Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the LAME MP3 encoder, part of Learning Audacity (2012).
- At the end of the previous chapter, we looked at options…for exporting your audio from Audacity.…I mentioned that even though you can see an MP3 option…when you go to File, Export Audio,…and you can see we have MP3 there,…Audacity actually can't export MP3s on its own by default.…MP3s are still without question the most common file format…for audio out there.…They produce small file sizes, and they sound really good…to most people.…So in this movie, we'll look at how to set up Audacity,…so you can generate MP3 versions of your projects.…
I'm just going to Quit Audacity for a moment.…So first, open your browser…and go to audacityteam.org.…This is where you originally downloaded Audacity from.…And again, just as a reminder, do not browse…to sourceforge.net to download anything related to Audacity…or any other software.…As I mentioned in the movies on installing Audacity,…SourceForge was caught bundling junkware…and malicious software in with their downloads.…So make sure you steer clear of sourceforge.net…and only go to audacityteam.org.…
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Making selections
- Splitting clips
- Automating volume
- Adding sound effects
- Using compression
- Inserting silence
- Exporting your project
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the instructions for downloading the LAME MP3 encoder work?
A: Use the new homepage for Audacity, http://audacityteam.org/, rather than the sourceforge address shown in the course.
Q: This course was updated on 08/14/2015. What changed?
A: The author updated the "Downloading and installing Audacity" videos for Mac and Windows, and added a new video on the LAME MP3 encoder.