LAME mp3-encoder was designed as an open-source application for many years and now it's the best mp3-encoder ever! LAME gives you the best possible quality/compression, provides lots of function and works very fast. The original LAME mp3-encoder is aviable from the official homepage (, but it's only aviable as a console-application. Such console-applications are very flexible, but most users prefer to work with GUI (graphical user interface) applications. LameXP is a GUI for the LAME mp3-encoder, that makes it much more comfortable to use LAME. Using LameXP is very easy, because the user-interface has been desingned as simple as possible and it uses the new WindowsXP style.Note: Some antivirus and antispyware programs flag LameXP as being infected/malware, although the application is perfectly safe and does not pose a threat to your system. This is called a 'false positive'. The term false positive is used when antivirus software wrongly classifies an innocuous ( inoffensive ) file as a virus. The incorrect detection may be due to heuristics or to an incorrect virus signature in a database. [Similar problems can occur with antitrojan or antispyware software.]Here are some key features of "LameXP":∑ Creates MP3 (MPEG 1.0 Audio-Layer III) files∑ Provides a graphical user-interface for WindowsXP∑ Provides the highest possible MP3 quality/compression-rate∑ Supports PCM Wave-Audio files, MP3 files and raw PCM files∑ Supports bitrate-based and quality-based compression∑ Supports variable bitrate MP3 files and avarge bitrate encoding∑ Supports Mono, Stereo, Joint Stereo and Dual Mono∑ Supports ID3 Tags (ID3v1 and ID3v2)∑ Supports Resampling and Stereo/Mono Downmixing∑ Supports various encoder quality/speed modes