Exporting M4A (AAC) Files [SOLVED]

No matter what I try, I can’t seem to get FFmpeg configured to allow exporting M4A (AAC) Files: I am using Audacity V 2.0.5 on a PC, and have downloaded Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe, but the only .dll Audacity finds is lame_enc.dll. Audacity simply won’t allow the exporting action, each attempt ending with the same configuration error message. Thanks for any help.

To use FFmpeg, you have to download and install FFmpeg as per the link I already gave you in your other post: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#ffdown .

LAME and FFmpeg are different libraries. LAME is for MP3 export and nothing else. FFmpeg adds support for M4A export (and M4A import on Windows and Linux) and for import/export of many other additional formats.


Thanks, but this just doesn’t work … for me. I’ve found a work-around through I-tunes and AVS4.

It should work if you follow the instructions.

If you were using a demo version of AVS4You, be aware that it might add a voice announcement at regular intervals through the saved file.

Audacity can also export as WAV then you can convert the WAV to “AAC version” in iTunes:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/exporting_to_itunes_and_ipod.html .


Thanks for the ongoing input. I hope I can use your good info with the other stuff out there to solve my problem. Thanks again.

Gale, I am an idiot. Of course I installed the first file and didn’t read down to the correct file to open, which I have now done and it works. First, though, I tried to install the MAC version, before I finally got it right. Thanks for hanging in with me on this. A