Did you know that AAC(Advanced Audio Coding) file plays way better than MP3 or WAV files and also it has the best audio quality than other formats? Therefore, it is used by default in iTunes and is compatible with all the players which supports MP3 file format. But if you want to edit the .AAC audio file in Audacity software, it will throw “FFmpeg Library Missing” error while opening the file and you will not be able to proceed from there. This article will guide you on how to solve this error.
Steps to Fix FFmpeg Library Missing Error in Audacity
Step 1: Open Audacity software by pressing Win logo Key from your keyboard and type Audacity.
Hit the Enter key.
Note:- Audacity is an opensource software which you can download for free if its not installed on your system.
Step 2: Try to open the .AAC audio file.
Click File from Menu bar and then, Click Open as shown below.
Or you can also press CTRL + O together on keyboard.
Step 3: Select the .AAC audio file by browsing through your system.
Click the audio file and then, Click OK.
Step 4: As soon as you select the file, it will throw an error “FFmpeg Library is missing” like shown in the following screenshot.
Step 5: To add the FFmpeg Library, Click Edit and Then Select Preferences as shown.
Step 6: In the Preferences window, Go to Libraries on the left side panel.
Then, you can see FFmpeg library not found is shown in the FFmpeg library version.
Now, Click Download.
Step 7: Now it will take you to installing FFmpeg library updating site.
Then, Click on Installing the FFmpeg Import/Export Library on Windows.
Step 8: Next, Click Installing FFmpeg for Windows.
Then, Click on FFmpeg download page as shown below.
Note:- Please close the Audacity application before clicking the download page.
Step 9: Search for Windows(R) FFmpeg Installer on the page.
Then, Click on FFmpeg v2.2.2 INSTALLER (.EXE).
Step 10: Once the Installer exe file is downloaded.
Click Open to continue the install process of FFmpeg library as shown below.
Step 11: User Account Control window will ask you whether you want to continue or not?
Please Click Yes and continue with the installation process and perform the onscreen instructions.
Step 12: Now Restart the Audacity application.
Then, Click on Edit and then, Preferences.
In the Preferences window, Click Libraries on the left side.
On the right side, you can see the FFmpeg Library version displayed as below.
Step 12: Now if you try to open the .AAC audio file, it will get opened in the Audacity.
This way you can fix the FFmpeg library missing problem in Audacity.
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