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Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Stimpstar » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:55 pm

My sincerest condolences for your loss.

macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6
After many failed attempts, it has led me here. It seems I cannot program Audacity 2.1.3 (both .dmg and zip) to locate LAME FFmpeg libraries in the system. Numerous attempts to locate the library manually have also resulted in the same issue. Always 'Library not found'.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards, Robert.
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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:11 pm

Assuming you have followed the steps here the first thing we need to do is verify that the libraries were installed in the correct location. Please look in

/Library/Application Support/audacity/libs

to see if the FFmpeg libraries are indeed installed there.

The easiest way to get to that folder is to click on the Go menu in the Finder and choose "Go to folder..." then type in /Library/Application Support

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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Stimpstar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 am

Following the instructions as per above email. The attached file screen shot shows /Library/Application\ Support/audacity/libs/libmp3lame.dylib
It shows the library in the correct location (I think)
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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:54 am

I see you have the Audacity installation DMG mounted. You're not running Audacity from the DMG, are you?
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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:30 pm

billw58 wrote:I see you have the Audacity installation DMG mounted. You're not running Audacity from the DMG, are you?
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And what Bill is getting at here is that you really should be dragging Audacity from the DMG to you Applications folder :geek:

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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Stimpstar » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:16 pm

Thank you for the prompt replies. I believe I have 'dragged' Audacity into the applications folder. I have also put previous Audacity downloads into the trash and re-downloaded, both Audacity 2.1.3 and 2.11 and tried to follow steps 'verbatim'.
All to no avail.
The latest attempt, Audacity appears in the 'Launchpad folder'' however when clicking on the Audacity icon within the 'Launchpad folder, Audacity now does not load.
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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:23 pm

I don't use Launchpad so I don't know why Audacity would fail to launch from there.

The Audacity DMG window looks like this:

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Once you have dragged the Audacity icon onto the Applications icon, there should be an Audacity icon in your Applications folder.

Once you have verified this, eject "Audacity 2.1.3" from the "Devices" section of the Finder sidebar.

Now double-click the Audacity icon that is in your Applications folder.

Tell us what happens.

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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Stimpstar » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:42 am

Ok, Audacity is up and running again, as per instructions above. However it still cannot locate the FFmpeg library, even when it is manually selected.
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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by Stimpstar » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm

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Re: Frustratingly cannot locate FFmpeg.

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:51 pm

You appear to be looking for the FFmpeg library in the LAME installer DMG in your Downloads folder.

Did you follow the instructions here, under "Recommended installer?" If you do that, the FFmpeg libraries will be installed in ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/libs and Audacity will be able to find them the next time it starts.

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