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In this site, and you will find Audacity-compatible plug-ins and libraries such as those needed for MP3 Encoding, or the FFmpeg library for wider file format support. This site is NOT affiliated with Audacity(R) in any other way than by compatibility with it.

LAME is a library that allows some programs to encode MP3 files. LAME is free, but in some countries you may need to pay a license fee in order to legally encode MP3 files.

Audacity is a free and open source Audio Editor which allows you to transform ogg to mp3, transform mp3 to ogg, transform vinyls to mp3 or ogg, do any kind of home recording, remove noise, etc. Is WONDERFUL. I have used it to record and mix some of my bands songs. Feel free to check out this page to download some songs.

To use LAME (or FFmpeg) with Audacity, you can put it anywhere you want, but the first time you want to export an MP3 file, Audacity will ask you for the location of this file, so you will want to remember where you put it.



TO DOWNLOAD Lame and FFmpeg for Windows, click links BELOW:

The Audacity(r) QA Team suggests users download the ZIP version instead of the .EXE or .DMG (for Mac) versions. If you use the installers, and Audacity does not detect LAME, download the ZIP option, extract the files inside to a well known folder, then open Audacity, go to Library Preferences and configure it to search on the well known folder you extracted the files to.

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RECOMMENDED Installer Package for Windows: Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe - (SHA256 SUM here)

ZIP OPTION:
libmp3lame-win-3.99.3.zip (Issues? Some help HERE)

If you need or want a newer version of Lame, because of the performance improvements with newer AMD and Intel processors, here is v3.100 in a ZIP file, known to work with Audacity 2.x. You can also find 3.98.2 that is known to work with 1.3.x

You can also download the standalone lame v3.100 exe by clicking here - (Virustotal Scan here, dont mind the one false positive with Qihoo-360 antivirus)



FFMPEG (not for mp3 export), RECOMMENDED ZIP OPTION: ffmpeg-win-2.2.2.zip

FFmpeg 2.2.2 Binary for Windows, compatible with Audacity 2.0.6 and later (please update, or use v0.6.2 below)
(Lame is right ABOVE, this is ffmpeg):

ffmpeg-win-2.2.2.exe - (SHA256 SUM here)
FFmpeg 0.6.2 Binary compatible with Audacity 1.3.13 to 2.0.5 only, on Windows:
FFmpeg_v0.6.2_for_Audacity_on_Windows.exe - (ZIP version - here)



FFmpeg and LAME on macOS / Mac OS X


64-bit libraries for Audacity 2.3.1 and later

Audacity 2.3.1 on Mac is now a 64-bit application and thus requires 64-bit libraries for LAME and Ffmpeg.

It is recommended to use the .pkg installer versions (ZIP version is provided as alternative, PKG is better than DMG).

64-bit LAME for Mac OS X

Mac OSX 64 bit LAME mp3 library for Audacity 2.3.1 and above:

RECOMMENDED download:lame_64bit_osx.pkg

ZIP Alternative zip download:Lame_Library_64bit_MAC_OSX_for_Audacity_2.3.1_and_above.zip

For installation instructions please see LAME installation in the Audacity Manual.

64-bit FFMPEG for Mac OS X

Mac OSX 64 bit FFmpeg library for Audacity 2.3.1 and above:

RECOMMENDED download:ffmpeg_64bit_osx.pkg

Alternative zip download:FFmpeg64bit_MAC_OSX_for_Audacity_2.3.1_and_above.zip

For installation instructions please see FFmpeg installation in the Audacity Manual.




ATTENTION: 32-bit libraries for Audacity 1.3.3 to 2.3.0 (see above for 64bit libraries on Audacity 2.3.1+):

RECOMMENDED 32-bit Audacity 1.3.3 to 2.3.0 ONLY Installer Package for LAME on OSX:
Lame_Library_v3.99.5_for_Audacity_on_macOS.dmg - (Virustotal scan here [one false positive])

Same as above, but ZIP package:
Lame_Library_v3.99.5_for_Audacity_on_macOS.zip)

Alternative EXECUTABLE LAME for OSX (For Audacity "External Program" method):
LAME_executable_v3.99.5_for_macOS.zip

32-bit OS X FFMPEG (_NOT_ for mp3 export) FFmpeg 2.2.2 ZIP for Audacity 2.0.6 or later on OS X 10.4 and later (Intel or PPC):
ffmpeg-mac-2.2.2.zip

Binary FFMPEG OSX Installer: DMG - ffmpeg-mac-2.2.2.dmg

FFmpeg Binary for Audacity 1.3.13 to 2.0.5 ONLY (see previous link for 2.0.6) OS X 10.4 and later (Intel or PPC):
FFmpeg (0.6.2 OSX 10.4+ DMG) (zip version here or if problems with the installer, try this new one)



VLC Downloads (updated 2019-01-11, version 3.0.6 and KernelEx 4.5.2, mirror of official downloads)

VLC 3.0.6 for 32-bit Windows (installer): vlc-3.0.6-win32.exe
VLC 3.0.6 for 64-bit Windows (installer): vlc-3.0.6-win64.exe
VLC 3.0.6 for 32-bit Windows (ZIP PACKAGE): vlc-3.0.6-win32.zip
KernelEx 4.5.2 to run VLC in Windows XP (installer): KernelEx-4.5.2.exe