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IT 566

Upon the Subject of MP3

Next for IT 566 is installing support for MP3 creation in Ubuntu. MP3 is a patented audio format so Ubuntu does not install support for MP3 creation by default. However, it can easily be added by installing libmp3lame0 and Audacity via the Ubuntu Software Center (or Synaptic or any method you choose).

I used the Ubuntu Software Center. Here’s a screen shot of the MP3 I recorded using a microphone. Just hit the red record button and away you go. Then go to File and Export.

Audacity MP3  - Click for larger image

Here’s the MP3 file. Caution, my voice may frighten small animals. Or attract small animals in the case of my cats. 🙂

Audacity Created MP3 file