Transcriber is a simple but handy tool to transcribe audiofiles.
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Transcriber is a tool for assisting the manual annotation of speech signals. It provides a user-friendly graphical user interface for segmenting long duration speech recordings, transcribing them, and labeling speech turns, topic changes and acoustic conditions. It is more specifically designed for the annotation of broadcast news recordings, for creating corpora used in the development of automatic broadcast news transcription systems, but its features might be found useful in other areas of speech research.

It is fast, easy to use and outputs to txt, xml and html. Allthough it is not designed for it it would be a great tool to make subtitles with. When saved as xml, the sync times are saved, placing the texts on specific regions of the audiofile. Somehow this should be converted to a .srt or a sub format with timecodes so it could be read by a mediaplayer.

Posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2007 by: in category: Annotation tools, Editing software