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How Can Audacity Export MP3? Two Valid Ways to Convert Audacity to MP3 Easily

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Updated on June 29, 2022

If you are using Audacity to edit audio files, you will find that you cannot convert Audacity to MP3 directly. This article details two effective ways to solve the problem of how to export MP3 from Audacity.

How Can Audacity Convert to MP3?

Audacity is a small, easy-to-use and free audio editing program with a clean interface and professional audio processing effects. Audacity offers ideal music editing capability to cut audio clips, merge multiple audio files into one, reduce noise, change tempo, edit Metadata and sound effects as well as more. Not only that, Audacity can even be used as an audio converter, but I'm sure many people will encounter various errors about lame_enc.dll when they export the MP3 format. The following article will show you how to fix this error and how to export MP3 from Audacity correctly.

How to Convert Audacity to MP3 with LAME Library

Audacity itself does not support exporting MP3 files directly. Due to the patent of LAME library, it needs to implement MP3 encoding with the help of LAME library.

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Step 1. In order to convert Audacity to MP3, firstly, download and install Lame from

Step 2. Once installed, run Audacity, and click File on the top left corner to import the audio File or AUP project File you want to convert. There are two ways to import a file: one is to click File > Open > Load audio file. The another is to click File > Import > Audio > Load audio file.

(Optional) Of course, Audacity has limited support for imported audio formats. It is recommended that you install FFmpeg from the above link so that you can import and export much a larger range of audio formats including M4A (AAC), AC3, AMR (narrow band) and WMA.

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Step 3. Next, click the upper left corner of File > Export > Export as MP3. In the Export Audio window, you can customize filename and change some parameters like Bit Rate Mode, Quality, Channel, etc. Click Save to save your settings.

Step 4. Edit Metadata tags and finally, click OK to start to make Audacity export MP3.

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(Update, since the patent of LAME encoding library has expired, Audacity v2.3.2 has included LAME MP3 encoder, the issue of how to convert Audacity files to MP3 can be solved by installing the latest version.)

How to Convert Audacity to MP3 without LAME

If you find the above approach cumbersome or do not want to install Lame, you can export Audacity project as the default supported formats: WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, etc. Next, let’s use a multi-function audio format conversion tool to convert it to MP3. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro will be a good choice since the program can easily convert Audacity files to MP3 format in batches, and also allow you to change the output quality to match your requirements. Now, free downloadfree download this Audacity to MP3 converter to start our guide.

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How to Convert and Export Audacity to MP3 with Audio Converter

How to Save Audacity Files as MP3

Step 1: Load Audacity Files into Program

Free downloadFree download and then follow the instructions to install and run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC. Pick Converter on the main screen and enter the new window. Click Add Files or Add Video Folder to import Audacity Files. It is also feasible to drag and drop Audacity files directly into the program.

Step 2: Select MP3 as the Output Format

Click Output Format on the right side of the screen and select MP3 under the Audio tab.

(Optional) After that, you can click on Parameter Settings to customize the output parameters, where you can change bit rate for MP3, and encoder, adjust channels, even normalize audio, etc.

Step 3: Start to Export Audacity to MP3

Finally, set an output path for your MP3 file and click on Run button to start to convert Audacity to MP3.

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Whether or not you convert Audacity to MP3 with the help of LAME, both approaches are practical. If this article has helped you, please share it with more people with similar needs.

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