Idea

Upload audio files to the board from my device


Userlevel 3

Hi,

Am I missing anything in that we can’t add any audio files onto a board?

Thanks


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@Nataliya Gorobinskaya - I can see a number of use cases for this:

  1. Direct someone to a board and have them start the audio file which is my voice as they do a self-guided tour through the board, e.g., training material or a visual podcast with visuals - e.g., true crime podcast with walkthrough of the crime scenes (host would say, now go to frame “x/y/z”
  2. Music to listen to while on the board, e.g., an artists portfolio board where they can listen to my music.
  3. A promotional board for my business where I didn’t want to include an embedded video - only audio.

 

 

Userlevel 2

No audio support? Miro, you are missing out on a big opportunity. I think adding short audio files and video snippets as comments is a must-have to make a great tool closer to an all in one solution. Converting audio files to video is too much of friction in the workflow in my opinion. :(

Userlevel 1

@Nataliya Gorobinskaya Audio embedding is a must for teachers. We work with lots of audio materials, and converting each little audio to a video file, or uploading it to Soundcloud and then manually embedding it is too much of a hassle.

You can check how Notion does it - you can simply drag an mp3 file to a page and voila it’s there.

And I need to add mp3 on my board. It will be great to  have all instruments in one place...

It would be super handy to able to attach short audio messages to elements in a Board, without having to use a time-sapping workaround.

Hi, Natalia here, I work at Miro as UX Researcher. Interesting discussion. Would you share why do you need to add audio files to your Miro boards? We are investigating this topic right now. 

What about videos?

I would also like to see the ability to add an audio file to the board to 

  1. provide audio directions to self-guided tours and/or participation in an asynchronous activity on the board
  2. embed sound effects/easter eggs to add ambience. I have built a virtual exhibition gallery for our students to display their work and want to embed some music that viewers can play in certain rooms to add to the feel of a lounge or a cafe. I am using the workaround where I embedded a video from YouTube into a “stereo” that I created, but just an audio file would be best.

Lisa

Userlevel 2

I’m a composer who would really welcome an option to record sound and put it somewhere on the board. You never know when an idea hits you (usually not when you’re sitting in front of the computer. At the moment I simply record ideas with my smartphone. This results in an unordered list with recordings for different songs.

I would love to have the option to record a voice message in the Miro App and then order it on the Miro board so I have everything ordered by song and part of the song. When working with other composers, this could also vastly improve collaboration.

I attached a mockup below to make it clear.

 

 

@Nataliya Gorobinskaya we are using Miro to design IVR systems / conversational agents - so being able to embed audio files of what the Text-to-speech will say at each stage would be a huge improvement for us.

Userlevel 1

Hi, Natalia here, I work at Miro as UX Researcher. Interesting discussion. Would you share why do you need to add audio files to your Miro boards? We are investigating this topic right now. 

What about videos?

 

Hello @Nataliya Gorobinskaya ,

I shared my needs on this in this post in another discussion: overhere

I have just used Miro for a few hrs for the very first time to try it out and already I feel that surprisingly it is too limited for what my needs are. And my needs are very basic. It's quite  remarkable, because everything about Miro oozes sophistication and endless flexibility to me. But, basic functionality like being able to add any sort of file to our whiteboards is not there. (Or… do I overlook the obvious?)

So, I was forced to switch back to Explain Everything (another great whiteboard app, but does not support a webversion yet, so I came to check out Miro) on my iPad, because this whiteboard app does offer exactly what we need. Have a look:
 


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I am able to add ANY local or cloud based file into my whiteboards. So, I can add all the .mp4 videos and .m4a audio files (locally on my iPad or Dropbox) that I need for my projects, straight into my whiteboards in the Explain Everything iOS app.

It imports the full length .m4a audio tracks. Or the full length .mp4 video tracks. 

Proper functionality to add all our audio and video assets into our whiteboards is crucial for our projects that we want ‘to whiteboard or mindmap’ so to speak. I would expect Miro to have such  basic functionality integrally available, but we need to -apparently- host these files first on Youtube or Soundcloud and only then we can let Miro make use of it. This is… well, not the way anything like this should work. 

Hopefully the already great functionality of Miro can be expanded soon on this matter. 
Thank you for considering,


 

Userlevel 2

If you came here via Google like me: Vote this wishlist item up, so it gets attention from the team: https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/audio-message-611?postid=13106#post13106

Userlevel 3

You might be able to kludge it by converting it to a YouTube file, host it privately (i.e. don’t publish the link for search purposes) and add in the iframe reference.

 

Thanks for that. It’s not about sharing as much as having it all together in one place. I can Dropbox for sharing. Cheers!

No audio support? Miro, you are missing out on a big opportunity. I think adding short audio files and video snippets as comments is a must-have to make a great tool closer to an all in one solution. Converting audio files to video is too much of friction in the workflow in my opinion. :(

exactly!!! we need audio!

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Hi, Natalia here, I work at Miro as UX Researcher. Interesting discussion. Would you share why do you need to add audio files to your Miro boards? We are investigating this topic right now. 

What about videos?

I work as an English teacher and need to add audio files for my lessons

Userlevel 3

Have you seen this help article: https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017730993-Embedding-Media-to-Boards?iframe=1&account_id=3074457347328667139

Thanks Kiron, yes, I’ve seen that. I need to share coursebook audio. It’s not a big deal as I can share it through Zoom, but it would be great to have it all in one place.

Userlevel 7
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You might be able to kludge it by converting it to a YouTube file, host it privately (i.e. don’t publish the link for search purposes) and add in the iframe reference.

 

Hi, I would really appreciate if you’d add the feature to upload or play your own music! It would be amazing! When having regular workshop style meetings, each participant could bring their music on their turn.

Userlevel 7
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Yes, according to the Supported File Formats help article, audio files are not supported.

Hi, Natalia here, I work at Miro as UX Researcher. Interesting discussion. Would you share why do you need to add audio files to your Miro boards? We are investigating this topic right now. 

What about videos?

Hola Nataliya, soy diseñador UX y profesor en Universiad. 
Me sería muy útil el uso de audios cortos, soy dislexico y me resulta más fácil dejar comentarios en audio en las diferentes instancias y trabajos de los alumnos y proyectos. 

Hi, Natalia here, I work at Miro as UX Researcher. Interesting discussion. Would you share why do you need to add audio files to your Miro boards? We are investigating this topic right now. 

What about videos?

Yes, I’d love to have audio files too! I teach French with Miro and the idea is to put listenings on the board. I can make it with a video, but it’s impossible to go to the video, pause it and come back it (it plays from the begging :/

@Nataliya Gorobinskaya we are using Miro to design IVR systems / conversational agents - so being able to embed audio files of what the Text-to-speech will say at each stage would be a huge improvement for us.

yes, me too! I’d love to have audio files too! I teach French with Miro and the idea is to put listenings on the board. I can make it with a video, but it’s impossible to go to the video, pause it and come back it (it plays from the begging :/

@Nataliya Gorobinskaya I am a designer who is visually impaired and it is difficult for me to interact with the Miro Boards the same way as other designers on my team. It would be extremely helpful if we could leave audio recordings for each other about the board to supplement and make it rely less on the visuals. 

Userlevel 7
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To add to all the great use cases, when I’m teaching classes, the learners might access the board in advance of the class start time and it would be great to have some “mood music” playing to get them in the right mindset or energy-level for the class.

Kiron

+1 for this function too. I ended up doing the youtube work around myself as this was the only way I could find it to work. We uploaded audio clips to describe possible futures for a scenario planning exercise done remotely.

Another +1 for audio embeds - needed to help guide clients in use of tools to play whilst they are using the board. I use audio for self-guided coaching and instructions how to use tools and templates I share.

I can embed a PodBean iframe but that plays in a pop up window. Please, like the YouTube player - but not limited only to SoundCloud. Playable MP3 from any source would be great.

John K

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