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Audacity Installation

Windows Installation

Step 1: Install Audacity
  • Go to http://www.audacityteam.org/download/ and select Windows.
  • Left-click on the installer file. Right-clicking and saving the file will not work.
  • Follow Setup Wizard instructions to complete installation.
Step 2: Install LAME Encoder
  • Go to http://lame.buanzo.org/ and click the "Windows Downloads" link.
  • Left-click the installation package.
  • Follow Setup Wizard to install (you can ignore any warnings that the "publisher could not be verified").
  • Do not change the default install destination.
Step 3: Exporting Audio
  • Launch Audacity.
  • Click the red circle to record any audio you wish to save as an MP3 file, then click the tan "stop" button.
  • Go to File>Export Audio...
  • Change the file type to MP3.
  • Export.
    • If you receive an error "Audacity needs the file libmp3lame.dylib to crete MP3s", select the location of the LAME file on your computer and press OK.

Mac Installation

Step 1: Install Audacity
  • Go to http://www.audacityteam.org/download/ and select Mac.
  • Left-click the .dmg file.
  • Double click the downloaded file.
  • When prompted, drag the Audacity.app icon to the Applications shortcut.
Step 2: Install LAME Encoder
  • Go to http://lame.buanzo.org/ and click the "Mac Downloads" link.
  • Left-click the .dmg installation package.
  • Double click the "Lame Library v* for Audacity.pkg" file.
    • If you get an error that looks like this:
      Right-click the .pkg file and click Open.
  • Follow the setup instructions to complete install.
Step 3: Exporting Audio
  • Launch Audacity.
  • Click the red circle to record any audio you wish to save as an MP3 file, then click the tan "stop" button.
  • Go to File>Export Audio...
  • Change the file type to MP3.
  • Export.
    • If you receive an error "Audacity needs the file libmp3lame.dylib to crete MP3s", select the location of the LAME file on your computer and press OK. 
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