Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

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Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by RpgAcademy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:32 pm

Hello,

I need some help. I have been podcasting with audacity for about 5 years, while no means an expert I know how to do what I normally do. However, today I ran into a problem. My original file size is about 95mb My host only allows for files 65mb or smaller. I've had this happen before so when I export as an MP3 I click on options and lower the KB rate and that lowers the file size. Today, when I tried to do this the 'option' button under export doesn't work. I can't click on it. I have done this exact thing dozens of times. I did recently upgrade to High Sierra OS. That's the only thing I can think of that's changed.


Any ideas?

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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 pm

Do your MP3 "Format Options" look similar to this: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/mp3_ ... tions.html
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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by RpgAcademy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:19 pm

No. After I click expoert audio I get a pop up menu with options for name of file, location
To export to and file type. From that the file type option i chose MP3. Next to that is an "options'
Button. When I click it nothing happens. It doesn't appear I can click at all. Previously it would give me the
Option to change the KBs with 128 being standard.

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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:25 pm

Could you post a screenshot to illustrate. I'm unsure what you are looking at.
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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by RpgAcademy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:26 pm

Yes. But it will be a few minutes. Out with the family for lunch. Will post a pic as soon as I get back

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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by RpgAcademy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:18 pm

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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:00 pm

You've selected the wrong "Save" option.
"File menu > Save Project" is only for saving Audacity projects. To save (or more accurately, to "export") an audio file from Audacity 2.2.0, select "File menu > Save Other"
From there you can select one of the common export formats (such as WAV and MP3), or select "Export Audio..." to get a choice of all supported audio formats.

This has caught quite a few people out, so in the next version of Audacity, the menu item for exporting audio files will be renamed as "File > Export >"
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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by RpgAcademy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:12 pm

When I go to File - Save as it only gives me the option to save as an audacity file. No other formats are available.



I dropboxed the file in FLAC to my windows computer and was able to export at a lower Kb rate and got the file down to size, but still no idea why it's not working on my main computer (iMac)
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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by steve » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:31 pm

I was assuming that you were using the current version of Audacity (2.2.0). Perhaps you're not.
Look in the "Audacity menu > About Audacity". Which version are you using?
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Re: Options when exporting as MP3 no longer working

Post by kozikowski » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:34 pm

Which Audacity is it—which three numbers—and did you get it from here?

http://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/
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