I’ve been using Audacity for years, I recently installed 2.3.3.
Since that time I have been unable to import some MP3 files. I have installed Lame32 v3.99.3 and the FFMPEG libraries 2.2.2.
I can create .aup projects and export the file as MP3. I can then import the MP3 file I just exported.
When I try to install MP3 files Audacity will appear to load them and then a window replaces the loading windows titled “Importing FFMPEG Compatib…” and then crashes Audacity.
I’ve tried importing MP3 files that I have prior imported successfully and as a part of this experiment I’ve found that the issue appears to be with larger files only. I could import files that were 14,151 kb, 6,800 kb, but the crash occurs on a files that were 37,306 kb, 54,984 kb, 129,569 kb.