The Tracks Editor is where you can change the metadata of your audio content, like name and description. It is also where you can manage permissions, add tags and upload the artwork to increase visibility. This article will guide you through the Editor’s functionalities so that you can make the most out of your app.
- Select the Track you want to edit
- Change the Track’s metadata
- Media assets
- Player widget
- Embed tracks
- Share pages
- Apps links
- External ID
- Share URL
- Schedule Tracks publication
Select the Track you want to edit
From the Audiorista dashboard, select the track you want to edit by clicking on the edit icon to the Track’s right or on the Track’s title. You can edit only one Track at a time.
Change the Track’s metadata
Once you have selected a Track, the Tracks Editor screen will appear. Here you can change the Track’s details and metadata. Type a title for your Track in the Name dialogue box, and add a description summarizing the content of your Track in the Description box. This information will be visible to your end user. Note that the changes will be visible only after you save your changes.
The Media assets dialogue box displays the information about your Track.
- Status: it shows the stage of your upload (transcoding, transcoded, or upload failed)
- Length: refers to the duration of the Track
- Type: Assets can be primary or secondary. By default, the first asset created is Primary. Additional assets, for example, if you add a .pdf, will be Secondary.
From the Media asset dialogue box, you can also perform several actions:
- Replace file
- Change asset type
- Change the visualization order of the assets
- Delete asset
- Add asset
If you want to replace the Track’s audio file with a new audio file, you can use the Replace File option in the Media asset dialogue box. After clicking on the button, A dialogue box will prompt you to either drag and drop the new file or click to select the new file from your computer.
The uploading will start automatically. Remember to hit save changes to make the changes effective.
Change asset type
You can change the type of asset from Primary to Secondary and vice-versa by toggling on the start icon in the Media asset box.
→ Related section: media assets
Rename your audio file by selecting the Rename icon in the Media assets box. A dialog box will prompt you to submit a new title. The new title will be visible in the Media assets box after you have hit the save changes button.
Notice that renaming your audio file will not automatically rename the Track.
→ Related section: Change the Track’s metadata
Change the visualization order of the assets
When you have multiple assets in your Track, you can change their position in the asset list using the arrows in the display. The assets will be visible to the end user in the Track display as buttons.
If you have multiple assets in your Track, you can delete any of them from the small delete icon in the Media asset box. This function will not delete your Track, only the selected assets.
Before the action is final, a dialogue box will prompt you with a question on whether you are sure about deleting the asset. In this way, you can never delete an asset by mistake.
In one Track you can have multiple assets. For example, you can add a .pdf and/or .epub version of a document associated with your Track. The end user will have access to it through the Tracks display and will be able to read it through the app. Click on the add asset button to add additional files. Currently compatible are .pdf and .epub.
A dialogue box will prompt you to drag and drop a file or to click and choose the file from your computer. The asset will appear directly in the Media asset box after the upload.
Every Track has a Player Widget that the end users can see when the Track is playing. The default Player widget has a play button, a 30 seconds rewind, 30 seconds fast forward, volume settings, and play speed settings. The default widget will also show the title, Track duration, and playback time.
It is possible to add multiple configurations or modify the current one from the Player widget configuration page located in the main menu at the left of the dashboard.
NOTICE: The player widget will be available and displayed after the Track is Transcoded successfully.
→ Related article: Player widget
There are two options for embedding Tracks:
Copy embed code
Customize embed code
When choosing the customize embed code option, a dialog box allows you to modify the embed code before copying it to your clipboard. Here you can also change the Type and Mode. From here, you can modify overrides.
You and your users can share a Track’s specific content information on Social Media by using the link in Share pages. Hit the copy icon to copy the link automatically. Now you can paste it in any social media outlet.
Remember that you must set up a subdomain first. After this, Audiorista generates the share pages for all your Tracks and Playlists automatically. You will be able to customize them to fit your needs. The pages are hosted by Audiorista.
→ Related article: learn how to set up the subdomain for sharing your pages
App links can redirect users based on the device they are using. For example, if one of your end users is browsing from her desktop computer, she will be redirected to your website.
→ Related article: you can read more on App links here
In this dialogue box, you can define a reference o identify the Track in an external system, for example, e.commerce (SKU), ebooks (ISBN), etc. This is especially useful if you have agreements on your content with third parties.
This URL will be accessible to the end user for sharing this Track on other platforms, like their blog or social media. To fill this blank, click on the arrow to the side of the Share pages section.
→ Related article: Explore Audiornista’s Sharing options
There are two options for managing permissions from the Track Editor.
- Is paid: toggle off to prevent this Track from being paid
- Can be added to the playlist: toggle off to prevent this Track from being included in Playlists
Schedule Tracks publication
If you want to delay the publication of your content, you can set a date and time for when you want the Track to be available to the end user. Audiorista will hide the Track from the users until then. The set date is also applied when sorting Playlists by newest/oldest. Once you have selected a date and time, click on Apply.
In this section, you can apply different filters to make your Track easily searchable by the end user. The two main filters are:
Use Language for filtering playlists. You can choose your preferred language in the drop-down menu.
Tags are a powerful tool to help your user to discover more relevant content. They are used in Dynamic Playlists to collect the Tracks in the same category.
You can add and remove Tags at any time. Audiorista will update the Dynamic Playlists automatically.
- Create a new tag: type one word in the dialogue box and press the Enter key.
- Select from existing tags: when you click on the blank space, a drop-down menu will appear. Choose the Tags that fit best.
→ Related article: see Playlists
You can also choose Tags to be visible to your users so they can easily navigate your content based on specific interests. You can modify this option from the navigation menu to the left.
In this section, you can add information about the contributors to the content. This will be visible to the end user.
- Type: use the drop-down menu to choose the type of contribution
- Value: insert a name
- URL: add a link to their webpage or other relevant web content
The Track’s creator, shown prominently in both the apps and the web-player
In this section, you can add different artwork to your Tracks to make your brand shine. You can add various artwork to show in different locations.
- Thumbnail image: Track specific
- Banner image: larger email visualized in carousels
- Tall image: visualized in Track carousels
- Creator image
- Background image: visualized when the Track is playing
- Background video: visualized when the Track is playing
→ Related article: learn more about supported artwork and graphical resources
For adding artwork, select Browse in the desired section, then drag and drop, or click to select the artwork from your computer.
If you want to remove an existing artwork from the Track Editor, press clear on the artwork itself. Then hit save changes to make the action effective.