Transcribing podcasts: more important than you think!

2021/ 20/09

Podcasts provide an engaging, informative and entertaining experience for listeners. They have exploded in popularity in recent years, and are now available on everything from business to society and culture. Unfortunately, there is only one way to consume podcasts: listening. 

 

The benefits of podcast transcripts  

If you want to expand your podcast' audience, you should consider publishing transcripts and their tranlations regularly alongside the audio files.   

In addition to making individual episodes more accessible, podcast transcripts also give you more opportunities to connect with a larger audience since, unlike audio files, a text file can be consumed anywhere. Reading doesn't require headphones, a quiet place or a reliable internet connection, so if you want to get your message to as many people as possible, text files are a great solution.  

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is also a great reason to download your podcasts. Search engines like Google and Bing cannot index audio files, but they can index transcripts of podcast episodes in text format. Transcribing your podcast can also help you create blog posts, emails, infographics and other informative content. Plus, it's much easier to translate into other languages.   

Why should you use speech recognition to transcribe podcasts?  

Making a podcast transcript is just like making any other transcript. Getting it right takes time, practice and the right tools. Of course, you can always do it yourself if you have a lot of free time, but the easiest, cheapest and fastest way is to let a transcription program do it for you - so all you need to do is read through and make minimal corrections. 

Efficient podcast transcription with Alrite  

Alrite is an artificial intelligence based speech recognition software solution optimised for both desktop and phone applications. It allows you to record and transcribe audio recordings as well as make transcriptions for live recordings in English, German and Spanish. You can transcribe your podcast files in two ways: 

  1. To use the free Alrite mobile app, open the app on your phone and start recording when you start recording the podcast on your favourite recording software. Before you start speaking, select the language of the recording. As you speak, your phone's microphone will record your voice, and when the recording is complete, the speech you've spoken will automatically be converted to text. 
  2. Simply upload the audio file of the podcast you've already recorded to the Alrite web or mobile app, select the language of the audio recording, and Alrite will transcribe the recording within seconds. 

In both cases, minimal post-processing is required, as the software is extremely accurate. Corrections can also be made in the Alrite interface, where the system will help you by highlighting the uncertain words. Then you can download the finished transcript in docx. Format. 

In addition, Alrite has many advantages:  

  • It can be used in three languages.  
  • It can transcribe up to three hours of recordings. 
  • It is also highly grammatically accurate and the transcript is punctuated. 
  • It detects when speaking is taken over by another person and indicates this in the transcript. 
  • It has a user-friendly interface.  
  • It has a complex search feature: if you search for a spoken word or phrase, you can type it into the search field in the app to find all the points in the audio recording and transcript where you said the word or phrase while recording.  
  • In addition to the free 1 hour time frame that comes with registration, you can also use our speech recognition solution for an additional 30 minutes of free time every month with our Starter package. 

 

 

For more information about the Alrite speech recognition solution, please visit the Alrite website.

 

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