LAME MP3 encoder

by shaohaoJune 16th, 2004 3:33am


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 Author's Notes: divider
LAME MP3 Encoder
Using LAME 3.90.3 stable bundle from

ICL4.5 compile by Dibrom, --alt-presets mappings by John33.

change in this version:
* tagging based on id3lib project.
* more tags info can be saved when transcoding.
* given a brand new name.
* internal .dll version has been abandoned!
User Comments and Ratings: divider
 balla459 on March 10th, 2004 5:38pm Rating: 100 
Look here is the download link for Lame: Copy and paste the lame_enc.dll from the .zip file into your QCD Plugins folder, and it is 3.95!
 Neo on April 18th, 2004 11:26am Rating: 100 
 Inthewoods on May 25th, 2004 5:02am Rating: 99 
Not 100 because nothing is perfect, but this is excellent A++. As far as the above link to lame 3.95, I wouldn't recommend it. The newer versions of lame are faster to encode, but have a grainy, thin sound and lack transparency. This is no reflection on the quality of the plugin itself of course, it's great!!!!!!
 matty28carter on May 26th, 2004 9:04am Rating: 100 
Great plug-in. The exe build of LAME is the reccomended HA complile anyway so why change it! Although shouldn't believe everything from HA. Nice one shaohao.
 carcm on October 31st, 2004 5:33pm Rating: 100 
Awesome. How much better can it get? You get the best player, best MP3 encoder, OGG, and WMA, and the ability to convert all in one package. All I need now is the ability to burn audio and MP3/Media CD's from here.
 purple_rw on April 10th, 2005 3:03am Rating: 33 
It works great..... only if LAME understand filenames with Chinese or Japanese. That's two thirds of my CD collection. The player shows the song names correctly, but the encoder can't process it! The problem might be caused by LAME doesn't accept Unicode filenames. How about using a temporary output filename, then rename it after encoding?
 julayla on June 18th, 2005 6:23pm Rating: 80 
Thanks for the encoder. Only problem is...I can't find a way to get the MP3s to go to the bitrate: 192kbps. For some reason, it keeps going to either 256 or 320kbps. Let me know if I'm doing anything wrong. Otherwise, it's great.
 Meneldur on July 28th, 2005 12:35pm Rating: 75 
Seems to be good. But it doesn't work with QMP.
 amer on April 6th, 2006 1:48pm Rating: 35 
it's not working for QMP...
 tMango@TW on April 28th, 2006 12:30pm Rating: 100 
So we can get the latest version of LAME MP3 encoder then put it into QMP's plugin folder after setup this plugin! GREAT, Thanks a lot!
 Toolio on July 3rd, 2006 3:26pm Rating: 88 
Some passed-down info! First, you can't open this DL with QMD. Sorry. But go to your Program Files and create a new folder; name it "Quintessential Player." Next, go into this folder you just made, and create a blank .txt document; name THIS "QCDplayer," then change the .txt extension to .exe. You've now created a "fake" QCD player where you can download the dlls, and once you've done so just drag n drop the files in your QMD Plug-Ins folder. Shazam. Now, to actually get the LAME (or mp3 conversion) to WORK, you need to download this: After doing so, only extract the file "lame_enc.dll" to your QMD Plug-Ins folder. You should be good to go at this point, but if your conversion settings still show "Invalid Library" for the LAME engine, manually set it to lame_enc.dll using the drop down. And I'm spent. BIG UP and thanks to Rex Mundi, Protocol, Tokelil and gzero3k for helping me (and YOU) figure this out. Peace
 no-cha on July 26th, 2006 3:36am Rating: 94 
Lame is a very good encoder, especially in comparison to the mp3-encoder QCD installs. About the lame_enc.dll file tho. I've downloaded copies from numerous different sites and they seem to work, only I'm now running QMP and the 3.95 dll - is there an earlier version of the lame_enc.dll that doesn't give up quality for file-size? If so, which one and where? While encoding with LAME plug-in, with files that already excist in the output folder and should be overwritten, QMP gives me a runtime error and crashes straight off. With files that don't excist yet, It does encode the content and creates the file, but crashes the player at 100%. Thought about reporting this, but they seem to have that section under renovation. Any ideas as to what might be going on, anyone?
 The Big Cheese on August 30th, 2006 1:51pm Rating: 20 
Erm, update time? Use 3.97b3.
 over_medicated on March 17th, 2007 3:47pm Rating:
Well I guess I shouldn't give the encoder a zero. Just the spyware hidden inside the LAME MP3 Encoder. I have been using this player for 4+ years and am very angry to find out that Quinnware is hiding a nasty bit of a Trojan called "Instafinder: Or better known as [Kaspersky]. I know that QMP is free. But they need to find a better way to make an income other than placing a trojan in my computer. need to find out if this is true Lookm it up and run etrust pest patrols free scan.
 Devon on June 25th, 2007 7:34pm Rating: 90 
Being a newcomer I'm not sure whats going on, but in 2006 The Big Cheese recommended updating to 3.97. What is causing the delay? Also using VBR with the present Lame, I have no idea how to set the bit rate to my preference.


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