It also uses information from FreeDB and it provides support for the most common audio file formats.
The most important features of LameFE are encoding CDs directly to MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Wave Audio and Monkey’s Audio; analog audio CD playback; tag editing; customizable filename layouts; getting CD information from MusicBrainz and batch processing which allows you to rip multiple CDs with multiple drives.
The requirements of this powerful application are the x86-compatible CPU, CD or DVD drive and at least 3MB of hard disc space or even more for ripping audio CDs. The Internet connection is optional; you need it in case you want to download music file information from online databases.
In order to create MP3 files, LameFE uses the open source Lame Encoder
, which needs to be downloaded separately.
LameFE has not been updated anymore for several years and its development seems to be discontinued.
Some of the last features included by LameFE are: the Windows Vista support, the new interface, the improved resampling support, superior filename setups, an almost completely rewritten core, redesigned and simpler settings and having moved Wave and Ogg Vorbis encoders into the core in order to optimize encoding speed.
The main advantages of this LAME graphical user interface are the fast CD ripping capability, providing support for the most popular file formats, accessing online music information databases and supporting plugins. It is definitely recommended to anyone needing to test the powerful features of LAME the easy way.
It offers CD ripping capabilities and can be extended with plugins (including Winamp plugins).