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Dirty, Fast, and Free Audio Transcription with YouTube

Dirty, Fast, and Free Audio Transcription with YouTube | News we like | Scoop.it

Every time you upload a video, YouTube tries to generate a caption file. If there's audible text, you can grab a subtitle file within a few minutes of uploading the video.

But how's the quality? Pretty mediocre! It's about as good as you'd expect from a free machine-generated transcript. The caption files have no punctuation between sentences, speakers aren't broken out separately, and errors are very common.

But if you're transcribing interviews, it's often easier to edit a flawed transcript than starting from scratch. And YouTube provides a solid interface for editing your transcript audio and getting the results in plaintext.

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The Top 40 Vines from the Tribeca Film Festival Will Convince You That Vines Are Actually Great

Barely even four months old, Twitter's Vine video service has already delighted the film world to the point that the Tribeca Film Festival is giving ephemeral attention spans their very own Vine competition.
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NASA | SDO: Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken covera...
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The man who created internet memes — before the internet

The man who created internet memes — before the internet | News we like | Scoop.it
This video, known only as "The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs," was released on VHS in 1988.
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=> very interesting story on video editing

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