I have been using the previous verson of Audacity happily for years on my Windows XP PC, when suddenly it stopped converting to MP3 properly. It would start saving and the program would suddenly stop and I’d get the white space appear on the Audacity screen. When I tried to close the program the message would be that it had encountered a problem and would close. So…I updated Audacity to the latest verson.
I installed Lame and FFmpeg and configured my preferences carefully following all the instructions. I mainly record drama from the BBC iPlayer, then convert it to MP3 for listening to later, or on my MP3 player. Well, I get the recording OK, but when it came to saving it as an MP3, it gets all the way to the end and the message comes up telling me how long everything took and giving me an option to stop or cancel, but then when I stop it - nothing! The recording hasn’t saved. All I have is the name of the recording I have made, only with an ‘0’ at the end of it. When I exit the program and re-start it, I get a message saying the previous recording didn’t complete properly and should it recover it. Even when it recovers it, the same thing happens. What am I doing wrong please?
Moderator note: no need to SHOUT Pauline, it’s considered bad netiquette on most every forum I know - I removed the shouting for you