Tutorial – How to embed chirbit audio in your Blogger.com blog

May 16th, 2012 by admin

A Chirbit user recently asked how to embed a chirbit he created onto his blogger.com site. I didn’t have an online tutorial so I emailed him details. I put this post together to answer the question for anyone else who might need help embedding an audio clip. I will start posting more of these tutorials soon.

Once you have uploaded or recorded your audio on chirbit you can hover over your post to view the action icons for your post. The icon shown below is the “embed this chirbit on your webpage” icon. This is what to click to get the embed code.

How to embed audio on your blogger.com blog - the embed icon

When you’ve clicked the embed code icon you will get this popup window with the code you need to copy in your blogger post.

How to embed audio on your blogger.com blog - the embed code popup

Copy the code into the HTML editor for your post.

How to embed audio on your blogger.com blog - blogger post creation form

This is what it should look like on your site!

How to embed audio on your blogger.com blog - your chirbit post on blogger.com

If you want to change the color of your embedded chirbit You can switch the style on the settings for your post. There are currently two styles you can change to, but If you have a color combination suggestion email me and i’ll see about adding it.

How to embed audio on your blogger.com blog - your chirbit post on blogger.com

How to post to chirbit from the Linux commandline

March 29th, 2012 by admin

Here is a handy script for posting audio to your chirbit account via the Linux commandline.

This set of scripts is based on this article on how to post to Twitpic via the commandline by Bernhard Schulte [ @dozykraut ].

The first file you need is called creds.lib and it will live in a credentials folder in your HOME folder.
/home/$USER/credentials/chirb.lib
This is where you add your chirbit username and password.

chirb.lib

checkcreds() {
CNAME="username"
CWORD="password"
}

Create a log file: /home/$USER/chirbit/chirbitlog
To store the JSON results of your posts.

The following bash script can be called chirbitpost and it can live in your /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin folder but remember to make it executable with:

>> chmod +x /usr/local/bin/chirbitpost

chirbitpost

#!/bin/bash
# chirbitpost Version 0.1
# script to post audio files to your chirbit account
# based on http://dozykraut.wordpress.com/2009/05/16/how-to-post-to-twitpic
# -from-the-commandline/

# store paths in variables
credsfile=/home/$USER/credentials/chirb.lib
audiodir=/home/$USER/Audio/

if [[ -O $credsfile ]]
then
. $credsfile
else
exit;
fi

checkcreds

read -e -p "Audio: " audio
read -e -p "Title: " words
read -e -p "Tags: " tags

echo "uploading your audio:"

cargo="media=@${audiodir}${audio}"
myname="username=${CNAME}"
pword="pass=${CWORD}"
title="title=${words}"
tags="tags=${tags}"
method="method=json"
filesource="filesource=user"
lat="latitude=00.000000"
lng="longitude=00.000000"

target="https://api.chirbit.com/chirbit/postChirbit"


RET=$(curl -silent \
           -F "$cargo"\
           -F "$myname"\
           -F "$pword"\
           -F "$title"\
           -F "$tags"\
           -F "$method"\
           -F "$filesource"\
           -F "$lat"\
           -F "$lng"\
            ${target})

echo -e "${RET}" | grep -Po '"shorturl":".*"' \
     | perl -pe 's/"shorturl":"//;s/"$//;s/\\//g;'

echo "${RET}" >> ~/chirbit/chirbitlog

exit;

I then set up a directory in my HOME folder called Audio and place the audio files I wish to post to chirbit into this folder.

When you run chirbitpost it will ask you for the filename, title and tags for your post and then return the shortURL for your post on a successful upload.

Uploads via this manner currently support mp3, wav, m4a, amr and ogg.

If you have any suggestions or improvements to this script let me know and I’ll update it.

Instant Audio Recorder – iOS App with Chirbit upload

February 25th, 2012 by admin

I am excited to present this new iOS app called Instant Audio Recorder created by Wim de Nood.
IAR has some great features for capturing audio and sharing it on Chirbit and Twitter.

Here is a sample recording

I’ll go over some of these features here as listed on the iTunes app description page:

  1. Post audio-fragments directly to Twitter as audio-tweets
  2. Keeps recording when you switch to another app
  3. Auto-start recording when app is opened (can be disabled)
  4. Pause and resume recording.
  5. Extended playback options (pause, rewind, fast forward, etc, etc).
  6. Rename your recorded audio fragments

This is the recording interface. If you choose to make the app auto record then as soon as you launch the app it starts recording and brings you to this interface.
You can choose to disable this function the first time you launch the app or via the settings button.

The settings button pull up this dialog box which give you the option to toggle a few features.

Once you’ve recorded your audio you can play it back in the Recorded fragments area.
You will see a list of your recordings.
To share and edit your recording click your entry from the list, this will bring you into the Audio Player.

You can also delete a recording by clicking the Edit button to enter into delete mode.

The Audio Player give you the option to share your clip via Chirbit.

If you do not have a Chirbit account your clip will first be uploaded to the iar chirbit account, then a link will be posted to your twitter account.
If you do have a chirbit account you can click the gear/settings icon to add your account login info.

In this dialog box you can add your chirbit username and password to upload your post to your account.

You can rename your recording via the Rename button.

How to add audio to a holiday card with chirbit using QRCodes

December 12th, 2011 by ivan

Holiday card with audio qr code printed on it

This is a quick tutorial on how to add audio to a holiday greeting card, or any printed item.

Step 1 is to create a chirbit post, which you are able to do by uploading an existing audio clip to chirbit, or recording a new one via a webcam or microphone on the site. You can also upload or email a voice memo from any smart phone with a voice recorder and email capabilites.

Step 2 is to hover over your chirbit post to click on the “view qrcode for this chirbit” icon.

qrcode icon on chirbit

after you click on the icon, the QRCode window will pop up as illustrated here.

qrcode for audio on chirbit

You should now be able to download your qrcode to print it on your card or flyer.

qrcode for holiday audio

if you prefer you can also just send/print the shortURL to your audio clip in your card or flyer.

Share your actual voice this holiday!

Here are some example holiday chirbit posts.

YouTube to Chirbit Audio Tutorial by NicheProf

September 1st, 2011 by admin

Here is a tutorial created by chirbit user NicheProf. It walks you through using the YouTube to chirbit function. Using this functionality you can add the audio of a YouTube video to your chirbit stream.

Songatron App reaches 1000th post on Chirbit!

February 15th, 2011 by ivan



It looks like this little ditty named “Tim” is the 1000th song to be uploaded to chribit by Jonathan Mann‘s Songatron App.


Songatron as you may know is the Awesome Mad Libs Song creating Robot developed by Jonathan Mann and Cramzy. With Songatron you can inject your own word into one of the many available tunes to create a new masterpiece to share with the world.

Browse chirbit to listen to all songatron posts here:

Songtron on Chirbit

You can find Jonathan Mann on Twitter here: @songadaymann

Voice Changer Plus iphone app works great with Chirbit

September 24th, 2010 by ivan



I’ve been playing around with this great iphone app called Voice Changer Plus and I wanted to share it with you all. I was created by the good folks at Arf Software. Voice Plus lets you record your voice and then change it to one of 42 different voices listed below. Which as you might guess would make for great chirbit creating!

  • Mouse
  • Fast Mouse
  • Slow Mouse
  • Turtle
  • Slower
  • Slowest
  • Faster
  • Fastest
  • Echo
  • Reverse
  • Haunting
  • Higher
  • Lower
  • Robot
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Whisper
  • Organ
  • Warped
  • Underwater
  • Fan
  • Swirling
  • Bathroom
  • Long Echo
  • Fuzzy
  • Old Telephone
  • SCUBA
  • Gramophone
  • Garth Bader
  • Metallic
  • Small Room
  • Megaphone
  • Bird
  • Helicopter
  • Rain
  • Jungle
  • Crowd
  • Station
  • Traffic
  • Alien 1
  • Alien 2
  • D’Alec

The free version of the app only included 18 voices until recently. It now includes all of them. To share your recordings on chirbit you must have the full version, because you need the share via email capability. I have sent them an email about adding an upload to chirbit button. (fingers crossed) I hope they do it!

 

 

To post your audio clips on chirbit just eMail your recording to wav-post@chirbit.com and include your 4 number pin in the body of the email. Here is an example of a recording I made with it.

Here is a review of the app on YouTube.

If you get a copy of the app and record something share it in the comments below. I’d love to hear your posts.

Chirbit Summer Update No. 1 – Plugins Galore!

July 18th, 2010 by ivan

It’s the middle of summer and things are heating up at Chirbit!
I’ve been working on some graphic clean ups, but the big updates have been in the plugin department.

Chirbit WordPress Plugin



Last month I released the WordPress Chirbit Plugin. It enables you to embed your chirbit post easily on your WordPress blog/site. To embed a chirbit post in your blog all you need is the plugin and the short URL for your chirbit.

Example:
[ chirbit: http://chirb.it/ghcKkPL ]

If you use it please send feedback and feature suggestions for the next version!

You can download the plugin here.

Chirbit BBCode Plugin



Rick Strife created a BBCode plugin for embeding your chirbit posts easily in a Bulletin Board that is BBCode enhanced.

To embed a chirbit in a bulletin board post all you have to do is use Rick’s plugin, your chirbit short URL and the simple BBCode.
Bulletin Board Code as you may know is a way to enhance posts without using HTML.

Here are a few links about BBCode:

Chirbit OpenVBX Plugin



Mr. Andrew Watson of OtherNumber created the Chirbit plugin for Twilio’s OpenVBX platform.
It enables you to post to chirbit from your OpenVBX system.
You can download the Chirbit OpenVBX plugin here:


Chirbit is a great alternative to Snapvine! Check us out.

April 20th, 2010 by admin

Snapvine is no longer. So where can you go to record audio messages to share on Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz and pretty much anywhere online? Look no further than chirbit!

Here are just some of the features that chirbit offers!

  • Record audio straight from your browser using a webcam or microphone.
  • Upload existing audio files in wav, mp3, m4a or amr formats!
  • Upload to your chirbit account using a smart phone with a built in voice memo recorder.
  • Geotag your audio posts to let others know where you recorded them! (optional)
  • Categorize your chirbits into fun categories like “Joke”, “Rave”, or “My 2 cents”
  • Leave private audio messages to your friends.
  • Share your chirbits easily on Twitter, Facebook or Google Buzz with one click!

Feel free to contact me directly if there is any feature that you need or would like to see on chirbit and I will do my best to implement it!
I hope to inspire the users of chirbit to this kind of love, support and dedication!

Chirbit at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival

April 10th, 2010 by ivan

The guys from The Integrated Agency are representing Chirbit at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival, this week and next. They have set up a table in the Director’s lounge, and you can check in to the Dallas Film Society’s Chirbit account to listen to updates and perhaps an interview or two with the film makers.

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table

Chirbit at the Dallas International Film Festival - info table