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Chirbit FAQ

+ How much audio can I upload or record on my chirbit account?
Each audio file that you upload can be up to 120MB. An Mp3 file recorded at 128kbps that is 120MBs would be about 2hrs long. If you record your chirbit via a webcam or microphone you can record for up to 5 minutes. There is no limit to the numer of audio posts that you can upload and share on chirbit.
+ What audio formats can I upload?
You can upload mp3, aiff, amr, 3ga, m4a, ogg, wma, mov and wav files. If you upload any format other than mp3, it is converted to mp3. If you upload an mp3, it is not reencoded. Make sure your mp3 is stereo and at least 22050Hz
+ I [ have a suggestion / found a bug / would like to see some feature added ], how do I tell you about it?
I am working to make chirbit as simple, useful and fun as possible, so I love to hear from chirbit users! Feel free to contact me directly at ivan@chirbit.com and tell me about it.
+ How do I download my chirbit recordings?
Chirbits are not intended to be downloaded, so they are by default set as undownloadable. To download your own recordings or to make your own recordings downloadable, click the "edit this chirbit" icon for the chirbit you want to set as downloadable. Then in the edit form, toggle the "downloadable?" checkbox and save your edit. You can then download your chirbit from the short URL for your chirbit.
+ How do I share voice memos from my iPhone?
Sharing from your iPhone is simple. To start follow these instructions:
Setting up your Chirbit Account to receive posts via your SmartPhone
Setup Step 1:
Once you've set up your chirbit account go into your Settings and add your Voicememo Email
[This is the email address that is associated with your phone].
Setup Step 2:
Add a 4 number pin in the "Voicememo Pin" field. This number along with your voicememo email will help route your voicememo to your chirbit account.
Your account is now ready to start posting remotely.
To Post chirbits via your iPhone:
iphone: Record your clip using the iphone Voice Memo app or any other voice recording app that records in m4a format. Email your voice memo to [chirbit-post@chirbit.com] with your 4 number pin in the body of your email. The subject of your email becomes the accompanying text for your chirbit. You can edit the title /tags/metadata later using the chirbit web interface.
The 4 number pin in the body of your email is used to route your post to your account, and also it is used to make sure your email address is not spoofed by someone else. If you have any trouble with this, email me at ivan@chirbit.com and I'll make sure it works for you.
+ How do I share voice memos from my [ Blackberry / Android /Smart ] phone?
Sharing from your smart phone of choice is simple. To start follow these instructions:
Setup your Chirbit Account to receive posts via your SmartPhone
Setup Step 1:
Once you've set up your chirbit account go into your Settings and add your Voicememo Email
[This is the email address that is associated with your phone].
Setup Step 2:
Add a 4 number pin in the "Voicememo Pin" field. This number along with your voicememo email will help route your voicememo to your chirbit account.
Your account is now ready to start posting remotely.
To Post chirbits via your SmartPhone:
Phones recording in .amr format [blackberry/android/smart]:Record your voice memo using any voice recording app on your phone. Email your voice memos to [amr-post@chirbit.com] with your 4 number pin in the body of your email. The subject of your email becomes the accompanying text for your chirbit. You can edit the title /tags/metadata later using the chirbit web interface.
phones recording in .wav format [android/smart/some iphone recording apps]:Record your voice memo using any voice recording app on your phone. Email your voice memos to [wav-post@chirbit.com] with your 4 number pin in the body of your email. The subject of your email becomes the accompanying text for your chirbit. You can edit the title /tags/metadata later using the chirbit web interface.
phones recording in .3ga format [android/smart phones]:Record your voice memo using any voice recording app on your phone. Email your voice memos to [3ga-post@chirbit.com] with your 4 number pin in the body of your email. The subject of your email becomes the accompanying text for your chirbit. You can edit the title /tags/metadata later using the chirbit web interface.
The 4 number pin in the body of your email is used to route your post to your account, and also it is used to make sure your email address is not spoofed by someone else. If you have any trouble with this, email me at ivan@chirbit.com and I'll make sure it works for you.
+ How do I upload voice memos I've recorded on my phone from my computer?
You can upload .amr and.m4a voice memos from your computer using the upload form.
+ How do I upload voice messages from Google Voice?
I opened up a voice message from Google voice in Audacity, trimmed off the edges and exported is back out as an .mp3 and it uploaded perfectly. When I uploaded the raw .mp3 , not so much. I will look into this. I will make a tutorial on the process I used. Hopefuly Google will release an API and upload to chribit from Google voice can be automated.
+ I can't get past the allow screen on the voice recorder in Firefox?
You can set permissions at the Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager. Find "www.chirbit.com" on the list of Websites and then click "Always allow" this will remove the dialog box from popping up and allow you to record.
+ I would like to add chirbit uploading to my app, do you have an API?
Why yes I do. Email me for access information.
+ What is branching fiction?
It is like a literary Exquisite corpse or like a choose your own adventure created by you and your friends. One person starts the story with a seed sentence and the next user continues it with the next sentance.

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