Tracks represent your audio content and its metadata. They are the basic unit of your Project and the primary thing that your customers will be interacting with. Tracks can be played, browsed, searched and many other things. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the below features to find out how to get the most of the Audiorista platform and manage your audio presence optimally.
We know that your audio content can exist in many different places, which is why we've got a number of ways of importing it into Audiorista. All of these can be accessed via the Track list screen in our Dashboard. ➝ Go there now
Audiorista currently supports importing of audio in the following formats:
- MP3 files
- ZIP-archives containing MP3 files, which will be concatenated in alphabetical order
Uploaded content will be transcoded to AES-128 encrypted HLS (an industry-standard format developed by Apple) and available for streaming once transcoding has finished (typically a few minutes at most). You can edit a Track's metadata while it is transcoding.
... via upload
Click Upload file to upload one or more MP3 or ZIP files by dragging them from your Desktop. This is most useful if you're only uploading one or a few pieces of content at a time.
... via a list of URLs
Click Upload URLs to upload a list of publicly available URLs as Tracks. Each URL must be on a new line and point at a valid MP3 or ZIP file. Example:
... via RSS feed
If your audio content is already available as a podcast, importing it to Audiorista is as simple as clicking Upload podcast and pasting the URL of your RSS feed. Our system will extract titles, descriptions and images to automatically fill the Track metadata. Example:
... via a custom integration
For cases not covered by the methods above, we offer custom integrations such as syncing with FTP servers or external APIs. With our many years of experience building similar solutions, these integrations usually turn out to be smaller projects than one would think, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
Click on any Track you'd like to edit on the Track list screen to reach the edit-screen. Here, you can change the Track's metadata, view key data and perform relevant actions. As always, click on the Save changes button at the bottom to save your changes once you're satisfied.
|Name||The name of the Track, shown prominently in both the apps and the web-player||Max. 255 characters|
|Description||The description of the Track, shown (possibly truncated) in places where there is room for more detail|
|Share url||The URL that is used when your customers want to share this Track||Click Use default to use Audiorista's default share page|
|Can be added to playlist||Toggle off to prevent this Track from being included in Playlists|
|Can be downloaded||Toggle on to allow this Track's raw MP3 file to be downloaded from the web-player|
|Publish date||Set a date and time to publish this Track - it will be hidden until then||This date (in combination with the created-date) is also used when sorting Playlists by newest/oldest|
|Language||The Track's language||Currently unused, but may be used for filtering in the future|
|Tags||Tag your Tracks to create Dynamic Playlists based on common tags||See Playlists|
|Creator||The Track's creator, shown prominently in both the apps and the web-player||Max. 255 characters|
The design of Audiorista's white-label apps and web-player are held deliberately minimal. Instead, we've given as much space as possible to the Track and Playlist artwork, since this is where we want your brand to shine. As such, it's worth understanding how the different types of artwork are used.
For a guide to Artwork in Audiorista apps, see What are the dimensions of the different graphical resources?
Tip: All the artwork properties are optional and will fall back to your Project-logo if not set.
In terms of embedding a Track using our web-player, there are three things you can do on the edit-screen:
This opens a dialog that allows to you to modify the embed-code before copying it. Note that we strongly recommend that you use Presets instead of customzing each individual embed, as this gives you more flexibility.
This allows you to choose the preset that is used when using the Copy embed-code shortcut. It is a convenience for when you have multiple Presets that should be selectively used with certain sets of content.
If you wish to replace the audio of a Track, click on the Replace file button and upload a file as you would normally. Once this is done, a spinner will appear to indicate that the replacement-file is being transcoded. You can safely leave the page while this is ongoing.