Issue saving test as MP3 file

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Post by mbschimitsch » April 27th, 2020, 11:14 am


I am new to librivox and am trying to save my "test" M93 file, but receiving the following message: "Audacity needs the file lame_enc.dll to create MP3s" When I tried to download Lame it says LAME is now built-in with Audacity for Windows. I did search for this file on my C drive where Audacity is saved, but could not locate it either.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Post by lorda » April 27th, 2020, 11:23 am

Hello Mary,

I took a look to my Audacity installation. The lame_enc.dll is directly in the mainfolder from Audacity. Try to download the dll and copy the dll into the mainfolder from Audacity. Maybe that help to solve the problem.

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Post by tovarisch » April 27th, 2020, 12:12 pm


What is your Audacity version? Are you on Windows or MacOS? Some previous versions required the LAME encoder to be separately installed. The most recent version has it built-in except on Linux. See for some guidance.
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