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About winLAME

winLAME is an encoder for several audio formats, including mp3 (MPEG Layer 3), Ogg Vorbis and more. winLAME lets you set up the encoding process with an easy-to-use wizard-style user interface.

winLAME supports many input audio formats, and uses the LAME mp3 encoding library for encoding and the MAD decoding library for decoding. See the features page for a list of all supported formats.

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Latest news

2010-06-28 - winLAME 2010 beta 2 released

A new version of winLAME was released, mainly a bugfix released. The following bugs were fixed:

Get the new installers in the download section.


2010-01-12 - winLAME 2010 beta 1 released

Since we're in 2010 now, I released winLAME with the new year name. The following changes were made:

The files can be found in the download section as usual.


2009-11-17 - Installer fixes for winLAME 2009 beta 2

After getting reports from some users about not being able to properly install winLAME 2009 beta 2, I re-released the installer today. The following bugs were fixed:

The files can be found in the download section as usual. The broken installer package was removed.


2009-11-02 - winLAME 2009 beta 2 released

Today I released a new beta version of winLAME, with some bug fixes. For those dying to get the latest version, head over to the download section.

This release fixes some bugs that appeared in beta 1:

Unfortunately no new translations were provided yet. If you'd like to translate winLAME to your native language, you're welcome!


2009-05-13 - Translation Guide

I created a translation guide that describes how to translate winLAME into other languages. You can find it here: Translation Guide.txt. If you have any questions about translating or if you want to know if translation to a certain language is already under way, please send me an email.


2009-04-16 - winLAME 2009 beta 1 released

In the last years I made some additions and changes to winLAME and fixed quite a few bugs. I decided to occasionally release a new version with updated libraries and bug fixes when I have time. Therefore winLAME got a new naming scheme. The year of release will be appended to the version name, and there will be a beta, a release candidate and a full release version for each version released.

Note that this beta 1 release is not intended for production use! It may contain bugs that may reduce audio quality and prevent some features to be used. Testing is encouraged, though. If you find a bug, describe and add it to the winLAME bugtracker on SourceForge or send it to my mail address.

Here's an (incomplete) list of changes:

Note: If you previously used custom presets using the presets.xml file, consult the help file for changes according to presets.

If you're interested in translating the user interface of winLAME, please send me an E-Mail. There's no money to be made, though, only eternal fame and glory :)


Archived news items can be found in the archive section.