Cant Import MP3 in Audacity (Fedora)

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I am getting an error every time I try to import an MP3 file in Audacity.

Error Importing

Error Importing

This version of Audacity was not compiled with MP3 files support.

I'm not sure what the error means. Do I have to update Audacity? My computer is running on Fedora.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best Answer by Jack Hostler
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Answered By 0 points N/A #148117

Cant Import MP3 in Audacity (Fedora)


Hello Jaclyn,

You are experiencing this error because the version of audacity that you are using might not have been compiled to support mp3. Since, it was not compiled such way to support the mp3 format, you would have to firstly uninstall it then install it from other source.

Use the command to remove audacity:

  • sudo yum remove audacity.

The system will ask password credentials, enter them.

Now you have to add a new repository, the RPMFusion repository. Use the following commands to do that:

  • sudo rpm -v
  • sudo rpm -v

Now, install audacity by typing the following command:

  • sudo yum install audacity-freeworld.

Now, your audacity supports mp3 files.

Hope this helps.

Happy computing,

Jack Hostler

Answered By 0 points N/A #148118

Cant Import MP3 in Audacity (Fedora)


Are you trying to play a MP3 file if so then you can check the file that it works fine check it first by playing it in another player and make sure file is not corrupt. After that if file is fine then change your program either by updating it or also you can change the file format.

Smith Thompson

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