Audacity does not contain an MP3 encoder. It uses a free MP3 encoder called LAME. This encoder is enabled for Audacity by locating it in the libraries section of Audacity’s preferences. In the section called “MP3 Export Library,” click the locate button. Then in the “Locate Lame” pop-up window, click the download button.
This will take you to the download page and then you may install the download and Audacity will “locate” the lame_enc.dll. After completing this, you should be able to export MP3 files. This method directly locates the library.
The library may also be downloaded and installed manually fromwww.sourceforge.net; however this requires that you manually locate the library through using the browse button and navigating to where you installed the LAME download.
During program installation you choose a language for the menus and dialog boxes. Later, if a different interface language is needed, the language can be changed. This is done using the Audacity Preferences dialog box.
1. Click the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
2. Click the Interface tab.
3. Click the down arrow in the Language box and choose the desired language.
4. Click OK to close the dialog box.
5. Click the File menu and choose Exit to close Audacity. Audacity needs to be closed and opened again for the changes to be put into effect.
There are two basic reasons why you might have low volume in an Audacity recording.
1. Did you remember to “normalize” the wave? If not, do that and see if your problem is resolved.
2. If you normalized your wave and it still has low volume, then you need to carefully look at the file. Do you have any high spikes? Can they be removed (i.e. is it a click, or a cough)? Can the spike be reduced in amplitude? If so, take care of the spike and then normalize the wave again.