f16 - mp3 support in Audacity

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Dec 18 03:12:43 UTC 2011

On 12/17/2011 09:58 PM, T.C. Hollingsworth wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Robert Moskowitz<rgm at htt-consult.com>  wrote:
>> I went to import an mp3 audio into Audacity, and it reported that 'this
>> version was not compiled with mp3 support'.  Or words to that affect.
>> How do I get/add mp3 support to Audacity?
>> Or for this particular need, I have 2 sides of a cassett tape in mp3 format,
>> and I want to join them into one.
> Fedora's version of Audacity does not include MP3 support because MP3
> is patented:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/MP3

I 'knew' that, as I had to link in mp3 for K3b.  I was just hoping that 
Audacity would work similar to K3b wrt mp3....

> A version of Audacity that supports MP3 is available from the
> third-party RPMFusion repository.  If you have not already done so,
> enable RPMFusion:
> http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

Already have rpmfusion set up.  There are a number of things I needed 
from it, including the mp3 libs for K3b :)

> Then, remove Fedora's crippled version of Audacity and install
> RPMFusion's version:
> yum remove audacity
> yum install audacity-freeworld

That seems reasonable.  I will give it a try.

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