All you need is (1) what you want to transcribe; (2) an Internet connection; and (3) your computer/device.
While TO remains in beta, you will only be able to use the audio upload function on your desktop, but the live transcription feature will work on your mobile device. A full mobile website is in development.
Currently the program works with audio in WAV, FLAC and OGG formats.
We’re working to expand the type of audio files that can be uploaded. Until then, there’s a snazzy workaround that involves using the tool similarly to how users without pre-recorded audio use it (see the next answer below).
Yes! On the Speech to Text page you can press “Transcribe Live” while the audio you want transcribed plays. This works for video, real-time conversations, and any audio file. Please note that you currently need to be using Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox browsers for it to work.
Nope! Using Transcribe Online is secure; the audio and the transcription are not housed on our site. We do not store the information in any database or service because we want to help our subscribers maintain source anonymity.
Absolutely! More features are on the way post-beta version and probably periodically for the rest of this year at least. We didn't want to wait until we had everything exactly how we wanted it to get such an important tool into people's hands.