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How to Auto-Transcribe Audio to Text

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Time is precious and the information is valuable. There is always not enough time to concentrate and think over some information, which slips away, leaving no traces in your mind.

We forget things easily unless we practice some mnemonic techniques. And here’s a puzzle of the day for everyone how not to lose any of your personal thoughts or important facts of the meetings, save more time, and not be compelled to your laptop or smartphone?

The key to the puzzle is to record audio. We have already experienced the convenience of voice search in the browser or voice notes in messengers. But how to apply this life-hack, for example, to work or studies,  when there is a big need then to transcribe audio to text. It requires separating the amount of time from your stacked schedule to listen and type it down.

Doesn’t it look like a double-trouble?


Nobody likes unfinished puzzles or lost parts of it.

So there is something you may really like. With the time and development of technologies, especially AI, our info-puzzles can be collected faster, save a dozen of our time, and protect us from being overwhelmed and stuck. The technology that will help you with this at arm’s length.  

You can easily transcribe audio to text for free using either your own smartphones with voice-recorder or specially designed devices with apps. Let’s consider some of them and dig deeper into the framework of how to auto-transcribe audio to text.

STEP 1. Find A Voice Recording Device Or App

Every single smartphone with any OS has a voice-recorder embedded in its operating system, so you can easily just tap on the red bottom and start speaking. As soon as you’re done it is going to be saved as audio.

Or you can use any digital specially designed device for that purpose. The last advancement is Senstone, the portable voice assistant. It looks amazing as an accessory, which you can wear on the collar of your shirt or stick to the part of your clothes. Easy and beautiful to use and be up-to-date.


STEP 2. Choose The Service To Convert Audio File To Text

Now you have a recording, but your initial request is text. It’s time to choose the service which can help you to get the words in front of your eyes.

The choice is robust with a lot of manual audio to text transcription services like GoTranscript, GMR Transcription, and a bunch of others on the market.

But you can also consider a better one. One that’s corresponding to your needs and budget – like Audext audio to text transcription software.

It’s an AI-powered service that converts audio to text in minutes. Moreover, it has free 30 minutes of trial for new users. Sounds like the perfect match for the task, isn’t it?

The only thing which could have become a milestone is the protection of your personal recordings and info recorded. But it’s easy to overcome it just by creating your personal profile and verifying the e-mail address.

STEP 3. Push The Audio To Text Transcription Process

Now it’s time to upload the file to the Audext web-platform.

Audio and video recordings in the following formats MP3, MP4, WMV, AIF, M4A, MOV, AVI, VOB, AMR, WMA, OGG, and WAV are acceptable.

As the uploading process finished, you will get a confirmation note.

Sit back, grab a quick coffee, or shift your attention to other tasks and wait for the confirmation email which has a link to your audio to text transcription to be sent.


STEP 4. Work On Generated Transcript

Follow the link from the letter you received and start operating the transcription as you need.

You can either edit this text, erase irrelevantly or type some additional info in the embedded editing program in the service platform. At some point, you can listen to the recording and follow the text simultaneously to follow along and see the exact timestamps and speaker names synced with corresponding content.

Format and edit the transcript as you like with the Audext editing option. And then download it in DOC or TXT format on your computer.

The times when ideas flow the most naturally, brainstorming sessions, or just relaxing walks – are quiet moments when the words are slipping by and losing their initial value. Automated audio to text transcription eased the life and freed lots of time for productivity.

So why don’t you try and enjoy it?!

Katrin Deres 05/29/2018
Katrin runs her own podcast show, and interested in best ways to transcribe audio recordings into text.
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