LameFE (FrontEnd) is a user interface for LAME and other encoders. It offers support for CD Digital Audio, Wave Audio, APE, and for Winamp plug-ins. It writes LAME (that's a given), Ogg/Vorbis, Monkeys Audio, and WAVE. Query the freeDB server to access file and album information for CDs. There's an Id3 tag editor, CD-back up, cuesheet, and automatched Batchmode. Other features allow you to define filename format, play converted files, create play lists, and review detail log. 1

    LAME is an open source MPEG-1 audio layer 3 (MP3) encoder. LAME is a recursive acronym for LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder, although the current version is a stand-alone encoder.

    As of 2004, the general consensus is that LAME produces the highest-quality MP3 files for bitrates greater or equal to 128 kbit/s. In a public listening test early in 2004, LAME MP3 files were the best 128 kbit/s MP3 files compared to the uncompressed original audio. 2

    SmartRipper is a DVD VOB file extractor (so called "DVD ripper"). The program is loaded with nice features like per-chapter splitting of VOB files, angle processing, etc. It also displays statistics such as length, size, and max/min/average bitrate for every chapter and active selection. 3

    Note:  To use BeLight you will also need BeSweet and VOBInput.dll (for VOB files). Both are available below. 

    BeLight is a new Graphical User Interface for BeSweet, one of the best audio tools for transcoding.

    Features of BeLight 0.22 :

    - AC3, WAV, OGG, MP2, MP3, AVI, VOB, LST & MUX in input.
    - AAC/MP4, AC3, MP2, MP3, VORBIS, WAV and AIFF in ouput.
    - Most of BeSweet functions (Gain, SSRC, Boost, Partial Encoding, Change Frame Rate,     Soundtouch...)
    - MultiLanguages Support (German, Spanish, French, English, Polish, and Russian actually... more are welcome )
    - Delay Detection for input files.
    - Some AAC/AC3/MP2/MP3/VORBIS/WAV Presets.
    - Mux File Wizard (in version 0.22 )
    - File List Creator (in version 0.22)

    How to use BeLight?

    - First, grab the last BeSweet release.
    - Second, put BeLight in the same folder as BeSweet and load it. 4

    BeSweet is an audio transcoding tool. It lets you convert audio files from one format to another. Supported formats : MP3, AC3, WAV, MP2, AVI, Aiff, VOB, Ogg Vorbis. 5

    Unzip the files into the BeLight-0.21 folder.

    VOBInput.dll plugin for BeSweet, written by DVD2SVCD. 6

    Use this plugin if you have extracted VOB files from a DVD and want to transcode them to a more accessible format.

    Unzip the files into the BeLight-0.21 folder.