In order to install portable Audacity just download the portable package at the top of the Audacity Portable page and then double-click it. Choose the directory, where you wish to install it, and clock OK.
In order to start Audacity Portable just double-click AudacityPortable.exe file in the place where you have installed it on your portable driver. Then use it as a simple local Audacity on your computer. Note: Stay Safe - When you are using portable applications, always practice Safe Portable Applying. Removing Your Drive - When you're done, exit Audacity and then wait till the activity light on your removable drive stopped flashing. Then choose the 'Safely remove [device]' option from the icon in the system tray. Do not remove drive while it is writing, because you may lose your data.
If you want to upgrade you Audacity to a newer version, just download a new copy from the Internet and unzip it to your portable drive, right over the previous version. You settings will not be changed.
In order to add LAME MP3 support to Audacity, you should download Lame and unzip it. Place lame_enc.dll in your AudacityPortableAppLAME directory. Audacity Portable will automatically detect it and set Audacity to use it on starting In order to add FFMPEG support to Audacity, you should download the alternate zip for Windows package and unzip it. Place all files to AudacityPortableAppFFMPEG. After launching Audacity Portable, click Edit - Preferences. Select Libraries. Click Locate under FFmpeg Import/Export Library. A box will appear saying that the library has been automatically located and asking if you still want to locate it manually. Select No. Click OK in Audacity preferences.
English language is set on default in Audacity Portable. If you want to change the language, launch Audacity Portable as always, in the main menu click Edit and then Preferences. Then click the Interface tab. From the dropdown, select your language that you want and then click ok. Close Audacity Portable and then launch it again for your change to take effect. How to run Audacity Portable from a CD (Audacity Portable Live): Audacity Portable supports running from CD. Just extract it to a local drive and run it at least once to generate a set of default settings. Then adjust the settings as you like. Finally, burn the whole AudacityPortable directory to CD being sure not to change the directory of any files. Known issues with this package:
Such antiviruses as AntiVir and Avast, more than once, have claimed that they have detected a trojan or virus in the launcher. This is due to poor trojan detection in both products that will occasionally misidentify many NSIS-based applications as trojans. It will usually occur after a definitions update. You should contact your antivitus provider and let them know of their mistake.