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You can upload your own music from your computer, but be careful! Most music is subject to copyright and it is usually not legal to simply take someone else’s music and use it in your video without permission. If you’re looking for music you can use in your projects, we wrote a separate guide to finding royalty-free music.

To upload, when you reach the Music step, choose the UPLOAD A TRACK tab and drag your file in.

If your music is longer than your video, the music will simply fade out over the last three seconds. If your music is shorter than your video, it will loop back to the beginning of the track and then fade out at the end as usual. To prevent it from looping, you can add silence to the end of your track using sound editing software.

File types

You can upload almost any kind of sound file to Biteable, including mp3, wav, wma, ogg, aiff, aac, flac, and lots more. Basically, if you have an audio file, you should be able to upload it. You can even upload some video files such as mp4 and mov, and Biteable will use the audio track from them. You can check what type of file your music is by right-clicking the file and choosing Properties (PC) or Ctrl-click (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) and choosing Get Info (Mac).

File size and length

Our file size restriction is 100MB. You can check your file size by right-clicking the file and choosing Properties (PC) or Ctrl-click (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) and choosing Get Info (Mac). If your file is larger than 100 megabytes (1000KB (kilobytes) = 1MB (megabyte), 1000MB = 1GB (gigabyte)) you will need to make it smaller by editing the length or changing the quality of the sound.

Audio Quality

MP3 is a naturally compressed file type but there may be some rare instances where you need to lower the sound quality in order to make the file size small enough to upload to Biteable. One way to do this is to change the KBPS (kilobits per second). Generally, 320kbps is regarded as very good sound quality while 128kbps is at the lower end (but still perfectly acceptable by most people).

Editing your sound files

There are lots of free, downloadable sound editing software packages available online to enable you to edit the length and quality of your sound files. Audacity is free and easy to use.

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