I have tried to download LAME 4 times and it is not working.

I go to preferences> libraries and follow the instructions from there and it is not working. I have loaded this on previous computers so I am not sure what I am doing wrong on this one.

My windows version Windows 8

My version of audacity is the most current. I downloaded it 2 weeks ago.

please help!


  1. Go to the external LAME download page:
    Left-click this link, do not right-click.
  2. Directly underneath “TO DOWNLOAD Lame and FFmpeg for Windows, click links BELOW:”, left-click the link Lame v3.99.3 for Windows.exe and save the file anywhere on your computer.
  3. Double-click “Lame v3.99.3 for Windows.exe” to launch it (you can safely ignore any warnings that the “publisher could not be verified”).
  4. Follow the Setup instructions to install LAME for Audacity, making sure not to change the offered installation location of “C:\Program Files\Lame for Audacity” (or “C:\Program Files (x86)\Lame for Audacity” on a 64-bit version of Windows).

If you get stuck, please tell us how far you got and which step you get stuck at, and in what way it is not working.