Audacity and Lame; how to use

Forum: Multimedia
Topic: Audacity and Lame; how to use
started by: harasho

Posted by harasho on Feb. 14 2006,13:54

I have a HD install od DSL 2.2. I need to export MP3 from Audacity. I have Audacity working fine but how and where for the use of lame.dsl file has me confused. TIA.


Posted by doobit on Feb. 14 2006,15:41
I can only speak from the point of view of a Frugal install. With a frugal install, you load the Lame.dsl package the same as any other. Put it in the directory that you have designated as your myDSL directory. Open a file manager, like EmelFM and select the lame.dsl file. Then click myDSL or just double click it to load it. If you place the file in the top of your partition that holds /knoppix, then it will load automatically on bootup.
Also, there may have been additional instructions in the text file that appears when you select it in the repository, but I don't remember.

Posted by adraker on Feb. 15 2006,06:59
In addition to Doobits post, you might have to go to Preferences
in Audacity, select File Formats, hit the Find Library button,
and tell Audy where to find your Lame lib, usually in /usr/lib.
Can't say for sure where the Lame.dsl puts it, but thats a good
place to start looking.

Posted by harasho on Feb. 20 2006,11:51
Thanks for the advice. I decided to not use the lame.dsl file and DL lame program from their site. Once compiled and installed on my HD all is fine w/ Audacity exporting MP3s.


Posted by gammelmarakuja on Aug. 22 2008,13:42
How do you compile it?!?
Can't do it :(
Make is not responding...oops...must be doing something wrong there ^^

Posted by curaga on Aug. 22 2008,14:03
Notice lame.dsl does not include libmp3lame; only the lame program.

This doesn't limit anything; just save from Audacity as WAV and then encode with lame:
lame --vbr-new -V3 -h sound.wav sound.mp3

Posted by gammelmarakuja on Aug. 22 2008,15:50
If you need the library, download fom the mydsl repository alien debs and dsl-dpkg and then google for "libmp3lame download" download the rpm file go on MyDsl and click install aliendebs
then open aterm and start typing
sudo alien -i [what ever the package is called].rpm

it might give you errors like packages could not be installed and such stuff.

Anyhow go to /home/dsl and there you will find the folder which you just created. Open it , go to usr, to lib and there should be two files

rename the first one to and copy both to your /usr/lib

now open audaity and go to preferences, go on the second or third tab and choose the just saved file.

you might also want to delete the folder in home, as there is nothing you would need anymore :)

Thats how it worked for me...if you should have quiestions, just ask

oh...could it be i just replied to my own post?...oops..well i hope this helps someone ^^ because just after i posted the last one i figured out how to do it ;)

Posted by mikshaw on Aug. 23 2008,11:30

rename the first one to and copy both to your /usr/lib
The first one shoud be a symlink to the second.  It's actually recommended to create a copy of that symlink as rather than renaming it.  Libraries have specific names, and those specific names are used by different applications.  This is why you'll often find several symlinks to the same library, all named slightly differently.

The lame library is also included with some other mydsl extensions, sox.uci being one that I know by name.

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