From: Vaughan Johnson <vaughan@au...> - 2005-06-24 23:01:10
Possibly you moved the LAME encoder or the if you're on Windows, the
registry entry got corrupted. If it's gone, follow the instructions for
but you may need to get it from
"http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~raa110/audacity/lame.html"; instead). Then,
File menu > Preferences > File Formats tab > Find Library button.
> I've been using Audacity 123 for months now and all of a sudden today
> it tells me that it's not compiled with MP3 support. I've been
> importing MP3s since day one.
> ANy idea what's going on?
From: Richard Ash <richard@au...> - 2005-06-27 17:21:34
> Actually, this isn't a problem with encoding (Lame) MP3's, this is a
> problem with decoding MP3's (as in using the Project -> Add Audio menu
> The error says that this version of Audacity isn't compiled with MP3
> support. I got the rpm by using yum install audacity. It appears that
> something has changed from the last version of Audacity I was running to
> this version.
MAD (Mpeg Audio Decoder) support is a compile time option when building
audacity from source. So it would appear that your RPM has been built
without MP3 import support.
> Does anyone know how I get a version that does have MP3 support compiled
To fix this you will either need to get another RPM compiled with MAD
support for MP3 decoding, or install MAD and then build audacity from