Cannot Import mp3 File

I’m new to Audacity, I only downloaded it so I can edit a few songs for my wedding.

I tried importing a song and the dialogue box stops at at 00:01 mark. I checked the file size vs. available space and it appears I have plenty of space (only a 3MB file). Is there something I’m missing here? Thanks!

Since Audacity recognizes MP3 files out of the box, what you have probably isn’t an MP3.

You can install the FFMpeg software and Audacity will open more different sound files.

Scroll down to optional downloads.


After looking at the file it indicates that it is an MP3. Would you still recommend downloading the FFMpeg software?