The latest places to get LAME for my new machine build:
* Multi-threading LAME MP3 Encoder. Kind of cool, this is a multithreaded version of Lame that should run better on hyperthreaded Pentiums by splitting the integer from the floating point calculations and also compiled by the special Intel compiler. A research project from the Technion, he says that VBR encoding can run up 1.7x faster on a Pentium D.
* “Rarewares”:http://www.rarewares.org/mp3.html. Still seem slike the best source. Latest version right now seems to be Lame 3.98 alpha 2