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From: SDM <>
Subject: Re: [AFHS-DISCUSSION] Transcribing audio recordings
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:37:11 -0600
This is terrific! Thank you!
On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Jim Benedict via <
> Any of you ever have to hand transcribe audio recordings into text
> documents? It is a pain to have to rewind-rewind-rewind to catch all the
> words, and then switch over to the computer to tap-tap-tap in the text.
> Well, no more. I found a neat utility tool on the internet to help with
> this chore: http://otranscribe.com.
> Now you can work on your audio transcripts and text typing both on the one
> computer screen; no more flipping back and forth. You can even speed up or
> slow down the audio rate to match your typing.
> This is a free tool. Just go to the website, click on the "Start
> transcribing" button and get going. On the next screen, you have a "Choose
> audio" button at the top and a text entry window below. Assuming your
> is a file on the computer, either click on the button to locate your audio
> file in a folder, or just drag-and-drop the audio file onto the button.
> then get audio play/pause/fast-forward or reverse control buttons. Slow
> down the audio to typing speed, then type the transcript into the text
> window. You have some simple formatting available: bold and italic. When
> done, you can then copy-and-paste into your family files or genealogy
> If your audio is in an odd format, the program does have format conversion
> Jim Benedict
> Genealogy Computing Group
> Alberta Family Histories Society
> Calgary, Alberta
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