How to Convert Audacity Files to MP3

by Christine Smith • Jul 26,2019 • Proven solutions

All of us have occasionally needed to convert some audio files like music, recordings and even the music of a video to another format. Whatever the case is, we always require an additional program or application for reliable conversion. In addition, we must make it clear what's the target output format, since we have so many different devices in such a modern world, such as cell phone, iPod, DVD player, console, etc. And MP3 is highly-recommended audio file format as it is fully functional on any player. For this lable, we're going to show you how to export audicity to MP3 in following 2 methods.

Part 1. How to Convert Audacity Files to MP3 with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Speaking of the quickest method to export an Audacity file to MP3, you must take advantage of additional software, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). It's an all-round converter tool that converts video to over 1000 formats and provides versatile functions including burn video to DVD, save online video from video sharing site, edit video to your stytle and more. What's more, if you convert Audicity files to MP3 with Wondershare Video Converter Ultiamte, it guarantees 30X faster speed than any other software.

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Now follow the step by step guide to learn how to export Audacity to MP3 format.

Step 1 Download Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) via the download button above, then follow the on-screen instrunctions to complete installation and then launch it.

Step 2 Click Convert section in the top and then click add files to navigate to your target Audacity files on your computer, click Open to confirm adding the Audacity files to the program.

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Step 3 Now click on Inverted triangle icon beside Convert all files to: to get all the available formats. Select Audio tab and choose MP3 as output format. Now you can convert audacity files to MP3.

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Step 4 Now click Convert All to start converting Audacity files to MP3. Once the conversion finishes, you can switch to the Converted tab to get the converted .mp3 files.

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Part 2. How to Save Audacity Files to MP3 with LAME Library

Aside from above-mentioned quick Wondershare method, we also suggest converting Audacity files to MP3 with the LAME library. As is known, Audacity is a free multiplatform computer application used for audio recording, editing and converting files to MP3. It allows you to export Audacity files MP3 if it works with LAME library, the MP3 encoder. How to proceed? Generally, the conversion process includes downloading the LAME library and converting the Audacity file to MP3 2 aspects.

Note: Audacity cannot directly encode or save Audacity files, you must download LAME library first.

1. Download LAME Library

  • Go to the LAME library website and specify your computer system to download the right version, then click Open to proceed.

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  • Now choose how you like the file be saved and click on Save to start downloading. You can also rename the file, but note this type file is a compressed folder and you'd better save it as it is.

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  • When the downloading completes, just unzip the files as usual.

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    Tips: In case you're running Windows Vista, we recommend you go to the explorer window and select the file, then click on Extract All Files from the command bar to open the extractd contents.

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2. Convert Audacity Files to MP3

Step 1. Since it's your first time using Audacity, it will ask you to specify the location where you have saved the LAME library file. Go to Menu > Export as MP3 and proceed to Save the file to in Audacity.

Step 2. Specify where you want to save your file and rename the file name as you like, now leave Save as type: to MP3 files.

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Step 3. Click on Save and you will see a window message asking your permission, click Yes to proceed to save Audacity files as MP3.

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Step 4. When you open the file, you have to edit the MP3 file by adding some specific information like Artist (optional) and select OK to confirm saving as MP3 in Audacity. Then the project will be exported, converted and save audacity files as MP3

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That's it! Now you know how to export Audacity to MP3. To conclude, once finished editing a project with Audacity, we will have to export it to MP3 for future convenient use. However, LAME codes is an unnecessary part to export Audacity files in .mp3, which is not always installed with Audacilty due to patent and license issues. But you can follow above instructions to download it separately for free. Moreover, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is a great option with complete features that will help you to complete your audio projects and save as MP3 in Audacity.

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