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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.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 2017 beta 3 (details)
OS Support: Windows XP Windows Vista
License: Open Source
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Version:2017 beta 3 (added Oct 23, 2017 - view changelog)
Size:5.82 MB

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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.


  • Encoding and decoding of many audio formats, including:
  • Uses LAME features, including:
    • high quality and optimized mp3 encoding
    • nogap encoding of continuous-mix-cd's
    • optimized 3DNow! and SSE routines
    • ID3 v1 and v2 tagging
  • Easy-to-use wizard-like user interface style for easy encoding setup
  • CD Audio extraction (aka. CD ripping), including freedb support
  • Presets for fast settings setup
  • User interface translations to english and german language
  • Batch Processing
  • Detailed HTML Help File
  • Easy install- and uninstall process
  • Small size


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: AAC, MP3, OGG/OGM, WMA
Output Files: AAC, MP3, OGG/OGM, WMA

OS Compatibility:

Windows XP/Windows Vista

Revision History:

Version 2017 beta 3
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2017
  • Download(s):
    • Reverted back to libsndfile 1.0.27 from 1.0.28, as the newer version crashes when encoding to FLAC format
    • Fixed crashes in ID3 tag library; reported in CVE-2008-2109, CVE-2017-11550 and CVE-2017-11551, details at
    • Fixed a crash when opening Ogg based input files, e.g. Ogg Vorbis, Speex and Opus
    • Fixed a crash in Classic UI mode starting a new encoding batch after returning from a first encoding batch
    • The following improvements were made:
    • Updated LAME to the latest version 3.100, compiled by John33 from RareWares
    • The "Encoding finish action" now actually does something (closing winLAME or standby the PC)
    • Number of CPU cores used in Modern UI can now be configured in "General Settings"
    • Added a more detailed "Task Details" lower pane to show all encoding infos for a task
    • Added CD Auto-Play handler to start winLAME when a new CD is inserted into the disc drive
    • When formatting CD track number using %track%, add leading zeros when there are more than 9 tracks
    • When writing a playlist file and the option "use input folder as output location" is used, use the folder common to all files to store the playlist
    • AAC quality range can now be set from 10 to 500, same as faac.exe Version 1.28
    • Settings are now stored immediately when leaving a wizard page, not when the application exits
    • In Classic mode, the user is also warned about overwriting input files, as in Modern UI mode
    • Speex input file length is now shown properly
    • Fixed bug where page title disappeared when minimizing and restoring winLAME window
    • Setup: Added checkbox to start winLAME after setup completes
    • Setup: Registry keys are now properly cleaned up when uninstalling, but are kept when upgrading to a newer version
    • Setup: winLAME shortcut is now placed in the program menu directly, so it shows in the Windows 10 start menu list directly
    • Portable: Added vcredist.exe in order to install the Visual C++ Runtime components when missing
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