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Download and Install Audacity & Lame Mp3 Encoder


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Step by Step Instructions (PC)
Step by Step Instructions (MAC)


Video: How to Download and Install Audacity and the LAME Mp3 Encoder
Watch the following video to learn how to download and install Audacity and the Lame MP3 Encoder.
(Note: You must have the LAME encoder in order to export your audio projects as mp3s!)
Download and Install Audacity.
Download and Install the Lame Mp3 Encoder. (Remember! You MUST download the Lame Encoder!)

Downloading and Installing Audacity and the LAME Mp3 Encoder on a PC

Please visit http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download

Download Audacity:


  • The current version of Audacity is located in the box on the left side of the downloads page.

  • Download the Audacity Installation file to your computer by clicking on the link and selecting 'Save File'.

Download the Lame Mp3 Encoder:
Note: You must install this in order to export your audio project to an .mp3 format
  • After you have located the Audacity download for your operating machine and saved the file, select 'Optional Downloads'.

  • Click on the LAME Mp3 Encoder link.


  • At the LAME Mp3 Encoder Download Page, click the link underneath the operating system for your machine (ie Windows). It will redirect you to a page where the LAME download is available for free.

  • Select the appropriate file to download (Note: For a PC, you will select the .exe file).
  • When prompted, select 'Save File'.

Installing Audacity:

  • Run the Audacity program installation by double clicking on the file you downloaded (Note: These files should be located in your Downloads list in the Firefox Browser. They are also located in the folder on your computer you designate downloads to be saved in).

  • You may be asked if you 'trust' the program because it is a file downloaded from the Internet. Click 'Yes'.

  • A pop-up box will appear asking you to 'Run' the program. Click the 'Run' button.

  • The installation will now run in the Set Up Wizard.

  • Follow the installation instructions. Click the 'Next' button in the Set Up Wizard.

  • Next, you will be prompted to agree to the 'Terms of Use'. Then, select 'Next'.

  • Follow the prompts on where the program will be saved (Program Files), as well as creating a desktop icon.

  • You are now ready to complete the installation. Click on the 'Install' button.

  • Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to close the installation box by clicking 'Finish'. Audacity is now a program on your computer and will be located in your Program Files and/or on your Desktop.

  • Locate the program (its icon is a set of Headphones with wavelengths) and open it. You are now ready to create audio projects.

Installing the LAME Mp3 Encoder:


  • Run the Audacity program installation by double clicking on the file you downloaded (Note: These files should be located in your Downloads list in the Firefox Browser. They are also located in the folder on your computer you designate downloads to be saved in).

  • You will now complete the installation process. The installation will consist of several steps.

  • You will be asked if you 'trust' the program because it is a file downloaded from the Internet. Click 'Yes'.

  • A pop-up box will appear asking you to 'Run' the program. Click the 'Run' button.

  • The installation will now run in the Set Up Wizard.

  • Follow the installation instructions. Click the 'Next' button in the Set Up Wizard.

  • Next, you will be prompted to agree to the 'Terms of Use'. Then, select 'Next'.

  • Follow the prompts on where the program will be saved (Program Files). IMPORTANT NOTE! : You will need to know the “Destination Location” of the LAME Library once it is installed. When you complete your first audio project and export it as an MP3, you will be prompted to located the LAME library. Scribble down its location somewhere you will be able to access it later. Click the 'Next' button.


  • You are now ready to install the program. Click the 'Install' button. Once completed, the Set Up Wizard will ask you to close. Click the 'Finish' button.


Step by Step Instructions for Downloading and Installing Audacity and the LAME Mp3 Encoder on a MAC
Download Audacity:

  • Make Sure you have located the stable version of Audacity. It is located in the box on the left side of the downloads.

  • Look for your operating system, which is MAC OS X.

  • Download the Audacity Installation file to your computer (it will be called something like audacity-macosx-ub-2.0.0.dmg) by clicking on the link and selecting 'Save File'.


Download the Lame Mp3 Encoder
:
Note: You must install this in order to export your audio project to an .mp3 format
  • After you have located the Audacity download for your operating machine and saved the file, scroll down to the bottom of the page and locate the 'Optional Downloads' section.

  • Click on the LAME Mp3 Encoder link.

  • At the LAME Mp3 Encoder Download Page, click the link underneath the operating system for your machine (ie.MAC OS). It will redirect you to a page where the LAME download is available for free.

  • Select the appropriate file to download (Note: on a MAC, you will select the .dmg file).



  • When prompted, select 'Save File', the click 'OK'.




Install Audacity:

  • Run the Audacity program installation by double clicking on the file you downloaded (Note: These files should be located in your Downloads list in the Firefox Browser. They are also located in the folder on your computer you designate downloads to be saved in).

  • Follow the step by step installation instructions.

  • The installation will now run in a small box. Once completed, it will open Audacity in a folder. Drag this folder to your Applications folder, open it, and double click on the Headphones icon to launch the program.

  • You will be prompted by a message that asks if you trust the program since it was downloaded from the Internet. Select the 'Yes' button. It will now launch Audacity and you are ready to begin creating audio projects.

  • Audacity will now launch a recording window. You are ready to begin creating audio projects.


Install the LAME Mp3 Encoder:
  • Download the LAME Mp3 Encoder library by double clicking on the file you downloaded. (Note: These files should be located in your Downloads list in the Firefox Browser. They are also located in the folder on your computer you designate downloads to be saved in).

  • You will now complete the installation process. The installation will consist of several steps.

  • Unstuff the 'Lame Library' by double clicking on the box icon.

  • Click on the 'Continue' button on the Installer page that pops up after you have unstuffed the 'Lame Library' package.

  • Select your hard drive as the location to save the LAME Library when prompted. Simply click on the HD icon. NOTE! It's really important you remember where it's saving your LAME Library. You'll need this information when you go to export your first audio project to an mp3. Scribble it down somewhere where you can access it later. Don't forget!

  • The installation will now run. A progress bar will show you the status of the installation.

  • Once finished, you will received an 'Installation Complete!' message. You have finished installing the LAME library. Click the 'Close' button.

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Audacity For Mac Os X

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Lame MP3 for Audacity is one of the best free softwares for encoding mp3 files with high quality sound. Fun and easy to use, it's fit for all kinds of sound and music processing, from editing to audio recording. Lame is available for both Windows and Mac.

In today’s posting we will take our readers through the steps of downloading, installing and setting up Audacity (yes, this includes Lame) for use on Mac OS X.

For this tutorial, our readers will see snapshots of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), as installed on a MacBook Pro.

Where to get it … fast and cheap.

There are plenty of impostors out there on the web pushing their ‘free’ audio editing software. Some may even tell you that it’s Audacity, but don’t be fooled. There is one tried and true location to pick up your free download of Audacity, and that location has been, is and will continue to be in the foreseeable future http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.

Once the page has loaded, our readers will want to click the link for Mac OS X, as shown here:

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When clicked, your internet browser may prompt you to open/save the file. If given the option, go ahead and click ‘Save’.

Once downloaded, our readers can pull up their “Downloads” folder from the Mac OS X taskbar at the bottom of their screen. Click the Audacity .dmg file to begin installation.

Here, our readers will want to copy the Audacity folder and paste the folder into the “Applications” folder (using Finder often helps).

Once pasted into the “Applications” folder, our readers can click the “Audacity” folder under “Applications”.

The folder will expand to display an Audacity program icon. Go ahead and click the icon to launch the Audacity program.

If the message seen below appears, our readers will want to make sure to select “Open” in order to continue.

To recap, Audacity has now been installed and is setup to perform a variety of audio editing tasks. However, a very common question will arise when new Audacity users are ready to output their 1st edited file in the MP3 format.

Mac

For training purposes, we’ll skip ahead to setting up Lame within Audacity, thus allowing for MP3 output from the software. Here are some quick steps to follow along with:

Note: Make sure to have an audio file open before starting this walk-through; otherwise ‘Export’ will not be an available selection.

1. File >> Export

2. Format >> MP3 Files >> Save

For

3. Edit Metadata >> OK

4. Click “Download”

A new window should launch in our readers’ internet browser, allowing the user to click the hyperlink below to download Lame.

Make sure to select the version shown below for Mac OS X.

Once downloaded, our readers can pull up their “Downloads” folder from the Mac OS X taskbar at the bottom of their screen. Click the Lame .dmg file to begin installation.

A folder containing the Lame .pkg file should appear. Go ahead and double-click the .pkg file to continue installation.

5. Install Lame

6. Click “OK”

7. Pat yourself on the back >> Job well done!

Now, for each further export of an MP3 file, Lame is in place to make your request possible!

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