Audacity 2.3.2

Audacity 2.3.2 was released on 15th May 2019.

Size and Checksums

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Changes and improvements since previous version

Audacity 2.3.2 replaces all previous versions.

  • Audacity now includes the LAME MP3 encoder. Previously, due to now expired patents, you had to download it separately.

  • There is a new Select button in the track panel to select the whole track.

  • Audacity mod-script-pipe for driving Audacity from Python now comes with Audacity and it can be enabled via preferences.

  • Over 20 bugs fixed since 2.3.1. The most serious bug was that Audacity 2.3.1 would crash if append-recording to a collapsed track.

Full details of new features in the visual guide to New features in Audacity 2.3.2

Supported Platforms


  • Audacity 2.3.2 requires the CPU to support the SSE2 instruction set which should be available on any Intel hardware produced after 2001 and any AMD hardware produced after 2003.

    • To check what SSE levels your CPU supports, you can install CPU-Z.

    • If your hardware only supports SSE, you may download Audacity 2.0.6 see the Legacy Windows page on the Audacity Website.

  • 2.3.2 does not support Windows XP.

    • You may try 2.2.2 on XP, but it is unsupported.

macOS / Mac OS X


  • Linux support is tested on Ubuntu Linux.

    • Audacity may compile on Gentoo, Debian, Mint.

    • Audacity does not currently compile on SuSE Linux.

Interactive Buglist Page

We probably track more bugs than you are interested in...

On the dynamic buglist page you can select to view:

  • Complete list of bugs in 2.3.1 that we have fixed for 2.3.2

  • Known bugs on the OS you use Mac, Windows or Linux.

  • Known bugs to do with accessibility or localization.

  • Workarounds for some bugs.

  • Serious bugs and less serious bugs.

We do use this detail in our own QA work.

Highlighted Issues

  • Below are listed what we believe are the most common and important issues with 2.3.1 for most users.


  • Far less of Audacity is properly accessible to visually impaired users than we would like. Currently the best supported platform for accessibility is Windows. We lost a lot of custom accessibility programming when we had to move to a more recent version of the wxWidgets library.


  • Audacity is only partially translated in many languages. We also have some issues, for example, with Right-To-Left Languages.

Selected Bugzilla-Tracked Bugs




Summary (2 tasks)



Linux: PULSE-AUDIO issues. Freeze repeatedly starting/stopping streams



Windows: DirectSound Sound Activated Recording does not record correctly or pauses permanently after 12 seconds

  • Click on the bug numbers to see work done on these bugs.

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