lame [SOLVED]

just recorded about 2 min of audio and tried to download it as mp3

window said I need the lame file

downloaded the file… then loacated it
window came up we cant open the library !

this is whats inside the lame folder
lame exe
lame enc dill
licence text
uninst ooo dat
uninst oo exe

do I need some other file ?

thanks for help and advice

What version of Audacity are you using? What version of Windows? See the pink panel at the top of the page.

Try the instructions at Install LAME in Program Files (or Program Files(x86) if you are on a 64-bit version of Windows).

If you need to browse for the file in Audacity’s Libraries Preferences, select “lame_enc.dll”.


im on audacity 2.0.6

Im using windows 7

its a new comp so Im going to have to get that lame file again

in the past Im just put the lame file in a folder in documents… directed audacity to it and then
had no problems do I really need to have to start finding … (or Program Files(x86) …

Everything I downloaded I put in a folder named lame and put it in documents I directed
audacity to it
but now Im getting… cant read the library … !

I remember I had no problem the last time !

in the past Im just put the lame file in a folder in documents…

If you download and run the Audacity-LAME EXE file, it should create the ‘Lame For Audacity’ folder and install it in the correct place. Make sure you are using the Audacity version of LAME.

In the meantime if you can’t get it working, you can export to WAV and then use a 3rd-party MP3 encoder (such as [u]TAudioConverter[/u]) to make the MP3.

You can’t use arbitrary versions of the LAME encoder downloaded from anywhere.

If you don’t like the idea of installing LAME in Program Files, get the file “” file from then extract the ZIP file where you want.


THANK YOU Gale, you inspired me to have one last attempt at getting this sorted
and finally… it worked !

I was resigned to getting a wav file and then later converting those wav files to mp3

just did a file … it came out as 8.8 meg as a wav file
… 8oo k as an mp3 file

so you can see the advantage of going for mp3 !

thanks again for all the help and advice !

There is of course the disadvantage of the quality loss, though you may not necessarily be able to hear it.

I will mark this topic as [SOLVED] and lock it, as you seem to be satisfied now.