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WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by PhilDarg » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:55 pm

I am running WaveLab Elements 7 successfully again after a HDD crash/re-format.

In the past, I used the LAME .DLL - just put it in the System folder, and it worked for Saving/Rendering WAV files.

I have put the "lame_enc.dll" file in the System folder, but the options for Saving in WaveLab do not allow constant bit rate, and error messages occur when saving the file; the rendered MP3 is not playable. Obviously, something is wrong.

Note that I installed version 7.2.1 from the patch only - I never used the CD for a re-install, since the original 7.0 version is actually 32-bit.

In any case, this approach worked before, but is not working now. I also noticed that the support page in Steinberg gives incorrect information about Program file folders:
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/kn ... nts-7.html
It is the 32-bit systems that use "Program Files(x86)\Steinberg\WaveLab Elements 7\System " - not the 64-bit OS.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by PG » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:03 pm

I guess you have a wrong version of the lame encoder DLL.
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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by PhilDarg » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:09 pm

It's the same version that I used before - I also tried the latest .DLL from LAME (2013 version).

Any thoughts as to why this is not working now?

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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by PhilDarg » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Here is the error message:
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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by PhilDarg » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:29 pm

Problem has been solved!

The issue was using a non-64 bit DLL; Apparently, I was using a 32-bit version in the 32 bit Windows folder before.

THANKS!

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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by Nightfly » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:48 pm

I downloaded the LAME encoder myself today (version 3.99.5 64 Bit) and placed it in the folder C:\Program Files\Steinberg\WaveLab LE 8\System. Yet when I'm in WL Elements 8 I don't even see the option for rendering to mp3, just the standard options for WAV, FLAC, OGG and WMA. Have I forgotten to do something?
Dell XPS8300 i7, 16GB RAM, Windows 10, Cubase Artist 8.5.10, WaveLab Elements 8, Steinberg CC121, Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by Nightfly » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:11 pm

ok, it seems I mistook the presets for being all the available options. When I clicked on Edit I was able to see the Audio File Format dialog with the LAME encoder available in the dropdown list. Strangely enough, when I previously copied the Fraunhofer encoder (which I bought for use in Cubase) to the System directory, it didn't show up in WL. Does Steinberg expect you to buy it once per program you use?
Dell XPS8300 i7, 16GB RAM, Windows 10, Cubase Artist 8.5.10, WaveLab Elements 8, Steinberg CC121, Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

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Re: WaveLab Elements 7 and LAME MP3 encoder

Post by Joey515 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:54 pm

I have the same issue with Fraunhofer mp3 encoder. I bought it and can use it on Cubase 7.5 but I can't get WL to encode to mp3. I can choose mp3 in the Save As... but then when I click to save it just goes to .WAV. Any ideas anyone?

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