Audacity + LAME

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by OldManJimbo, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2004
    California Coast
    Just started using Audacity to record some voice over work I've been asked to complete. The program says I need to install something called LAME to enable conversion to MP3.

    I've found some LAME freeware and before I install it - I'm wondering if anyone has any tips, suggestions or warnings.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Actually, the way I installed LAME was by downloading the source from SourceForge and compiling it myself. Don't worry, it's very easy:

    First, open Terminal.

    Then type: cd(space)(drag LAME source folder to Terminal window)
    Where anything in parentheses () is a command. For example, where it says (space), type a space. Then press Return to execute the command.

    After that, type these three commands in order, pressing Return after each one:
    sudo make install
    When you type the last command and press Return, it'll ask you for your password. Go ahead and type it - your typing is not displayed as a security measure - then press Return. Each of those commands will output a bunch of text showing what it's doing - as long as you don't get any Error lines, you can safely execute the next command.

    Once that's done, Audacity should find LAME. If it doesn't and asks you for the path to LAME:
    is the path you need.

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