Blade MP3 encoder

Blade was developed by Tord Jansson. It started as a compile of the dist10 sources but soon Jansson started tweaking speed and quality, mostly at high bitrates (around 192 and 256kbps)

Development officially ceased on 2002-08-11, although by then an year had already passed since the last update. The developer recommended users switch to Ogg Vorbis.

A mirror of the official page is available at And you can check the entire changelog here.

Date: 2001-03-07
Version: 0.94.0
Interface: Command line
Platform: Win32
Download: - 93kB

Date: 2001-01-19
Version: 0.92.7
Download: - 178kB

Date: 1999-12-31
Version: 0.91
Download: - 160kB

BladeEnc for Mac Date: 1999-07-22
Version: 0.82
Download: - 118kB
Kindly contributed by ViPER1313

Date: 1998-12-17
Version: 0.76
Download: - 100kB
Kindly contributed by SacRat

Date: 1998-11-27
Version: 0.75
Download: - 199kB
Kindly contributed by SacRat

Date: 1998-09-14
Version: 0.72
Download: - 107kB

Date: 1998-07-06
Version: 0.60
Download: - 108kB

Date: 2001-01-22
Version: 0.92.6 (GUI v1.4)
Interface: Graphical
Platform: MacOS Classic (PPC)
Download: blademac.sit - 529kB

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