Uploading Audio with the Audio module
Mostly now Drupal devellopers are moving away from the idea of using self contained modules to work with media. However the Audio module still works very well if you want to simply upload audio files to your website.
This chapters shows you how to use it from the uploaders perspective.
To get started you'll need to point your browser to the Add Audio upload form. This maybe different for different sites but normally you'll click on the 'Create Content' link on your side menu.
Once you've done that you'll see a form not unlike that shown below.
Every Drupal site is slightly different so you might have Categories or other things to fill in. However the essential elements of the Audio module type are here.
Uploading your file
Let's jump straight to filling out the 'Body' field. The reason we are going to do this before filling out the Title of the form is that the Title should be completed for us if the mp3 file that we upload is correctly formatted ( that's what the [audio-raw-tag] things are all about). Try to fill out as much relevant information as you can.
Next, to start uploading an audio file click on the 'Browse' button next to the 'Add a new audio file:' box.
The browse on your computer for the file you want to upload.
Click on Open and you'll see that a link to your file has been recorded in the box of the input field.
You can now keep filling in the form. The next part of the form is to add an image. This isn't totally necessary but it does make your post look much better so do try to find an image even if it means downloading a slightly random one from the Internet.
The process for uploading your image is similar to the mp3 file. Click on the 'Browse' button next to the 'Add a new image' field.
Browse for the image that you want to use for this entry. Generally it's best if you can use one that is quite square as it tends to crop it in that way.
It's worth adding a licence so that people know if they can reuse or redistribute your work.
I'm going to choose a Creative Commons Attribution licence which means that people can pretty much do what they like with it as long as they credit where it came from.
Filll out any other part of the form that you think is relevant and then click on 'Submit' and the bottom of the form.
You may get an error message if the file that you upload doesn't have any title or artist information.
Dont' worry just scroll down and fill in the relevant information.
Then click on 'Submit' again.
Hopefully you'll see your audio file and information.