Why did it die?Is LAME so much better?
Why did it die?Is LAME so much better, or just the one that is still around?What alternatives do I have for encoding MP3s?Is LAME the only encoder available for Linux these days?
Fedora doesn't seem to have bladeenc in its repos, or any repo linked with the Fedora project.
QuoteFedora doesn't seem to have bladeenc in its repos, or any repo linked with the Fedora project. You're supposed to pay a royality whenever you distribute any MP3 encoder, so it's my understanding that none of the official Linux distrubutions include one. (The official LAME website only distributes the source code, so you have to go somewhere else to find the working/compiled code.)
The Homepage (http://bladeenc.mp3.no) doesn't exist anymore
That's why you have other repos linked with the project.LAME is in the Fedora repos.
================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repository Size================================================================================Installing: lame i686 3.98.4-1.fc14 rpmfusion-free 108 k
rpmfusion is not part of Fedora, you have to add it to your repository list after installing Fedora. It's a collection of extras accumulated by someone else.
This reminds me, what ever happened to ReallyRareWares?
Web.archive.org is your friend. Edit: for text contents of web sites, that is. Don't expect .zip files there.