Transcriptions of your episodes can help you to get picked up by Google and other search engines a lot easier, and they can let your potential listeners who are hard of hearing access your content too. You could also use them to transcribe your raw audio files to make editing a whole lot easier. Here's how to use our new feature!
Transcribing Your RAW Audio Files
Upload your raw audio file as an MP3 to your account and label it "Unedited" or something similar. Then instead of Publishing or Scheduling it, you can pop it as Unlisted instead so it doesn't appear publicly.
Click the three dots next to your episode and then Transcription. Select your main speakers language and click continue. Then just wait! After a while, click the three dots and then Transcription again to check if it's done.
Transcribing Your Edited Episodes
Find the episode you want to transcribe and click the 3 dots next to it. Then click Transcription.
On the pop up window, select one of the following languages from the drop down list:
- Gulf Arabic (ar-AE)
- Modern Standard Arabic (ar-SA)
- Chinese Mandarin - Mainland (zh-CN)
- Dutch (nl-NL)
- Australian English (en-AU)
- British English (en-GB)
- Indian English (en-IN)
- Irish English (en-IE)
- Scottish English (en-AB)
- US English (en-US)
- Welsh English (en-WL)
- Spanish (es-ES)
- US Spanish (es-US)
- French (fr-FR)
- Canadian French (fr-CA)
- Farsi (fa-IR)
- German (de-DE)
- Swiss German (de-CH)
- Hebrew (he-IL)
- Indian Hindi (hi-IN)
- Indonesian (id-ID)
- Italian (it-IT)
- Japanese (ja-JP)
- Korean (ko-KR)
- Malay (ms-MY)
- Portuguese (pt-PT)
- Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR)
- Russian (ru-RU)
- Tamil (ta-IN)
- Telugu (te-IN)
- Turkish (tr-TR)
There are a couple of things to note here:
- If your podcast has several speakers, select the main speaker's language.
- If your language is not in the list, we do not recommend using automatic transcription.
A black bar will appear letting you know the process has started and to check back later. Depending on how long your episode is, this can take a while so go grab a coffee! 🍵
When you're back, click the 3 dots next to the episode again, and Transcription. If the process isn't finished it will show a progress bar like the one above.
If the process is finished, it will display your Transcription! You can then use the buttons to Copy or Download this text file to pop on your website. You can also adjust it to show the Timestamps of the lines, should you need these.