Transcode File to Audio Zibot
Transcode audio files to MP3 or AAC format.
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Written by Michał Sałyga
Updated over a week ago

Summary: This Zibot will automatically transcode audio files uploaded within your Google Drive or Dropbox folder into the selected output format. The Transcode Audio Zibot can be used in a single flow or as part of a multi-step flow.

Where is the feature setup? The Transcode Audio Zibot can be applied inside the Zibot step when creating or amending a Flow. Ziflow is able to automatically transcode uploaded audio files based on your cloud storage events.

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Transcode Audio Event configuration

Before you create your first automation, you'll need to connect your Google Drive/Dropbox personal/Dropbox Businesses. Start by entering the Connect tab and pressing a Create flow button located in the right upper corner of a dashboard. Name your flow (eg. Transcode every uploaded audio tomp3 format) and select previously added cloud storage connection. Alternatively, you can add a new cloud connection from this page as well.

Next, select type of the event that is going to trigger the automation:

There are 3 types of events who can choose from (4th one which is New folder is created is dedicated for other Zibots).

  1. File is added to a folder - select this event if you want to convert files that are being added to the storage.

  2. File is modified - select this event if you want to convert files that are being modified (eg. name is changed).

  3. File is deleted - select this event if you want to convert files that are removed from the storage to a PDF format.

Let's now Set up details for your event. Please see "Understanding event settings" for more information.

The above settings let you narrow down files that will trigger the automation later on. You can decide which files, uploaded where and by whom will trigger later actions. Once you're done with adjusting the trigger settings, click the Next button and proceed with Zibot configuration.

Transcode Audio Zibot Configuration

You'll be presented with a list of available Zibots, select the Transcode Audio option.

When you select the AudioVideo action as part of your flow, you will see the following window.

  1. Source file - Ziflow is asking what the input file will be ie. the file you want to be converted into a different audio format. You have two options.

    File that triggered this flow - this means a file that is moved/changed or created in a certain location is the source file.

    File that is the result of the previous action - this option will become available if you have set up a multi-stage flow. It is basically asking if the input file will be coming from a previous action in the flow.

  2. Output format - What format do you want the Audio Zibot to output? Choose from: MP3 or aac.

  3. Target folder - The Audio Zibot is asking you where to put the audio file/s that it creates. You can browse to the area on your cloud storage where you want the audio file/s to be delivered.

    If you are using a multi-step flow the “Output folder from previous Zibot” will display and if selected the Audio Zibot will use the same output folder as the previous Zibot in the flow.

Additional Information:

  • The Audio Zibot cannot be the first Zibot in if your trigger event is “a new folder is created in a folder” (because the Zibot cannot make Audio of a folder)

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