LAME MT Audio Encoding
In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding
test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a popular scenario
that many end users work with on a day-to-day basis to provide portability and
storage of their digital audio content. LAME is an open-source mid to high
bit-rate and VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 audio encoder that is used widely
around the world in a multitude of third party applications.
In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a hallucinogenic-induced Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below, listed in seconds. Shorter times equate to better performance.