Downloading

Summary

Whether you’re downloading a single track or a massive file delivery, SourceAudio has a variety of tools available to get your files downloaded.

To download a single track, view it in any list view and click the download icon next to the play button to download. You can also click the track’s title to head to its detailed view and click the file type in the lower right to download that file.

To download an album head to [your url].com/#!albums, click the album’s title, and click Download All in the top right.

To download a larger body of tracks there are two primary resources available, explained directly below - the file transfer tool or downloading as a playlist.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us at support@sourceaudio.com

File Transfer

Any email may receive a file transfer, even if they aren’t a user on your site at all. Utilizing the file delivery tool provides total control over exactly what is downloaded or delivered. Your first 100GB of file transfer is completely free. Additional file transfer space can be purchased by the TB for $250/TB.

To get started go to your Admin Panel → File Delivery. Here you can either create a new recipient, or send to a previously existing recipient by clicking their name from the list of preset recipients. You can edit any recipient’s listin info by clicking the pen and paper icon net to their name. If you’re editing a currently existing recipient or creating a new one, you’ll enter some basic listing info, including the email address the delivery should be sent to. If your goal is to download the files yourself, just list your own email. You’ll also see the option to automatically format the delivery to one of a series of presets we’ve created for other popular programs. One that page is set, click to Save And Continue and you can format the details of your file delivery including customizing the filenames of your tracks, selecting a specific metadata embedding profile (see further explanation of metadata embedding profiles below), what file types to include, and how the delivery should be broken into different folders and what the folders should be called. After clicking to save from that screen you’ll be prompted to select exactly what data should be included in your metadata CSV (if you selected to include one). Click to save and your delivery will be formatted.

Once your recipient has been created as you’d like, click the recipient’s name to begin the process of creating a delivery, select the Browse All bubble under Select Files to Send and check off exactly what material you’d like to send. Click Save And Continue and you can review your delivery and select whether you’d like it sent as an email or if you’d simply like to receive a link to send out yourself.

Playlist Downloading

Downloading with playlists is a cost-free alternative to the file transfer tool, it just doesn’t offer the additional tools and customizations that file transfer does, it’s just for downloading the audio files themselves. Create a playlist in the lower left, and add any tracks or albums to it that you’d like to download. Once the playlist is finished the Download All button in the top right (providing you have the appropriate permissions to download. If you’re sending the playlist to someone else, when viewing the playlist, in the top right, click More Options → Email, and select your desired permissions in the pop-up.

For additional info, see Playlists or Sending

Downloading Permission

Admin users can download all tracks. To read more about controlling download permissions for your users, see Managing Users and Site Accessibility.

Downloaded File Metadata

To enable the embedding of your SourceAudio metadata into files downloaded from your track listings, go to your Admin Panel → Manage Metadata → Downloading → Metadata Injection, and make sure that the boxes are checked off for every catalog you’d like to download embedded with the data as it exists currently on your site. If a box is left unchecked, the file will be downloaded exactly as it was originally uploaded.

For any catalog that has Metadata Injection enabled, you can further customize how metadata is embedded on a per users basis in your Admin Panel → Manage Metadata → Downloading → Metadata Embedding Profiles. Using this tool and the following directions, you can customize exactly which site fields embed into the ID3 standard metadata fields files are downloaded with.

In the Metadata Embedding Profiles section, click the Create button on the right to create a new embedding profile, or click the double paper icon to make a copy of any currently existing one. Click the pen/paper icon to edit any new metadata embedding profile and select the site fields to embed into each ID3 field from the corresponding drop-downs. When you’re done, save your changes in the bottom right. Finally, assign these metadata embedding profiles to your users using the Music Access Profiles tool (see instructions on the Managing Users and Site Accessibility page) to activate them.

Note- With Metadata Injection turned on, admin accounts will always download with the SourceAudio Default embedding. Only non-admin accounts may be assigned a custom Metadata Embedding Profile.

File Formats

To restrict the download of certain file formats, you can select exactly which file formats are downloadable from your site.

Go to your Admin Panel → Edit Site Settings → Access → Download Options. Once you’ve adjusted your settings, just save your changes in the lower right.