Compiling LAME mp3 encoder into unix executable...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by feniks, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. feniks macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2004
    does any one have step by step instructions on how to compile the LAME mp3 encoder source code into a unix executable binary? i'm pretty much unix illiterate and would like to incorporate the new version of LAME (3.97) into my Lamebrain encoder. however the source code needs to be compiled into a unix executable file and i don't know how to do this. alternatively, if someone wanted to compile it and send me the file that would be even better. let me know...thanks.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Unix makes it very easy for you. Just open the Terminal, switch to the directory the LAME files are in (by typing "cd ", then dragging the directory to the terminal window - typing is without the quotes, and you NEED that trailing space for it to work properly), then type the following commands:
    make install

    That's it!
  3. feniks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2004
    that worked...much appreciation for all the help. the next question is this: does anyone know how to optimize the LAME source to increase it's encoding speed? i can get the new 3.97 engine to work properly but it encodes at only 0.4 X rather than the 4X speed that i was getting with the 3.93.1 engine. thanks.


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