Using these downloaded files :
(1) How to get Audacity to load an audio track from a CD into the wave form screen for editing ?
My attempts so far are returned with an “Error Importing” message of “Audacity cannot open CD’s directly. Rip the CD tracks into an audio format Audacity can import such as .WAV or AIFF”. I assumed downloading the .exe file would provide file conversion ability.
(2) How to get Audacity to recognize the other three related executable files which were downloaded and installed ?
The Audacity software is not automatically converting .cda files into mp3 , wav, or wma format , and attempts to “Export File” save an mp3 file (an mp3 loaded into the wave form editing screen from a separate program which ripped a .cda file from a CD and coverted to mp3 format) as .wma are returned with a message of “Properly Configured FFmpeg is required to proceed. You can re-configure at Preferences / Libraries.”
Clicking EDIT/Preferences/Libraries returns boxes of (a) “MP3 export library not found” and icons to “Locate MP3 Library” or “Download LAME Library”, and a box of
(b) “FFmpeg Library not found” and icons to “Locate FFmpeg Library” or “Download FFmpeg Library”.
In both cases of boxes (a) and (b) clicking “Locate” finds the location of the necessary files ------ “Lame_enc.dll” for MP3 and “avformat52.dll” for FFmpeg ------ but then clicking “OK” in each case does not seem to link the Audacity program to the files. Further attempts to “Export” and “Edit/Preferences/Libraries” show continued “Library not found” messages. Searching the computer with Windows “Find/Files” shows that these .dll files do indeed exist.
How to get Audacity to operate ?