The file formats supported by winLAME are WAV, OGG, WMA, MPG, M3U, CUE, COV and many others.
Working with winLAME is fast and simple as the program supports batch processing and it allows you to preview songs using a built-in music player.
winLAME provides several output modules you can select from, such as the LAME MP3 Encoder
, the Opus Encoder
. the OGG Vorbis Encoder, the Wave Output and the Windows Media Audio Encoder.
Of course, you can select the desired output folder and you can determine winLAME to delete the original tracks when encoding is completed, to overwrite existing files and to perform several tasks after finishing encoding.
Other assets of winLAME are the small size, the detailed HTML help file, the easy install and uninstall process (winLAME is in fact portable) and the modular, multi-channel architecture.
No encoder is complete without sound quality settings and winLAME is no exception from the rule. You can adjust encoding quality settings such as bitrate and quality level.
The last version of winLAME is 2018 beta 1 and it featured the following improvements:
- Replaced MAD MPEG decoder library with mpg123 MPEG decoder library
- Replaced id3tag library with TagLib for reading and writing metadata
- Classic UI now uses the same wizard dialogs as the Modern UI
- Encoding in Classic UI is now done using the same task manager that is used in Modern UI
- Updated Opus encoder to version 1.3
The new release also contains various bug fixes.
winLAME is one of the best encoding solutions and it is recommended to anyone needing to convert their music to the most common file formats. Even if it has not been updated for several years, winLAME can still provide reliable encoding capabilities.
It uses the LAME MP3 Encoder library for encoding and the MAD library for decoding.