Sharing different formats of your files
When you upload common lossless audio formats to DISCO, DISCO creates an mp3 copy. These formats include:
• aif & aiff
Likewise, when you upload video formats other than mp4, DISCO creates an mp4 copy.
How it works
When you upload tracks and videos in these formats, you'll see a working symbol in the track pane, and the word Transcoding:
Transcoding means DISCO is making an mp3 or mp4 copy of the track or video. Once the copy is made, it will be paired with the original as an alternate format of the same file, and used as the default format for streaming and sending.
Sending a single track in multiple formats
If you want to send a single track to someone and allow them to choose the format they wish to download, choose Get Share URL from the track menu:
The track's share URL gives you a link, which will take you to a page with all available versions available for download, and the mp3 available for stream:
Get download URL will, when clicked, automatically begin a download of the mp3 version.
How DISCO handles formats in shared playlists
When you share a list on DISCO, all the formats attached to the files are available to download. The main playlist download, accessible via the big green button at the top of the page, will be mp3s (or mp4s for video) by default:
Using the ‘More formats and options’ link, recipients can select any combination of tracks, files and formats (or all formats, if they’re so inclined) to download:
What if I want to include the originals in the main playlist download?
If you’d prefer the default playlist zip download to be the original files, you can do that too––just open the Formats pop up when saving the list:
And check 'Include original formats in main playlist download':