LAME 3.xx LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder http://lame.sf.net May 2011 Originally developed by Mike Cheng (www.uq.net.au/~zzmcheng) and was latter developed by Mark Taylor (www.mp3dev.org). Currently maintained by The LAME Project. This code is distributed under the GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (LGPL, see www.gnu.org), version 2. As LAME may contain software for which some companies may claim software patents, if you are in a location where software patents are recognized, it is suggested that you seek legal advice before deploying and/or redistributing LAME. In particular, it is suggested to visit http://www.mp3licensing.com/ if it applies to your jurisdiction. ============================================================================ see the file "INSTALL" for installation (compiling) instructions. see the file "USAGE" for the most up-to-date guide to the command line options. see the file "LICENSE" for details on how to use LAME in non-GPL programs. see the file "HACKING" if you are interested in working on LAME see the file "API" for details of the LAME encoding library API There is HTML documentation and a man page in the doc directory. ============================================================================ LAME uses the MPGLIB decoding engine, from the mpg123 package, written by: Michael Hipp (www.mpg123.de) MPGLIB is released under the GPL. Copyrights (c) 1999-2011 by The LAME Project Copyrights (c) 1999,2000,2001 by Mark Taylor Copyrights (c) 1998 by Michael Cheng Copyrights (c) 1995,1996,1997 by Michael Hipp: mpglib As well as additional copyrights as documented in the source code.