The Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net) recording/editing software is very easy to use and is free for our use. This software is used by several other colleges and universities. To submit an audio only file to our Blackboard Podcasting system, we strongly recommend using an MP3 format. To export a completed MP3 audio file from Audacity, you must install the free LAME MP3 encoding software. Because of software patents, the LAME MP3 encoding software cannot be distributed with Audacity. The following direction will assist you in installing this software.
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