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 4.08 to LameXP 4.09
- Upgraded build environment to Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 RTM
- Complete overhaul of the file analyzer, resulting in up to 2.5x faster file import speed
- Reworked the application initialization code, resulting in notably faster startup speed
- Added encoding support for Monkey's Audio (APE) format, including APEv2 tagging support
- Improved file analyzer to retain the original ordering of files imported from a playlist
- Improved internal encoder API, so each encoder can define its own configuration options
- Improved splash screen and working banner, using "sheet of glass" effect on supported OS
- Improved dropbox widget, including proper multi-monitor support
- Updated Opus encoder/decoder libraries to v1.1 and Opus-Tools to v0.1.8 (2013-12-05)
- Updated Monkey's Audio binary to v4.12 (2013-06-26)
- Updated mpg123 decoder to v1.16.0 (2013-10-06), compiled with GCC 4.8.1
- Updated WavPack decoder to v4.70.0 (2013-10-19), compiled with ICL 14.0 and MSVC 12.0
- Updated MediaInfo to v0.7.67 (2014-01-10), compiled with ICL 14.0 and MSVC 12.0
- Updated GNU Wget binary to v1.14.0 (2012-08-05), compiled with GCC 4.8.1
- Updated GnuPG to v1.4.16 (2013-12-13), compiled with GCC 4.8.1
- Updated the QAAC add-in for LameXP to QAAC v2.33 (2014-01-14), compiled with MSVC 12.0
- Updated language files (big thank-you to all contributors !!!)
- Fixed a resource (file descriptor) leak in "static" builds, didn't cause much harm though
- Various bugfixes and code improvements
LameXP 4.09 final
on 26 January 2014, reviewed by: Dick
Great Program, but... i think this program should be renamed to something other,
LameXP sounds really so pooooooooooor.
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.