included in the download, it's available from the Nero Webseite as free download.
Currently the following input formats are supported by LameXP
- AC-3 (ATSC A/52), using Valib decoder [built-in]
- Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), using FAAD decoder [built-in]
- Apple Lossless (ALAC)
- Apple/SGI AIFF
- Avisynth, audio only [requires Avisynth 2.5.x to be installed]
- Digital Theater System, using Valib decoder [built-in]
- Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC
- Microsoft ADPCM
- Monkey's Audio (APE)
- MPEG Audio-Layer I (MP1), using mpg123 decoder [built-in]
- MPEG Audio-Layer II (MP2), using mpg123 decoder [built-in]
- MPEG Audio-Layer III (MP3), using mpg123 decoder [built-in]
- Opus Audio Codec
- Sun/NeXT Au
- The True Audio (TTA)
- Uncompressed PCM / Waveform Audio File (WAV/RIFF)
Hybrid Lossless Audio
- Windows Media Audio (WMA), using wma2wav [built-in]
Key Features of LameXP 4.0
- Complete re-write of LameXP in C++ using the Qt Framework.
- Switching from dated Delphi IDE (version from 2002) to an up-to-date tool chain (VS2008 or GCC 4.5.x).
- Full Unicode support, which means that all problems with "Codepages" and "strange characters" will finally be gone!
- Support for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS X) will be possible.
- Creating new LameXP translations will be much easier for contributors thanks to the Qt Linguist tool.
Note: This is an early technology preview that doesn't do much yet, but you can test the Unicode support already.
Features of LameXP 4.0
- Creates MP3 (MPEG 1.0 Audio-Layer III) files
- Provides a graphical user-interface for Windows XP
- Provides the highest possible MP3 quality/compression-rate
- Supports PCM Wave-Audio files, MP3 files and raw PCM files
- Supports bitrate-based and quality-based compression
- Supports variable bitrate MP3 files and avarge bitrate encoding
- Supports Mono, Stereo, Joint Stereo and Dual Mono
- Supports ID3 Tags (ID3v1 and ID3v2)
- Supports Resampling and Stereo/Mono Downmixing
- Supports varoius encoder quality/speed modes
Changes from LameXP 4.06 to LameXP 4.07
- Upgraded build environment to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 with Update-2
- Minimum supported platform now is Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (download
- Added option to select the "overwrite mode" to advanced options tab
- Added option to filter the log entries on the "processing" dialog (see context menu)
- Added "Up One Level" button to the output folder tab
- Added Opus decoder option to output always at the native sample rate of 48.000 Hz
- Updated Qt runtime libraries to v4.8.4 (2012-11-29), compiled with MSVC 11.0
- Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.1.x and Opus-Tools to v0.1.6 (2013-04-23)
- Updated Valdec decoder (2013-04-07), based on AC3Filter Tools v1.0a
- Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.15.3 (2013-04-03), compiled with GCC 4.8.0
- Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.62 (2013-02-22), compiled with ICL 12.1.7 and MSVC 10.0
- Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.11 (2013-01-20)
- Updated SoX to to v14.4.1 (2012-02-09), compiled with ICL 13.0 and MSVC 10.0
- Updated GnuPG to v1.4.13, compiled with GCC 4.7.2
- Updated language files (big thank-you to all contributors !!!)
- Fixed handling of certain characters when passing meta tags on the command-line
- Fixed handling of certain characters when renaming output files
- Fixed Keccak library to not crash on systems without SSE/SSE2 support
- Fixed LAME algorithm quality selector better match the LAME documentation (link
LameXP 4.05 final
on 12 September 2012, reviewed by: Juergen
Great to see that the new version has added support for the Opus audio codec. I think Opus is a very promising format (it sounds great already) and it will replace MP3/AAC/Vorbis in the near future.
on 27 August 2011, reviewed by: Balder
Decent program, been using this one since v3.0. I sometimes prefer EAC+Lame: displays a DOS window that shows how the (VBR) encoding is being distributed over the various bitrates.
If you're not interested in that kind of information, LameXP works perfectly fine: with individual progress bars.
on 06 August 2011, reviewed by: Korey Sundkvist
This is a fake "free" program. It will only run for a short time then it will abort unless you "update" the program. There is a "Disable Update Reminder" under "Advanced Options" but that setting is ignored.
Last time i "updated" a "free" program (Revo Uninstaller), the only thing happend is that a nag screen got installed urging me to by the "Pro" version of the program instead. This is obviously the same sort of scam.
Users of "free" programs have no rights - just imagine a commercial program aborting every start up unless you "update". (Not that I could update anyway - not all 'puters are connected to internet. I can only "update" the program by installing a new version of the program which would then only work for a short time)