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== Is your file ready to export? ==
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For instructions on how to export files, see the [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Newbie_Guide_to_Recording#Exporting Newbie Guide to Recording].
 
 
# Have you checked for background noise?
 
# Have you checked that your volume is about 89 dB?
 
# Have you named your filename follows the instructions in the first post of the project thread?
 
 
 
If yes, then you are ready to export your file to an MP3!
 
 
 
== Exporting with Audacity ==
 
 
 
(The steps below are a short outline. For a more complete tutorial, please check out [http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorials.html this guide].)
 
 
 
:* If using <b>Audacity 1.3 or later</b>:
 
:# Click '''File''' > '''Export'''
 
:# You'll see the '''"Export file"''' window appear.  You can select the destination here, of course. Enter the name of the file (without the "mp3" on the end - it'll be added for you).
 
:# In the '''"Save as type"''' box, select '''"MP3 files"''', ''but '''DON'T''' click '''Save''' yet!!!''
 
:# Now look for the '''"Options"''' box in the Right lower corner of the window, and click on that.
 
:# You'll see a '''"Specify MP3 Options''' window now.  Here make sure the following are selected (you should only have to do this once, Audacity will remember your settings):
 
:## '''Constant'''
 
:## '''128 kbps'''
 
:## '''Joint stereo'''
 
:# Click '''"OK"'''
 
:# ''Now'' click on '''"Save"''', and your mp3 will be exported at 128 kbps.
 
 
 
 
 
:* If using <b>Audacity 2.0 or later</b>:
 
:# You must have something recorded in order to activate the Export function. If you try to export an empty project, you will find that the Export function is greyed out. For testing purposes, just click the record button and then stop after a second or two.
 
:# Click '''File''' > '''Export''' > '''Export as MP3'''
 
:# You'll see the '''"Export Audio"''' window appear.  You can select the destination here, of course. Enter the name of the file (without the "mp3" on the end - it'll be added for you).
 
:# The '''"Save as type"''' should already be selected as '''"MP3 files"'''.  '''DON'T''' click '''Save''' yet!!!''
 
:# Now look at the '''"Format Options"''' box.
 
:# Here make sure the following are selected (you should only have to do this once, Audacity will remember your settings):
 
:## '''Constant'''
 
:## '''128 kbps'''
 
:## '''Force export to mono'''
 
:# ''Now'' click on '''"Save"''', and your mp3 will be exported at 128 kbps.
 

Latest revision as of 19:51, 13 December 2017

For instructions on how to export files, see the Newbie Guide to Recording.