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Old May 11, 2021, 12:31 PM
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Default A new automated transcription service... for pennies per minute...

There's a new transcription service, called Voicedocs...

What's different about it is, no human is involved. It's done by machine...

You upload your audio file, and this service will transcribe it for you...

(You get 15 minutes of audio for free, to test it out... But you need to create an account to test it.)

If you use it, it costs $12 per hour of audio, or less (if you buy more than an hour at a time)... $12 per hour comes to 20 cents a minute...

For comparison, Rev.com costs $1.25 per minute, which comes to $75 an hour - that's using real people...

I tested it. I uploaded an audio which I had saved from a short YouTube interview (part of an interview with comedian Jerry Corley)...

There were some errors, but overall it did a good job. Less accurate, I'd say, than a real person transcribing it, but you're paying a lot less...

The errors I noticed would be easy to fix...

How can you use this? You can dictate, get it transcribed, and edit it, to create quick articles, posts, reports, and even books...

You can also create products by interviewing people, and getting it transcribed...

This is something I plan to do "for real" pretty soon!

www.Voicedocs.com

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old May 11, 2021, 02:11 PM
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Default Thank you Dien, I'll test it this afternoon.

Thanks Man.

I'm going to talk for up to 20 minutes, have it transcribed and posted here by tomorrow, less than 24 hour "product" creation. Hope it works well with my slurring, stuttering, Ohio accent, lazy speech and poor pronunciation...by the way, I had to listen to Google to tell me how to pronounce

revelatory

several times and even then, it was klunky.

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There's a new transcription service, called Voicedocs...

What's different about it is, no human is involved. It's done by machine...

You upload your audio file, and this service will transcribe it for you...

(You get 15 minutes of audio for free, to test it out... But you need to create an account to test it.)

If you use it, it costs $12 per hour of audio, or less (if you buy more than an hour at a time)... $12 per hour comes to 20 cents a minute...

For comparison, Rev.com costs $1.25 per minute, which comes to $75 an hour - that's using real people...

I tested it. I uploaded an audio which I had saved from a short YouTube interview (part of an interview with comedian Jerry Corley)...

There were some errors, but overall it did a good job. Less accurate, I'd say, than a real person transcribing it, but you're paying a lot less...

The errors I noticed would be easy to fix...

How can you use this? You can dictate, get it transcribed, and edit it, to create quick articles, posts, reports, and even books...

You can also create products by interviewing people, and getting it transcribed...

This is something I plan to do "for real" pretty soon!

www.Voicedocs.com

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old May 11, 2021, 08:39 PM
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Default This is another one... perhaps better...

Hi, Gordon,

(The following done by voice...)

I'm trying this out. Now I'm recording in the "voice memos" app on my iPhone. I think there's a similar app for those who are using Android. And then I'm gonna see if I can get this transcribed and we'll see how we go.

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I edited the above a little...

I actually did it using another one - Otter, at www.otter.ai, as well as with VoiceDocs...

I uploaded the pre-recorded file to each website...

I found that Otter was significantly more accurate than VoiceDocs...

Otter however uses a subscription model. But I had to do a lot less editing afterwards with Otter...

With Otter, you can test 3 audio files for free... (I think it also does live transcription, which I haven't tried...)

Best wishes!

Dien
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Old May 13, 2021, 02:54 PM
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Default And another one... also better... with pay-as-you-go pricing...

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If you use it, it costs $12 per hour of audio, or less (if you buy more than an hour at a time)... $12 per hour comes to 20 cents a minute...

For comparison, Rev.com costs $1.25 per minute, which comes to $75 an hour - that's using real people...
I just tried another...

It's called Sonix.ai ...

The transcription quality in my test was better than VoiceDocs, and similar in quality, I think, to Otter.ai ...

Like VoiceDocs (and unlike Otter), they have a pay-as-you-go rate, which is $10 per hour of recorded audio (actually cheaper than VoiceDocs). You have to pay for a minimum of 1 hour, though.

You get half an hour of transcription for free, if you want to try it out...

Best wishes,

Dien Rice, automated transcription reporter, signing off!
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