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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Please don't banish me from the WGA if I got this wrong ... I couldn't decide if this was "Tech Talk" because I'm talking Technical ... or "Off Topic" because it's not directly geo-related .. so I closed my eyes and clicked.

Anybody have experience/knowledge regarding using Windows 7, and installing a Codec? I'm trying to use some software (Wave Breaker) that will end up taking a WAV and saving it as a MP3. The software worked fine on my old XP machine, but seems to be lacking a Codec (I think) on my new Win7. I'm thinking I need to get a copy of "Lame Codec" ... but fear I'm going to mess something up with Win7. Even the thought of click on a download with the work "Lame" in it scares me.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Found this linky.
I got it to work on 32bit Windows 7.

1.Download lame from
2.extract files folder ACM, right click on LameACM.inf, and install.
4.It will prompt you to find "lameACM.acm", which you can dload from
5.Happy days

He was using it for a different program, but from what I gather, it should work.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

You might be interested in knowing that LAME stands for LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder. (Yeah, I know a recursive acronym. Very techy!) This is somewhat ironic as LAME is, specifically, an MP3 encoder.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

I just fired off LAME in Windows 7 from a program called Audiograbber, and it works just fine.

If you send me a PM (or an e-mail) I would be happy to forward you the ".zip" file that contains LAME.
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