I wanted to be able to access my Kplaylist Music from my Motorola Smartphone but the bitrate was just to much for my WAP connection.
So, what to do...Install and configure LAME support in Kplaylist of course.
If you struggled with this as I did, maybe this can help... WindowsXP users...
1.) Download a copy of the Lame software for windows 32bit, it is easy enough to find.
I am using "lame3.98.2". The only file you will need will be the lame.exe file.
2.) Create a folder for it to reside in. I use a folder called TOOLS right off my Kplaylist folder.
3.) In Windows, Click the "START" button and "RIGHT CLICK" on "My Computer" and then select "Properties".
Select the "Advanced" tab at the top of the dialog. Now click the "Envoirment Variales" button.
Under "System Variables" highlight PATH and click edit, Add the complete path to the folder where
you placed the LAME.EXE file (Example:%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\system32;"C:\Kplaylist\Tools";).
4.) Turn on the Lame support in Kplaylist. This is done in 2 places.
a.)Admin Controls/Settings/File Handling - Check the box "Enable Lame Support".
b.)My/Options - Select from the pull-down list your preferred bitrate for lame to use.
NOTE:This is selectable for each user so if you want to limit the max bitrate use
the option -B in you lame commandline. I use '-B 64' to set the maximum bitrate.
5.) If you have not edited the %cfg['lamecnd']= in the PHP file you may leave it alone. You can toy
with that later. Below is what I am currently using but I am still testing it:
/ lame command (transcode)
$cfg['lamecmd'] = 'lame.exe --priority 4 --silent --nores --nohist --mp3input --cbr --flush --strictly-enforce-ISO -h -m s -b %bitrate% -B 64 "%file%" - ';
Note, I use '--priority 4' because the PC is deticated to Kplaylist and I can spare the CPU's. You may want to leave this
out or set it to 0.
Getting a list of all the command options for lame is as easy as "Start/Run/cmd" in the command window type
lame --longhelp >>lamehelp.txt and hit enter. Now you have an easy to read text file to refer to.
Hope this helps!