I followed the instructions to download and run the .exe file. When I restart Audacity, it still can’t see avformat.dll in the Library. I can’t import an mp3, and the .dll file isn’t in the Library. Here’s where I’m browsing to: C:\Program Files (x86)\FFmpeg for Audacity\avformat-55.dll
Thank you in advance for your help.
it still can’t see avformat.dll in the Library.
Are you seeing “library not found” like [u]this[/u]?
I can’t import an mp3
FFmpeg is not needed for MP3s. It’s used for many other formats.
What version of Audacity are you using? Audacity “out of the box” could always open MP3s. With older versions you needed to install LAME if you wanted to export/create MP3s. Now, it’s totally built-in.
Have you tried a different MP3?
Thank you for the quick reply. I did see the screen you linked to, and at first I followed the instructions to run FFmpeg. Then I browsed to locate avformat.dll, clicked Open and Ok and Ok also per the instructions.
I’m using Audacity 2.3.2, which should be the most current version. I tried importing several mp3 files I had recorded using VoiceRecord on my iPhone.
I tried importing several mp3 files I had recorded using VoiceRecord on my iPhone.
Do you have any known-good MP3s from somewhere else? I’m pretty sure this isn’t an “Audacity problem”…
If you don’t have any known-good MP3s, you can download one free (and legally) from [u]Jamendo[/u] or [u]Amazon[/u] has some free downloads (or you can buy am MP3 for $1).
I don’t know anything about “Voice Record” but you probably don’t have a (valid) MP3 file. Check your file with [u]MediaInfoOnline[/u].
MediaInfo will give you the true format and lots of file details. If it’s an MP3 you should see “MPEG” and “Layer 3”. It will also give you the duration (playing time) which can sometimes be a clue.
Thank you again - you are correct that the files I was trying to import were not proper mp3s.