What app or website can create a (rough) transcription of an interview?
August 6, 2021 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a website or app to do a (rough) transcription of a 15-minute interview? Free or cheap is preferred. Does not need to be perfect - I'll go back and manually correct any of the quotes I want to use. Thanks!
posted by andoatnp to Technology (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Otter.ai seems popular.
posted by Ahmad Khani at 10:32 AM on August 6, 2021 [6 favorites]

Google docs can do this.
posted by wellred at 10:35 AM on August 6, 2021 [2 favorites]

I've used Otter.ai and the free plan will give you 15 minutes easily. If the audio is clear and there's not a lot of unusual jargon then it should meet your needs.
posted by jzb at 10:38 AM on August 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

Thirding otter.ai. I probably would have thrown in the towel on my dissertation rotation without it.
posted by joycehealy at 10:46 AM on August 6, 2021

Response by poster: I ran it through Otter.ai and it worked great. Thanks all!
posted by andoatnp at 10:57 AM on August 6, 2021 [2 favorites]

If you have more and are someplace already paying for O365, Word online will transcribe files without the roundabout method in gdocs.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 12:09 PM on August 6, 2021 [1 favorite]

Google Recorder on the Pixel phones can transcribe everything heard. Accuracy is not that good, but pretty easy to clean up manually. And you can run them on other Android phones if you find the APK itself (it's linked by AndroidPolice and other websites).
posted by kschang at 3:31 PM on August 6, 2021 [3 favorites]

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