FFMPEG not being recognized

I am using OS 10.12.6 and Audacity 2.2.2.

I am trying to install the ffmpeg libraries but audacity simply won’t recognize them. I tried the installer and I tried manually placing the lib file in the requisite directory but the interface keeps saying “library not found”. I even upgraded to the latest version of audacity (2.2.2) to see if that would work and it didn’t. I uninstalled and installed multiple times. If anyone has any insight into how to get this to work please let me know. I have seen this topic covered here before but it was usually someone placing files in the wrong folder or trying to install the wrong libraries.

Thank you in advance.

It is essential that you have the right version of FFmpeg installed. Instructions for Audacity 2.2.2 are here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_and_updating_audacity_on_mac_os_x.html#macff