WAV and Lame MPS Recorder

I’m new to all of this and am totally confused. I only just received my MBeat turntable and Audacity program which I updated to Audacity 2.x. My problem is twofold. 1> When I save the recored LP as a .WAV file and pla it back on Window (Vista) Media Player there is no sound?
2> I went to one site to try and get a copy of Lame MP3 recorder whic gave me a Conduit(?) site. However my antivirus program, McAfee, came up with a warniing about phishing so I aborted the download. Is ther anywhere I can get Lame MP3 safely?

When you “Save” in Audacity it creates an “Audacity Project” that only Audacity can use.
To create a normal audio file you need to “Export”.
See here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/manual/help/manual/man/audacity_projects.html

Audacity uses LAME for exporting in MP3 format. It is only required if you want to export in MP3 format.
See here for installation instructions: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/FAQ:Installation_and_Plug-Ins#lame

You may also find these “getting started” tutorials helpful: http://manual.audacityteam.org/manual/help/manual/man/tutorial_your_first_recording.html

And this set of tutorials will likely be useful too: http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/tutorial_copying_tapes_lps_or_minidiscs_to_cd.html

And I’m assuming that it’s a USB TT that you’ve got so especially look at this one: http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/recording_with_usb_turntables.html