How to save Audacity file as mp3 | Tutorial

How to save Audacity file as mp3

How to save Audacity file as mp3

Audacity is one of the best audio editing tools to date due to its scope and the fact that it’s free. We use it in each of our videos. But unfortunately there is no possibility to save an MP3 in Audacity. If you still want to do this, it is necessary to install a plugin for this. How to install a plug in, we have already shown in another video. Therefore, we would like to go into more detail here about the plug in that allows you to save a project as MP3 or another way how to save an Audacity file as mp3. We recommend for the creation of an Audacity mp3 Lame, a function library that provides many solutions for the proper use of the free audio editing software. Therefore, even so times a visit to the website of Lame can be worthwhile to find perhaps more interesting solutions.

Why export to mp3 in Audacity:

The great advantage of using an MP3 export in Audacity is that this way you get a file that can usually be read by all devices. While MP3 is certainly not a flawless or the most space-saving file format, it is nevertheless everywhere today, so you can be sure that it is worth using. Also, thanks to the tutorial, you can convert another file to an mp3 in Audacity and benefit from the same advantages.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Click on “File”
  • Choose “Export” and “Export to mp3”

If that doesn’t work, try this:

  • Download this add-on “Lame”: http://lame.buanzo.org/
  • Install the lame file for Audacity
  • Do not change the installation directory. Otherwise it can happen that Lame does not work properly
  • Now you can even save your projects as MP3 without restarting Audacity
  • Done!

Saving a file as MP3 in Audacity is thus easy, only it is not possible by default. However, with a simple plug-in, you can extend the corresponding functions in Audacity to such an extent that it feels as if this feature had always been available. We hope to have helped you with this tutorial and wish you continued success with all your audio editing projects. Have fun!


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