BladeEnc is a freeware MP3 encoder.
It is based on the same ISO compression routines as mpegEnc,
so you can expect roughly the same, or better, quality
The main difference is the appearance and speed. BladeEnc
doesn't have a nice, user-friendly interface like mpegEnc,
but it is more than three times faster, and it works with
several popular front-end graphical user interfaces .