Lame MP3 Encoder is a free application used to encode audio files into MP3 files. When encoding audio, three different compression are applied - CBR, VBR and ABR. Using Lame MP3 allows you to convert audio without sacrificing sound quality. As for compression, Lame MP3 surpasses other similar utilities because it uses CBR, VBR and ABR.
Ways to encode audio files using Lame MP3
CBR maintains a constant bit rate through the file and determines the size of the new output file.
VBR encoding method
VBR is recommended for a non-expert user. Using VBR, you get the smallest file size at the output. At the same time, its bit rate changes, and the sound quality does not deteriorate.
ABR is a combination of the two previous methods CBR and VBR. Using ABR, the user can keep the original bit rate of the file, but reduce its size.
Lame MP3 uses a command line interface, but that shouldn't scare you. The algorithm for starting the program is simple. You will need an additional installation of the LAME MP3 ACM Codec or K-Lite Codec Pack and some time to deal with the features of the launch and use of the encoder. If the command line interface is incomprehensible to the user or simply inconvenient, the LAME executable file can be used with one of these graphical interfaces:
You can also use a DLL with other standalone software:
- CDex etc.
Some users prefer a combination of CDEx or AudioGrabber + LAME DLL
Lame MP3 components:
- lame.exe - coding libraries- LAME,
- lame_enc.dll is an encoder command line used from the Windows command shell.
Despite its simplicity, the commands used in the Lame MP3 encoder allow you to process audio files using various parameters, such as filters, verbosity, noise, and many others.
Lame MP3 can even help you become a professional audio encoder. Downloading a light Lame MP3 package weighing about half a megabyte and spending some time to familiarize yourself with the commands of the program or launch it using the interfaces mentioned above, you can start encoding your audio files and save gigabytes of free disk space or flash drive.