COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

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COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by wayne9090 » Tue May 05, 2009 10:17 pm

I've not been able to get Audacity to recognize the lame dll file...I've done this (ie exported succesfully) many times before and everything worked fine (same computer, new hard drive), but I keep getting the message "would you like to locate lame" even though I've located it for Audacity 100 times (OK maybe 10). I've downloaded the lame file, extracted it, and showed Audacity where it is, uninstalled lame and started all over again. It always says "COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY".

I'm using 1.26
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by jefferson » Sat May 16, 2009 5:56 am

The same thing happened to me in 1.2.6 after using the 3.98.2 dll from lame.buanzo.com.ar

But the 3.98.2 dll file on free-codecs.com worked
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Sat May 16, 2009 10:16 am

If you really can't get it to work (I know from reading other threads that lately there have been some conflicts bewteen Audacity and Lame versions - but I thought the developers had fixed all that) - then a suitable workaround would be to export as WAV and then find yourself a standalone WAV to MP3 converter. A quick google of t'interweb should probably find you a free one - you can even get iTunes (free to download) to do it for you, but it's a bit fiddly.

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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by rollerpoint » Sun May 17, 2009 7:49 am

Hi

A WARNING!
Just few days ago I downloaded Audacity from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ in order to install into friend's PC ... and of course mp3 lame codec from the link http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ as suggested from initial Audacity page. Unfortunately the lame wouldn't install due to a embedded trojan as I read in another forum.

PS As previous poster stated - 3.98.2 dll file from free-codecs.com works also for me.
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by jgandalf » Tue May 19, 2009 11:29 pm

What is the danger posed by the trojan? I, too, downloaded the thing. I have deleted the file & gotten a working copy (thanks, guys) but am concerned about the residuals from the previous crap. Any danger?

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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed May 20, 2009 6:23 pm

rollerpoint wrote:A WARNING!
Just few days ago I downloaded Audacity from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ in order to install into friend's PC ... and of course mp3 lame codec from the link http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ as suggested from initial Audacity page. Unfortunately the lame wouldn't install due to a embedded trojan as I read in another forum.


DISINFORMATION ALERT.
THERE ARE NO VIRUSES IN THE OFFICIAL AUDACITY RELEASE OF THE LAME ENCODER
Audacity and Lame should be downloaded from the official sources.

See here: http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/0be7 ... a88f2c48ed

"rollerpoint" - I suggest that you do a full virus scan of the computer that you used - if this file was infected, it became infected on one of the machines that you were using. Be sure to use a reputable virus scanner - some so called anti-virus programs make up problems that do not exist in an attempt to coerce you into buying their product. Even reputable anti-virus programs can give false positives, usually if they are set up to use aggressive heuristic analysis If in doubt, files can be tested by multiple scan engines by using on-line services such as the one mentioned above.

Please do not spread unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours.

You should use the correct version of Lame with Audacity - this is especially true with Audacity 1.3.7 as Audacity 1.3.7 requires that Lame has been built against specific (up to date) libraries which is not generally the case with other versions.
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by wayne9090 » Sun May 24, 2009 12:55 pm

Thanks. I downloaded lame from free-codecs this time and that one worked.
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by ted » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:32 pm

THE REAL FIX.

BAD DOWNLOAD AT THIS LINK ==>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

GOOD DOWNLOAD AT THIS LINK ==>http://www.free-codecs.com/Lame_Encoder_download.htm

This is the problem.
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:43 pm

While that encoder offers a fix for Audacity 1.2.6 (not needed with Audacity 1.3.7 - the version available from the Audacity web site works fine with Audacity 1.3) note that you will not be able to use VBR encoding. VBR (Variable Bit Rate) offers better sound quality than a CBR file of the same size, but you will need to upgrade to Audacity 1.3.7 (or later) as the 1.2 version only supports CBR (Constant Bit Rate).
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Re: COULD NOT OPEN Mp3 ENCODING LIBRARY

Permanent link to this post Posted by wynd_jsmith » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:17 am

I found a workaround to this issue in another thread in this forum http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=10478
I am having the same problem as some others in that it seems that the problem occurs on Windows XP sp3, but works fine in SP2.
The workaround is to use Audacity 1.3.7 with this special lame dll http://www.gaclrecords.org.uk/nf_lame_enc.dll.
I tried with Audacity 1.3.8 and it still doesn't work, so I guess I'm stuck with 1.3.7.
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