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  • azpjalex
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
I am having a problem ripping a CD to mp3 using the latest version of foobar2000.  When I select 'convert' I get a window that says 'please locate lame.exe'.  When I open the components folder, there are only drivers listed, but no lame.exe file to select.  I can't get past this problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

  • marc2003
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #1
you need to acquire lame.exe by yourself. it's not bundled with foobar. try here: http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php
  • Last Edit: 30 September, 2011, 05:19:55 PM by marc2003

  • azpjalex
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #2
you need to acquire lame.exe by yourself. it's not bundled with foobar. try here: http://www.rarewares.org/mp3-lame-bundle.php

I've tried that, but the bundle I downloaded has what looks to be a driver, but no lame.exe file.  I'm having trouble importing it into foobar.

  • marc2003
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #3
drivers?   

i use the very first zip file myself and that contains lame.exe - that's all you need. obviously you need to extract it from the zip first before foobar can use it.

  • azpjalex
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #4
drivers?   

i use the very first zip file myself and that contains lame.exe - that's all you need. obviously you need to extract it from the zip first before foobar can use it.

Thanks for your help.  I opened the zip file and selected lame_enc.dll and dragged it to the components folder an it still doesn't work.  Sorry, I'm not to computer savvy.

  • Andreasvb
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #5
Wrong file, take lame.exe instead.

It might only read lame for you if you've hidden file extensions.
Windows 10 Pro x64 // foobar2000 1.3.10

  • azpjalex
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Trying to rip a CD to MP3, I get “Please locate lame.exe”; what to do?
Reply #6
Wrong file, take lame.exe instead.

It might only read lame for you if you've hidden file extensions.

It works!!  Thank you so much for your help.