This page features MP3 and MP2 encoders other than LAME, as well as some encoding tools. Of special interest are Gogo and Helix encoder, which are quite faster than LAME.
fpMP3Enc is a multi-threaded version of LAME that uses the Fiber Pool multi-threading framework (click the link to get to the sources). Uses LAME version 3.98.2. Includes x64 compiles for Windows. Also includes a multi-threaded FLAC encoder.
mpg123 library compiled for Mac OS X, universal binary. Version 1.12.1
VC6/ICL9.0 compile of the latest CVS from Helix. Includes the source code and VC6 project files (patched 2005-12-20).
GoGo-no-coda is a japanese fork of LAME that focus on speedy encoding, with several internal routines rewritten in assembly language. This bundle includes gogo.exe and gogo.dll compiled with ICL4.5.
Command line version of the CDex MP2 encoder. Compiled with ICL6.
The fork of the tooLAME project. This uses the libsndfile 1.0.23 dll for input which is included. This is a win32 VC9 compile.
The fork of the tooLAME project. This is a custom version that does NOT use libsndfile for input. It uses its own native input routines. It will accept 8, 16, 24, 32 bit integer and float wave files as input and will also accept input from 'stdin' - which was really the point in doing it. This is a win32 compile.
An easy-to-use script and application package for encoding LAME --preset standard MP3s using --scale, with integrated tagging, all from within EAC. Includes all the required applications. Complete set up instructions are included. Wack can be used with other encoders, but this package is tailored for the above purpose.