Audacity LAME download?

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Post by DonttellhimPike » February 13th, 2021, 2:17 am

Hello,

I am trying to do my one-minute test but am having difficulties saving the file.
I have recorded using Audacity, that's fine. But when I come to save it as an MP3 file I run into trouble!
It recommended that I download LAME and I have done so but that doesn't seem to have solved it either.

Can anyone help at all please? Please remember you are advising a 57 year old who was born in the olden days :D
My knowledge of information technology could fit inside a matchbox.

Many thanks for any kind suggestions.

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Post by annise » February 13th, 2021, 2:57 am

have you tried exporting not saving ? Its an option under the save etc
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 13th, 2021, 7:56 am

Configuring the LAME encoder was one of the problems I also had at the beginning!

See if these instructions will help:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_FAQ#How_do_I_get_the_LAME_MP3_encoder.3F
Check "How do I get the LAME MP3 encoder?" and "How do I configure Audacity to find and use the LAME encoder plug-in?"
I think it basically says how to tell Audacity to find where you saved the LAME file.
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Post by mightyfelix » February 13th, 2021, 8:14 am

I thought that LAME was now included with the new versions of Audacity. :hmm: If you go to the Help menu at the top, and then "About Audacity," a box will pop up that'll show you the version you're using, such as "Audacity 2.3.3" Will you try this and tell us what version you have?

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 13th, 2021, 11:53 am

In the latest version of Audacity for Windows (v2.4.1) under Edit - Preferences - Library, you should see the following

LAME MP3 Export Library
MP3 Library version: LAME 3.100 (Built-in)

If you are not using the latest version, you might want to download and install it as it has improved features such as an improved noise reduction plugin for one.
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Post by DonttellhimPike » February 18th, 2021, 4:43 am

mightyfelix wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 8:14 am
I thought that LAME was now included with the new versions of Audacity. :hmm: If you go to the Help menu at the top, and then "About Audacity," a box will pop up that'll show you the version you're using, such as "Audacity 2.3.3" Will you try this and tell us what version you have?
Many thanks for your kind help, mightyfelix.
My Audacity version is 2.3.0.
Does this help

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Post by DonttellhimPike » February 18th, 2021, 4:44 am

annise wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 2:57 am
have you tried exporting not saving ? Its an option under the save etc
Anne
Thank you Anne, I will try this and let you know as soon as I can.
Thanks for your kind assistance.

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Post by DonttellhimPike » February 18th, 2021, 4:45 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:56 am
Configuring the LAME encoder was one of the problems I also had at the beginning!

See if these instructions will help:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_FAQ#How_do_I_get_the_LAME_MP3_encoder.3F
Check "How do I get the LAME MP3 encoder?" and "How do I configure Audacity to find and use the LAME encoder plug-in?"
I think it basically says how to tell Audacity to find where you saved the LAME file.
Thank you Rapunzelina. I will check that out.
You are kind to help.

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Post by DonttellhimPike » February 18th, 2021, 4:46 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 11:53 am
In the latest version of Audacity for Windows (v2.4.1) under Edit - Preferences - Library, you should see the following

LAME MP3 Export Library
MP3 Library version: LAME 3.100 (Built-in)

If you are not using the latest version, you might want to download and install it as it has improved features such as an improved noise reduction plugin for one.
Thank you Jo, I will do my best to follow your advice.
Thanks for your kindness.

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