On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 15:54 -0800, Michael Bell wrote:
As an voice animator, I send vo auditions via Audacity daily...however I recently got a new computer and all my files and software were uploaded to from the old one..including ( I thought the original version of Audacity which allowed me to export my files in mp3 for.
 As I found out to my chagrin, I am no longer able to do that, In fact the whole system is so screwed up that I can't even send a wav file.
I think I should shuttle this Audicity and start all over....if I even knew how to do that.
Need help badly.
 I am not a computer buff so all the lingo really escapes me.
 I need hands on help.
Anyone in the Encino area of Los Angeles or Studio City or Woodland Hills or Reseda or Tarzana saavy about Audacity interested in working on this?

It sounds to me like you have two problems:
  1. Audacity doesn't do mp3 encoding itself; it calls on another program, probably LAME (LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder) to do the actual encoding.  This is because mp3 encoding is patented, and the audacity folks didn't want to get involved in patent disputes.  The LAME folks don't worry about this.  So you need to get a copy of LAME or whatever.  To get started here, Google "mp3 lame audacity" and read the first 3 things that come up.
  2. You're having trouble attaching files to email messages.  To verify this, try to attach anything (picture, audio, text file, whatever) to an email and send it to a friend (not me, I don't know you).  If they don't get the attachment, this is another issue that you have to deal with.  If you run M$ Windows, I can't help you here, since I am strictly a Linux guy.
Good Luck - jon