Lame installation

cannot get the lame plug in recognized? just trying to copy vinyl on vibe player to put on cg…help!!!

First, please ensure that you have the current version of Audacity,
Then follow the instructions here to install Lame:

Sorry for the inconsistency in my posts. I have installed the current versions of Audacity as well as lame. I am using the vibe player to convert my vinyl to hard drive to cd or as I wish. I record an album and then go to transport for mp3 which is where I seem to break down. I go to library & press the necessary button but I just keep coming back to the transport modality. Anotherwords, whatever I am doing does not seem to let lame take hold and do its thing. I am far from a tekkie and my application is so simple yet the struggle is overwhelming. I have the instructions you pointed me too yet…alas…same scenario as above. TU.

I’m not quite sure what you mean.

If you go to:
“Edit menu > Preferences > Libraries” Does it say “MP3 Export library not found”?
or does it indicate a version number for Lame?

MP3 Export library not found…As I think back I obviously get to library & then click & then the above.

I decided to open audacity…I go to libraries(export), btw I am doing this w/o having saved anything to my hard drive altng something or doing it wronghough when I have saved it is the same experience…locate…download…and I have done it all w/o success. I must be skipping some step or plainly doing it wrong. I put the vinyl record on hooked(vibe) by usb to my laptop & hit record…it shows recording. I then attempt to transport (mp3) & the walls come tumbling down :frowning: and the above is my result. Hope this helpsillustrate my quagmire!!!

OK, let’s take this one step at a time and hopefully walk through to it all working :wink:

So that I know where you are starting from and so that there is nothing running to mess this up, reboot your computer.
Then go to this page:
See the words: "Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe " and click on that text link.
You should then be prompted to save a file to your computer.
Save the file to your desktop.

You should now have a file on your desktop called “Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe”

Let me know when you have done that and we’ll go onto installing it correctly.

done…had done this download previously & moved it to my desktop now.

Good, OK.
Double-click on “Lame v3.99.3 for Windows.exe” (on your desktop) to run it. This is the installer for Lame. If you get a warning “publisher could not be verified”, you can safely ignore the warning and tell it to continue.
Follow the on-screen instructions and accept all the default settings.

When the installation has completed you should be able to find a folder called “Lame for Audacity” which will be in one of the following locations (depending on which version of Windows):
“C:Program FilesLame for Audacity”
“C:Program Files (x86)Lame for Audacity”

How did that go?
Can you find the “Lame for Audacity” folder?

K, not at that computer presently but I will be able to find the folder…then what & if I have an ensuing problem I will jump back on & tell you. Thks.

OK, let me know when you have completed that step, then all we need to do is to ensure that Audacity is able to find Lame and then we’re done.

I can see the audacity folder…highlighted it in preferences under locate & there never seems to be any acknowledgement and goes right back to locate. This is really a trip…LOL!!! So, your directions please. Obviously located in program files!

Ok…I see the file under programs & actually attempted to do the deed under prederences then locate…same ol…maybe there’s a different step…what’s next :slight_smile:!!

btw…I am using w8…forgot to mention that…oe …I did…ooops…senioritis…haha :laughing:

Normally Audacity should detect Lame automatically, but if it does not do so, you need to navigate to the file lame_enc.dll not just to the Lame folder.

Do you know which version of Windows you are using?
So you know if it is a 32 bit or 64 bit version?