There are a lot of reasons you may wish to export the audio file of your interview directly without publishing to the StoryCorps Archive. Perhaps you’ve chosen not to publish your interview and would like to create a backup. Or, if you’re having difficulty publishing to the archive, exporting to your computer and uploading it directly to archive.storycorps.org is a great solution!
- Export to a file-sharing app on your device using an internet connection
- Export via USB cable from an iPhone or other iOS device
- Export via USB cable from an Android device
Export to a file-sharing app on your device using an internet connection
You can export your interview audio file from the app or directly from iPhone and Android devices to a desktop or laptop computer. To export the audio file from the app, please follow these steps:
- Log in to your StoryCorps account using your device and open “My Interviews.”
- Scroll to the interview that you would like to export, and click on the three dots in the lower right-hand corner of the interview box.
- In the drop-down menu, tap “Export Recording,” and choose the icon for the file-sharing app in which you wish to save your interview file (e.g., Google Drive, Dropbox, iPhone Files).
Please note: while exporting into an email is an option, the large audio files created by your recording may be too large to attach to an email. Exporting to a file-sharing app is best.
Export via USB cable from an iPhone or other iOS device
We recommend that you update to the latest version of iTunes. Please see iPhone system requirements and screenshots here.
- Plug your iPhone into your computer using a USB cable.
- Launch iTunes on your computer.
- Click on the iPhone image on the upper left side of the screen (located to the right of the three dots).
- Click on “Apps” on the left, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to “File Sharing.”
- You will see a list of file-sharing apps on your iPhone. Select the StoryCorps App. The StoryCorps documents saved to your iPhone will be listed on the right side of the screen. (Note: the audio files will be listed with the extension .wav and the date and time of the recording.)
- Click on the audio file(s) you would like to save to your computer. In the lower right corner, a “Save to” button will appear.
- Click on “Save to,” and you will be able to save the audio file to a specific location on your desktop or laptop computer.
- You’re done! If you’ve exported because you wish to upload your interview to archive.storycorps.org from a computer, refer to this article for upload instructions.
Need a little more help? Try this step-by-step tutorial.
1 The first step is to plug your iOS device into a computer
2 Open iTunes
3 Click the iPhone icon
4 Click File Sharing
5 Find the StoryCorps App on the list of File Sharing Apps
6 Click StoryCorps
7 Files associated with the app will appear on the right.
8 Your interview audio files will have filenames ending in .wav
9 you can use the dates on the files to determine which is the audio file you are searching for.
10 Click the file you would like to export
11 Click Save to...
12 select where you'd like to save the file on your computer
13 Click Save To
14 The file will now save to your computer!
15 close iTunes
16 The file should now be saved to your computer.
Here's an interactive tutorial for the visual learners
Export via USB cable from an Android device
Please see here for general instructions on transferring files from your Android device to a computer. Androids do not have a built-in program for finding content. Users (generally Mac computer users) may need to download a program that will open their phone’s content on their desktop or laptop computer (such as Android File Transfer). You might want to visit your manufacturer's website to get software recommendations. To play the audio file on your computer, you may also need special media software (such as VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player).
- Plug your Android device into your computer using a USB cable.
- Once the cable has been connected, Android File Transfer (or the program you have chosen) should automatically open on your computer.
- Scroll down to your list of files and folders. Depending on your Android, the file may appear in “root,” “sd card," or as a free-floating file with a file extension of .amr and the date and time of the recording.
- Select the audio file you wish to download, and save to your computer by clicking and dragging the file. You can then save the audio file to a specific location on your computer.
- You’re done! If you’ve exported because you wish to upload your interview to archive.storycorps.org from a computer, see this article for upload instructions.