Why is Lame Greyed out

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#1

On my Plextools Pro in the DAE section, Lame is greyed out. Is this something I need to install separately? Also MP3 (Windows Media Encoder) is greyed out. I’m using PT Version 2.23. Thanks alot


#2

yep, you need to install the appropriate DLLs in order to use the other encoders…

just place the DLLs in Program Files>Plextor folder… you can find any/all codecs here:
http://www.free-codecs.com/


#3

Thanks drpino, do you recommend the newest version 3.97 alpha 11 or 3.96.1 stable. Stable sounds good to me.


#4

you’re welcome :smiley:

i personally go with 3.96.1 stable…3.97 is only alpha (not even beta) at this point anyway…

here’s the changelog in case 3.97 addresses an issue you’re concerned about:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/lame/lame/doc/html/history.html?rev=HEAD
LAME 3.97 alpha (CVS)

[ul]
[li]Robert Hegemann:[/li][list]
[li]Fixed and out of array access[/li][li]Fixed some small rounding problem in vbr-new quantization routines[/li][li]Updated scalefactors allocation scheme in vbr-new[/li][li]Fixed mingw32 configure problems[/li][li]Resolved some compiler warnings[/li][/ul]
[li]Gabriel Bouvigne:[/li]

[ul]
[li]Changed some FLOAT8 to FLOAT[/li][li]Reworked -q1 and -q0[/li][li]Updated presets[/li][li]Fixed an error in ISO quantization on systems not using the IEEE754 hack[/li][li]Faster quantization[/li][li]SSE version of init_xrpow[/li][/ul]
[/list] LAME 3.96.1 July 25 2004

[ul]
[li]Robert Hegemann:[/li][list]
[li]Fixed a rare bug in vbr-new (could lead to crashes or data corruption)[/li][/ul]
[li]Gabriel Bouvigne:[/li]

[ul]
[li]some fixes in ACM codec[/li][li]fixed padding when encoding to 320kbps[/li][li]fixed block size selection for mid and side channels[/li][/ul]
[/list]