O.k. Much has been said about Lame encoder..These are the facts-so far:
1.Lame is the best (lossy) mp3 encoder existing this moment!!It's last STABLE version (3.98.4) surpassed in quality even encoders you pay for..Brilliant people are working onto its next versions (3.99-4.00) so as to make our lives better..RESPECT this!!
2.It's FREE,supporting the most popular format on the planet
3. It works sweet with Audiograbber,EAC and a lot of other 'hosts'
4.The Lame executable and the DLL that comes with it (when you download it) cannot run by themselves-usually you put them in the folder of the application you are using for music transcoding /playing
5. Although boring..Try to READ the installation instructions or tutorials where necessary.
6.Clean your system of old codecs,codec packs and everything else that might decrease its performance or get in the way of neutral software functionality and make things complicated-driving you crazy
6.Re-Install the software you use for transcoding and point again the right path to the Lame exec. and DLL
7.Lame encoder comes with certain "switches".Learn how to use them (it's all in the "read me" document) and you will be able to SHAPE the encoding process in the EXACT WAY YOU LIKE!!