Lame Encoder

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Growtg
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Lame Encoder

Post by Growtg » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:38 pm

I'm sorry but can someone explain how to use this one???

I need to convert wav to mp3 and i downloaded the lame from source forge site and it has just a folder with files....how to use it???

Please someone help me

mojofunk
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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by mojofunk » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:03 pm

Lame is a codec that your operating system will use, behind the scenes so to speak.

A better way to approach your desire to covert might be to download and install Audacity, and audio editing program, and use it to convert your files. I believe that Audacity will provide its own codecs. If not, it is likely that it will have explicit instructions on how to extend it's functionality (usually just a matter of obtaining a file, and placing that file somewhere specific).

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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by bagginz » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:59 pm

Growtg wrote:I'm sorry but can someone explain how to use this one???

I need to convert wav to mp3 and i downloaded the lame from source forge site and it has just a folder with files....how to use it???

Please someone help me

LAME is an excellent mp3 encoder.

It's a lot easier to use if you get Razorlame - the graphical front end for the LAME encoder here: http://www.dors.de/razorlame/index.php

Read and follow intructions at the above site, encode on...

Cheers,
bagginz

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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by leonard » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:09 pm

did you download the source code?
you'll have to build it in that case, follow the directions i the INSTALL file if theres one,
better option is to gab a program for your platform which uses lame:
http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.php
theres an itunes lame converter for mac:
http://www.blacktree.com/

i use max for batch converting files btw, most excellent
http://sbooth.org/Max/
???

aeon_flux
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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by aeon_flux » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:25 am

lame works from command line, for example:

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lame --preset cd filename.wav filename.mp3
will encode wav into mp3 with 192kbps

for more parameters try:

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lame --help
lame --preset help

cotdagoo
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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by cotdagoo » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:53 am

lamedropxpd - best/easiest LAME encoder front end i've used.. creates a little square window and you drag & drop files to it and it encodes. does batches.. very handy

http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lamedrop.php (xp only)

muthafunka
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Re: Lame Encoder

Post by muthafunka » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:17 am

on Mac? XLD be the sheeit. http://tmkk.hp.infoseek.co.jp/xld/index_e.html
Drag/drop, LAME, FLAC en/decode...everything

and free

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