Download 3rd Party Encoders
to make MP3 files with AudioCrusher, you need an MP3 encoder. Some very
good MP3 encoders are freely available on the internet, but due to patent
restrictions these cannot be distributed with AudioCrusher.
is a very fast MP3 encoder with good sound quality. It supports variable
bitrate (VBR) and Joint Stereo.
After downloading this file, unzip the included lame_enc.dll file into your AudioCrusher directory!
is also a very good MP3 encoder. It is not as fast as LameEnc and does
not (yet) support VBR and Joint Stereo. BladeEnc was the standard encoder
in the BETA version of AudioCrusher.
After downloading this file, unzip the included bladeenc.dll file into your AudioCrusher directory!
AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding and is, like MP3, an MPEG standard. It mainly comes in two different flavours: MPEG2 and MPEG4. It is supposed to yield better compression ratios at equal or even better quality than MP3. From the standardization perspective, AAC is the successor to MP3, however, it is by far not yet as well established as MP3 is.
Note: Due to patent restrictions, we cannot supply any AAC encoder binaries. The source code for the faac encoder is freely available at audiocoding.com, though. Unfortunately, you will either have to build the needed libfaac.dll yourself or do some smart searching around the internet...
Ogg Vorbis is a relatively new format. It is comparable to MP3 with respect to output quality and size. Fortunately, Ogg Vorbis is open source and free from any software patents like MP3. AudioCrusher uses an Ogg Vorbis interface developed by A. Key (source code available).
After downloading this file, unzip the included vorb_enc.dll file into your AudioCrusher directory!
Monkey's Audio Lossless Compression
Monkey's Audio is quite different from the other encoders in the way that it does not alter the sound quality in any way. The sound will always be bit-exact to the original after decompression. Using Monkey's Audio, it is possible to achive compression ratios of 1:2 or even better, depending on the audio data.
The link below is the Monkey's Audio Software Development Kit (SDK). You will only need the included MACDll.dll file in the Shared directory of the Zip-file. Just unzip that file to your AudioCrusher directory.
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