[ubuntu-uk] Wanted: Podcast transcribers

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 17:21:52 BST 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:07 PM, James Milligan <lake54 at lake54.com> wrote:
> Sure I'll help if you want. I primarily use a Windows PC (booo) but only
> because I need it for Microsoft Word etc and Gaming. You could always try
> speech-to-text (recognition) maybe - quicker than transcribing it.
> Sign me up anyway!
> --
> Just a note on the me using a Windows PC bit, I have all the disks for
> Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04, but my dad won't let me install dual-boot at the
> moment because 'he doesn't trust Linux being reliable, and it doesn't have
> the same compatibility as Windows (like printers etc)' - I'm trying to swing
> him round, but he's a bit reluctant to say the least. If anyone can find
> drivers for a Canon MP780 Series Printer then that'd be really helpful!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Philip Stubbs
> Sent: 25 June 2008 13:24
> To: British Ubuntu Talk
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Wanted: Podcast transcribers
> 2008/6/25 Alan Pope <alan at popey.com>:
>> Hi,
>> Would any of you be willing to put a bit of time into transcribing the
>> Ubuntu UK Podcast into plain text format?
>> It doesn't need to be one person doing every episode, but each person
>> could pick one ep, and do that, and then do another when they have time.
>> Any volunteers, questions?
> I could probably do one. Spelling is not one of my strengths, but with
> aspell installed, it should be cool.
> Is there any particular format or layout required? You say plain text, but
> even then a common layout could be useful in case it is to used for other
> formats in the future.
> --
> Philip Stubbs

It's incredibly doubtful that text to speech would work, and be a
successful method of transcribing, primarily because it isn't the best
to begin with.

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