It can handle anything from simple speeches with only one speaker to complex group discussions with many participants and it is available for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows.
You can find installers for your operating system from the project download page. Once you have transcriber installed, open it up and the first thing it will do is ask you for a file to open. Transcriber needs audio files to be in the WAV format, which is an older format that has nearly universal support from other audio recording and editing programs. Your audio recorder may already have an option to save your audio as a WAV file.
If you have your audio file in a different format, just follow along for now and we will cover how you can convert that file to WAV using Audacity later in this post. Once you open your WAV file in Transcriber it will take a minute to read through the file and generate a visual representation of the sound in your recording. This gets displayed at the bottom of the screen and scrolls along as you play back the file. Having a visual representation of the audio can be really useful for navigating back and forth in a recording when transcribing.
Once Transcriber is done creating this visualization of your audio file you are ready to begin transcribing. Transcriber can do many complicated things but all you need to know for a basic transcript are the Tab and Enter keys. Other than that, just type into the main window. Every time the audio is moving faster than you can remember what to type, just hit Tab to pause the recording while you catch up.
Open source transcription software for Linux, Windows, and Mac. Comparable to ExpressScribe. Press F2 to play/pause. Press F4 to. A tool for segmenting, labeling and transcribing speech. Transcriber is distributed as a free software under GNU General Public License. and has been built to support different platforms (Windows XP/2k, Mac OS X and various Linux ).
Any time you are not sure what someone just said, hit pause and click back a little on the audio visualization at the bottom to go back, then hit Tab to listen to that portion again. Basically you will be hitting Tab a lot and that is why Transcriber uses a nice big key like Tab that you can easily reach while typing. If you have ever tried to transcribe audio in a word processor or plain text editor you may be surprised just how much easier this one command makes the whole process.
Technically Tab is the only command you need to know in order to transcribe your recording but for recordings longer than a few minutes you probably also want to use Enter. Speech Recognition is available only in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese and only in the corresponding version of Windows; meaning you cannot use the speech recognition engine in one language if you use a version of Windows in another language.
Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Pro allow you to change the system language, and therefore change which speech engine is available. Windows Speech Recognition evolved into Cortana software , a personal assistant included in Windows The following are interactive voice response IVR systems:.
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Retrieved 17 May Archived from the original on February 13, Retrieved February 23, Do a word for word transcription, or just take notes. The choice is up to you. Play QuickTime or Windows Media -compatible audio or video. Store your media where you want. Use Pitch lock to keep voices from sounding like chipmunks when sped up QuickTime only.
Look ma, no mouse! Control media playback with precision using custom media controls, including playback speed and timeline scrubbing.
Your hands stay on the keyboard with custom shortcuts to trigger any media control. Use a USB foot pedal to control media playback while you transcribe. Foot pedal is optional. Customize foot pedal buttons to any of InqScribe's shortcuts.
InqScribe supports most USB input devices. Purchased separately. Save a subtitled Quicktime movie or share your transcripts via file or email. Easily share transcripts. Transcripts save separately from media, so they're easy to email. Or copy and paste your transcript into any word processor. Save a subtitled QuickTime movie using your timecodes as text markers.
HTML, and more Language Support. InqScribe is Unicode compliant. You can even use multiple languages in the same document. See a list of languages supported by Unicode. By default, InqScribe runs in a limited unlicensed mode. Not sure if InqScribe is right for you?