Interesting turn of events folks. I put a lot of my VST plugins back into the folder and guess what? Mp3 encoding issue cropped up.
Is there a limit to the number of files in the plugins folder? I currently have 151 items in there. I have done this one by one, scanning for VST each time I open Audacity. Files left that keep causing the MP3 error are the following:
I didn’t think there would be either, mind you 150 is quite plenty for what I need to do! I really should thin them out to the 10-20 most used.
If I put any one of those in (e.g one at a time, open audacity, rescan plugins), I then get the error. These files I have had for a long time and I wonder if they are causing a conflict simply because they are old. Audacity is working fine without them and to be honest, I don’t miss these plugins. Probably never used them!
Unlikely. I’ve been building PC’s for years. Am an electronics service tech and A/V tech. PC’s these days are plug and play anyway.
That’s strange as I was sure I had the latest one on. I had run that DWI before I uninstalled everything. So now on my system is Audacity and that Lame version you linked. I ran DWI but still got the same error of not finding that IESHIMS.dll and that’s with Audacity working fine.
I am happy to leave it as is now and just not include those few plugins and put it down to something weird.
The lack of IESHIMS.dll doesn’t stop lame_enc.dll working - it’s cited in DWI’s where lame_enc.dll works fine.
At the point when you add one of those LADSPA plug-ins and this stops lame_enc.dll working, are there any other DLL’s in the Audacity plug-ins folder?
Note that rescan is only required for VST plug-ins, even though the scan will see and ignore LADSPA DLL’s. You only need to restart Audacity after adding a LADSPA plug-in (like the ones you mentioned with numbers in their name).
If and when you have time and patience, suppose you have only the plug-ins Audacity shipped with (including the three LADSPA DLL’s GVerb, Hard Limiter and SC4). Now add one of those plug-ins you mentioned with a number. Restart Audacity but don’t rescan. Can you still write an MP3?