Audacity 2.0.0 for Windows 98/ME
Version 2.0.0 of Audacity is the final, recommended version for Windows 98/ME.
Audacity 2.0.0 installer (.exe file, 19.2 MB, including help files) for Windows 98/ME
Audacity 2.0.0 zip file (7.8 MB) for Windows 98/ME - Use this if you want a smaller download (without help files), or cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions.
Please consider using 2.0.0 above for Windows 98/ME or the latest 2.0.x version for Windows 2000/XP.
Audacity 1.2.6 installer (.exe file, 2.1 MB) for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Audacity 1.2.6 zip file (3.0 MB) for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP - If you cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions, download and unzip this file instead.
Plug-ins and Libraries
LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 installer (.exe file, 1.5 MB) - over 90 plug-ins.
Plug-Ins - Download additional effects and filters.
LAME MP3 encoder - Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
FFmpeg import/export library for Audacity 2.0.0 only - Allows Audacity to import and export many additional audio formats such as AC3, AMR(NB), M4A and WMA, and to import audio from video files.
Alternative Download Links
If you have trouble with your download, or need an older version of Audacity, try:
Windows 95 and NT are not supported. Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the latest version of Audacity.
The values in the "Recommended RAM/processor speed" column below are for tasks like recording for an hour, or editing three 20-minute tracks simultaneously. The values in the "Minimum RAM/processor speed" column will be fine for smaller/shorter tasks, especially if unnecessary programs are closed.
|Windows version||Recommended RAM/
|Windows 2000, XP||512 MB/1 GHz||128 MB/300 MHz|
|Windows 98, ME||128 MB / 500 MHz||64 MB / 300 MHz|
Generally, Audacity works best on computers meeting more than the minimum requirements in the table above. Where Audacity is to be used for lengthy multi-track projects, we recommend using Windows XP running on a machine of substantially higher specification than the minimum stated above.