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Lossy Audio Compression => MP3 => MP3 - General => Topic started by: Artie on 2018-07-03 16:29:55

Title: I forget: difference between Lame.exe and lame_enc.dll?
Post by: Artie on 2018-07-03 16:29:55
I'm just installing the new 3.100-64, and can't remember the difference between these two files. Do I need both, or one or the other.

Thanks all.
Artie
Title: Re: I forget: difference between Lame.exe and lame_enc.dll?
Post by: DVDdoug on 2018-07-03 19:53:38
The EXE should be a stand-alone command-line application.

The DLL should be called by another application. 

But, there may be some applications that run the EXE.

...I usually just copy all of the files to one location.   (I've never run it from the command line.)  
Title: Re: I forget: difference between Lame.exe and lame_enc.dll?
Post by: polemon on 2018-07-12 14:20:45
You should keep both.

.dll files are libraries used by other programs. They are nost execuable programs themselves. .exe files are executable programs, some use .dll files as part of their functionality.

Some program use lame_enc.dll, others call lame.exe (one program can run another, etc.).

Long story short: you should keep both.
Title: Re: I forget: difference between Lame.exe and lame_enc.dll?
Post by: Artie on 2018-07-18 12:51:00
Thanks. Keeping both is what I always do. I was just trying to remember why.   ;)
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