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Before you can export to mp3 format on a PC, you have to establish your export settings. These will apply to all of your subsequent recordings, and do not have to be set again. Note: Windows 7 users do not need to follow these steps. Follow instructions to export to MP3 and if prompted to locate LAME file, return to this page.

  1. Open the Edit menu and select Preferences.
  2. Preferences


  3. Click the File Formats tab, then the Find Library button.
  4. FormatsLibrary


  5. Click Yes that you want to locate the library file, which converts the file to MP3 format. You will only have to locate the library file the first time you export to mp3.
  6. Yes


  7. When you locate the file, click Open.
  8. Open


  9. Use the Bit Rate drop down menu to set the Bit Rate to 48, the best level for audio playback, then click OK.

    BitRateOK


 

Now that you have recorded your audio and installed the LAME MP3 converter, you can export your audio to MP3 format so that it can be posted online.

  1. Under Audacity's File menu, choose Export as MP3.
  2. Choose the location where you want to save the file and click Save.
  3. Save


  4. Enter the track's Title and Artist information. This will help you to identify it in an MP3 player program, such as iTunes.

  5. TitleArtist


  6. Click OK.

The MP3 file is now in the location where you saved it, and can be posted online.

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