I have followed the steps to export MP3 files, but after the file exports it is blank.
I downloaded Audacity 22.214.171.124 via .exe installer and I downloaded lame_enc.dll. Both are in the Program Files (x86) folder.
LAME appears to be properly set: Audacity > Preferences > Libraries > MP3 Export Library Version: LAME 3.99.3
I have tried exporting using both Windows 7 pro and Mac OS X version 10.9.4
I appreciate any suggestions as to how I can fix this.
When I open the exported “blank” MP3 file in a new Audacity project, there is an Error Importing message: Audacity did not recognize the type of file. . . If it is uncompressed, try importing it using “Import Raw”
The blank MP3 exports were originally: 1.An audacity recording that was 2. exported as an MP3 and then 3. uploaded to Audacity for editing (cut out a sample section) then 4. exported again as an MP3, which was then blank.
I just created a new Audacity project and exported to MP3 format. It worked. So. . .
It seems that I cannot take an MP3 file - load it in Audacity for editing, then export it as MP3. I must use the original Audacity file?
You will need to stop being a moving target for a while.
You are suffering, I believe, from the Windows Handicap of not showing you accurate filenames. You can force Windows to do that, or you can download the Media Info program which will tell you what you really have.
Hidden File Extensions - Windows
– Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View > [ ] Hide Extensions for Known File Types (deselect)
– Apply (to this folder) or Apply to All Folders
The practical effect of this Windows change is the filename MyMusic will turn into MyMusic.mp3, which is its real filename. Only I’m betting several of the files you think are MP3s are not.