Downloads of v 3.100.20190612:


Last Update:

12 Jun 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Robert Hegemann
  • Alexander Leidinger
  • Rogério Brito


foss cross-platform cli audio multimedia encoding


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3.100.20190612 | Updated: 12 Jun 2019



Downloads of v 3.100.20190612:



Software Author(s):

  • Robert Hegemann
  • Alexander Leidinger
  • Rogério Brito

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LAME 3.100.20190612

This is not the latest version of LAME available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install LAME, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade LAME, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall LAME, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade lame -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.100.20190612'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade lame -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.100.20190612'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lame
    name: lame
    version: '3.100.20190612'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'lame' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.100.20190612'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller lame
    Name     = "lame"
    Version  = "3.100.20190612"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'lame':
  ensure   => '3.100.20190612',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 23 Aug 2020.


LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL.

LAME is considered the best MP3 encoder at mid-high bitrates and at VBR, mostly thanks to the dedicated work of its developers and the open source licensing model that allowed the project to tap into engineering resources from all around the world. Both quality and speed improvements are still happening, probably making LAME the only MP3 encoder still being actively developed.


  • Quality better than all other encoders at most bitrates.
  • Fast! Encodes faster than real time on a PII 266 at highest quality mode.
  • Many improvements in quality in speed over ISO reference software.
  • MPEG1, MPEG2 and MPEG2.5 layer III encoding.
  • CBR (constant bitrate) and two types of variable bitrate, VBR and ABR.
  • Encoding engine can be compiled as a shared library (Linux/UNIX), DLL , Directshow filter or ACM codec (Windows).
  • Free format encoding and decoding.
  • GPSYCHO: a GPL'd psycho acoustic and noise shaping model.
  • Powerful and easy to use presets.
  • MP3x: a GTK/X-Window MP3 frame analyzer for both .mp3 and unencoded audio files.

Can I use LAME in my commercial program?  

Yes, you can, under the restrictions of the LGPL (see COPYING
in this folder). The easiest way to do this is to:

1. Link to LAME as separate library (libmp3lame.a on unix or 
   lame_enc.dll or libmp3lame.dll on windows)

2. Fully acknowledge that you are using LAME, and give a link
   to our web site,

3. If you make modifications to LAME, you *must* release these
   modifications back to the LAME project, under the LGPL.

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

Package can be verified like this:

1. Go to


   to download the installer.

2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

   checksum32: 910e14565e7edc419e3b841d1cd7eb83db52727d0f34fceec2b04d905a148ac6

File 'license.txt' is obtained from:
md5: BEC5421D8E6BCF419C458C9664E16A2B | sha1: 402846A7F0BAD56FA35010F6B6307B945F2F588E | sha256: B2C659146DB1D08E75464EA35BAE89239B381DB2F4BCABDE092B908157E9747B | sha512: DBCCCF1F8B6D064251D52E82AD6ACCA72E15DCDEB677EFC76DE92A18C502FB6D5B2028CA2641DE4F7EC9387C0C85632E32426BDE67B7643DC9A8BCD288E70D2D
md5: 1E1DAE3A61EEE663E7DFC21EDAC17F52 | sha1: 4569590DF56E44931E6FDEA91882E0580B07CBF5 | sha256: F806D1FB2EAC91DCC199C821A639F353C208506ACC7773187BD7CA7D71982C78 | sha512: E8B32ED6ABAF315F1D097F3E27DD58AC04EECB294C8D80CFBC00334AAE7A857DE713F59A39E895848C75B86AC5594436A2A1A7760F0C48D50F609D4AEEEFDF41

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
LAME 3.100.20190612 4334 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
LAME 3.100.20181129 2259 Thursday, November 29, 2018 Approved
LAME 3.100.20180304 3044 Sunday, March 4, 2018 Approved
LAME 3.100.1 19 Sunday, October 10, 2021 Approved
LAME 3.100 2169 Saturday, November 18, 2017 Approved
LAME 3.99.5 3063 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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