That lame.exe is a command-line program. It's perfectly usable if you're not afraid of the Command Prompt - I use it that way all the time. It can be accessed by different graphical frontends, but those don't come with it; other people make them.
Fuzzy Chickens wrote:.mp4?
What ever happened to cross-compatibility?
Cross-compatibility? MP4 (H.264 and AAC, I'm assuming, rather than MPEG-4 ASP/XviD and MP3, despite those being perfectly acceptable in MP4) has been pretty standard no matter the operating system for the last 2 or 3 years.
Those iPods, PSPs, PS3s, Apple TVs, and the tube go a long way. Windows 7 supports it out of the box, OS X has Quicktime to support it (even if Quicktime's H.264 support is crippled), and Linux has anything ffmpeg-based (which Windows and OS X also have to varying degrees in their versions of VLC, mplayer, and ffmpeg itself; Windows also has ffdshow, which is predominantly the libavcodec core and just needs a separate splitter like Haali's or the ones in Media Player Classic/MPC-HomeCinema for MP4).