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Voice to text

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rhys sage Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2010 6:36 PM
I need to transcribe a few hours of audio. I see a lot of speech recognition software out there that will cost more to buy than for me to pay somebody to type the audio in. Is there any economical software out there that really works - that I can feed a .wav or .mp3 file to and it'll convert it to text?
Mac OS X (10.5)
  • jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)
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    Oct 27, 2010 6:59 PM (in response to rhys sage)
    Do you have an iPhone or iPad? If so, check out the Dragon Dictation app. It may not meet your needs, but it can't hurt to try - I think it is still free.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,030 points)
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    Oct 27, 2010 7:20 PM (in response to rhys sage)
    On the Mac there is only Dragon Dictate from MacSpeech.com.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • tanvi12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2013 2:39 AM (in response to rhys sage)
    I would recommend you to stick with the manual transcription due to the accuracy flaws in even the most expensive software. You can fix up a provider for better pricing but do not move over to any software for sure.

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