Using MP3 files for soundtrack export

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Using MP3 files for soundtrack export

Postby Lost Marble » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:37 pm

Although Moho does not let you import and playback MP3 files, you can still use them as soundtracks for your animation (starting in version 5.4 of Moho). Here's how:

(This method works when exporting to QuickTime or SWF. In fact, if you want to use a sountrack with an SWF file, it must be in MP3 format.)

First, create your Moho file and a sountrack file in WAV format. Use Moho's Animation->Select Soundtrack menu command to import the WAV file into Moho. When you play back the animation, you should be able to hear it playing in Moho.

Now, using whatever audio software you like (one good choice is Audacity), convert the WAV file into MP3 format. Save the MP3 file in the same folder as the WAV file, and with the same name, just make the extension .mp3 instead of .wav. Here are two example file layouts of how your files might be saved on disk:

Code: Select all
MyProject/
    MyProject.moho
    soundtrack.wav
    soundtrack.mp3


-or-

Code: Select all
MyProject/
    MyProject.moho
    soundtracks/
        music.wav
        music.mp3


Now, when you work on your Moho project, Moho will use the WAV file for playback. And when you export your animation, Moho will automatically recognize the MP3 file and use that for the exported movie.
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Postby lech » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:52 pm

This is nice...

For clarity you could add a checkbox with a label saying someting like "use *.mp3 sountrack in export" to the "export animation" dialog.

Which could toggle the use of the .mp3 soundtrack (if available) :wink:

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