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post Feb 14 2009, 10:27 PM
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I gave Big Harry a tip via PM, but thought I'd put it here too, so others can check it out. Might be useful for some of you?

"Just checked my other pc. I use LamedropXPd, it's very small and does the job perfectly... It's only a few hundreds of kB, so it's a better option if you just wanna convert wav to mp3.

Just click here: http://www.brothersoft.com/d.php?soft_id=1...d3.0-3.98.2.zip

UNzip the file, and save this exe-file anywhere you like. Then put a shortcut on your desktop.
When you want to convert a file, just click this shortcut and a very small window will open. Right click this and do your settings for mp3-quality and any other setting you like.. Where you want to save the mp3files. I chose to always put the mp3 where the wavfile is...
THen when you have a wav-file somewhere, simply drag the wav and drop it on this small window, and it will produce a mp3-file in seconds"


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post Feb 14 2009, 11:38 PM
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Eeehhh... It says like this:

"LameDropXPd is a practical frontend for LAME encoding engine that makes things easier to the user, as there is no need to know about command line usage: most LAME settings are reachable on a graphical interface. Besides encoding WAV files to MP3, it can transcode Ogg Vorbis files, decode MP3 files to WAV, and auto-tag the files it encodes.

This is built using the revised encoding setup dialogue. This version has been modified to be more 'Vista' friendly but is otherwise unchanged. It also includes the fixed decoding routines and will accept OggVorbis files for transcoding to mp3(just drop them like any other input file) - Generic is MSVC6 compile and Standard is ICL4.5 compile."

This is regarding the 3.0-3.98.2 version

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post Feb 14 2009, 11:52 PM
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Thanks for the tip, very handy software!


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post Feb 14 2009, 11:54 PM
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It's probably illegal to use that software in the us and some other countries because of stupid software patents... But, yeah lame is the best mp3 encoder around. I don't think a gui is of much use there though.

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post Feb 15 2009, 12:37 AM
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Thanks for the link! These little apps are very useful! smile.gif


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post Feb 15 2009, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (29a @ Feb 14 2009, 11:54 PM) *
It's probably illegal to use that software in the us and some other countries because of stupid software patents... But, yeah lame is the best mp3 encoder around. I don't think a gui is of much use there though.

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Illegal? Where do you get that from? I've tried to google, but nothing comes up, it's a legit freeware, as is the hundreds of other small apps that uses lame encoder in their converter software...
Don't see anything fishy about that.


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post Feb 15 2009, 01:24 PM
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I'm guessing ztevie as to what 29a is referring to but I think it may be one of two things:

1) audio conversion to MP3 is usually based on code protected by a patent held by the Fraunhofer group. Lame doesn't use this code AFAIK but personal and commercial use of compiled versions of LAME (or any other mp3 encoder) still requires a patent license in some countries. This is why LAME is not distributed as a binary file. I would imagine the same here is true of Lamedrop XPD - whoever developed Lamedrop presumably cleared the patent with the Fraunhofer Group.

2) Somewhat differently, 29a may be referring to possible copyright issues related to ripping more generally. Here it would depend on the actual use being made of the encoder.

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 15 2009, 01:24 PM) *
I'm guessing ztevie as to what 29a is referring to but I think it may be one of two things:

1) audio conversion to MP3 is usually based on code protected by a patent held by the Fraunhofer group. Lame doesn't use this code AFAIK but personal and commercial use of compiled versions of LAME (or any other mp3 encoder) still requires a patent license in some countries. This is why LAME is not distributed as a binary file. I would imagine the same here is true of Lamedrop XPD - whoever developed Lamedrop presumably cleared the patent with the Fraunhofer Group.

2) Somewhat differently, 29a may be referring to possible copyright issues related to ripping more generally. Here it would depend on the actual use being made of the encoder.

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Oh, ok I see...
Check out this interesting The Lame Project page which contains all software that uses their encoder, both free and commercial. Lamedrop is in the list together with many others...
Here you can find the story behind the development also.

EDIT: Oh, and a link would be nice? Alzheimer! http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.php

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post Feb 15 2009, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 15 2009, 01:24 PM) *
1) audio conversion to MP3 is usually based on code protected by a patent held by the Fraunhofer group. Lame doesn't use this code AFAIK but personal and commercial use of compiled versions of LAME (or any other mp3 encoder) still requires a patent license in some countries. This is why LAME is not distributed as a binary file. I would imagine the same here is true of Lamedrop XPD - whoever developed Lamedrop presumably cleared the patent with the Fraunhofer Group.
Lame is based on the ISO standard and delivered only as source code. Therefor they claim it's just a description of an mp3 encoder not an implementation. Now to lamedrop or what ever software is using it needs to compile it first (compiling means to make an *.exe out of the program description / sourcecode). Now the compiled binary implements this patents and requires a license (in certain countries). Now such a patent license costs money I think mostly on a "per copy" basis. And I don't think that the author of some freeware tool is willing to pay that. Of course it could also be that this person lives in a country where those patents aren't valid. Still at least in the USA you are liable for even just using that software. But I'm software developer not lawyer.

QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 15 2009, 01:24 PM) *
2) Somewhat differently, 29a may be referring to possible copyright issues related to ripping more generally. Here it would depend on the actual use being made of the encoder.
Nope, I can differentiate between copyright and patents.

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post Feb 15 2009, 02:24 PM
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You mean that USA(for example) wants license money from Lamedrop(for example) for implementing Lame into their software? (Because it's based on ISO)
Even if Lame Project does not ask for any money from Lamedrop when they use it in their software?

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Thanks ztevie , cool application smile.gif


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post Feb 15 2009, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (ztevie @ Feb 15 2009, 02:24 PM) *
You mean that USA(for example) wants license money from Lamedrop(for example) for implementing Lame into their software? (Because it's based on ISO)
Even if Lame Project does not ask for any money from Lamedrop when they use it in their software?
Not the USA, but the Frauenhofer Group because it infringes their patents. And yes they can do that. No matter who the author or what the license is. mad.gif

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True, it's Fraunhofer's "property".... it's this stupid US patent law, you can't find a similar one anywhere in the world.


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QUOTE (utak3r @ Feb 15 2009, 05:25 PM) *
True, it's Fraunhofer's "property".... it's this stupid US patent law, you can't find a similar one anywhere in the world.
"Soon in a european union near you.".. mad.gif

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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Feb 15 2009, 07:12 PM) *
Is this the same lame encoder that is used on audacity?


Lame encoding is used in many diffferent apps, audacity is one that uses it. Lamedrop is another, but lamedrop's only function is to convert...


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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Feb 15 2009, 07:12 PM) *
Is this the same lame encoder that is used on audacity?
It's the one that audacity doesn't offer for download from their server because of exactly this issues, yes. That's also the reason why the lame downloads are hosted in Argentina. wink.gif

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