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Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Google Live Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes

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Live transcription apps are a relatively new and advanced way to get real-time automated transcripts of audio, video, or even a conversation. It’s kind of magic.

With many new automated transcription services being offered, the easiest way to determine the right one for your needs is to compare two leading services side by side. We’re taking a look at three popular live speech to text transcription apps, Google Play’s Live Transcribe vs. Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes to see how they all stack up against one another.

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Regardless of your use case, there are a few important factors you’ll want to consider when selecting the best live transcription app for your needs. Accuracy, price, speaker diarization, and timestamping are the four most important factors that differentiate one service from the next.

Comparing Live Transcription Apps

To help you understand how Temi Record and Transcribe works and compares to Google Live Transcribe and Otter Voice Meeting Notes, we’re going to look at four specific areas:

  1. Accuracy — How accurately is the audio converted to text? In automatic transcription, this is also referred to as Word Error Rate (WER). WER determines the accuracy of the text. A low rate indicates that the transcription closely matches the audio.
  2. Price — What is the cost per audio minute to convert audio to text?
  3. Speaker diarization — How well can the service differentiate one speaker’s voice from another?
  4. Timestamps — Encoded information identifying when a particular word was spoken. Timestamps are a useful add-on when it comes to reviewing your transcript. Each word in the transcript is synced to the audio.

1. Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Google Live Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes: Speech to text accuracy

A low WER rate indicates that the transcription closely matches the audio and a stronger accuracy score.

  • Temi: 13.9% WER (powered by Rev’s speech engine)
  • Google Transcribe: 15.1% WER
  • Otter.ai: 20% WER

2. Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Google Live Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes: Price

  • Temi: first 45 minutes free, then $0.25 per minute
  • Google Transcribe: free
  • Otter.ai: first 600 minutes free

3. Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Google Live Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes: Speaker diarization

  • Temi: free
  • Google Transcribe: free
  • Otter.ai: N/A

4. Temi Record and Transcribe vs. Google Live Transcribe vs. Otter Voice Meeting Notes: Timestamps

  • Temi: free
  • Google Transcribe: N/A
  • Otter.ai: free

Testing a New Automated Transcription Service

Before sending a bulk order to a new automatic transcription service, we recommend testing it out with a smaller file first. It’s always a good idea to submit a five to ten-minute test file to both services so you can compare and determine the best fit for your needs for yourself. If you’d like to try Rev’s automated transcription service, click below for some complimentary minutes and good luck in your search!