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Free Super-Easy To Use Audio / Video Transcription Tool: oTranscribe

Free Super-Easy To Use Audio / Video Transcription Tool: oTranscribe | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it

"A free HTML5 app to take the pain out of transcribing interviews. Useful for journalists, academics and anyone else transcribing audio."

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oTranscribe is a free, open-source web app which allows you to easily transcribe your video by using a very simple interface.


You first upload your audio file and on the same web page you can start typing your transcription, while being able to easily start / stop the audio and to rewind or forward to any point you need to without ever needing to leave the keyboard.


The start / stop acts in a smart way, and everytime you restart the audio track after having paused it, the playback automatically starts from a second earlier from where you left. Lovely.


Playback speed control is available both through a slider and via keyboard shortcuts. You can also easily insert time stamps within the transcription by simply pressing Ctrl/Cmd+J, and then when you click one the audio jumps immediately to that specific point.


A set of useful shortcuts completes the toolkit:

Esc: Play/pause

F1: Rewind
F2: Fast-forward
F3: Slow down
F4: Speed up


Content is auto-saved automatically to your local browser.

Supported audio file formats: mp3, ogg, webm, wav


Excellent tool for anyone needing to easily transcribe any audio file. 


Free to use. Open-source.


Try it out now: http://otranscribe.com/ 


Find out more: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/journalist-creates-web-app-for-audio-transcription/s2/a555258/ 


Thanks a lot to Elliot Bentley who developed it.




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Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:26 AM

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, March 30, 2015 6:04 AM

Keine automatische Texterkennung, aber Steuerung eines Audio-oder Videofiles mit wenigen Keytasten, inklusive Geschwindigkeitanpassung.

Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 10, 2015 12:25 PM

Für alle, die mit Transkriptionen arbeiten.

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Have Any Audio or Video File Transcribed In 2 Hours with TranscriptionStar

Have Any Audio or Video File Transcribed In 2 Hours with TranscriptionStar | Online Video Publishing | Scoop.it



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While I have used CastingWords for all my video transcription needs in the past, I am always interested in learning about new alternative resources on this front.


Today I was kindly invited to check out TranscriptionStar, an online full video and audio transcription service, accepting a wide variety of file formats and providing finished work in four different file formats: PPT, TXT, PDF, XLS.


As long as you can upload your audio or video file, TranscriptionStar has everything you need to get a professional transcription (English only) even within 2 hours from your own upload (super rush TAT)*.


*I have not been able to verify this claim, nor it is clear to me, even after looking at their official rate card what the cost would be for a 2-hour rush job



For normal 24-48 hours transcriptions prices are in line with other services of this kind.


See more details here: http://transcriptionstar.com/pricing.html


More info: http://transcriptionstar.com/





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Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:39 AM

That seems really interesting...

Skip Lackey's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:59 PM

Good to have this option in your back pocket just in case!