iTunes-LAME Encoder
iTunes-LAME Encoder
2.0.9

4.3

iTunes-LAME Encoder free download for Mac

iTunes-LAME Encoder

2.0.9
26 October 2007

Boost iTunes' sound quality with LAME encoding.

Overview

iTunes-LAME Encoder bridges the gap between iTunes and the LAME command line encoder. It joins the simple interface of iTunes with the higher quality of the LAME encoder.

What's new in iTunes-LAME Encoder

Version 2.0.9:
  • ID3v1 Tags
  • Working Unicode support

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29 iTunes-LAME Encoder Reviews

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darukaru
06 June 2003

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Let's face it. A LAME '--alt-preset standard -Z' encode is going to beat out just about any other MP3 or AAC file you create, from any encoder. Sure, it's slower than the iTunes standard, but good things come to those who wait.
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Version 2.0
macupdate-179
26 January 2018
Used to uses this before with Snow Leopard. In later Mac OS Versions it stopped working. Then I started to use XLD, what is great, too. No it works again with High Sierra and iTunes 12.7.3 on my Macbook Air! What a surprise! I have an older Lame version (3.97) installed and with that it works superp. Use this preset with Lame versions 3.97 and higher: -V2 --vbr-new --vcomment
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Version 2.0.9
daveghax
04 October 2012
I've used/loved this for years. Just updated to Mountain Lion/iTunes 10. Now it hangs on "gathering information". Any help?
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Version 2.0.9-34
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Philips666
Philips666
01 January 2013
iTunes LAME is still plugging away for me even in iTunes 11. If it hangs at *gathering information* it might not be able to find your source files. This has been the case with me in the past.
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davidinracine
davidinracine
03 March 2017
Same here. I used to love iTunes-LAME through about 2010 but it hasn't worked since then... it always hangs at "gathering information" on every track. LAME still works fine via the command line, but that's a pain in the backside. So sorry to lose this once-glorious front end to LAME! I wish somebody would fill the gap.
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OsloX
01 January 2012
Any update on this? Doesnt work with iTunes 9 or 10.
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Version 2.0.9-34
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Caschreier
Caschreier
01 March 2012
It does work with iTunes 10 under OSX Snow Leopard. May be not with Lion, I haven't made the switch yet because of some PPC applications I still use. But if you are not going to write a review, don't give a bad score, just write a comment. I still use this program and it works flawlessly.
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anonymous-thrush-1239
31 January 2008
Better with tags, but slower: I'm glad to see they've worked out the tagging issues. Now all the tags seem to make it to the encoded files, though some Unicode still gets mangled (accented Greek characters, so far, in my experience). Still, a definite improvement over 2.0.8, which just lost ~75% of tags! I do notice, though, that this version runs at about 40% the speed of 2.0.8 on my Core 2 Duo 2gHz Macbook. I thought maybe I had a PowerPC version, but Activity Monitor shows it as Intel. I used to get around 12x encoding with "--preset standard", and now I'm at 4.5x. Any ideas?
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Version 2.0.9-34
Shock-J
01 December 2007
This no longer works for me in iTunes 7.5 and Leopard on MacBook Pro. Not sure if it's an iTunes issue or a Leopard issue. Anyone got this working in these conditions?
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Version 2.0.9-34
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Shock-J
Shock-J
02 December 2007
I got it working. I had a separate install of the LAME framework installed and I think it was conflicting with this one. As soon as I removed the extra framework, this encoder started working.
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Version 2.0.9-34
Mdewakanton
Mdewakanton
25 December 2007
I too had this trouble updating iTunes to 7.5 under Tiger 10.4.9 and could solve it in a different way (Import with LAME didn't show up in Scripts menu): Show package contents > Contents > Resources > Import with LAME....scpt, I put a copy of this script in iTunes Scripts folder and then it correctly showed up in menu and launched iTunes-LAME Encoder. Hope this helps.
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Version 2.0.9-34
Cbx322
01 December 2007
SUPERB!!! Finally this version of iTunes-Lame is working flawlessly with iTunes > 7.02. No lost tags anymore, no need to rewrite tags. Tags are already written as v2.4. Still recognizes own compiled lame binary. Just perfect. Works in Tiger and Leopard. Thank you so much!
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Version 2.0.9-34
Cbx322
30 November 2007
Are the tagging issues solved? (lost tag information with version 2.08 and iTunes > 7.02)
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Version 2.0.9-34
Itbjorn
27 October 2007
where can I find the script that helps me open it from inside iTunes?
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Version 2.0.9-34
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Itbjorn
Itbjorn
28 October 2007
Did what you said, and nothing new shows in the sripts menu.
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Version 2.0.9-34
Itbjorn
Itbjorn
28 October 2007
Thanks a lot!
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Version 2.0.9-34
Osxpowerbook
12 October 2007
iTunes-LAME is a fantastic program, but several months ago it started giving me problems. Would not import all of the tracks, or wouldn't put all the information (ID tags) into the tracks that would actually import. I think because iTunes seems to have an update every couple of weeks, it has changed enough that there are now compatability bugs with the last version of iTune-LAME... if it were brought up to date with the LATEST version of iTunes, the problem would probably be resolved. I MISS using LAME!
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Version 2.0.9b4
Markoh
02 October 2007
http://sbooth.org/Max/ you won't need anything else. I once used to use iTunes-LAME... when it used to work.
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Version 2.0.9b4
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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