Where should I install lame_enc.dll[SOLVED]

I have just installed the latest Audacity 2.0.3 on my Windows 7 pc from the .exe installer and it seems to function correctly … easy install, thank you.
But, taking a look at my Windows 7 Programme Files (x86) for Audacity I find that I have two:

  • Audacity
  • Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode)
    However in the latter there is just the lame_enc.dll installed July 2011. Should I move this file to the current Audacity folder and then delete the folder Audacity 1.3 Beta?
    I can Export in MP3 format so lame dll must I guess be working … can’t see any lame dll file in the current Audacity folder, should I see it?
    Thanks Ron

Assuming you have installed 2.0.3 in Program Files (x86)/Audacity then I recommend you uninstall Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode).

Click Edit > Preferences: Libraries in 2.0.3. Then under “MP3 Export Library”, click “Locate…”. This should give you the location where Audacity is looking for lame_enc.dll.

If you put lame_enc.dll in the folder where the 2.0.3 audacity.exe lives, Audacity should detect lame_enc.dll fine.


Thanks Gale, sorted :smiley: