ThingLink allows you to use audio in your images via 3 methods:
- Adding audio to a specific text& image tag
- Adding background audio for the whole scene
- Embedding a third-party audio player (i.e. SoundCloud)
Adding audio to a specific tag
Text & image tags allow you to upload an audio file that will play automatically when the tag is clicked. The audio does not loop but restarts each time the tag is opened. The viewer cannot mute the audio without muting the whole page.
This can be used to narrate information from specific tags, add music to enchance the experience & more.
To add an audio to a tag, click on the tag to edit it, then click the 'Upload audio' button and choose a file from your computer.
Adding background audio for the whole scene
You can add a background audio that will play when the ThingLink is being viewed. This will effectively convert the image into a single-scene video.
- In the editor, click the 'Settings' button on the left
- Click the 'Upload audio' button and select a file from your computer. Supported file formats: MP3 or M4A.
- Once you add a background audio to your image, it will function as a video. Please refer to the article about our video editor to learn how it differs from the image editor.
Note: opening a tag will pause the background audio.
Embedding third-party audio player.
Certain websites like SoundCloud allow you to embed their music players into other websites. You can use such players by pasting the embed code from the site into the 'Embed code' tag in ThingLink. The music from such tags will play only when the user starts it from the tag and will stop once the tag is closed.