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Thread: Building source : LAME encoder [Solved]

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    Building source : LAME encoder [Solved]

    This is probibly a stupid question, but how do i build the LAME encoder from it's source?
    I tried to download it pre-built, but it wasn't distributed prebuilt from their site.

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    I haven't built Lame, but have you looked at the source? For the things that I have had to build I fould the command line(s) needed right in the source.

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    Long Island, NY USA
    In order to get LAME, you will need to add a new repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file. This page shows you the line you need to add After adding the line, update the package lists:
    apt-get update
    Then install lame:
    apt-get install lame

    I hope this helps.

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    I found that in the forums earlier. When I installed it, I couldn't find the library
    i need to have that library to run audicity with mp3 encoding, unless theres another encoder.

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    Nov 2003
    Did you also apt-get liblame0 ?

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    I had, but that wasn't the problem. It was naming the file, like it was a backup. Since no other file of that name existed, i just took off the .0 and I was fine.

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    I was unsuccessful with this on the last release of 3.3 (poor man's install), but I found a workaround.

    I tried with several versions of lame to produce the missing file, using:


    I got the .so.0 file and renamed it, but found audacity would crash when I tried to browse for it. Attempting to open the "settings" dialog in audacity also crashed the program.

    I finally downloaded the free Windows program cdex. Once the .zip file is decompressed, you can run:

    wine cdex.exe

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