I downloaded Audacity 1.2.6 and am trying to save my music files but it saves them as a project file. How do I save my recording as MP3 or wave and put on an audio CD? I have tryed the solution below but I don’t have export on the project drop down list, just import. I tryed dowloading the lame file but could not find the lame_enc.dll file that the help menu told me to click on.
After making a recording or editing a file in Audacity, follow these steps to save your work on an audio CD:
Use the “Export as WAV” or “Export as AIFF” command to save your Audacity recording in a sound file.
Use any CD-recording software (iTunes or Nero, for example) to burn this file to a CD.
To make a disc you can play in normal CD players, make sure to create a “music” or “audio” CD (not a “data” CD). Use CD-R discs, because some players cannot read CD-RW. You can burn only 74 minutes or so onto an audio CD – this is a limitation of the audio CD format.
Some CD software will burn only 16-bit, 44.1KHz stereo sound files. If your CD recording software won’t open your sound file, export the file again after choosing the following settings in Audacity:
At the bottom of the Audacity window, set the Project Rate to 44100 Hz.
In the File Formats preferences, choose WAV (16-bit…) or AIFF (16-bit…).
If your project does not already contain a stereo track, choose “New Stereo Track” from the Project menu. (This will make Audacity export your recording as a stereo file.)
For helpful tips on CD burning with Windows Media Player and iTunes, and help on burning longer “data” CDs, see How_to_burn_CDs on the Audacity Wiki.
See also: How can I split a long recording into multiple tracks?
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