I may be the last one on this planet still using WINDOWS 98 (besides WIN XP). So far, I downloaded some 10 different LAME encoders and duly tried them in any which way I could imagine - with or without the required "Widgets"regular, zipped or regular etc. … And I did folow the Audacity Team’s careful online explanation to the letter. And yes, the last one I used, "lame3.99.5(2).zip does specify that it works with WIN 98.
However, I had no luck. This is what happened everysingle time out of about 35 or 40.
- After clicking “save” in MP3 final saving dialog, I get "Audacity needs the file “lame_end.dll” and
- when I fill in the search window the path to it C:\Programs\Lame for Audacity\lame_enc.dll I get “Could not open MP3 encoding library” and
- in preferences → library I get the error message “MP3 export library not found” and when I “locate it”, i. e. input it in the window there, it does not work either.
So, the final Question is: is any of the available Lame folder (or, for that matter, lame_enc.dll) stil available to work with WIN 98 ? And how can it be effected?
Note, I did try al these things also with previous Audacity 1.3.x and then 1.9.x (I think) and 2.1.x … and no luck either. I spent on it by now some 3o hours over about 2 weeks.
Thank you … Denis