FAQs

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. You can upload up to 2GB of audio with a free account. You can view our upgrade options here : pro account options.

If the submit button does not become active after entering all of the fields, try to click into another field.

You must use a valid email to sign up.

Your office/school may have blocked our domain so you may not be getting the verification email which is necessary to post anything on chirbit. If you are not getting our email check with your IT Department to see if this is the case.

If you are still having trouble with sign up contact me ivan@chirbit.com for support.

We now require a valid email address to upload content. If you used an invalid email address you will not be able to upload content to chirbit. Make sure to add chirbit.com to your email whitelist and check your SPAM folder for the email verification email if you have not received it in your inbox.

If you have an att.net, sbcglobal.net email account they are currently rejecting our emails. (we are aware of it and working on fixing this)

Some schools have an email filter that prevents our email from getting to you. Check with your IT Department to see if that is the case.

If you entered your email incorrectly or need assistance with sign up or email verification contact ivan@chirbit.com for support.

If you are using your email address to log in, try using your username. If you can't remember your username email me at ivan@chirbit.com from the email address you used to sign up with and I'll help you retreive it. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using this form: password reset
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 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.
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.
Sharing voice memos you've recorded on 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.
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.
You can upload .amr and.m4a voice memos from your computer using the upload form.
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.
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.
Why yes I do. Email me for access information.
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.
Contact me via the "Feedback" form under the "My Account" pulldown menu on the upper right of the screen after you have logged in and i'll help you.