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Query:   Sum: Transcribing from MiniDisc
Author:  Lynne Murphy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Not Applicable

Summary:   THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR RESPONSES TO MY QUERY ON
TRANSCRIPTION MACHINES/PROGRAMS FOR USE WITH MINIDISCS (LINGUIST
14.92):

MARK JONES, ERIC BRECK, JEANETTE IRELAND, DANIEL LOEHR,
ALEXANDRE ENKERLI

I REPRODUCE THE MOST SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS BELOW:

-ERIC BRECK WROTE:

> IF YOU CAN CAPTURE WHATEVER AUDIO YOU HAVE TO A DIGITAL FORMAT (.WAV,
> .MP3, ETC.) THEN YOU CAN USE MY SOUNDSCRIBER PROGRAM
> (HTTP://WWW.LSA.UMICH.EDU/ELI/MICASE/SOUNDSCRIBER.HTML) TO DO
> TRANSCRIPTION. IT'S A WINDOWS-BASED PROGRAM, THAT'S ESSENTIALLY LIKE AN
> ENHANCED VERSION OF WINDOWS' MEDIA PLAYER (WELL, ENHANCED OVER THE VERSION
> THAT EXISTED IN MID-1998, ANYWAY); IT DOES OVERLAPPING PLAYBACK SO YOU CAN
> HEAR EACH CHUNK OF AUDIO SEVERAL TIMES.
>
> THE MICASE PROJECT I WORKED FOR THEN, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF OTHER
> LINGUISTICS PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD, HAVE USED THIS SUCCESSFULLY.
>
> AND IT'S FREE.


- JEANETTE IRELAND WROTE:

> OLYMPUS HAS AN EXCELLENT TRANSCIPTION SYSTEM WITH
> DUAL DISC SIZE CAPABILITIES. I'VE USED IT FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS,
> THE ADVANTAGE OF COURSE BEING THAT MINIDISCS TAKE A MUCH SMALLER ARCHIVAL
> SPACE.


- DANIEL LOEHR WROTE:

> I HAVEN'T DONE
> THIS SO CAN'T VERIFY IT, BUT IF YOU CAN EASILY GET THE DIGITAL SOUND FILE
> FROM THE MINIDISC TO A COMPUTER, THEN YOU COULD POSSIBLY USE THE
> VOICEWALKER SOFTWARE, WHICH IS DESIGNED FOR THE VERY PURPOSE OF EASILY
> TRANSCRIBING DIGITAL AUDIO FILES.
>
> HTTP://WWW.LINGUISTICS.UCSB.EDU/RESOURCES/COMPUTING/DOWNLOAD/DOWNLOAD.HTM


- ALEXANDRE ENKERLI WROTE:

> SENDING THE FILE TO THE COMPUTER CAN
> EITHER BE DONE VIA AN OPTICAL OUT OR THROUGH RE-DIGITIZING THE SIGNAL.
> THE ANALOG ROUTE MIGHT SOUND LIKE DISTORTING THE SIGNAL TOO MUCH, BUT IT
> SEEMS TO WORK FOR MOST METHODS OF ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS, INCLUDING THOSE THAT
> NEED A LOT OF DATA SUCH AS PITCH-TRACKING.


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. I'LL BE FOLLOWING UP ON THEIR
SUGGESTIONS.

LYNNE MURPHY

DR M LYNNE MURPHY
LECTURER IN LINGUISTICS

SCHOOL OF COGNITIVE AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
FALMER
BRIGHTON BN1 9QH
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LL Issue: 14.193
Date Posted: 20-Jan-2003
Original Query: Read original query