VideoScribe Help

Add a soundtrack

Last updated: 11 January 2019


Using a soundtrack will add mood, drama and excitement to your scribe. There are over 200 music tracks to choose from in VideoScribe and you can import your own as an MP3.


You can have one soundtrack on each scribe. The soundtrack can be either chosen from the VideoScribe music library or imported as an MP3. All soundtracks provided in the VideoScribe music library are royalty free, but some may require accreditation when used in your scribe videos. See the article VideoScribe music copyright for more information.

When you are ready to add a soundtrack to your scribe follow the steps below to add one of the soundtracks provided in VideoScribe (Option 1), import your own soundtrack as an MP3 file (Option 2) or import your own soundtrack from an online URL (Option 3).

Option 1. Add a music track from the VideoScribe Music library.

Step 1. Enter the ‘Scribe music’ screen

Do this by clicking on the ‘Scribe music’ icon (A)


Step 2. Decide if you would like a calm or heavy music track

You can sort the soundtracks (B) by calm to heavy or by heavy to calm. If you would like a heavy soundtrack sort from heavy to calm and the heaviest ones will be first in the list. If you would like a calmer soundtrack sort by calm to heavy. The calmer soundtracks will have a single blue square to the right of the track name (C) and the heavier tracks will have 4 pink squares (D).

You can also sort the tracks by name (A to Z) and by duration; short to long and long to short.


Step 3. Preview the track to see if it suits your scribe

When you have chosen the track you would like to hear you can preview it by clicking the play icon (E). It may take a few seconds for the track to begin playing.

Step 4. Select your chosen track

When you are happy with your selection you need to select it by clicking the name of the track (F).

The track name will now appear in the top left of the screen (G).

A trash can icon will also appear next to the track so you can remove it later if you change your mind (H).


You can use the checkbox (I) to make the track loop (if checked) or play once and stop (if unchecked).

You can adjust the volume using the slider (J).

Click the tick (K) to add the track to your scribe and return to the canvas.


Option 2. Import an MP3 soundtrack.

Step 1. Enter the ‘Scribe music’ screen

Do this by clicking on the ‘Scribe Music’ icon (L).

Step 2. Select your import MP3 file from your computer icon.

Click the import MP3 icon (M) and a file browser window will open.

Step 3. In the file browser, select your track (N) and click on Open to continue (O).

Step 4. Preview play your soundtrack

Once your MP3 file has been imported, the name of the file will appear at the top of the screen (P).

Click the play icon (Q) to preview the track.

You can adjust the volume using the slider (R).

You can use the checkbox (S) to make the track loop (if checked) or play once and stop (if unchecked).

Click the tick icon (T), the track will be added to your scribe and you will be returned to the canvas.

Option 3. Import an MP3 soundtrack from an online URL.

Step 1. Enter the ‘Scribe music’ screen

Do this by clicking on the ‘Scribe Music’ icon (U).


Step 2. Select the import MP3 from URL icon.

Click the import MP3 from URL icon (V) and a new TEXT box will be displayed.


Step 3. Enter the URL for your MP3 file

If you have chosen to import an MP3 file from the internet using the URL address, you can put the image address into the text box (W) and then click the tick to import the MP3 file (X).

Step 4. Preview play your soundtrack

Once your MP3 file has been imported, the name of the file will appear at the top of the screen (Y).

Click the play icon (Z) to preview the track.

You can adjust the volume using the slider (AA).

You can use the checkbox (AB) to make the track loop (if checked) or play once and stop (if unchecked).

Click the tick icon (AC), the track will be added to your scribe and you will be returned to the canvas.


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