LAME MP3 3.100  816.0KB  Win

Download LAME MP3 3.100 64-bit  1.4MB  Win64




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Download LAME MP3 ACM 3.99.5  332.1KB  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Download LameFE here, yet another gui for Lame(no longer updated)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 October 13 2017

Rogério Brito
Don't include the debian directory as one that is needed during builds. Patch taken from Debian's packaging of lame.
Resurrect Owen Taylor's code dated from 97-11-3 to properly deal with GTK1. This was transplanted back from aclocal.m4 with a patch provided by Andres Mejia. This change makes it easy to regenerate autotools' files with a simple invocation of autoconf -vfi.
Fix possible race condition causing build failures in libmp3lame. Discovered in automated builds by the Debian project with patch provided by Andres Mejia.
Robert Hegemann
Improved detection of MPEG audio data in RIFF WAVE files. Tracker item [ 3545112 ] Invalid sampling detection
New switch --gain <decibel>, range -20.0 to +12.0, a more convenient way to apply Gain adjustment in decibels, than the use of --scale <factor>.
Fix for tracker item [ 3558466 ] Bug in path handling
Fix for tracker item [ 3567844 ] problem with Tag genre
Fix for tracker item [ 3565659 ] no progress indication with pipe input
Fix for tracker item [ 3544957 ] scale (empty) silent encode without warning
Fix for tracker item [ 3580176 ] environment variable LAMEOPT doesn't work anymore
Fix for tracker item [ 3608583 ] input file name displayed with wrong character encoding (on windows console with CP_UTF8)
Fix for bug ticket [ #447 ] Fix dereference NULL and Buffer not NULL terminated issues. Thanks to Surabhi Mishra
Fix for bug ticket [ #445 ] dereference of a null pointer possible in loop. Thanks to Renu Tyagi
Fix for bug ticket [ #449 ] Make sure functions with SSE instructions maintain their own properly aligned stack. Thanks to Fabian Greffrath
Fix for bug ticket [ #458 ] Multiple Stack and Heap Corruptions from Malicious File. Thanks to Gareth Evans and Elio Blanca
Fix for bug ticket [ #460 ] A division by zero vulnerability. Thanks to Wang Shiyang, Liu Bingchang
Fix for bug ticket [ #461 ] CVE-2017-9410 fill_buffer_resample function in libmp3lame/util.c heap-based buffer over-read and ap
Fix for bug ticket [ #462 ] CVE-2017-9411 fill_buffer_resample function in libmp3lame/util.c invalid memory read and application crash
Fix for bug ticket [ #463 ] CVE-2017-9412 unpack_read_samples function in frontend/get_audio.c invalid memory read and application crash
Fix for bug ticket [ #434 ] clip detect scale suggestion unaware of scale input value
HIP decoder bug fixed: decoding mixed blocks of lower sample frequency Layer3 data resulted in internal buffer overflow (write). Thanks to Henri Salo
Alexander Leidinger
Feature request, patch ticket [ #27 ] Add lame_encode_buffer_interleaved_int() by Michael Fink

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Acronyms / Also Known As

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




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21 reviews, Showing 1 to 21 reviews


There's no *.inf file to right-click in the lame3.100-64.zip...

Review by gorbag on Oct 16, 2018 Version: lame3.100-64 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 4/10




I was going to say that the 64-bit ICL build doesn't work, but fortunately it was just fixed.

Review by Marsia Mariner on Oct 22, 2017 Version: 3.100.2.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




LAME takes the most out of the MP3 format.

Review by iohanntachy on Oct 29, 2015 Version: 3.99.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Virtually flawless and remains the best MP3 encoder out there.

Only one small request would be the ability to specify the target replaygain value when using command line switches instead of having a hard-coded 89.0 default.


Review by cincyreds on Jan 17, 2012 Version: 3.99.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Well, I've made new tests about installing 3.99.3 DS filter. Here are the results :
WIN 7 32 bits : OK
WIN 7 64 bits : NOK
WIN XP 32 bites : NOK
Each test was made on a different PC.
Still looking for a clue.
N.B. All the tests are OK with 3.99.2 DS filter.


Review by slr75 on Dec 4, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




"If anyone succeeded , tell it."
Yes, i did it! :)
Lame MP3 is a rock-solid encoder with very good results. With Eac or Virtualdub this is the perfect choice to go, in terms of converting to mp3.


Review by nicksson on Dec 2, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Can't believe I'm the only one to have problem with installing Lame DS Filter !
If anyone succeeded , tell it. Seems like lame.ax ( included in the zip )
is not built as a DS filter.


Review by slr75 on Dec 2, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




There are exactly two things that are "daft" in the scenario mentioned in the comment prior to mine:

1) Blaming a missing "feature" of a third-party GUI on the developers of LAME; and
2) Performing a lossy-to-lossy transcode, and to 128kbps to boot.

LAME remains, as always, at the top of the game.


Review by Inspector.Gadget on Dec 1, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




If I drop a WAV into lamp drop xp, it comes out as mp3. If I drop an mp3 into lame drop xp, it comes out as a WAV.
So it appears it wont do mp3 320kbps to mp3 128kbps? That's a bit daft.


Review by mike20021969 on Dec 1, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




Good work but ...
LAME 3.99.3 DirectShow Filter won't install :
LoadLibrary("C:\Program Files\Lame\DS\lame.ax") failed.
C:\Program Files\Lame\DS>dir lame.ax
...
18/11/2011 12:26 274 432 lame.ax
...
The same on Win XP Pro.
3.99.2 is OK.


Review by slr75 on Nov 29, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




lame 3.99.3 is crashing on my Win xp when trying to convert any file to mp3 unlike previous versions which were working fine and now it shows the bug of kernel32.dll ---- decode pointer.Please fix this bug........

Review by parag19 on Nov 28, 2011 Version: 3.99.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




I used a long time Lame 3.98.2. which proved very good.Version Lame 3.99.x. .. how fast the output can not be detailed or users testing.For Virtual Dub, I think that is irreplaceable Fraunhofer MPEG Layer-3, the latest version: (Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Professional v 3.4 Pro ACM) codec, which unfortunately years stagnant,among other things, the work is almost twice faster than Lame codec.

Review by prijatelj.v on Nov 18, 2011 Version: 3.99.1 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




One of the better lossy audio encoder out there.

Review by epsilonalpha on Oct 16, 2011 Version: 3.99 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




One of (if not) the finest audio encoders in existence.

Review by OAKside on Sep 30, 2009 Version: 3.98.2 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Great ! But DirectShow Filter 3.98.2 won't install :
LoadLibrary("C:\Program Files\Lame\DS\lame.ax") failed.



Review by slr75 on Sep 26, 2008 Version: 3.98.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Re: "Lame is a good mp3 codec to use for Virtual Dub but it hasn't got the 96 kbps 441000 khz stereo option. When installed, only the 96 kbps 32000 khz and 22050 are stereo/mono."

This is very untrue. It is possible to have 96kbs/44.1kz and even lower bitrates. It is controlled by the codecs settinng. You and get access to it from the Audio Codecs Menu which is for Windows XP is found in the "Sound and Audio Properties" in the Control Panel, or under Sound in the Device Manager.


Review by eksasol on Aug 26, 2007 Version: 1.7.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




One of the best mp3 codecs available,brilliant to use with Goldwave,just move the lame_enc dll to the Goldwave program folder.

Review by laspis59 on Apr 27, 2004 Version: 3.95.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Lame.acm IS BAD for Goldwave, use the lame.dll. This gives very very good results

Review by Fluffbutt on Dec 10, 2003 Version: 4.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




I dont know how to evaluate Lame really.
Which codecs are in use I dont always know and dont care, if it comes out right. For now, anyway, working on avi->dvd #2

I am posting because during the GoldWave 5.06 install, it says that LameACM is so bad that it would like to rename it for me.

"The LameACM.acm file has been detected. This file often causes errors when opening and saving MP3 files. Rename this file to avoide its use?"


Review by yepyep on Dec 10, 2003 Version: GoldWave 5.06 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Lame is a good mp3 codec to use for Virtual Dub but it hasn't got the 96 kbps 441000 khz stereo option. When installed, only the 96 kbps 32000 khz and 22050 are stereo/mono. A little bit disappointing if u care about saving some MB while encoding wiff audio.


Review by StryK4er on Sep 8, 2003 Version: 3.xx OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10




This brings the excellent freeware MP3 encoder as an ACM codec (i.e., can be used as the compression codec in WAV files and in AVi files).

Installation is a little bit rudimentary but once done, works brilliantly.


Review by vitualis on Aug 9, 2003 Version: ?new OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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