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For converting files into MP3, you will need LAME – a freeware MP3 encoder which provides high-quality output and fast encoding speeds.

Installing the codec on Windows

  1. Download the archived encoder from free-codecs.com. Please note: you will need to download the 32-bit version, even if you are using a 64-bit operating system.
  2. Unzip the archive into a temporary folder.
  3. Copy the file Lame_enc.dll into the folder containing your Movavi program (usually C:\Program Files\Program_Name).
  4. You can now delete the temporary folder and archive.

Installing the codec on Mac

  1. Download the archived encoder from free-codecs.com.
  2. After the download is complete, unzip the archive, launch the .dmg file and install the codec following the onscreen instructions.
  3. Restart Movavi Video Converter after the installation is complete.

LAME Encoder, while initially created as a set of patches, has been developed by the open-source community since 1998, and has quickly become one of the most renowned MP3 encoders.
After a codec listening test conducted in 2004 by Roberto Amorim, it was recognized that LAME makes the highest-quality MP3 files at mid-high bitrates (128 kbps and above). The test also established that LAME-encoded 128 kbps MP3 files showed results closest to the original (uncompressed) audio, compared with other encoders. You can find more information on LAME at lame.sourceforge.net.

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