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I record conferences and produce them in an HTML player. I have a need to transcribe some content and integrate it into the player.

I found this question, but the answer seems to say that the transcription is mixed into the video file. I do not want that.

What I need, or could work with, is a transcript that is in a separate text file with the timings that the sections begin. XML, CSV, or some other standard is perfect.

I have thousands of hours per year that I would potentially need to do this on. There needs to be very little effort involved to get the transcripts for this to be viable.

What would be perfect is that I tell the program what videos I want a transcript for, click go, then it produces the files. Any OS is fine, though I prefer Windows.

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Adobe premiere has a speech analysis system built in, after cs4 I believe. Machine transcription systems tend to be very poor though - in my experience it is only useful for a vague sense of where you are in the video. See below:


Human transcription services are getting cheaper as many of them use Amazon's "Mechanical Turk" to provide the human labour. The quality is much better, but will still require editing for readability. See the link for more info: http://waxy.org/2008/09/audio_transcription_with_mechanical_turk/

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Thanks for the link. I have had premiere on my PC for years and still haven't used it. I will give this a go and report back. –  fredsbend Jul 27 '13 at 15:10

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