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LAME (LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder) is a research project for learning about and improving MP3 encoding technoligy. LAME includes an mp3 encoding library, simple front end application, a much-improved psycho-acoustic model (GPSYCHO), and a graphical frame analyzer (MP3x).


User guide available in HTML format from; Developer FAQ available in HTML format from; User reference manual available in HTML format from


Download version 3.95.1 (stable)
released on 12 January 2004

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Leaders and contributors

Mark Taylor Maintainer
Mike Cheng Contributor

Resources and communication

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2004.


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