Add music to your scribe

Last updated 2019-10-21 14:04:47 +0100

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



You can have one music track 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.

Step 1. From within your project select the ‘Scribe music’ icon (A) on the toolbar.

This will open the scribe music window and from here you can: 

Option 1 add one of the soundtracks provided in VideoScribe

- Option 2 import your own soundtrack as an MP3 file

- Option 3 import your own soundtrack from an online URL

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

Step 1. Filter, sort and search the available tracks.

You can filter by Genre (B), the genre(s) of each track is written below the track name on the tile.

You can also tick the Loop friendly tracks filter (C) to only see tracks that start and end in a manner that blends together well.

You can also sort the tracks in a number of different ways (D). The options available in this drop-down menu are sort by name, sort by length and sort by speed.

There are a lot of tracks to choose from and if you have multiple pages you can use the pagination (E) below the track tiles to move/jump backwards and forwards

Step 2. Preview the track to see if it suits your scribe.

When you have chosen a track you would like to hear you can preview it by clicking the play icon (F). The play icon will change to a stop icon while the track is playing and you can click that to stop the preview.

Step 3. Select your chosen track.

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

The track name will now appear in the bottom right of the screen (H).

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

Step 4. Adjust the settings and apply.

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

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

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

Option 2. Import an MP3 soundtrack.

Step 1. Click the import MP3 icon (M) and a file browser window will open.

Step 2. In the file browser, select your track (N) and click on Open to continue (O).

Step 3. Preview play your soundtrack.

Once your MP3 file has been imported, the name of the file will appear at the bottom right of the screen (P). Click the play icon to preview the track. The play icon will change to a stop icon while the track is playing and you can click that to stop the preview.

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

Step 4. Adjust the settings and apply.

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

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

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

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

Step 1. Click the import MP3 icon from URL (U) and a file browser window will open.

Step 2. Enter the URL for your MP3 file into the text box (V) and then click the tick to import the MP3 file (W).

Step 3. Preview play your soundtrack.

Once your MP3 file has been imported, the name of the file will appear at the bottom right of the screen (X). Click the play icon to preview the track. The play icon will change to a stop icon while the track is playing and you can click that to stop the preview.

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

Step 4. Adjust the settings and apply.

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

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

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

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