Installing LAME MP3 Encoder

Pipeline 1—Installing LAME MP3 Encoder

This guidance refers to both GUI and Command Line versions of DAISY Pipeline 1.

LAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. A full description of the features of this software can be found at the LAME website.

On Windows

The default Windows installer installs the LAME executable in the ext directory under the DAISY Pipeline installation directory. Other versions of LAME may be found amongst the links listed on the LAME website

On Mac OS X

The DAISY Pipeline 1app application bundles a Universal Binary build of LAME. If you want to use another version you can choose to install LAME separately, for instance from UNIX port systems such as MacPorts or Fink

On Linux

It is recommended to install LAME via the standard package system used by your Linux distribution (e.g. DEB or RPM). See your distribution documentation for more details.

Configuring the LAME path in DAISY Pipeline 1

For the Pipeline 1 GUI, go to Windows > Preferences > Paths and make sure that the LAME path entry points to the LAME executable (e.g. C:\lame\lame.exe)

For the Pipeline 1 Command Line version or if you have embedded the Pipeline as a component in another system, do the following:

  1. Locate the file by navigating to the Pipeline installation path (e.g. C:\Program Files\Daisy Pipeline\) and find within that directory.
  2. Open in an XML or text editor, and make sure that the entry with the key pipeline.lame.path points to the convert.exe file.