View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] How to export to mp3 in Audacity?

May 19th, 2008, 03:01 PM
I've been trying to export a wav to mp3 in Audacity.

It prompts me to find libmp3lame.so but it's nowhere on my computer.

I installed Lame throught apt-get & it works from a command line but I can't get Lame to work through Audacity.
Any ideas?

May 19th, 2008, 03:13 PM
there is a quicker and easy way to do this

1. in terminal sudo aptitude install mpg123

2. also in terminal navigate to folder .wav is in

3. also in terminal mpg123 -w file.mp3 file.wav

renaming file to the name if the wav file

hope this helps

May 19th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the help but I really want to be able to export to an mp3 from an editing program. I guess I'm getting lazy. I can use the command line with Lame & it does the job too but I don't understand why Audacity needs something else from Lame to work.

May 19th, 2008, 03:27 PM
im not sure about that as im only starting out myself

but in synaptic maybe even though you have lame installed maybe you have missed the component audacity is looking for. could always give reinstalling Lame a try

May 19th, 2008, 03:48 PM
I'll try that but usually apt-get does the same thing as synaptic.
Maybe my versions are not right. I'm running gusty Ubuntu Studio.

May 19th, 2008, 04:04 PM
i wouldnt know anything about different distros as i came in right at the end of gutsys life 4 days before hardy came out.

May 19th, 2008, 08:24 PM
There was a package in synaptic called "liblame0" that I had to install.
Along with it came "liblame-dev" but that did the trick.
Now I can export to mp3 direct from Audacity.

I was planning on reinstalling Lame completely but searching through synaptic I saw that package that looked similar to the file audacity was looking for so I tried it & it worked. Thanks again for the ideas.