[ubuntu-uk] Podcast Transcription How-To

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sat Jun 28 01:52:32 BST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 02:19:01PM +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> Comments/suggestions/edits most welcome!
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PodcastTranscription

I just had a go at doing this myself, and it's suprisingly easy and fun!

No, honest!

Once I setup all the bzr stuff I then grabbed an episode and starting 
carving it up into segments. Basically just using TAB to start and stop the 
audio, ALT+Left to skip back, and ENTER to add the delimiters between one 
person speaking and another. This is something that can be done almost on 
auto pilot and is quite fun getting the marker in roughly the right spot.

Left a bit, left a bit.. FIRE!

Once that was done I had a big list of segments to transcribe and just 
worked through them. Again using tab to start/stop the audio, which is 
useful because I'm by no means a fast typer! That said, I managed to churn 
out a good few minutes of the podcast. A few more people doing this and 
we'll be all caught up!

Thanks to everyone for offering to help with this, I think the whole audio 
transcription "service" is fantastic. 


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