N/APosted on - 10/05/2013
I have installed Mixxx on Windows 7 but the program has been popping up an error whenever am dealing with an MP3 file. I was thinking that it supports MP3 files. Isn’t that right?
MIxxx – Encoder
Mixxx cannot record or stream in MP3 without the MP3 encoder “lame”. Due to licensing issues we cannot include this with Mixxx. To record or stream in MP3, you must download lame_enc.dll and install it on your system.
Mixxx cannot record or stream in MP3
You will need to activate MP3 streaming in Mixxx, for Windows 7, for resolving you issue.Follow the below steps to do so:
1) Download the binary files for Lame 3.98.4 mp3 encoder, from the Lame encoder website.
2) Unzip the downloaded files using utility software like WinZip, 7zip etc.
3) The downloaded folder would contain files for bot, 32 bit and 64 bit Windows OS.For a 32 bit version of Mixxx, copy the libmp3lame.dll from the x86 folder to the folder location where Mixxx is installed.
4) For a 64 bit version of Mixxx, copy the libmp3lame.dll from the x64 folder to the folder location where Mixxx is installed. (Note: To know the the bit version of your Mixxx software, click on 'HELP' and then 'ABOUT' in the main window of Mixxx.)
5)Now rename this 'libmp3lame.dll' file to 'lame_enc.dll' in the installed directory.Restart the Mixx software and start recording or streaming MP3 files.
6)Important: Make sure you copy and paste the correct libmp3lame.dll file for the correct version of Mixxx. Else this would lead to compatibility errors and might crash the software.