I don’t know how to do Import to Anki on a Mac. This page really does not explain it well at all and I’ve seen other users having the same issue: https://extension.dioco.io/export.html It’s the main reason I subscribe to Pro so I hope someone from LR can explain it to me?
As far as I see the export contains a CSV and a Media folder. First question is, are these related and do they go together? If so how is that handled while importing?
There are a couple of lines about copy/pasting media into the Anki media folder, but that’s it. I’m not even sure of the point of the media (why and how do images and mp3 appear vs. simply text?)
If someone could point me to an easy-to-understand guide for this or a Youtube video I’d be very grateful. If it doesn’t exist i think LR should deprecate this feature as I consider myself a fairly tech-savvy person but this was beyond me.
Hey, thank you for your message. I’m sorry you find it complicated. As we said before in other places, the import process is complicated because of how anki is designed, and not because of our software. The export on our side is litterally a “one-click” process, can’t be easier. But then to import through anki, it’s another story. We contacted the anki developper to try to make an easy export import tool with them, no positive answers :S .
So, here is a reformulation of the steps you have some troubles. I tried to explain more clearly what you didn’t understand.
If you want to include media, specify it in the switch “include media”
Click on export, the download will start automatically
2) Put the media in the good location
After the download, double click on the .zip file to extract the data
Enter this folder
By holding the “option” keyboard button, open a new file tab by clicking on Go menu (top left bar) and on “Home” (shortcut is SHIFT + CMD + H). Holding the “option” keyboard button is necessary as it will allow you to see hidden folders (anki folders are hidden)
Go to Library folder, then Application support, and then Anki2
Here, you will see a folder for each of the users, open the folder with the name of your anki username
Open the collection.media folder
Drag and drop the medias files that were in the exported folder inside the collection.media folder
3) Do the anki metadata import
Download anki (on the webpage) for mac
Start the import by referring the .CSV file that was generated by Language Reactor
Follow the rest of the tutorial here : Language Reactor <=========== REALLY IMPORTANT
Please tell me if you are still confuse :). And don’t forget to follow the last point of the step 3 that is :
Follow the rest of the tutorial here : Language Reactor
Hi @kirianguiller. Sorry for my long delay. To be clear I have no issue with the process being complicated due to Anki - I was just saying that the instructions for LR could be a lot clearer These new instructions are clearer, but the process does not work. The exported file (without media, as I do not need this) is not readable by Anki. Please see this screen recording and let me know what to do, thank you: Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software
Hi @kirianguiller as mentioned, I bought the Pro subscription specifically because of Anki functionality, so I would love to please know that it is working. If it doesn’t work, can we please arrange a refund? Either way it would be really appreciated if you could get back to me. Thank you.
p.s. It’s an amazing product - I just need Anki to work or it will not be as useful to me.
This is absolutely not a Mac problem. I have a Windows and it’s showing Russian AND English on the front of the flashcard. I have no idea how to fix this and the developer needs to do something about it. Hire someone to make a video from Fiverr. Make one yourself. This is the reason why we’re paying. The service is useless if we can’t test ourselves