Can't export as mp3

Need some help with something.
When I try to export a audio mixdown, .mp3 is not an alternative.

Wave file, AICF file, AIFF file, MPEG1 layer 3 file, OGGVorbis file, Windows Media Audio File and Wave 64 file is all I can chosse between.

Isn’t it possible to export to. mp3 in Cubase 6 ? Or is it a patch of some sort I need ?

MPEG1 layer 3 is MP3 :wink:

Why when you export audio mixdown as an mpeg ( mp3) file, it shows up in the projects pool as a .wav file ?