MP3 file saving for ardour

How do i export an ardour file as an MP3 file? the options give me a wave file but no MP3

For legal and audiophonic reasons you can’t. Export as wave and use your favorite converter (lame, foobar) to make the mp3.

THANK YOU! can you recommend a good converter for this?

oh lame…got it

dbpoweramp is also a good one and works well in wine. It uses lame but they’ve also got codec packs for apple lossless, etc. Has a fancy GUI for bulk conversion.

SoundConverter / soundKonverter

If you want a more advanced sound editor that will export to many formats you can try Audacity.