Automatic Transcription 


It has come to an age where automatic transcription is improving day by day. There is a lot of AI-powered software that help to simplify your work.

Now, you can automatically transcribe audio/video files with AI-powered software. Automated transcript is machine generated and the accuracy varies from 60% to 90% depending upon the audio quality, accents, and other things.

Now, let’s talk about Otter.ai app. This is an AI-powered automatic transcription service that automatically transcribes an audio/video file for you. By importing an audio/video file from your computer or mobile device, Otter.ai processes the audio speech and creates a transcript for you.

Otter.ai has a free version and a paid version.

Otter supports the following file formats:


Audio formats

  • AAC (listed in the Finder with the .m4p filename extension)
  • MP3
  • M4A (including Apple voice memos)
  • WAV
  • WMA

Video formats

  • AVI
  • MOV (QuickTime)
  • MPEG
  • MP4
  • WMV

 Advantages of Using Otter.ai

 Generates clean transcripts.

  • Has a very quick turnaround time.
  • Saves projects to revisit later.
  • Generates speaker labels
  • Punctuates the transcript.
  • Provides accurate spacing where there are pauses in the audio/video file.

However, the automatic transcription has to be corrected before submitting. However, Otter.ai can still save you around 50% of the effort. Please ensure you check the following while correcting the automated transcript.

  • Typing Mistakes
  • Missing words
  • Missing or incorrect paragraph breaks
  • Utterances for strict verbatim files
  • Incorrect capitalization of words
  • Missing punctuation.
  • Also, check out the following automatic transcription tools to produce machine transcripts which are an alternative to otter.ai.  

These Apps provide you with a transcript free of charge so as to improve your efficiency and productivity.


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