Users with an account can group some of their echoes and create a walk. A walk is a collection of related echoes, usually geographically close so that they can be listened in sucession (during a 'walk'). Walks are dynamic since users can keep adding or removing echoes from their walks.top
They are keywords that describe an echo, you can attach as many as you like to your echo. For instance, an echo from someone who has visited San Franscisco and speaks about Alcatraz Island may have 'tags' as: sanfrancisco california prison alcatraz holidays.top
There are some echo locations that are unknown to our reverse geocoding engine (the middle of the Atlantic, for example). Therefore we cannot assign some echoes to a country, area and so on. These echoes have crossed the frontier of the unknown... and now belong to the Twilight Zone...top
Because Woices was created to mimic the process of having someone by your side telling you something while you are looking around you. No time to watch videos or photos!
Click the tab 'Create' in the upper menu. If you don't have an account, create one for free by following the link 'Join'. Once you have logged in, you can either create a new echo or a walk (a collection of related echoes).
There are two ways of creating an echo, which will be shown once you have marked the echo's position on the map and given it a title. First, you can record it. Just plug a micro in your PC and hit the red button of our recorder. Echoes created this way can be as long as 10 minutes. Second, you can upload an already recorded audio file in either MP3, WAV, AMR or AWB formats (10MB maximum size or 10 minutes maximum lenght).
Some comments about using our recorder:
Just right-click in the recorder and choose 'Configuration' in the menu. Choose the tab with an eye inside a monitor (this is Flash Player's Privacy configuration for the woices.com site) in the dialog. Then choose 'Allow', check 'Remember' and close the dialog.
Notice you may have to repeat this process in each different computer or browser you use to access woices.top
At present woices accepts the MP3, WAV, AMR and AWB audio formats. You must first encode your audio to one of these formats if it isn't already. See how to do it in the FAQ section How do I encode audios to mp3?top
There are many free tools that will help you to encode an audio file to the mp3 format:
Please, for best results make sure to adjust your tool encoding settings to these values:
|Bitrate mode (1)||VBR||CBR, VBR, ABR|
|Bitrate (2)||96 kbps||32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 144, 160, 192, 224, 256 and 320 kbps|
|Samplerate (3)||44100 Hz||8000, 11025, 12000, 16000, 22050, 24000, 32000, 44100, 48000 Hz|
(1): CBR, VBR or ABR: These are acronyms for Constant bitrate, Variable bitrate, and Average bitrate and represent different modes of encoding audio. All of them are supported at woices, although we recommend VBR for best results and smaller files.
(2): Bitrate: We recommend 96 kbps or 128 kbps for voice recordings, although any other standard bitrate values are accepted (upto 320 kbps). Higher bitrates result in better sound quality, but also in larger files.
(3): Samplerate: Sampling rate can be one of the allowed values shown in the table. In your encoding tool these values may also appear as: 11, 22 or 44.1 kHz.
In short, as many as you want!
The more exactly you locate your echo the better. Think of its location as the place where other users should listen to it. To locate the place more easily we recommend using the integrated search box in google maps. Then zoom in as much as possible and click on the exact position of the echo.top
After logging in, go to the page of the echo whose license you want to change. Click on the 'Edit details' link that appears in the 'More actions' section. There you can choose another license for that particular echo.
If you want to change the license that will be applied to newly created echoes, go to your account license settings and set the default license there.
Finally, if you want to change the license for all of your already created echoes, you can do a batch license update.top
Only an echo's author can modify its current location. On the echo's page, you will find a link in its 'More actions' section for that.top
After logging in, hover over the title and click on it when it turns yellow. Set the new title and click outside the yellow field to save it. You can also do it from the edit details link (in 'More actions' section).top
Only an echo's author can delete it. To do so go to the echo page and click the 'delete' link in the 'More actions' section.
There is a link at the top right corner of the screen. Just follow the instructions.top
There are three ways of locating echoes:
To manage your favorites you must be have an account. Then you will see an 'add to favorites' link in all echoes. You will be able to organize them in folders from the favorites listing in your personal woices page.
We do no provide emails from any other users, but there are other ways to contact them:
Every echo and walk has a 'flag as inappropriate' link in its page. Use it if you think it is offensive for some reason and help the community. Woices administrators will be notified.
Yes! Just create an account to begin creating new echoes. There are no limits in the number of echoes you can create, listen or download.top
It depends on the specific echo's license type:
To check the exact licensing terms of an echo, click on its license icon, which is one of these:
There are two main types of licenses to choose:
To change an individual echo license, check the How do I change an echo's license? section.
Yes! We'd love to expand and reach everyone so we could all togheter create a rich multilingual echosphere. Soon we will create a space with instructions on how to do it.top
Sure! That's actually the ultimate goal of woices. I fact, our iPhone mobile application is already GPS-enabled: it is able to detect near echoes, and play and upload echoes wherever they are.top
There are some reasons that may prevent you from properly listening to an echo or a walk:
Use our contact form. Fill it with your contact data, your message and choose the type of report you are submitting (bug, suggestion, question, other).