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Convert AIFF to Text: How to Transcribe AIFF Files

There are many instances where you may want to turn an audio file into text. Converting an AIFF file, just one of the many available music and audio files, is one possibility. How can you make the conversion happen? How long will it take? We answer your top AIFF conversion questions to make it easier…

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What is Phonetic Transcription?

A phonetic transcription looks quite unlike a regular (‘orthographic’) transcription. The transcriber notes the way the spoken words are pronounced, using a special alphabet of phonetic symbols. The most common is the international phonetic alphabet (IPA). You have probably seen IPA symbols in dictionaries. Printed between a word and its definition, you’ll find something like…

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How to Convert WMA to Text Online

Do you have an audio file that you wish to convert to text? If that file is an WMA file, you’re in luck! It’s easy to transcribe WMA audio files to text in just a few simple steps. Whether it’s a recording of a single speaker, or several, you’ll have your text without the hassle…

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Closed Captions

How to Use Rev’s Different Captioning Integrations

Closed captions and subtitles are a great way to improve the content value of your videos. Captions increase the accessibility of your content and make it easier for people to view your videos in quiet environments. They also make your content discoverable to a wider audience through translated subtitles and improved SEO rankings. The quality…

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How to Upload a Transcript to YouTube

Transcripts and captions help increase your search engine rankings using the words within your video to help viewers on search engines like Google find your content. In addition, when speech and sounds are turned into text, those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing gain access to your content, effectively expanding your viewing audience. Even people who…

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Add SRT Subtitle Files to AVI Videos

Having subtitles and captions on your videos is crucial for your viewers. They help your audience understand your videos much better, especially if your video’s audio isn’t clear. This is also beneficial if the viewer has a hearing disability or doesn’t speak the video’s language. In this post, we will show you how to create…

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Foreign Subtitles

How to Get Open Subtitles

Open subtitles, or burned-in subtitles, are an easy and popular way to display subtitles in your videos. Unlike traditional closed captions and subtitles, open subtitles are hard-coded into your video file and can’t be turned off. They’re particularly useful if you produce videos and movies intended for international distribution. Open subtitles and captions are also…

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Add SRT Subtitle Files to AVI Videos

Having subtitles and captions on your videos is crucial for your viewers. They help your audience understand your videos much better, especially if your video’s audio isn’t clear. This is also beneficial if the viewer has a hearing disability or doesn’t speak the video’s language. In this post, we will show you how to create…

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Subtitle Meaning: What Does “Subtitle” Mean?

Korean director Bong Joon Ho made a compelling case for subtitles to a Golden Globes audience. Clutching the award for best foreign-language film, Parasite, he shared some advice in his native tongue.  That 1-inch-tall barrier is a bar at the bottom of the screen containing text and context for viewers. Those subtitles do a lot.…

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Automatic Transcription

What Does ‘Voicemail Transcription Not Available’ Mean?

iPhone’s automatic transcription of voicemails is extremely convenient for people who need readable records of their messages. But this AI-based service doesn’t always work well. The voicemail transcriptions can be inaccurate, incomplete, or missing altogether. It’s not uncommon to find the error message “transcript not available” when you access your visual voicemail.  This can be…

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How To Automatically Transcribe Audio

If you’ve ever spent hours manually transcribing a voice recording, you know how tedious the process is. Rewind, replay, pause, type, repeat. It takes, on average, four hours to transcribe one hour of audio. But there is an easier way. Simply upload a high-quality audio file on Rev and we’ll automatically transcribe it for you…

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How-to

How to Get Open Subtitles

Open subtitles, or burned-in subtitles, are an easy and popular way to display subtitles in your videos. Unlike traditional closed captions and subtitles, open subtitles are hard-coded into your video file and can’t be turned off. They’re particularly useful if you produce videos and movies intended for international distribution. Open subtitles and captions are also…

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How to Use Rev’s Different Captioning Integrations

Closed captions and subtitles are a great way to improve the content value of your videos. Captions increase the accessibility of your content and make it easier for people to view your videos in quiet environments. They also make your content discoverable to a wider audience through translated subtitles and improved SEO rankings. The quality…

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How to Transcribe with the Microsoft Word & 365 Transcription Feature

Office 365 subscribers who use Microsoft Word for the web, will now have a transcription option. The new feature allows you to transcribe recorded audio and video files, as well as live meetings, in the web version of Word.  Interested in giving it a try? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Transcribe in Word. Additionally, find out how…

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Other Resources

Rev.com Pricing Guide

Pricing for Rev Services Here we outline the details and costs of each Rev.com service offered. 99% Accurate Audio & Video Transcription Pricing Rev charges $1.25 per minute of audio or video. For example, a 30-minute clip costs $37.50. Timestamps and verbatim are options that cost an extra $0.25 per minute each. “Rush” transcripts cost…

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What is the Best Timecode Generator?

Choosing the Best Timecode Generator One of the most iconic images that we all associate with movie production is the clapper board. Things have come a long way since then, with almost all video now recorded on digital cameras. Yet, the reasons for using clapper boards with times and other data written on them still…

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What is WER? What Does Word Error Rate Mean?

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology uses machines and software to identify and process spoken language. It can also be used to authenticate a person’s identity by their voice. This technology has advanced significantly in recent years, but does not always yield perfect results.  In the process of recognizing speech and translating it into text form,…

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