Re: lame in deb package
David Wright, 2002-Aug-29 00:45 -0700:
> > I am just wondering if anyone have package lame in deb because I
> >wanna used it in debian but don't wanna just compile and install with no
> >debian package management.
> LAME isn't in the official Debian archives because, once compiled into
> an application, LAME _is_ an MP3 encoder. Distributing such an binary
> violates the licensing terms of the Frauenhofer Gesellshaft, which holds
> patents on MP3 compression. If you scour the web, though, you can find
> illegal .deb's.
I use "toolame"
$ apt-cache show toolame
Maintainer: Brian Ristuccia <email@example.com>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4)
Description: MPEG-1 layer 2 audio encoder
toolame is a very fast (6x realtime on a 550mhz Celeron) MPEG-1 layer
2 audio encoder with a command-line syntax nearly identical to that
of the lame MPEG-1 layer 3 audio encoder. Because of patent issues
surrounding the layer 3 encoder, the ability of most mpeg audio
players to play layer 2 files, and the similarity in command-line
syntax, toolame makes a very good drop-in replacement for lame or
other layer 3 encoders under most circumstances.
The command set is pretty-much the same as for the actual lame
Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian Admin and User