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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 ==
 
 
 
Once you are satisfied with your recording, it is time to export it, or, basically, save it as an mp3. In order to do this, you must have the [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3 LAME plugin] successfully installed.
 
 
 
In Audacity, exporting is done by going through the following steps:
 
 
 
* If using <b>Audacity 1.3 or later</b>:
 
# Go to '''File > Export...''' A dialog box will open.
 
# Choose the folder in which you want to save your file.
 
# Type in the file name. Please make sure to follow '''exactly''' the format presented in the first post. Use '''all lowercase''', and '''DO NOT put any spaces''' in the file name.
 
# In the '''"Save as type"''' box, select '''"MP3 files"'''.
 
# Click '''Options...''' and make sure that you have the correct export settings:
 
#* Bit Rate Mode: Constant
 
#* Quality: 128 kbps
 
# Click '''Save'''
 
# A dialog box may open showing a Metadata Tag editor.  You may leave these tags blank.  They will be added during cataloging.
 
# Click '''OK'''. Audacity should then start exporting, and may take a few seconds.
 
 
 
 
 
* If using <b>Audacity 2.0 or later</b>:
 
# Go to '''File > Export > Export as MP3''' A dialog box will open.
 
# Choose the folder in which you want to save your file.
 
# Type in the file name. Please make sure to follow '''exactly''' the format presented in the first post. Use '''all lowercase''', and '''DO NOT put any spaces''' in the file name.
 
# The '''"Save as type"''' should already be selected as '''"MP3 files"'''. 
 
# Now look at the '''"Format Options"''' box and make sure the following are selected:
 
## '''Constant'''
 
## '''128 kbps'''
 
## '''Force export to mono'''
 
# Click '''Save'''
 
# A dialog box may open showing a Metadata Tag editor.  You may leave these tags blank.  They will be added during cataloging.
 
# Click '''OK'''. Audacity should then start exporting, and may take a few seconds.
 
 
 
 
 
* To stop the Metadata Tag editor from popping up each time you export a file:
 
# Open the Preferences Dialog Box: '''Edit''' > '''Preferences''' (or Ctrl + P)
 
# Under the '''Import/Export''' tab:
 
## Under <b>When exporting tracks to an audio file</b>: untick the box for "Show Metadata Tags editor before export"
 
# Click '''"OK"'''
 

Latest revision as of 20:51, 13 December 2017

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