Starting with LAME 3.0:
red = features and bug fixes which affect quality
blue = features and bug fixes which affect speed
black = usability, portability, other
LAME 3.98 development
- Alexander Leidinger:
- Add TLEN (ID3v2) support (Submitted by: Linus Walleij)
- Add number of total tracks per album (ID3v2) support (Submitted by: Kyle VanderBeek)
- Some seatbelts for overflowing arrays in the ID3v2 support.
- Robert Hegemann:
- Fixed some console printing problems
- Fixed: in case of not enough bits the new vbr code incorrectly used old vbr routine
- Fixed mp2 and mp3 decoding:
For mp3 and mp2 decoding, this now yields the same output as foobar2000 but the error checking remains unchanged
LAME 3.97 beta 2 November 26 2005
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- Fixed an initialization error when input is not using a standard sampling frequency
- Fixed a possible assertion failure in very low bitrate encoding
- Slight change regarding ATH adjustment with V5
- Reinstated bit reservoir for 320kbps CBR
- ReplayGain analysis should now be faster when encountering silent parts
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- Fixed a possible link problem of assembly code
LAME 3.97 beta 1 September 12 2005
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- Fixed an out of array access in mp3rtp
- Fixed a quality setting in DLL
- Fixed display when using --silent
- Vitaly Ivanov:
- Updated DirectShow interface
- Robert Hegemann:
- Fixed an out of array access
- Fixed some small rounding problem in vbr-new quantization routines
- Fixed a bug in vbr-new regarding high frequencies (sfb21) when using -Y
- Fixed a few bugs in vbr-new when using -Y
- Updated scalefactors allocation scheme in vbr-new
- Fixed mingw32 configure problems
- Resolved some compiler warnings
- Updated command-line visualisation
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- Changed some FLOAT8 to FLOAT
- Added project files for VC7
- Reworked -q1 and -q0
- Updated presets
- Fixed an error in ISO quantization on systems not using the IEEE754 hack
- Faster quantization
- SSE version of init_xrpow
- Rog�io Brito:
- Updated Debian packaging
- Documentation work
- Chris Miller:
- Support for x64 platform SDK in makefile.msvc
LAME 3.96.1 July 25 2004
- Robert Hegemann:
- Fixed a rare bug in vbr-new (could lead to crashes or data corruption)
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- some fixes in ACM codec
- fixed padding when encoding to 320kbps
- fixed block size selection for mid and side channels
LAME 3.96 April 11 2004
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- new quantization selection mode (used in ABR/CBR)
- set sfscale for ABR/CBR up to 160kbps
LAME 3.96 beta 2 March 28 2004
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- removed unnecessary integer convertion in resampling
- Robert Hegemann:
- reworked scalefactor allocation in vbr-new
- fixed a freeformat decoding problem
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- updated minimal bitrate for V1 and V2
- Aleksander Korzynski:
- added ability to disable ReplayGain analysis
LAME 3.96 beta March 7 2004
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- Aleksander Korzynski:
- changed internal ReplayGain handling
- fixed some issues when ReplayGain is used with resampling
- Robert Hegemann:
- added standard ISO quantization for vbr-new, used at lower quality settings
- faster count_bits for vbr-new
- faster find_scalefac_ave function for vbr-new
- fixed an out of array access in psychoacoustic models;
this bug could make some psy calculations worthless and sometimes let lame crash
- fixed an error on silent scalefactor bands;
this bug resulted in huffman data overrun problems while decoding,
resulting in audible glitches
- fixed a freeformat decoding bug
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- adjusted short block thresholds
- fixed some array addressing bugs
- made ReplayGain analysis reentrant
- David Chandler: fixed a crash in quantize_xrpow
- Michal Bacik: fixed a crash when using 8kHz
- Goran Markovic: fixed some decoding bugs
- John Edwards: fixed a too small buffer in ReplayGain code
LAME 3.95.1 January 12 2004
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- fixed a crash when using vbr-new
- changed ReplayGain reference level to 89dB
LAME 3.95 January 11 2004
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- fixed lowpass values when using vbr with mono files
- faster quantization loops
- faster count_bits
- fixed a buffer requirement error in ACM codec
- Takehiro TOMINAGA:
- fixed mpglib and other decoding support code to prevent the crash when invalid mp3 input
- removed Layer I decoding support
- use FastLog and IEEE 754 hack on PowerPC too (approx. 10 percent faster)
LAME 3.94 beta December 15 2003
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- fixed block switching of nspsytune
- best huffman divide in the inner loop.
This should improve the quality, but PAINFULLY slow. So it is not enabled
by default. Use -q0 to use it.
- Changed -q option mapping. "-q2" until version 3.93 is now "-q3".
- saving bits by better scalefactor storing
- removed Vorbis support
- substep quantization.This should help breaking
the SFB21 bloating problem
- made psychoacoustic model aware of ATH adjustements
- use ATH value as short block masking lower limit
- several fixes in psychoacoustic model
- more robust decoding
- Mark Taylor / Gabriel Bouvigne: fixed issues in VBR header
- Mark Taylor: workaround against some hardware decoder defficiencies
- Aleksander Korzynski: ability to compute the "Radio" ReplayGain and detect clipping
on the fly. The ReplayGain value is stored in the Lame tag.
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- work on presets
- use presets by default for cbr/abr
- use presets by default for vbr
- analog silence detection in partitionned sfb21
- do not compute noise in upper 0 part of the spectrum
- only compute noise in modified scalefactor bands
- Guillaume Lessard:
- Alexander Leidinger:
- prevent closing the input fd prematurely if the input is a named pipe
LAME 3.93.1 December 1 2002
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- preset medium added to the dll interface
- fix for abr/cbr presets
- fix -q0 switch
- Alexander Leidinger: fix link problem on systems where socket() resides
LAME 3.93 November 16 2002
- Takehiro Tominaga:
- bit allocation for pre-echo control improved for
single channel encodings
- substep noise shaping
- optimizations by changing data structure
- noise shaping model 2 fix
- nspsytune FIR filter clean up
- fix small psymodel bugs(DC current estimation,
preecho detection of non-VBR mode, and nspsymode initialization)
- portability fixes for Tru64 UNIX
- Albert Faber: some fixes in the DLL
- Simon Blandford: fixes for channel scaling in mono mode
- Dominique Duvivier: some optimizations and a faster
- Mark Taylor:
- some tag related fixes in the direct show filter and in the ACM codec
- fixed a mono encoding bug found by Justin Schoeman
- calc_noise bug fix
- other fixes
- Alexander Leidinger:
- update to autoconf 2.53, rewrite some configure tests
- Akos Maroy: determine gcc version even with gcc 3.1
- Andrew Bachmann: compile shared libs on BeOS (and perhaps other arches)
- ultrasparc switches for gcc 3.1
- fixes for SunOS 4.x
- fixes for 64bit arches
- CFLAGS fix for IRIX
- don't override CFLAGS if exptopt isn't requested
- Robert Hegeman:
- some fixes
- some fixes for VBR
- Gabriel Bouvigne:
- --noasm switch. Might help Cyrix/Via users
- presets and alt-presets merged
LAME 3.92 April 14 2002
- Alexander Leidinger: add non linear psymodel
(compile time option, disabled by default), workaround a bug in gcc
3.0.3 (compiler options, based upon suggestions from various people, see archives
and changelog for more)
- Steve Lhomme: ACM wrapper (MS-Windows codec)
- Steve Lhomme: less memory copying on stereo
- Takehiro Tominaga: Inter-channel masking, enables
with --interch x option
- For buggy versions of gcc compiler (2.96*), back off on some of the advanced
LAME 3.91 December 29 2001
- Darin Morrison: Bugfix for --alt-preset (for
content with low volume, clean vocals), only important for the "fast standard"
- Alexander Leidinger:
- add some missing files to the distribution
- add --alt-preset to the man page
LAME 3.90 December 21 2001
- Many small improvements and bug fixes not added to
- John Dahlstrom: more fine tuning on the auto
adjustment of the ATH
- Robert Hegemann: small speed and quality improvements
for the old VBR code (--vbr-old).
- Robert Hegemann: some short block bug fixes
- Robert Hegemann: Big improvements to --vbr-mtrh,
now encodes much more frequencies over 16khz
- Robert Hegemann: --vbr-new code disabled (outdated
and lower quality) and replaced with --vbr-mtrh (Both --vbr-new and --vbr-mtrh
now default to mtrh)
- Robert Hegemann: reordering of --longhelp to give more information,
- Darin Morrison: Totally revamped and extremely high quality unified
preset system and other general quality improvements now available with --alt-presets:
- some improvements to psychoacoustics (vast improvements
over default L.A.M.E. modes) when --alt-preset is used including:
- Improved tuning of short block usage.
- Improved quantization selection usage (the
-X modes), now adapts between appropriate modes on the fly. Also helps
on "dropout" problems and with pre-echo cases.
- Improved joint stereo usage. Thresholds are
better tuned now and fix some "dropout" problems L.A.M.E. suffers from
on clips like serioustrouble.
- Improved noise shaping usage. Now switches
between noise shaping modes on the fly (toggles -Z on and off when appropriate)
which allows lower bitrates but without the quality compromise.
- Clips vastly improved over default L.A.M.E.
modes (vbr/cbr/abr, including --r3mix): castanets, florida_seq, death2,
fatboy, spahm, gbtinc, ravebase, short, florida_seq, hihat, bassdrum,
2nd_vent_clip, serioustrouble, bloodline, and others. No degraded clips
- VBR bitrates are now more "stable" with less fluctuation -- not dipping
too low on some music and not increasing too high unnecessarily on other
music. "--alt-preset standard" provides bitrates roughly within the
range of 180-220kbps, often averaging close to 192kbps.
- --alt-presets replace the --dm-presets and "metal" preset is removed
and replaced with generic abr and cbr presets.
- --alt-preset extreme (note the 'e') replaces xtreme to help eliminate
- --alt-preset vbr modes now have a fast option which offers almost no
compromise in speed.
- --alt-preset standard (and "fast standard") are now much lower in bitrate,
matching --r3mix with an overall average, though offering higher quality
especially on difficult test samples.
- --alt-presets are no longer just "presets" as in a collection of switches,
instead they are now quality "modes" because of special code level tunings
(those mentioned above).
- Use --alt-preset help for more information.
- Roel VdB: more tuning on the --r3mix preset
- Jon Dee, Roel VdB: INFO tag
- Alexander Leidinger, email@example.com: added --scale-l and --scale-r
to scale stereo channels independantly
- Takehiro Tominaga: new noise shaping mode, offering
more "cutting edge" shaping according to masking, enabled via -q0
- Mark Taylor: More work on --nogap
- Gabriel Bouvigne: Small changes to abr code for more accurate final
- Gabriel Bouvigne, firstname.lastname@example.org: Preliminary ReplayGain analysis code added (not functional
- Gabriel Bouvigne, Alexander Leidinger: Documentation updates
- John Dahlstrom, DSPguru@math.com: floating point interface function
in the Windows DLL
LAME 3.89beta July 5 2001
- John Stewart: long filename support for Win9x/NT.
- Takehiro Tominaga: LAME can calculate the CRC of VBR header, so now
"lame -pv" works fine.
- Robert Hegemann: Improvements of the new VBR
- Robert Hegemann: New VBR code (--vbr-mtrh) is now
defaulted to get more feedback. The VBR speed is now on par with CBR. We will
use the old VBR code in the release.
- Gabriel Bouvigne: Change of the maximum frame size
limit. LAME should now be more friendly with hardware players.
- Gabriel Bouvigne: Size of VBR is now more balanced according to the -V value.
- Alexander Leidinger: Finished the implementation of the set/get functions.
- John Dahlstrom: LAME now handles 24bits input
- Mark Taylor: bugs in lame --decode causing truncation of mp3 file fixed
- Mark Taylor: preliminary --nogap support
- "Final" API completed: shared library safe! This API is frozen and
should be backwords compatiable with future versions of libmp3lame.so, but
we will continue to add new functionality.
LAME 3.88beta March 25 2001
- A lot of work that was never added to the History!
- Frank Klemm and Gabriel Bouvigne: New ATH formula.
Big improvement for high bitrate encodings.
- Takehiro Tominaga: Temporal masking
- Gabriel Bouvigne/Mark Taylor: auto adjustment of
- Robert Hegemann: Better outer_loop stopping
criterion. Enabled with -q2 or better.
- Robert Hegemann/Naoki Shibata: slow/carefull
noise shaping. -q3..9: amplify all distorted bands. -q2:
amplify distorted bands within 50%. -q1-0: amplify only most distorted
band at each iteration.
- Takehiro Tominaga: Interframe, shortblock temporal
- Takehiro Tominaga: LAME restructured into a shared library and front
end application. Slight changes to the API. More changes are coming
to turn LAME into a true shared library (right now you have to recompile if
you upgrade the library :-(
- Naoki Shibata:
- improvements to psychoacoustics (--nspsytune)
- BUG in long block pre echo control fixed
(some out of range array access in M/S psychoacoustics)
- Ralf Kempkens: Visual Basic Script
for lame, suggested to put it on your Windows Desktop and you can drag'n'drop
Waves to encode on it.
- Alexander Stumpf: improved lame.bat
for 4Dos users
- Mark Taylor: Several bugs fixed in the resampling
- Frank Klemm, Robert Hegemann: added
assembler code for CPU feature detection on runtime (MMX, 3DNow, SIMD)
- Takehiro Tominaga: 3DNow FFT code.
- Florian Bome, Alexander Leidinger:
more work on configure stuff
- Alexander Leidinger: automake/libtool
generated Makefiles and TONS of other work.
- Alexander Leidinger: Much work towards
shared library style API.
- Anonymous: New more efficient RTP code.
- Mark Taylor: psycho-acoustic data now computed for
all scalefactor bands (up to 24 kHz)
- Mark Taylor, Takehiro Tominaga: All ISO table data
replaced by formulas - should improve MPEG2.5 results for which we never had
correct table data.
LAME 3.87alpha September 25 2000
- Mark Taylor: Bug fixed in LAME/mpglib error recovery when encountering
a corrupt MP3 frame during *decoding*.
- Albert Faber: added LayerI+II decoding support
- Frank Klemm: added improved CRC calculation
- Frank Klemm: substantial code cleanup/improvements
- Robert Hegemann: Bug fixes
- in huffman_init, could lead to segmentation
faults (only in rare cases, most likely at lower sample rates)
- M/S switching at lower sample rates (the
fact there is no 2nd granule was ignored)
- Robert Hegemann: speed up in VBR
- Jarmo Laakkonen: Amiga/GCC settings for Makefile.unix.
- Magnus Holmgren: README and Makefile for (free) Borland C++
compiler. Will also compile lame_enc.dll, but this is untested.
- Florian Bome: LAME finally has a ./configure script!!
LAME 3.86beta August 6 2000
- Christopher Wise: A makefile for DJGPP, the DOS version of gcc.
Now most windows users should be able to compile LAME with minimal effort.
- Robert Hegemann: old VBR: fixed
some bugs and Takehiro's scalefac_scale feature (not yet on by default.)
older LAME versions did not allow to spent more than 2500 bits of 4095 possible
bits to a granule per channel, now fixed.
- Robert Hegemann: new VBR: analog silence treatment like
in old VBR
- William Welch: Improved options for Linux/Alpha gcc and ccc compilers
- Mathew Hendry: setting appropriate CRC bit for additional Xing-VBR
- Don Melton: added ID3 version 2 TAG support
- John Dahlstrom: fixed bug allowing timing information
(for status in command line encoder) to overflow.
- Tamito KAJIYAMA, Fixed several bugs in the LAME/Vorbis
- Mark Taylor: lame --decode will recognize Album
- Naoki Shibata: Additive masking and other improvements
to psycho acoustics. (not yet on by default)
LAME 3.85beta July 3 2000
- Takehiro Tominaga: mid/side stereo demasking
- Takehiro Tominaga: New short block MDCT coefficient data structure.
Should allow for future speed improvements.
- Robert Hegemann: fixed bug in old VBR routine, the --noath mode messed
up the VBR routine resulting in very large files
- Robert Hegemann: found bugs in some sections when using 32 bit floating
point. Default is now back to 64bit floating point.
- Takehiro Tominaga: Modified PE formula to use
- S.T.L.: README.DJGPP - instructions for compiling
LAME with DJGPP, the dos version of gcc.
LAME 3.84beta June 30 2000
- Mark Weinstein: .wav file output (with --decode option) was writing
the wrong filesize in the .wav file. Now fixed.
- Mark Taylor: (optional) Vorbis support, both encoding and decoding.
LAME can now produce .ogg files, or even re-encode your entire .ogg collection
into mp3. (Just kidding: it is always a bad idea to convert from
one lossy format to another)
- ?: Bug fixed causing VBR to crash under windows. (pretab
- Sergey Sapelin: Another bug found in the mpg123 MPEG2 tables. Now
fixed for the mpg123 based decoder in LAME.
- Marco Remondini: VBR histogram works in win32. compile with
- Takehiro Tominaga: LAME CBR will now use scalefac_scale
to expand the dynamic range of the scalefactors.
- Iwasa Kazmi: Library improvements: exit()'s,
printf, fprintf's are being replaced by interceptable macros.
LAME 3.83beta May 19 2000
- Mark Taylor: Bug in buffering routines:
in some cases, could cause MDCT to read past end of buffer. Rare
in MPEG2, even more rare for MPEG1, but potentially serious!
- Mark Taylor: MDCT/polyphase filterbank was not being "primed" properly.
Does not effect output unless you set the encoder delay lower than the default
of 576 samples.
- Mark Taylor: "vdbj" and "Caster" found
several VBR bugs (now fixed): 1. Analog silence detection
only checked frequencies up to 16 kHz. 2. VBR mode could still
somehow avoid -F mode. 3. VBR mode would ignore noise above 16
kHz (scalefactor band 22), Now calc_noise1 will compute the noise in this
band when in VBR mode. Not calculated in CBR mode since CBR algorithm
has no way of using this information.
- Mark Taylor: scalefactor band 22 info (masking(=ATH), noise
and energy) now displayed in frame analyzer.
- VBR code ATH tuning was disabled by accident in 3.81,
- Mark Taylor: lame --decode will produce .wav
files. (oops - size is off by a factor of 4)
LAME 3.82beta May 11 2000
- Robert Hegemann: Fixed bug in high bitrate joint stereo encodings.
- Naoki Shibata: new long block MDCT routine
LAME 3.81beta May 8 2000
- all ISO code removed!
- Takehiro Tominaga and Naoki Shibata: new window
- Naoki Shibata: Bug fix in mpglib (decoding)
lib: in some cases, MDCT coefficients from previous granule was incorrectly
used for the next granule.
- ISO 7680 bit buffer limitation removed. It
can be reactivated with "--strictly-enforce-ISO" Please report any trouble
with high bitrates.
LAME 3.80beta May 6 2000
- Takehiro Tominaga: more efficient and faster
- Takehiro Tominaga and Mark Taylor: much improved
short block compression!
- Tomasz Motylewski and Mark Taylor: MPEG2.5
- Mark Taylor: incorporated Takehiro's bitstream.c!
bitstream.c used by default, but old ISO bitstream code can also be used.
- Scott Manley and Mark Taylor: good resampling
routine finaly in LAME. uses a 19 point FIR filter with Blackman window.
Very slow for non integer resampling ratios.
- Iwasa Kazmi: fixed SIGBUS error: VBR
and id3 tags were using data after it was free()'d.
- Robert Hegemann: Improved VBR tuning.
#define RH_QUALITY_CONTROL and #RH_SIDE_VBR now the defaults.
- Robert Hegemann: LAME version string
now added to ancillary data.
- Kimmo Mustonen: VBR histogram support for Amiga.
- Casper Gripenberg: VBR stats (but not histogram) for DOS verson.
- Robert Hegemann: rare VBR overflow bug fixed.
- Zack: -F option strictly enforces the VBR min bitrate. Without
-F, LAME will ignore the minimum bitrate when encoding analog silence.
- Shawn Riley: User can now specify a compression ratio (--comp <arg>)
instead of a bit rate. Default settings based on a compression ratio
- Mark Taylor: free format bitstreams can be created with --freeformat,
and specify any integer bitrate from 8 to 320kbs with -b.
- Mark Taylor: lame be used as a decoder (output raw pcm only): lame
--decode input.mp3 output.pcm
LAME 3.70 April 6 2000
- "LAME 3.69beta" becomes LAME 3.70 "stable"
LAME 3.69beta April 6 2000
- "spahm": default mode selection bug fixed. In some cases, lame
was defaulting to regular stereo instead of jstereo when the user did not
specify a mode.
LAME 3.68beta April 4 2000
- Mark Taylor: mono encoding bug in DLL fixed.
- Ingo Saitz: bug in --cwlimit argument parsing fixed.
- Scott Manly: bug in 4-point resample code fixed.
LAME 3.67beta March 27 2000
- Robert Hegemann: jstereo now enabled for MPEG2
- Mark Taylor: old M/S stereo mode which used L/R maskings has been removed.
- Mark Taylor: Xing MPEG2 VBR headers now working.
- Mark Taylor: When quantized coefficients are
all 0 in a band, set scalefactors to 0 also to save a few bits.
- Ingo Saitz: Problems with framesize calculation
when using -f fast-math option fixed.
LAME 3.66beta March 21 2000
- Bug fixes in BladeEnc DLL, possible click in last mp3 frame, VBR historgram
display, byteswapping option, ASM quantize routines work for both float and
LAME 3.65beta March 17 2000
- Enabled ASM version of quantize_xrpow() - accidently disabled in lame3.64.
LAME 3.64beta March 16 2000
- Don Melton: id3v1.1 tags & id3 bugfixes
- Gabriel Bouvigne: L/R matching block type fix
- Bug fixed which was allowing quantized values to
exceed the maximum when not using -h
- Mark Taylor: Fitlers based on polyphase filterbank.
should be slightly better since the responce is independent of the blocktype,
and they are slightly faster.
- Mark Taylor: API: the API changed slightly - and this should be the
final version. There is a new routine: lame_encode_buffer() which takes an
arbritray sized input buffer, resamples & filters if necessary, encodes,
and returns the mp3buffer. There are also several new #defines, so it
is possible to compile a simple encoding library with no decoding or file
I/O or command line parsing. see the file API for details.
- Mark Taylor: MSVC stuff: lame.exe (with and without the frame analyzer)
and the CDex lame_enc.dll
should compile under MSVC. The MSVC5 project files may need some tweaking.
you need to make sure LAMEPARSE, LAMESNDFILE and HAVEMPGLIB
are defined. (and HAVEGTK for the GTK stuff).
LAME 3.63beta February 20 2000
- Robert Hegemann: FPE with -h fixed?
- Mathey Hendry: FPE error catching for Cygwin, FPE fix for vbr mode
and output to /dev/null
- Jeremy Hall: Fixed problems with input files where the number of
samples is not known.
- Mathew Hendry: ASM quantize_xrpow() for GNU
- Wilfried Behne quantize_xrpow ()for PowerPC
- Takehiro Tominaga: GOGO FFTs (not yet
LAME 3.62beta February 9 2000
- Iwasa Kazmi: frame analyzer short block display
of single subblocks (press 1,2 or 3)
- Ingo Saitz: --help option added, with output
- Alfred Weyers: short block AAC spreading function
- Takehiro Tominaga: new scalefac data structure
- improves performance!
- Lionel Bonnet: Bug fixed in MPEG2 scalefactor
routine: scalefactors were being severly limited.
- Takehiro Tominaga: faster FFT routines from.
These routines are also compatible with the GOGO routines, in case someone
is interested in porting them back to LAME.
- Sigbjørn Skjæret, Takehiro Tominaga:
faster pow() code.
- Joachim Kuebart: Found some unitialized variables
that were effecting quality for encodings which did not use the -h option
- Mark Taylor: More modularization work. It is now possible to
use LAME as a library where you can set the encoding parameters directly and
do your own file i/o. The calling program is now it's own mp3
output. For an example of the LAME API, see main.c, or mp3rtp.c or mp3x.c.
These can all be compiled as stand alone programs which link with libmp3lame.a.
- Felix vos Leitner: mp3rtp fixes. mp3rtp is a standalone program
which will encode and stream with RTP.
- Robert Hegemann: Information written to stderr displaying exactly
which type of lowpass filter (if any) is being used.
- Iwasa Kazmi: mpglib (the mpg123 decoder) scsfi decoding fixes.
- Takehiro Tominaga: More mpglib scsfi decoding fixes.
LAME 3.61beta January 14 2000
- Mark Taylor: Fixed bug with lowpass filters when
using VBR with a 64kbs or lower min bitrate setting.
- Takehiro Tominaga: more efficient huffman encoding
LAME 3.60beta January 9 2000
- Mark Taylor: Distribution now comes with self test. Needs work to
be automated, see 'make test' in Makefile.
- Mark Taylor: AAC spreading function now the default
- Gabriel Bouvigne: updated HTML docs
- Felix von Leitner: compute correct file length from Xing header (if present)
when input file is a mp3 file
- Felix von Leitner: mp3rtp (standalone) program now included. Not
yet tested. mp3rtp ip:port:ttl <infile> /dev/null
will stream directly to ip:port using RTP.
LAME 3.59beta January 4 2000
- Takehiro Tominaga: --noath option. Disables ATH maskings.
- Gabriel Bouvigne: updated HTML docs.
- Iwasa Kazmi: makefile fixes
- Mark Taylor: Fixed bug where first frame of data was always overwritten
with 0's. Thanks to 'gol'
- Mark Taylor: bug fixes in mid/side masking
ratios (thanks to Menno Bakker)
- Mark Taylor: replaced norm_l, norm_s table data with formulas.
LAME 3.58beta December 13 1999
- Segher Boessenkool: More accurate quantization
procedure! Enabled with -h.
- Mathew Hendry, Acy Stapp and Takehiro Tominaga: ASM
optimizations for quantize_xrpow and quantize_xrpow_ISO.
- Chuck Zenkus: "encoder inside" logo on web page
- Mark Taylor: a couple people have asked for this.
Allow LAME to overide VBR_min_bitrate if analog_silence detected.
Analog_silence defined a la Robert: energy < ATH.
- An Van Lam: Valid bitrates were being printed for layer 2, not layer 3!
- Ethan Yeo: Makefile.MSVC updated
- Mark Stephens: updated all MSVC project files
- Robert Hegemann: lowpass and highpass filters can be enabled with
- Mark Taylor: MS switching is now smoother:
ms_ratio average over 4 granules
- Takehiro Tominaga: Scalefactor pre-emphasis
fixed (and now turned back on)
- Takehiro Tominaga: Bug in M/S maskings:
switch to turn on stereo demasking code was buggy.
LAME 3.57beta November 22 1999
- Sigbjørn Skjæret, patch to allow encoding from 8bit input
files when using LIBSNDFILE
- Mark Taylor: Automatic downsampling to nearest valid samplerate.
- Mark Taylor: Scalefactor bands demarked on MDCT plot in frameanalyzer
- Mark Taylor: Scalefactor preemphasis disabled for now. The
algorithm was often doing more harm than good.
LAME 3.56beta November 19 1999
- Kimmo Mustonen: portabilty code cleanup.
- Vladimir Marek: id3 genre patch.
- Conrad Sanderson: new applypatch script.
- Mark Taylor: Initial window type now "STOP_TYPE" to reduce initial attenuation.
This is needed because the new encoder delay is so short. With a NORM_TYPE,
the first 240 samples would be attenuated.
- Mark Taylor: Padding at end of file now adjusted (hopefully!) to produce
as little padding as possible while still guarantee all input samples are
- Takehiro Tominaga: Reduced shortblock extra
bit allocation formulas by 10% since new huffman coding is at least 10% more
LAME 3.55beta November 11 1999
- Albert Faber: updated BladeEnc.dll
- Mark Taylor: Simple lowpass filter added to linear downsampling routine.
- Nils Faerber: updated man page.
- Mark Taylor: All floating point variables are delcared FLOAT or FLOAT8.
Change the definition of FLOAT8 in machine.h to run at 32bit preceision.
- Mark Taylor: Bug (introduced in 3.54beta) in stereo->mono downsampling
LAME 3.54beta November 8 1999
- Mark Taylor: Encoder delay is now 48 samples. Can be adjusted to
1160 to sync with FhG (see ENCDELAY in encoder.h) This is kind of amazing,
since if Takehiro put his MDCT/filterbank routine in a decoder, we could have
a total delay of only 96 samples.
- Mark Taylor: More inconstancies found and fixed in
- Mark Taylor: Resampling from an MP3 input file now works. But we
still dont have a lowpass filter so dont expect good results.
LAME 3.53beta November 8 1999
- Takehiro Tominaga: Fixed MPEG2 problem in new
MDCT routines. Takehiro's combined filterbank/MDCT routine is now the
default. Removes all buffering from psymodel.c and the filterbanks/MDCT
LAME 3.52beta November 8 1999
The following changes are disabled because of MPEG2 problems.
But to try them, set MDCTDELAY=48 in encoder.h, instead of MDCTDELAY=528.:
- By permission of copyright holders of all GPL code in LAME, all GPL
code is now released under a modified version of the LGPL (see the README
- By popular demand, all C++ comments changed to C style comments
- Mark Taylor: Linear resampling now works. Use --resample to set an
output samplerate different from the input samplerate. (doesn't seem
to work with mp3 input files, and there is no lowpass filter, so dont expect
good results just yet)
- Takehiro Tominaga: Faster Huffman encoding
- Takehiro Tominaga: New MDCT routines with shorter
delay (48 samples instead of 528) and even faster than the old routines.
- Takehiro Tominaga: Removed extra buffering
LAME 3.51 November 7 1999
- Takehiro Tominaga: Bug in quantize.c absolute threshold of hearing calculation
for non-44.1 kHz input files.
LAME 3.50 November 1 1999
- LAME 3.37beta becomes official LAME 3.50 release
LAME 3.37beta November 1 1999
- Lionel Bonnet: Found severe bug in MPEG2 Short
- Sergey Sapelin: VBR Toc improvement.
- Sergey Dubov: fskip() routine
- Conrad Sanderson: replacement for filterbank.c. Not much faster
but amazingly simpler.
LAME 3.36beta October 25 1999
- Albert Faber: more MSVC and BladeDLL updates
- Kimmo Mustonen: Much code cleanup and Amiga updates
- Anton Oleynikov: Borland C updates
- Mark Taylor: More stdin fixes: For some reason, forward fseek()'s
would fail when used on pipes even though it is okay with redirection from
"<". So I changed all the forward fseek()'s to use fread(). This
should improve stdin support for wav/aiff files. If you know the input
file is raw pcm, you can still use the '-r' option to avoid *all* seeking
of any kind.
LAME 3.35beta October 21 1999
- Leonid Kulakov: Serious bug in MPEG2 scalefactor
band tables fixed.
- Portability patches from: Anton Oleynikov, Sigbjørn Skjæret,
Mathew Hendry, Richard Gorton
- Alfred Weyers: compiler options, updated timestatus.
- Albert Faber: BladeDll and other updates (new machine.h).
- Monty: updated Makefile to fix gcc inline math bug.
LAME 3.34beta October 12 1999
- Mark Taylor: Bug fixed: minimum bitrate in
VBR mode could be ignored for a few frames.
- Mark Taylor: New (minor) VBR tunings.
- Tim Ruddick: New wav/aiff header parsing routines. Better parsing
and fewer fseek()'s.
- Anton Oleynikov: patches to work with Borland C
- Gabriel Bouvigne: Experimental voice option
enabled with --voice
LAME 3.33beta October 11 1999
- Robert Hegemann: RH VBR mode now the default and
only VBR mode. The new code will always quantize to 0 distortion and
the quality is increased by reducing the masking from the psy-model.
-X0 is still the default for now.
- Robert Hegemann: new -X5 mode
- Mathew Hendry: New timing code, removes the need for HAVETIMES
- Mathew Hendry: assembler quantize_xrpow for
- Iwasa Kazmi: stdin/stdout patch for Windows
- Mark Taylor: New option: "--athonly" will ignore the psy-model output and
use only the absolute threshold of hearing for the masking.
LAME 3.32beta October 8 1999
- Takehiro Tominaga: faster long block spreading
function convolution for non 44.1 kHz sampling frequencies, and faster short
block spreading function convolution for all sampling frequencies.
- Takehiro Tominaga: Completly rewritten huffman
table selection and count_bits(). More efficient table selection results
in many more bits per frame.
- Takehiro Tominaga: More efficient scalefac
- Mike Cheng: new calc_noise2()
- Alfred Weyers: patch for timestatus() seconds rollover
LAME 3.31beta September 28 1999
- Albert Faber: updated his BladeDLL code. This allows LAME to
be compiled into a BladeEnc compatiable .dll.
- Mike Cheng: faster l3psycho_ener() routine.
- Sigbjørn Skjæret: more code cleanup.
LAME 3.30beta September 27 1999
- Conrad Sanderson: ID3 tag code added (type 'lame' for instructions)
- new mdct.c from Mike Cheng (no faster, but much cleaner code)
- Mathew Hendry: Microsoft nmake makefile and a couple other changes for
- More modulization work: One input sound file interface handles mp3's,
uncompressed audio, with or without LIBSNDFILE. Fixes (hopefully) a
bunch of file I/O bugs introduced in 3.29 (Mark Taylor)
- LAME will now print valid samplerate/bitrate combinations (Mark Taylor)
- stdin/stdout fix for OS/2 (Paul Hartman)
- For mp3 input files, totalframes estimated based on filesize and first
frame bitrate. (Mark Taylor)
- Updated all functions with new style prototypes. (Sigbjørn
LAME 3.29beta September 21 1999
- Bug in bigv_bitcount fixed. Loop.c was overestimating
the number of bits needed, resulting in wasted bits every frame. (Leonid
- Bug in *_choose_table() fixed These routines
would not sellect the optimal Huffman table in some cases. (Leonid
- Tuning of ATH normalization (macik)
- Removed unused variables and fixed function prototypes (Sigbjørn
- Sami Farin sent a .wav file that LAME built in support
choked on. I added a slightly more sophisticated wav header parsing
to handle this, but if you have trouble, use libsndfile.
- Resampling hooks and options added. Buffering and resampling routines
need to be written.
- LAME will now take an mp3 file as input. When resampling code is
working, LAME will be able to (for example) convert a high bitrate stereo
mp3 to a low bitrate mono mp3 for streaming.
LAME 3.28beta September 15 1999
- Serious bug fixed in high frequency MDCT coefficients.
Huffman coding was reversing the order of the count1 block quadruples.
(Leonid A. Kulakov)
- nint() problems under Tru64 unix fixed and preprocessor variable HAVE_NINT
removed. (Bob Bell)
- Compiler warning fixes and code cleanup (Sigbjørn Skjæret,
- USAGE file now includes suggestions for downsampling. For low bitrate
encodings, proper downsampling can give dramatically better results.
LAME 3.27beta September 12 1999
- Several bugs in encode.c and l3bitstream.c fixed by Lionel Bonnet.
- Bugs in new VBR (#define RH) formula for mono input file and mid/side encoding
LAME 3.26beta September 10 1999
- The "-m m" option (mono .mp3 file) will automatically mix left and right
channels if the input file is stereo. (Alfred Weyers)
- New quant_compare algorithm (method for deciding
which of two quantizations is better) enabled with -X4 (Greg Maxwell)
- New mid/side VBR bit allocation formula. Mid
channel bits are set by the quality requirements, and then the side channel
uses a reduced number of bits (in a proportion coming from the fixed bitrate
code). This might not be optimal, but it should be pretty good and no
one knows what the optimal solution should be. (Greg Maxwell)
- New VBR (#define RH) tunings based on detailed listening
tests by Macik and Greg Maxwell.
- Sigbjørn Skjæret fixed several compiler warnings (which turned
out to be potential bugs)
- Takehiro Tominaga fixed a low bitrate bug in reduce_side()
- Alfred Weyers fixed some buffer overflows.
- New ATH (absolute threshold of hearing) formula replaces
buggy ISO code, and adds analog silence treatment (removal of
coefficients below below ATH). These are turned on by default
but have not been fully tested. (Robert Hegemann)
- Bug in short block spreading function fixed.
LAME 3.25beta August 22 1999
- Sigbjørn Skjæret fixed a zero byte malloc call. This
bug was introduced in 3.24 and causes problems on non Linux systems.
- Bit allocation routines would sometimes allocate more than 4095 bits to
one channel of one granule. A couple of people reported problems that
might be caused by this, especially at higher bitrates.
- Nils Faerber updated the man page and fixed many of the compiler warnings.
LAME 3.24beta August 15 1999
- This release contains the following new code (for developers) which is
disabled by default:
- Robert Hegemann: Completely overhauled VBR code. Now computes
exact number of bits required for the given qualty and then quantized with
the appropriate bitrate.
- Several new quantization quality measures.
LAME 3.23beta August 8 1999
- Very nice continuously updated VBR histogram display from Iwasa Kazmi.
(disabled with --nohist).
- More modulerization work. The encoding engine can now be compiled
into libmp3lame, but the interface is awkward.
- Bug fixed in FFT Hann window formula (Leonid A. Kulakov).
- New LAME logo on the download page. Created by Chris Michalisles.
- Several VBR algorithm improvements from Robert Hegemann.
New quantization noise metrics and VBR quality measure takes into account
mid/side encoding. Should produce smaller files with the same quality,
especially when using jstereo.
LAME 3.22beta July 27 1999
- Downsampling (stereo to mono) bug with MPEG2 fixed. (Mike Oliphant)
- Downsampling now merges L & R channels - before it only took the L
- More modularization and code cleanup from Albert Faber and myself.
- Input filesize limit removed for raw pcm input files. For other file
types, LAME will still only read the first 2^32 samples, (27 hours of playing
time at 44.1 kHz).
LAME 3.21beta July 26 1999
- Correct Mid/Side masking thresholds for JSTEREO mode!
This is enabled with -h. It makes LAME about 20% slower since
it computes psycho-acoustics for L,R Mid and Side channels.
- "Analog silence" threshold added. Keeps VBR
from upping the bitrate during very quite passages. (Robert.Hegemann)
- New VBR quality setting from Robert Hegemann.
It is based on the idea that distortion at lower bit rates sounds worse than
at higher bitrates, and so the allowed distortion (VBR quality setting) is
proportional to the bitrate. Because of this, default minimum bitrate
is now 32kbs.
- Expermental subblock gain code enabled with -Z.
- New "-r" option for raw pcm input files. With -r, LAME will not do
any fseek()'s or look for wav and aiff headers on the input file.
- Bug fixes in mp3x (frame analyzer) for viewing frames near end of the file.
- Bug fixed to allow setting the sampling rate of raw pcm input files.
LAME 3.20beta July 19 1999
- Bug in get_audio.c fixed. Libsndfile wrappers would not compile (Miguel
- Nils Faerber found some unitialized variables and some wierd extranous
computations in filter_subband, now fixed. This was causing seg faults
on some machines.
LAME 3.19beta July 18 1999
- Oops! Robert Hegemann immediatly found a bug
in the new (old -Z option) quantization code. calc_noise1 was
not returning tot_noise, so non ms-stereo frames were buggy.
LAME 3.18beta July 17 1999
- Many psycho-acoustic bug fixes. Dan Nelson
discovered a bug in MPEG2: For short blocks, the code assumes 42 partition
bands. MPEG1 sometimes has less, MPEG2 can have more. In MPEG1,
this bug would not have effected the output if your compiler initializes static
variables to 0 on creation. In MPEG2 it leads to array out-of-bounds
access errors. Finally, there was a related bug in MPEG1/MPEG2, short &
long blocks where the energy above 16 kHz was all added to partition band
0. (the lowest frequeny partition band!)
- The -Z option (Gabriel Bouvigne's idea of using total
quantization noise to choose between two quantizations with the same value
of "over") is now the default. I believe this helps remove the trilling
sound in Jan's testsignal4.wav. The quality of testsignal2.wav and testsignal4.wav
are now better than Xing and getting closer to FhG.
- Bug fixes in frame & sample count for downsampling mode. (ben "jacobs")
- Patches to improve modulization. (ben "jacobs")
LAME 3.17beta July 11 1999
- substantial code cleanup towards goal of making LAME more modular.
LAME 3.16beta July 11 1999
- New tunings of window switching, and better bit allocation
based on pe. (Jan Rafaj. improves both testsignal2.wav and testsignal4.wav).
- Bug in mid/side quantization when side channel was
zero fixed. (Albert Faber)
- Removed some extranous computations in l3psy.c (Robert Hegemann)
- More detailed timing status info, including hours display. (Sakari Ailus)
and percentage indicator (Conrad Sanderson).
- Window_subband and calc_noise1,calc_noise2 speedups.
Quantize_xrpow speedup should be significant on non GNU/intel systems. (Mike
- Better initial guess for VBR bitrate. Should
speed up VBR encoding. (Gabriel Bouvigne)
- More advanced .wav header parsing. fixes bugs involving click in
first frame. (Robert.Hegemann)
- Correct filesize and total frame computation when using LIBSNDFILE (ben
- Click in last frame (buffering problem) when using libsndfile fixed.
- Audio I/O code overhauled. There is now a uniform audio i/o interface
to libsndfile or the LAME built in wav/aiff routines. All audio i/o
code localized to get_audio.c.
- times()/clock() problem fixed for non-unix OS. (Ben "Jacobs")
- Fixed uninitialized pe when using fast mode. (Ben "Jacobs")
LAME 3.13 June 24 1999
- Patches for BeOS from Gertjan van Ratingen.
- Makefile info for OS/2 Warp 4.0 (from dink.org).
- Status display now based on wall clock time, not cpu time.
- mem_alloc no longer allocates twice as much memory as needed (Jan Peman).
- Updated BLADEDLL code to handle recent changes (Albert Faber).
- Bug fixed in parsing options when not using GTK (Albert Faber).
- MPEG2 Layer III psycho acoustics now working.
- Improved huffman encoding Chris Matrakidis. (10%
faster). I dont know how he finds these improvements! LAME with
full quality now encodes faster than real time on my PII 266.
- Fixed time display when encoding takes more than 60 minutes.
- New mid/side stereo
criterion. LAME will use mid/side stereo only when the difference between
L & R masking thresholds (averaged over all scalefactors) is less then
5db. In several test samples it does a very good job mimicking the FhG
- Bug in mid/side stereo fixed: independent variation
of mid & side channel scalefactors disabled. Because of the way
outer_loop is currently coded, when encoding mid/side coefficietns using left/right
thresholds, you have to vary the scalefactors simultaneously.
- Bug in side/mid energy ratio calculation fixed. (Thanks
to Robert Hegemann)
- Default mode is stereo (not jstereo) if bitrate is chosen as 192kbs or
higher. Tero Auvinen first pointed out that FhG seems to think at 160kbs,
their encoder is so good it doesn't need jstereo tricks. Since LAME is not
as good as FhG, I am going to claim that 192kbs LAME is so good it doens't
need jstereo tricks, and thus it is disabled by default.
- WAV header parsing for big-endian machines, and automatic detection of
big-endian machines. (Thanks to Sigbjørn Skjæret).
- added 56 sample delay to sync LAME with FhG.
- MP3x (frame analyzer) can now handle MPEG2 streams.
- MPEG2 layer III now working! lower bit rates (down to 8kbs) and 3
more sampling frequencies: 16000, 22050, 24000Hz. Quality is poor -
the psy-model does not yet work with these sampling frequencies.
- Fixed "ERROR: outer_loop(): huff_bits < 0." bug when using VBR.
- bash and sh scripts to run LAME on multiple files now included. (from
Robert Hegemann and Gerhard Wesp respectively)
- bug fix in encoding times for longer files from (Alvaro Martinez
- yet another segfault in the frame analyzer fixed.
- ISO psy-model/bit allocation routines removed. This allowed makeframe()
to be made much simpler, and most of the complicated buffering is now gone.
Eventually I would like the encoding engine to be a stand alone library.
- Better VBR tuning. Find minimum bitrate with
distortion less than the allows maximum. A minimum bit rate is imposed
on frames with short blocks (where the measured distortion can not be trusted).
A minimum frame bitrate can be specified with -b, default=64kbs.
- LIBSNDFILE support.
With libsndfile, LAME can encode almost all sound formats. Albert Faber
did the work for this, including getting libsndfile running under win32.
- CRC checksum now working! (Thanks to Johannes Overmann )
- frame analyzer will now work with mono .mp3 files
- more code tweeks from Jan Peman.
- Compaq-Alpha(Linux) fixes and speedups from Nils
- Faster bin_search_StepSize from Juha Laukala.
- Faster quantize() from Mike Cheng
- Faster quantize_xrpow() from Chris Matrakidis.
xrpow_flag removed since this option is now on by default.
- Fixed .wav header parsing from Nils Faerber.
- Xing VBR frame info header code from Albert Faber. "Xing" and
"LAME 3.12" embedded in first frame.
- Bug in VBR bit allocation based on "over" value fixed.
LAME 3.11 June 3 1999
- Almost all warnings (-Wall) now fixed! (Thanks to Jan Peman)
- More coding improvements from Gabriel Bouvigne and Warren Toomey.
- VBR (variable bit rate). Increases
bit rate for short blocks and for frames where the number of bands containing
audible distortion is greater than a given value. Much tuning needs
to be done.
- Patch to remove all atan() calls from James Droppo.
LAME 3.10 May 30 1999
- Fast mode (-f) disables psycho-acoustic model
for real time encoding on older machines. Thanks to Lauri Ahonen who
first sent a patch for this.
- New bit reservoir usage scheme to accommodate the
new pre-echo detection formulas.
- Tuning of AWS and ENER_AWS pre-echo formulas by Gabriel
Bouvigne and myself. They work great! now on by default.
- In jstereo, force blocktypes for left & right channels to be identical.
FhG seems to do this. It can be disabled with "-d".
- Patches to compile MP3x under win32 (Thanks to Albert Faber).
- bin_serach_stepsize limited to a quantizationStepSize
of -210 through 45.
- outer_loop() will now vary Mid & Side scalefactors
independently. Can lead to better quantizations, but it is slower (twice
as many quantizations to look at). Running with "-m f" does not need
this and will run at the old speed
- Bug in inner_loop would allow quantizations larger
than allowed. (introduced in lame3.04, now fixed.)
- Updated HTML documentation from Gabriel Bouvigne.
- Unix man page from William Schelter.
- numlines bug fixed. (Thanks to Rafael Luebbert,
- Quantization speed improvements from Chirs Matrakidis.
- When comparing quantizations with the same number
of bands with audible distortion, use the one with the largest scalefactors,
not the first one outer_loop happened to find.
- Improved defination of best quantization when using -f (fast mode).
- subblock code now working. But no algorithm to choose subblock gains
- Linux now segfaults on floating point exceptions. Should prevent
me from releasing binaries that crash on other operating systems.
LAME 3.04 May 22 1999
- Preliminary documentation from Gabriel Bouvigne.
- I wouldn't have thought it was possible, but now
there are even more speed improvements from Chris Matrakidis! Removed
one FFT when using joint stereo, and many improvements in loop.c.
- "Fake" ms_stereo mode renamed "Force" ms_stereo since it forces mid/side
stereo on all frames. For some music this is said to be a problem, but
for most music mode is probably better than the default jstereo because it
uses specialized mid/side channel masking thresholds.
- Small bugs in Force ms_stereo mode fixed.
- Compaq Alpha fixes from Nathan Slingerland.
- Some new experimental pre-echo detection formulas
in l3psy.c (#ifdef AWS and #ifdef ENER_AWS, both off by default. Thanks
to Gabriel Bouvigne and Andre Osterhues)
- Several bugs in the syncing of data displayed by mp3x (the frame analyzer)
- highq (-h) option added. This turns on things (just one so far) that
should sound better but slow down LAME.
LAME 3.03 May 18 1999
- Faster (20%) & cleaner FFT (Thanks to Chris Matrakidis
- mods so it works with VC++ (Thanks to Gabriel Bouvigne, www.mp3tech.org)
- MP3s marked "original" by default (Thanks to Gabriel Bouvigne, www.mp3tech.org)
- Can now be compiled into a BladeEnc compatible .DLL (Thanks
to Albert Faber, CDex author)
- Patches for "silent mode" and stdin/stdout (Thanks to Lars Magne
- Fixed rare bug: if a long_block is sandwiched between
two short_blocks, it must be changed to a short_block, but the short_block
ratios have not been computed in l3psy.c. Now always compute short_block
ratios just in case.
- Fixed bug with initial quantize step size when many
coefficients are zero. (Thanks to Martin Weghofer).
- Bug fixed in MP3x display of audible distortion.
- improved status display (Thanks to Lauri Ahonen).
LAME 3.02 May 12 1999
- encoder could use ms_stereo even if channel 0 and
1 block types were different. (Thanks to Jan Rafaj)
- added -k option to disable the 16 kHz cutoff at 128kbs.
This cutoff is never used at higher bitrates. (Thanks to Jan Rafaj)
- modified pe bit allocation formula to make sense
at bit rates other than 128kbs.
- fixed l3_xmin initialization problem which showed up under FreeBSD.
(Thanks to Warren Toomey)
LAME 3.01 May 11 1999
- max_name_size increased to 300 (Thanks to Mike Oliphant)
- patch to allow seeks on input file (Thanks to Scott Manley)
- fixes for mono modes (Thanks to everyone who pointed this out)
- overflow in calc_noise2 fixed
- bit reservoir overflow when encoding lots of frames with all zeros
(Thanks to Jani Frilander)
LAME 3.0 May 10 1999
November 8 1998
- added GPSYCHO (developed by Mark Taylor)
- added MP3x (developed by Mark Taylor)
- LAME now maintained by Mark Taylor
November 2 1998
- Version 2.1f released
- 50% faster filter_subband() routine in encode.c contributed by James Droppo
October 31 1998
- Version 2.1e released.
- New command line switch -a auto-resamples a stereo input file to
- New command line switch -r resamples from 44.1 kHz to 32 kHz [this
switch doesn't work really well. Very tinny sounding output files. Has to
do with the way I do the resampling probably]
- Both of these were put into the ISO code in the encode.c file, and are
simply different ways of filling the input buffers from a file.
October 18 1998
- Version 2.1d released
- Fixed memory alloc in musicin.c (for l3_sb_sample)
- Added new command line switch (-x) to force swapping of byte order
- Cleaned up memory routines in l3psy.c. All the mem_alloc() and free() routines
where changed so that it was only done once and not every single time
the routine was called.
- Added a compile time switch -DTIMER that includes all timing info. It's
a switch for the time being until some other people have tested on their system.
Timing code has a tendency to do different things on different platforms.
October 16 1998
- Version 2.1b released.
- Fixed up bug: all PCM files were being read as WAV.
- Played with the mem_alloc routine to fix crash under amigaos (just allocating
twice as much memory as needed). Might see if we can totally do without this
routine. Individual malloc()s where they are needed instead
- Put Jan Peman's quality switch back in. This reduces quality via the '-q '
switch. Fun speedup which is mostly harmless if you're not concerned with
- Compiling with amiga-gcc works fine
October 6 1998
- Version 2.1a released. User input/output has been cleaned up a bit. WAV
file reading is there in a very rudimentary sense ie the program will recognize
the header and skip it, but not read it. The WAV file is assumed to be 16bit
stereo 44.1 kHz.
October 4 1998In response to some concerns about the quality of the encoder,
I have rebuilt the encoder from scratch and carefully compared output at all stages
with the output of the unmodified ISO encoder. Version2.0 of
LAME is built from the ISO source code (dist10), and incorporates modifications
from myself and the 8hz effort. The output file from LAME v2.0 is identical
to the output of the ISO encoder for my test file.Since I do not have heaps of
time, I left the ISO AIFF file reader in the code, and did not incorporate a WAV
file reader.Added section on quality October
- Version 2.1 released with all tables now incorporated into the exe. Thanks
to Lars Magne Ingebrigtseni(email@example.com)
Up to September 1998
- Updated web page and released LAME v1.0
Working on the 8hz source code...
- Patched the 8hz source code
- 45% faster than original source (on my freebsd p166).
- m1 - sped up the mdct.c and quantize() functions [MDCTD, MDCTD2, LOOPD]
- m2 - sped up the filter_subband routine using Stephane Tavenard
's work from musicin [FILTST]
- m2 - minor cleanup of window_subband [WINDST2]
- m2 - Cleaned up a few bits in l3psy.c. Replaced a sparse matrix multiply
with a hand configured unrolling [PSYD]
- m3 - (amiga only) Added in the asm FFT for m68k (based on sources from
Henryk Richter and Stephane Tavenard)
- m4 - raw pcm support back in
- m5 - put in a byte-ordering switch for raw PCM reading (just in case)
- m6 - reworked the whole fft.c file. fft now 10-15% faster.
- m7 - totally new fft routine. exploits fact that this is a real->complex
fft. About twice as fast as previous fastest fft (in m6). (C fft routine
is faster than the asm one on an m68k!)
- - Now encodes from stdin. Use '-' as the input filename. Thanks to
- - Worked out that the 1024point FFT only ever uses the first 6 phi
values, and the first 465 energy values. Saves a bunch of calculations.
- - Added a speed-up/quality switch. Speed is increased but quality
is decreased slightly. My ears are bad enough not to be able
to notice the difference in quality at low settings :). Setting '-q
1' improves speed by about 10%. '-q 100' improves speed by about 26%.
Enoding of my test track goes from 111s (at default '-q 0') to 82s (at
-q 100). Thanks to Jan Peman for this tip.
- m9 - fixed an error in l3psy.c. numlines is overwritten with incorrect
data. Added a new variable numlines_s to fix this. Thanks again to Jan
- m10 - Down to 106 seconds by selecting a few more compiler options.
Also added a pow20() function in l3loop.c to speed up (ever so slightly)
calls to pow(2.0, x)
- No speedups. Just cleaned up some bits of the code.
- Changed K&R prototyping to 'normal' format. Thanks to Steffan
Haeuser for his help here.
- Changed some C++ style comments to normal C comments in huffman.c
- Removed the #warning from psy_data.h (it was getting annoying!)
- Removed reference in bitstream.c to malloc.h. Is there a system left
where malloc.h hasn't been superceded by stdlib.h?
- In Progess:
- my PSYD hack for the spreading functions is only valid for 44.1 kHz
- Should really put in a "if freq = 44.1 kHz" switch for it. Someone
might want to extend the speedup for 48 and 32 kHz.
- Putting in Jan Peman's quantanf_init speedup.