How do I add audio file?

Susan's Avatar


06 Nov, 2019 09:36 PM

I downloaded Anki to my MacBook yesterday. When I compare the screens I see with those shown in various YouTube presentations, they don't look much alike. For example, the Add page I see has type, deck, front, back, tags and nothng else. No fields, tools, font buttons, any space to add an audio source, no audio or image button, any way to indicate the text field is right to left (I'm trying to create Arabic flash cards), or much of any other information. I'd like to purchase the mobile app version, but not if I can't get this one to work.

Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 06 Nov, 2019 09:52 PM

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    You need to use the downloadable computer version to add audio - AnkiWeb only offers basic functionality.

  2. 2 Posted by Susan and Aleja... on 06 Nov, 2019 11:33 PM

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    Thank you for your prompt reply. I now have the version which you mentioned, with the icons, etc., and I added audio files to the cards, but I don't hear anything. When is the sound supposed to play? Both the wav and mp3 files I added reside on my hard drive.[cid:187d58a3-2a08-4704-9a33-8c73d008ed4c]


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 07 Nov, 2019 09:42 PM

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    Please click the Cards... button and make sure you've added the audio field to either the front or back of the card. It will then play during review, or when you view the card using the Preview button.

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