LAME 3.98.4 Universal for Mac OSX 10.5

I took the time to compile a new Super-Fat Universal Binary of the LAME 3.98.4 library for Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, PPC64, i386 and X86_64 architectures.

Posted in Blog || Posted on 2010-05-17 20:08:56

I recently purchased a bunch of new music and wanted to make sure that my importer was up to the latest version, so I checked, and it seemed that the LAME community had made some improvements to the LAME package. While I was waiting for my newly acquired discs to import, I thought I may as well post a quick update to my previous LAME compile for anyone interested.

The difference between this download and the last is that I have built this version from the LAME 3.98.4 sources updated on 2010-04-14. Again, this is a super-fat universal binary of the LAME executable and dynamically linked library for Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, PPC64, i386 and X86_64 architectures.

A candyfied version of the LAME MP3 encoder logo, now IN SPACE!!!

For those of you interested in the details of the process I used to generate these files, you can read my first post in this thread, which actually contains the exact same command line arguments that I used to compile this version of the files as well.

How does one make use of either one these files?

  • Users of iTunes-LAME can right click on that program and show it's package contents, navigate to the "Resources" folder and replace the "lame" executable in there with the one that I've compiled.
  • Users of Audacity can use "libmp3lame.dylib" to enable Audacity to export MP3s by going to their Preferences, going to the "Libraries" tab and using the "locate" button to select this version of the file.
  • Users of other applications that require the dylib will be able to take advantage of this new version of LAME by copying the file to "/usr/local/lib/libmp3lame.dylib" and chmodding it to 755.
  • One can learn how to use the command line version of the "lame" program by simply dragging it's icon to an open Terminal window and typing "--help" at the end of that line and hitting return.

Again, in the spirit of open source and awesomeness, anyone interested in playing with the updated photoshop document I used to create this version of the logo(IN SPACE!) can download it here. (Original logo source: Wikipedia)

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