VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION: Transcribing your Videos is a great way to easily repurpose content or generate video descriptions. Here’s the BEST way to automatically Transcribe Video or Audio (and it's free!)
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Transcribing your videos is a great way to easily repurpose your content or generate video descriptions. Here’s the BEST way to do transcription automatically (oh, and it’s also free!).
You might have heard Google (Google Now), Apple (Siri) and Microsoft (Cortana) have been investing a LOT in their virtual assistant apps over the past few years. The voice recognition in these services is getting pretty amazing - even for my Aussie accent! With the amount these guys are investing, it's not hard to see why they can generate results a lot of the built-for-purpose software packages just cant match when transcribing audio.
I'll show you how to make the most of these services for transcribing your videos - the best free way to automatically transcribe video: Audio to Text.
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I need software to transcribe german words from Das Boot for Subtitle purposes, I got it copies from my DVD for easier access, private use, but I really hate that the subtitls are for the ENGLISH DUB, so they don't match the spoken German audio at all. Anyone know of any programs I can run as the movie plays out to record every single word that is spoken? I am a bit of a perfectionist, and I want to create proper subtitles in several languages if possible, but I need to have all the german words properly written first.
Too bad. Yes, it does do the transcribing. But the amount of errors, complete wrong words, is just really too bad, even though it is all very well clear and properly spoken English, it simply cannot handle it.
This works for me, just transcribed a 22-minute video but there are a few things I found you need to do.
1. Ensure the volume on the video is loud enough.
2. Start the video first then hit the record function in Google Docs
3. Most importantly, leave the mouse and computer keyboard alone.
This saved me hours of work.
Wow! I was ready to pay someone to transcribe something for me or purchase a software. This method is absolutely amazing. Free, and literally within 2 minutes I saw the magic. Just downloaded Google Docs on android. Opened a new doc. selected the microphone, held it down, and played the video on my pc and the transcriptions started appearing on my cellphone. Amazing. Loved it. Thank you!!!
I’d like to add one more to the list. If your experience with Facebook Ads you know that you can upload a video. When you upload a video Facebook gives you the option to add captions. It will do it automatically you may have to review it to make sure everything is correct but it saves a lot of time just to type it all out.
Thanks so much for this video! I added my own twist to this Excellent solution you propose ... I have a few Audio Lectures I wanted to transcribe -- I used a software called Sunflower (I am a mac user) that automatically took sound output from iTunes of these lectures, and I turned on "text to speech" in google docs - and WHAM! I didn't have to hold my phone in front of the microphone or use external switches to feed the audio to Google Docs to have it transcribe. It's one less thing to do. I still may have to monitor it's progress in case Wi-fi connection or Google's speech feature stops in between. Thanks for this your suggestion to use Siri or Google's software my friend! Cheers!
hi Justin, nice video but...can you help with this? : Google doc transcription on windows 10 chrome browser and playing a youtube video only transcript 1 or 2 lines and it stopitself, doesn not does a continuous transcription of a video...
Not sure why that is.. This video is from 2015 though.. last time I checked it was still working fine this way but potentially something has changed.. or there's just something in your settings or setup that is stopping it
great suggestions but i wish they worked for me....
google docs doesnt always capture the sound...works only in chrome ....and the files are saved on the drive without permission, so google has access to them...so no privacy
the android trick doesnt work either....it doesnt capture sound fast enough although i played around with the TTS options......and i wanted it so much to work
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My challenge was syncing subtitles to video accurately on-screen. Now I just pay Revs $1/minute to transcribe and create millisecond perfect subtitles delivered in a .srt file which can be uploaded on all platforms effortlessly. And, since almost none of my videos are ever more than 5 minutes, the 5 bucks I pay Revs is almost a no brainer.
Thanks for this video, I am looking to transcribe my YouTube videos, to use it for video description, and looking for the best way to do it, I have an idea as well, similar to yours, but, it involves using and iPhone or an android phone to sit in your pocket with external microphone attached and transcribe what your saying using software or an app while your shooting the video to save time, but I can’t help but think there is a better or an easier way, like using a video file converter to convert to MP3 then transcribe to text, I will search for a way to do this and will make a video on my channel, I think this is important for YouTube video creators due to algorithms always changing and video discussion plays a major role in video discovery, also turning CC on close captions so that AI Machine learning can pickup what’s being said in the video, and match it up to tittle and video description, the YouTube tags are less important according to the guys that mess with algorithms and mainly being used for a miss spelling, thumbnails, video tittle and description on other hand play a major role in video discovery and rankings
my google doc doesn't "hear" my video.
I need to transcribe the audio of a video interviews for my doctoral dissertation project. I have been unsuccessful using youtube, google docs, and zoom.
I appreciate anyone who can help!
This is what I got from google when I was saying that I was doing a transcription after watching a youtube video:
Here is the result:
"Ok Solex old is what is the safest countries in because it is not say Anything in my Shoes Store full Stock vídeo YouTube good. after books to Mami. de for."
This didn't work for me either. I have the video playing off of my desktop, it is an mp4, out of Google Docs I click on Tools>Voice Typing and then click on the microphone. It keeps saying "Sorry, didn't hear that. Check microphone." Cannot figure out how to make this work.
Hi guys, Justin Brown here.
Transcribing your videos is a great way to repurpose some of your video content. There’s a ton of options out there to help you automate the transcribing process but unfortunately and maybe it's just my Australian accent but none of them seem to work really well.
Well, good news! I've two options for you and both of them are free. So you might have heard that Google, Apple, and Microsoft are currently spending a ton of money on building and refining their virtual assistant apps, so Google Now, there’s Siri, and these apps relied heavily on voice recognition in order to deliver us their results. So what we looked at was how we can tap into their voice recognition technology and use it to transcribe videos.
So the first method I’m going to show you is using your computer or laptop and using Google Docs. So open up a new Google document and click on "Tools" and pick "Voice Typing." So this enables voice recognition for your Google Doc. So if you click the microphone and start to speak then everything that you say will be typed out into the document. So we can use this principle and click record, and click play on a video, whether it's on YouTube or on your hard drive and let Google Docs transcribe everything that’s said in the video. Through my tests, this is almost perfect. I've had to make a couple of minor changes but overall this performed way better than any other software I've ever tried.
OK, so method 2 is very similar. We’re going to play back a video on your computer and we're going to use your phone to do the transcribing. Now, in theory, this should work a bit better because the microphones in your phones are so much more precise and will pick up less background noise. So how you do this is you open up a word processing app on your phone, whether it's an Android phone or an iPhone, open up a word processing or note-taking app, and on your keyboard, when you go to do text input, there’s the microphone button down at the bottom. So when you select "voice input" that's when you hit "play" on your video content and then hold your phone near the computer so that it's going to transcribe everything that it hears from the video.
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Method #1 (zoom h4 mic in USB interface mode, pointed at my computer speakers) + a few minor edits. Took 3 mins. Holy crud, thanks for this, Justin.
Re: your youtube instructions: what do you mean click "play on a video?" I have an audio recording. I opened Google
docs. I see no action item "play on a video." I want a transcription of a recorded interview, stored on my computer, not dictation, mate. More explicit instructions please or change the headline to say "diction"
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