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Title: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 10, 2012, 04:13:18 PM
Is there any interest in transcribing the TSP podcasting to text?

I would make them easier to search for content. I am sure Jack would appreciate have having the shows in text.

With 877 Episodes this task may seems daunting..... but with a current 8,938 total TSP Forum members, maybe we could organize a 'crowd source' solution?



Let me know what you think.

Is it worth it?
any comments/questions/concerns?
would you be willing to help?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Cianaodh on April 10, 2012, 04:21:16 PM
I think it would be awesome if someone were to do that but as you pointed out it would be a daunting task and a massive undertaking. It certainly could help people find content via search engines though. If I had more free time I would offer to help with such a project but alas, too many irons in the fire already I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 10, 2012, 11:06:28 PM
If we got 5% to help, we would only need to do 2 showes each.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thom on April 10, 2012, 11:31:30 PM
I think this is a great idea.  The main issue is to get a lost of people willing to do it and then pass out assign,entns so that there aren't ten people transcribing the same show.  I'm game as long as we do this before July.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 11, 2012, 11:52:34 AM
A better question maybe
'where do we put the text so people can search it?'
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Dainty on April 11, 2012, 12:37:50 PM
In order to make the job a little easier it should be possible to utilize some sort of voice recognition software to autotranscribe, then it would only require proofreading rather than typing everything out by hand from scratch.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Oil Lady on April 11, 2012, 12:59:15 PM
I used to be the transcriptionist for a podcast. I did something like 30 episodes (weekly episodes) for free before I petered out and just couldn't do it anymore.

Jack's podcasts run a full hour (at least they have for the past 2 years) and he is a FAST talker, which means he can spit out probably 250 words per minute, multiplied out over 60 minutes, which comes out to 15,000 words per podcast.

This would be a VERY daunting task. 

I personally would talk to a moderator about the following:

1) Is Jack open to this being done on a volunteer basis? (These podcasts are his copyrighted property, so transcribing them would need to be done with his permission only.) 

2) If it could be accomplished, is Jack willing to host an entire database of all those transcripts? And would that database be searchable? Or would a read-only sub-forum here in the forums be the ideal way to house them? (It's going to cost some time and money and administrative programming time
for someone on the admin team to set it all up. And then it will be a permanent additional alotment of bandwidth.)   


 
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thom on April 11, 2012, 01:07:27 PM
In order to make the job a little easier it should be possible to utilize some sort of voice recognition software to autotranscribe, then it would only require proofreading rather than typing everything out by hand from scratch.

Unfortunately most of those would require some sort of calibration using the speaker's voice.  Over the past couple of months I've been listening to the podcast starting from the first episode and Jack's accent has changed a LOT over just the first 250 something episodes and it's different now than it was then.  Sadly it looks like the only option is going to be manual transcription.  Plus, there are moments where Jack makes umm, utterences about the traffic that probably wouldn't be included in a manual transcription that the software would pick up and decide what it thinks is best for the end result.  Trust me, an automatic solution is Mich preferable, but I don't think that's really possible unless someone knows of an application that would be able to overcome those issues.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on April 11, 2012, 02:56:48 PM
hosting it, creating a database, etc is a small part compared to the actual transcribing...
I'd be willing to create the front/back end web site, but dont have good enough ears for the transcribing part.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thom on April 11, 2012, 03:55:56 PM
Trust me, an automatic solution is Mich preferable, but I don't think that's really possible unless someone knows of an application that would be able to overcome those issues.

That should have read "much preferable".  For some reason the auto-correct on my Android tabled decided that I wanted to abbreviate Michigan there, I suppose.

I don't really think that the transcribing would be that much of a headache, if we can get 1) Jack's approval for this, and 2) enough people working it to make it possible.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 11, 2012, 04:35:24 PM
While we wait for Jack's response,

I am going to start transcribing, episode 877.
I think it's going take me a while.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 11, 2012, 04:37:46 PM
We could definitely do this, between us (the admin team). But... not for free.

By the way, I'm sure Jack would be thrilled with this idea, but I highly doubt he'd pay for it. I'll ask him.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 11, 2012, 04:39:20 PM
Just asked him. Will tell you what he says.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on April 11, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
While we wait for Jack's response,

I am going to start transcribing, episode 877.
I think it's going take me a while.
start transcribing, let me have the e-copy and i can post it on tsp somewhere..
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 11, 2012, 04:57:29 PM
start transcribing, let me have the e-copy and i can post it on tsp somewhere..

We can make a board for it specifically, Archer.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 11, 2012, 04:58:12 PM
We can make a board for it specifically, Archer.

Actually, a sub forum right here in show discussions would be perfect.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on April 11, 2012, 05:35:04 PM
and if we post the transcripts as threads in the forum, the forum could search them...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Jonathon January on April 11, 2012, 06:11:26 PM
Reading..... Thats Sooo 1995




If i had more free and was a better typer id help. Sadly, I suck!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 11, 2012, 06:16:46 PM
If we got 5% to help, we would only need to do 2 showes each.

Transcribing is a very cool idea, and I don't want to throw cold water on it, but you should be aware of these numbers as a reality check:

Members who have made 10 or more posts:  2024
Members who have made 100 or more posts:  539

Jack's podcasts run a full hour (at least they have for the past 2 years) and he is a FAST talker, which means he can spit out probably 250 words per minute, multiplied out over 60 minutes, which comes out to 15,000 words per podcast.

Thanks very much for that estimate!

I would not try it myself.  It takes me ages just to transcribe a little snippet from a song or a movie.  But some people seem to have the ear (and typing ability) for transcription.

and if we post the transcripts as threads in the forum, the forum could search them...

FYI, we are currently set to a maximum of 50,000 characters (call it 7000 words) per post.  Probably better to break up a podcast into several posts in one thread anyway.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: ModernSurvival on April 11, 2012, 07:09:12 PM
I would be more than okay with it being done and I would be happy to host the files here as we have WAY more space then you can imagine and I will be adding a second server for bandwidth long before we need hard disk space.

Considerations

1.  Don't underestimate the task at hand, 250 WPM is likely right for my speed, and a good key boarder is flying at 90 when copying text. 

2.  I would want all copies to fully credit TSP and link to the original episode so as they get republished they would dive traffic back here.

So yea go nuts if you want to do it but understand that it is a bigger job than many think it is.  Mods if this does gain legs I am happy to allow for the hosting of the documents. 
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thom on April 11, 2012, 07:42:22 PM
A few thoughts that I had about this is that, if we had the information, we could start with the most downloaded episodes if that data is even available. 
While there is a ton of information included in most of the listener feedback and call-in shows, we should probably start with the shows with only one theme.
When we're talking about transcribing the shows, are we talking about just the show contents or are we talking about going from the time the mic is turned on until it's turned off at the end?

Again, just my thoughts, I'm just really volunteering to type..until July when I go to Basic Training.  They won't let me have my laptop there.  :-[
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: pokeshell on April 11, 2012, 08:08:06 PM
I would be more than okay with it being done and I would be happy to host the files here as we have WAY more space then you can imagine and I will be adding a second server for bandwidth long before we need hard disk space.

Considerations

1.  Don't underestimate the task at hand, 250 WPM is likely right for my speed, and a good key boarder is flying at 90 when copying text. 

2.  I would want all copies to fully credit TSP and link to the original episode so as they get republished they would dive traffic back here.

So yea go nuts if you want to do it but understand that it is a bigger job than many think it is.  Mods if this does gain legs I am happy to allow for the hosting of the documents.

I have a business where I purchase transcription services. It is very hard and expensive. I rotate through companies like crazy. They are usually good for a month or 2, then they get sloppy.

What about an option for MSB members? I think it would be a huge advantage in SHTF, as you could have the good ones in text and printed with the important docs. At 15,000 words an hour it would run $300-500 per episode. You could find a few people to do it for $75-100 per audio hour, but they would fad out FAST :o . You might be able to do it overseas for about $50 per audio hour, but I suspect you talk too fast, and use too much "technical Jargin" for that to work.

I ran Jack's voice through a couple voice recognition software packages, and he is at 52 and 64% recognition, and that is on new podcasts, without call in. So, that will not work, I used high end  voice  to text editors, and it was a no go. A professional version of Dragon, google, and one that can not be named as they are not currently selling their technology on the open market. That ran at 75%, but they want $.06-.10 per word, if they would even allow for it.

You could do a pretty quick processing of the 50% and use it a place holders for keywords. So you could search "calculator" and see it is in Podcast X at 1:15 3:45 5:17 etc which would be a great help.

But I would love to see it happen, lots of good info out here. The sheer volume of text would rank you at number 1 on most search engines.

PokeShell
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: pokeshell on April 11, 2012, 08:10:16 PM
In order to make the job a little easier it should be possible to utilize some sort of voice recognition software to autotranscribe, then it would only require proofreading rather than typing everything out by hand from scratch.

JackSpeaksWayToFast.  ;)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Alan Georges on April 11, 2012, 08:40:09 PM
I ran Jack's voice through a couple voice recognition software packages, and he is at 52 and 64% recognition, and that is on new podcasts, without call in. So, that will not work, I used high end  voice  to text editors, and it was a no go. A professional version of Dragon, google, and one that can not be named as they are not currently selling their technology on the open market. That ran at 75%, but they want $.06-.10 per word, if they would even allow for it.

Thanks for giving it a shot.  I was wondering – idly, I'll admit – if any software could come remotely close.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: ShannonB on April 11, 2012, 08:42:11 PM
I would definately be down for helping with this project!

Also, would it be possible to use DragonSpeach iPhone app for this? Im going to just pick one ep and do a test run with it.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Oil Lady on April 11, 2012, 09:06:01 PM
My advice:

a) There should be a master editor who is responsible for proofing all the transcripts before they get submitted to a Admin for upload. This master editor can keep the transcripts uniform-looking in their formatting and grammar and syntax, since different people will transcribe in different ways. (Some people go crazy with too many commas, some people want to include every last "uh" and "um," some people are too generous with em-dashes and parentheses, etc.) Also the master editor can make sure the transcriber got each and every technical word correct, like all the names of and numeric designations of and calibers for different guns, or the correct spelling of a guest's name, or the correct way to format the call numbers of a House Resolution that is about to be voted upon in Congress, or the correct name of a town that comes up in the news, etc. 

b) I also think that a VERY expanded version of "Show Notes" should be included on Page One of each transcript. The expanded version would be more than just the links to this and that around the web, but even a dry list of every unique word mentioned in the podcast. By "unique word" I mean the exact name/caliber of a gun, or the exact name of a person from history that Jack mentions during the podcast  (like Thomas Jefferson or Fibonacci), or the exact name of a web hosting site Jack names as a very cool site to do business with (like Host Gator), or the exact name of a huge corporation (like Monsanto).   That way, Page One can serve as an at-a-glance guide to the contents of each transcript.

c) I think that a sub-forum for housing the transcripts here would be awesome. But perhaps that sub-forum should be read-only, or else maybe it should be restricted in such a way that only admins can start new threads, but regular posters are still allowed to post in those already-started threads. That way, the admins can control the wording of the thread titles so that they titles are all uniform with each other like a card catalog. 
 

Just my suggestions. 



Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 12, 2012, 07:55:28 AM
Oil Lady, thanks for those suggestions which would give us a very professional product.  I think we're going to be limited by a very small pool of volunteer labor, and we will have to make the best of what we get.  I wouldn't want to delay the posting of a first-draft transcript because of the lack of a master editor, but we could always replace a draft with an edited version if someone steps up to do the work.

Of course, all transcribers and editors will get full credit for their labors, undying gratitude, and possibly a reward in the afterlife if we can pull some strings. 8)

However we host the transcripts, I'm sure they will be read-only.  We've already got the Show Discussions board here for related discussion.

Which podcasts to transcribe?  Actually this is simple.  The volunteer transcriber decides.  Sure, anyone can make suggestions, but the person who's actually donating the effort should be the one to choose where that effort goes.

Thanks to everybody who is even thinking about participating in this project! :)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 12, 2012, 08:04:00 AM
So far i am 8min of 64min done...   
8min = about 2hrs   (what can i say, i am a slow typer)    :P

I agree that this is not a one man job.  but not too crazy.

My humble thoughts as newbie:


for those of you thinking about starting this. let me know what you use. Always glad to hear ways to make life easier.


Was using:   
   iPod and Word.

Now using:
Chrome Web browser  (it plays MP3s, and has shortcut keys for rewind)
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ogokenmicnjdfhmhocanoemnddmpcjjm (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ogokenmicnjdfhmhocanoemnddmpcjjm)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Dainty on April 12, 2012, 10:08:00 AM
I've begun work on episode 875. I'm using Windows Media Player, and I've found you can actually slow down the speed of the audio without too much distortion, here's a video (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-playback-speed-in-Windows-Media-Player) on it and this page (http://emsjuwel.com/2011/01/14/how-to-slow-down-audio-video-mp3-and-music/) has further advice on the matter not only with WMP but with other softwares as well.

Could I throw out a recommendation that we skip full transcriptions of the sponsors? Instead, just writing the sponsors' names and the main blurb should be sufficient, IMO. I have nearly 2 pages of straight text from the sponsorships alone, and bringing that down would be most efficient both for transcribing as well as those reading the transcriptions afterwards.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 12, 2012, 10:10:26 AM
for now skip the first "house keeping".

I can go back and use my "house keeping" as a template, and change as needed.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 12, 2012, 10:38:13 AM
Could I throw out a recommendation that we skip full transcriptions of the sponsors?

Keeping with the concept of a volunteer-driven project, I think it's entirely reasonable for transcribers to skip any parts of the podcast that they personally feel are less important.  I suggest leaving a note in the transcript to indicate skipped portions.

For that matter, if people want to just transcribe small parts of a podcast, that would still be valuable.  Maybe you've got a favorite little segment of a listener feedback or call-in show, and you'd like to contribute a transcription of that part but not the whole show.  That would be great all by itself.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 12, 2012, 12:22:59 PM
I agree any small bit helps.

It might help if you mark the time range you started and stopped at. Just to give others a good idea where you left off and where they can start.

P.S  Ep 877     completed 13min of 65min   ;)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thox Spuddy on April 12, 2012, 02:04:11 PM
speech-to-text on your iPhone & Android smartphone:

http://online.wsj.com/article/personal_technology.html (http://online.wsj.com/article/personal_technology.html)

Slow down the audio and play it into the phone.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 12, 2012, 02:22:59 PM
only get about 40% success, even when play at half speed.

Suri about 40%
Dragon Dictation 20%


If anyone finds about 80% success, that might be good for a first run. other wise just too much work to retype.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 13, 2012, 04:30:23 PM
Only halfway done, and I'm already starting to feel burnt out.

I think a better strategy would be to do smaller five-minute chunks and then upload them somewhere. then at least I would feel like I accomplished something.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 15, 2012, 02:25:34 PM
I'll tell you what, Hootie. If we can find a way to get another $100 in the coffer (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?action=treasury), I'll transcribe any episode you want. And for every extra $100 we get in the coffer, I'll transcribe another episode for you.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 15, 2012, 09:48:56 PM
I like your thinking. Just joined the MSB. Can't afford the full $100 still killing debt. but I put the $10 I saved on the MSB and sent it to the "coffer"  ;)

I'll match your offer. Let me know who puts in $100 and tell them, I'll do a 2nd episode for them!

 
I am still chugging away at Ep. 877  (41min of 65min done)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: pokeshell on April 16, 2012, 05:06:31 PM
I would definitely be down for helping with this project!

Also, would it be possible to use DragonSpeach iPhone app for this? I'm going to just pick one ep and do a test run with it.

I ran it against the Dragon Pro API and did not get anything usable. I think I paid somewhere between 4-5k for the version I have. We got it for a business I own, and it is pretty picky about speech speed, accents, and background noise. I ran the podcast through a couple filters to clean up his voice, and it was still unusable in every application.

We are still about 5 years out from being able to use software for this. The trick is predictive speech patterns.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: smuglydawg on April 17, 2012, 01:57:40 AM
Not sure if using a Google Docs file would be helpful if you do a group typing project? I have just used Google Docs a little for personal files, I have never shared a files with anyone so not sure how that all works. It's an idea if anyone would want to try that route.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on April 17, 2012, 06:50:44 AM
Again, just my thoughts, I'm just really volunteering to type..until July when I go to Basic Training.  They won't let me have my laptop there.  :-[
Since you're going to basic soon, you will have not experienced one of the most common phenomena across the services... "HURRY UP! and wait..." You may find once you're on active duty that there are many times that you will have to make up things to keep your brain engaged. Other times, not so much, as you'll be hard charging doing whatever it is that you do. But when you go back to the barracks and you're 2000 miles from home with nothing to do, that is your opportunity to transcribe until your heart's content.

Good luck to you.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on April 17, 2012, 07:03:13 AM
My humble thoughts as newbie:
  • maybe instead of cash... karma  ;D
  • I see a huge need for admin before we post transcriptions (such as how to formate the text)

Perhaps one of you ground-breakers and an admin (sheepishly points at @SisterWolf) could come up with a template that would have the episode broken down into main areas:

Different areas of an episode could then be transcribed by multiple people. Perhaps a subforum with posts for each episode on which someone is working to help direct traffic (e.g., Hey guys, I'm starting work on the housekeeping/intro of Episode 2654.2. I will take it from mic on until Jack goes to the guest.) Then admin or some other delegate could collate the various parts.

I think the idea of Google Docs would be very helpful for collaboration as episodes are developed. Once complete, they go to Jack for attachment in the show notes or posting as his SEO wizardry desires to boost traffic.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 17, 2012, 08:14:26 AM
Perhaps a subforum with posts for each episode on which someone is working to help direct traffic (e.g., Hey guys, I'm starting work on the housekeeping/intro of Episode 2654.2. I will take it from mic on until Jack goes to the guest.)

Excellent idea, thank you.  One board for the transcripts and nothing else; a second board for announcing and coordinating what you're working on.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 17, 2012, 08:36:54 AM
Should we make those now?
maybe something like...

Podcast Transcribing - tell us what you are starting

Podcast Transcribing - paste your progress?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 17, 2012, 09:39:29 AM
Should we make those now?

Yup. :)  Hang on a bit, we're working out some details.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Old_Grey_Mare on April 17, 2012, 09:51:55 AM
I have done some transcribing of another podcast. I used a free downloadable program called Express Scribe that works very well. You can stop and it starts right up where you leave off, you can back up, slow it down, all the things we used to do with the foot pedals on a tape transcription machine.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on April 17, 2012, 10:45:03 AM
Excellent idea, thank you. 
I am innocently whistling and staring at the sky - ensuring my eyes don't meet Mr. Bill's - hoping for my first bit of >> karmic << good will ;)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 17, 2012, 10:53:00 AM
I am innocently whistling and staring at the sky - ensuring my eyes don't meet Mr. Bill's - hoping for my first bit of >> karmic << good will ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 17, 2012, 11:40:37 AM
I used a free downloadable program called Express Scribe that works very well.

looks nice, I will be trying it out for the next Ep i transcribe.

+1
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 17, 2012, 01:29:50 PM
I am calling it...   Starting 'Steven Harris' Ep 707

any one else want to help transcript the "Steven Harris" collection?
707, 726, 755, 777, 798, 840, 851, 873

I would give GP Karma to anyone doing 5mins or more... :)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Thom on April 17, 2012, 09:57:43 PM
Since you're going to basic soon, you will have not experienced one of the most common phenomena across the services... "HURRY UP! and wait..." You may find once you're on active duty that there are many times that you will have to make up things to keep your brain engaged. Other times, not so much, as you'll be hard charging doing whatever it is that you do. But when you go back to the barracks and you're 2000 miles from home with nothing to do, that is your opportunity to transcribe until your heart's content.

Good luck to you.
LOL, thanks.  And I had plenty of hurry up and wait time during my eight active in the Navy.  Unfortunately I'm all too familiar with the phenomenon.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 17, 2012, 11:11:09 PM
I am so proud of you, hootie!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: DocRokRx on April 18, 2012, 01:38:37 AM
I think I would like to help out with this (at least try and see how it goes )-
The only major problem I see with the actually transcribing is keeping track of who is doing what, especially if this blows up and a lot of people start getting involved.

I like the idea of starting with "chunks" of episodes (like doing all steven harris' first) to keep less confusing.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: smuglydawg on April 18, 2012, 02:26:19 AM
What are the most important ones to type out?
 Not sure where you would want to start ?
The herbal action ones and the medical shows would be an idea.
Or community  question shows?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 18, 2012, 07:17:57 AM

I think I would like to help out with this (at least try and see how it goes )-
The only major problem I see with the actually transcribing is keeping track of who is doing what, especially if this blows up and a lot of people start getting involved.


I like the idea of starting with "chunks" of episodes (like doing all steven harris' first) to keep less confusing.




Thanks for the interest DocRokRx.  Right now the only work being done is 707, 875, and 877. My suggestion is pick what you like. Do small chucks so you don't get burned out. And ask for help if needed  :D

I have started another thread to help keep track of who is doing what.
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=34754.new#new (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=34754.new#new)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 18, 2012, 07:40:42 AM
What are the most important ones to type out?
 Not sure where you would want to start ?
The herbal action ones and the medical shows would be an idea.
Or community  question shows?


Hmmm, good questions smuglydawg.
I think at this early stage, you should pick an ep interestes you. If you like the ep, mostly likely too and will do the most good to be translated.

When I was picking an ep, I picked one that interested me. I am a computer engineer so CB radio and Alternate Energy, are my interests and pack the most informational punch for me. Plus, I am of the belief that if interviewers know their show, might be soo like by the community, to be translated. Then that might be a motivation for more people to ask to be interviewed :)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Shadowrider on April 18, 2012, 04:38:36 PM
I've been working on:

Episode 848 -- Liberty Forum Presentation
Episode 698 -- Cooking with the 5 Horsemen of the Herb Garden.

I've been swamped with other transcription work, but plan to finish them soon.

Also, the following episodes are done and Jack has links to those in the blog with each episode.

115 -- Survivalist View of Christmas
315 -- Veterans Day 11-11-11
330 -- Starting, Running & Building a Business

 :)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on April 18, 2012, 05:53:49 PM
115 -- Survivalist View of Christmas
315 -- Veterans Day 11-11-11
330 -- Starting, Running & Building a Business

Where in the blog post? I must be missing it.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Shadowrider on April 18, 2012, 06:00:10 PM
Gee, you're right, Archer. There used to be a link in the blog to each one. Wonder what happened to them?

Well, let me know where to put them and I will. I have backup copies.

 :)


(I see the Christmas transcript is on the blog at episodes 344 and 810. Thanksgiving episode is attached to episodes 325 and 558 in the comments section.)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on April 19, 2012, 11:14:52 AM
I am crazy busy right now with my day job... but I'm seriously considering signing up for the Steven Harris episodes. I will start with the first one and let y'all know if I have to cry uncle on this.  :-\

I am in the initial planning stages of starting a dual-role alcohol fuel plant and distillery with my family, doing the legal background work, cost/market studies, and intermediate/detailed equipment designs. So Steve's information is certainly the stuff that would support my needs/passion. I'm into the gardening/prepping aspect too, but my inner nerd want to write about kilowatts, thermodynamics, and chemistry. And I need to re-listen to these episodes a few times anyway, transcription or not.

That would be:
Episode-707- Steven Harris on Bio Fuels for Personal Energy Independence
Episode-726- Alternative Energy Production Q&A Session with Steven Harris
Episode-755- Steven Harris on Making Alcohol Based Fuels at Home
Episode-777- Alcohol Fuel Questions and Answers with Steven Harris
Episode-798- Steven Harris on Solar Heating Systems
Episode-840- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 1
Episode-873- Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies Part 2
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 19, 2012, 02:02:35 PM
Hi AngusBangus,
Just go done with the intro/housekeeping for 707. I  stopped at 5min 32sec. I'll let you take it from there.
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=34783.msg390234#msg390234 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=34783.msg390234#msg390234)

I might remember working in small chunks, to keep from burning out. :)  let us know when you are ready to post some of your work.



I am going to focus on Episode-726
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Oil Lady on April 19, 2012, 04:40:59 PM
Okay, Hootie, I can lend some help.

Meanwhile, I am a moderator at another message forum elsewhere in the intertubes which likewise uses Simple Mahcines as their software package. So I am familiar with all the crazy/dangerous/oh-my-GAWD!-did-I-just-do-that? buttons and functions available to moderators in Simple Machines. 

Specifically, I am a "limited moderator" instead of a "universal moderator" which means I am only granted mod abilities in two of the sub-forums of that other message community instead of having a reign over the entirety of that forum's landscape.  I also can't ban anyone in that other forum, just edit/lock/move/delete existing posts. And a "limited moderator" sounds like the exact scenario that will be involved here in the newly launched transcription subforum.

Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 21, 2012, 06:33:39 PM
Thanks Oil Lady!

I have hear hear lots of interest. For now maybe when you have time you can double check my spelling/grammer what I have posted at http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=181.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=181.0)

Life got a little busy but i am still working on 726.
Wow, Jack sure does talk fast.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 22, 2012, 02:30:26 PM
Go Go Shadowrider!!!

I see you uploaded Ep 330.
+1 for all the hard work!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 22, 2012, 03:46:00 PM
AngusBangus,
 +1 for making huge progress on Ep 707



Hootie,
Should finish tomorrow or Tuesday (24APR12). Fingers need a break and I need a beer. Do you have a formatted version (.doc, etc.). I figure we will post here, but we should put it all together in a single file that we can provide to Jack for inclusion on his site. Maybe he'll lump them all together as a .zip for the MSB?

i am working with Shadowrider (who has professional experience in the transcription world) to come up a standart template. It is slow going, as we want high quality look for Jack. but when you get something official we will let you know.

one of the Mods recommended that we keep local copies of our work. So untill we get a great template, keep a local copy to be safe.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 22, 2012, 08:05:41 PM
Found this post on the top 5 podcasts...
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=33801.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=33801.0)

Might be an good place to start, for those looking for way to help the Transcribing cause. ;)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Shadowrider on April 22, 2012, 09:57:35 PM


i am working with Shadowrider (who has professional experience in the transcription world) to come up a standart template. It is slow going, as we want high quality look for Jack. but when you get something official we will let you know.

one of the Mods recommended that we keep local copies of our work. So untill we get a great template, keep a local copy to be safe.

Hootie, I'm finishing the template in the next couple of days. I just want to include the links to the sponsors so transcribers can delete the ones not mentioned in that episode rather than typing them all in. Then you can run it by the powers that be for approval.  :)

As Hootie mentioned, please everyone keep a copy of your hard work on your computer, especially through the editing process. I know how discouraging it is to lose hours of transcription work to a "computer error." Stuff happens.

And a +1 to you, Hootie, for pursuing this and encouraging others. Transcribing is not just about typing fast, as you have already learned! Yet you are continuing undaunted with another episode.  :clap:
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 26, 2012, 07:09:15 PM
Hootie, I'm finishing the template in the next couple of days. I just want to include the links to the sponsors so transcribers can delete the ones not mentioned in that episode rather than typing them all in. Then you can run it by the powers that be for approval.  :)

So far it is looking good, I like the current draft of the Template.
Let's wait and let the Mods and/or Jack think. and if a template in DOC or PDF or TXT is the best approach for finalizing a transcription.

Shadowrider/OilLady,
just a FYI. I am going to do a final touch-up edit on the #877 transcription. To prep it, so it can go into the template :)


Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Shadowrider on April 26, 2012, 07:35:32 PM
Hootie, I started proofing 877 last night, so let me know when you are done with your touch-up. I won't be able to work on it again until the weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on April 29, 2012, 03:02:57 PM
Transcribing is not just about typing fast, as you have already learned!

Transcribing is about listening to Jack at half speed sounding like a complete stoner, trying not to laugh out loud and lose complete control. It is about pounding the subject matter into your head as you experience it from an aural, visual, and tactile perspective. I can't get Jack & Steve Harris' voices out of my head very slowly speaking about alternative energy. It's kinda cool.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Moonfire on April 30, 2012, 07:48:16 AM
Transcribing is about listening to Jack at half speed sounding like a complete stoner, trying not to laugh out loud and lose complete control.

This would be the reason I couldn't do it at half speed, it sounded too hilarious to actually type. Plus he still talked too fast for me. Stop-and-go method it is!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on April 30, 2012, 10:37:08 AM
he still talked too fast for me. Stop-and-go method it is!

yeah, i am finding that my best option is to listen at 100% speed, for 6 sec chunks. Then transcribe, then repeat.

If i were smart i would have started with the shorter Eps, like 1-20. Those are only about 30mins (available to MSB members)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 14, 2012, 08:54:07 PM
This Steve Harris guy is really getting in the way of my goal of transcribing all his interviews...   :banghead:
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on July 14, 2012, 09:27:38 PM
This Steve Harris guy is really getting in the way of my goal of transcribing all his interviews...   :banghead:
at least transcribing his multiple interviews brings job security... ;)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 14, 2012, 11:08:03 PM
at least transcribing his multiple interviews brings job security... ;)

well just say that I have a backup to my real job... does that count towards my prepper goal of "2 is 1 and 1 is none" ?  :eyebrow:
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on July 14, 2012, 11:11:48 PM
well just say that I have a backup to my real job... does that count towards my prepper goal of "2 is 1 and 1 is none" ?  :eyebrow:
yep, it builds new skills!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 14, 2012, 11:18:00 PM
yep, it builds new skills!

I'll list that right next to primitive fire making and brewing beer.
I think in a SHTF senario, I won't be bragging about how I have honed my transcribing skills...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on July 15, 2012, 11:50:53 AM
I'll list that right next to primitive fire making and brewing beer.
I think in a SHTF senario, I won't be bragging about how I have honed my transcribing skills...
but listening and transcribing might help you commit to memory all the skills jack and his guests talks about
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 18, 2012, 09:24:01 PM
Wow, did you all see the transcription work that "oktx" did for ep 932!
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=36055.0#msg405050 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=36055.0#msg405050)

I think it is worth a +1



Thanks for Mr. Bill for getting this into the transcription published in the transcription folder :)
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=36062.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=36062.0)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 26, 2012, 10:58:54 AM
So the new mac OS X (  10.8  ) has a dictation feature... Looks I have some testing to do, but this might become my favorit feature from apple.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: archer on July 26, 2012, 11:11:29 AM
So the new mac OS X (  10.8  ) has a dictation feature... Looks I have some testing to do, but this might become my favorit feature from apple.
oh sounds neat
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on August 27, 2012, 10:49:01 PM
oh sounds neat

well, it is about 80% accurit. but only does about 20sec at a time.... so for now not the best option.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on October 24, 2012, 01:45:40 PM
well, it is about 80% accurit. but only does about 20sec at a time.... so for now not the best option.


Describe this a bit more. Perhaps you can explain a bit more to me and I can automate the process and run it through the entire archives. Perhaps I could write something that chops up the entire archives into 20 second strips and run it through. Might take awhile to process but thats not really an issue. Obviously having executables instead of libraries always complicates issue but I could probably automate some sort of gui clicking and what not. So maybe it takes a few weeks of processing but I have a monster of a machine who definitely doesn't get enough cycles.

I'm really looking for about an 80% solution for the most part, so..... sounds more like a great option if it works!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on October 24, 2012, 06:30:20 PM
Describe this a bit more. Perhaps you can explain a bit more to me and I can automate the process and run it through the entire archives.

from what I have heard, there is no API to feed mp3s into "Siri",

The way it currently works:

Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on October 25, 2012, 06:42:07 AM
from what I have heard, there is no API to feed mp3s into "Siri",

The way it currently works:

  • Assign a hot key to activate voice to text feature "Siri"
  • while in any text field, press the "Siri key
  • speak or play a recording in the computer's microphone

Oh you're talking about Siri. Nevermind... haha  :D
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Josiah on October 25, 2012, 12:08:06 PM
I like it. I have been using it to dictate some podcasts. It does take a bit of editing (mostly because of the intro/exit song).
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on October 25, 2012, 09:58:09 PM
I like it. I have been using it to dictate some podcasts. It does take a bit of editing (mostly because of the intro/exit song).

You talking about covering TSP Ep to text, or creating your own podcasts?. Just interested how you use it.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Josiah on October 26, 2012, 05:48:58 PM
I am talking about TSP episodes. The mountain lion dictation feature is far from perfect but as far as dictation software goes it does a pretty good job. Now obviously Jack isn't saying "new paragraph", "question mark" etc etc.


What I do is use MS Word 2011 (MS Office Suite for Mac) and have dictation write up the episode to that. I start the dictation immediately after Jack has finished with the sponsors of the day. I then use Word's auto correct to fix as much as possible.


It does become difficult at the end of a podcast with the closing music and also sometimes during interviews when conversations bleed over each other.


You still do have to read over the entire transcript but I find that mountain lion does a far better job than Dragon Dictation which is software I tried before to do this with. Whatever those apple servers are doing seem to be doing it well.


I have not yet tried Google's new dictation with the android smart phones. I have heard good things but would much rather perform this task on my desktop.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on October 26, 2012, 08:35:21 PM

What I do is use MS Word 2011 (MS Office Suite for Mac) and have dictation write up the episode to that. I start the dictation immediately after Jack has finished with the sponsors of the day. I then use Word's auto correct to fix as much as possible.


I have tried using open office as the text editor.  But had to play the ep on my phone speakers, aimed at my Mac's (os 10.8) microphone (external, high end "Blue")

You doing the same thing?
or have you found a way to dump a MP3 into the mac dictation?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Josiah on October 26, 2012, 10:53:39 PM
I have the yeti by blue... not the pro  :-\


I play the episode through my home theater system and use the yeti to pick up the audio.


The way I play the episode through my home theater system is by using my iphone to play the episode using airplay through a AppleTV.... not that any of that matters.


Please keep in mind that I am not extremely careful with how these turn out. Basically I keep all of the transcriptions in a single .doc and then search for keywords using that to find any episode I want to listen to relating to that keyword. I hope I explained that in a way that someone else would understand  :P


My wife is a medical transcriptionist and was willing to do each episode but only if she got paid for it... they simply take far too much time out of each day to do. I wish she would do them all and post them onto the forums but I just don't think she is quite that motivated. I don't think I would be either. It's a lot of work to do them right. I didn't even bother offering her services up for a fee to Jack simply because I doubt he wants to pay for them and I wouldn't feel right expecting Jack to pay for anything.


So now I just use Mountain Lion for my hack job transcriptions.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on October 29, 2012, 07:36:54 AM
Interesting thanks for sharing. Thats still quite an involved process. You could always just run the audio out of a device (Such as a computer) and into a microphone jack that way the audio comes in crystal clear and you can run it in the background.  If I had one of those thats probably how I would do it and then run a script to just keep on doing it till all of them would be complete. Not too hard of a process but probably extremely frail. Plus I have no experience running applications on phones (yet). It would roughly take what... a few thousand hours to run it... hah.

Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on October 29, 2012, 09:03:01 AM
Tried the setup of "my mic near the speaker"

but still can only do 20sec to 30 sec at a time... oh well.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on November 04, 2012, 05:16:25 PM
I have been revisiting the apple "Siri" dictation thing... it saves a little time. More important it just backs on the pains of typing dramatically.

It is not automated, but it does cut down on the time

Other than Siri, I am just using the Chrome web browser and Transcribe Chrome app. Doing this by hand for TSP group, would be crazy and Apple makes it hard to automate the dictation feature (most likely so people like me don't abuse it). I have tried Apples simple "Automator" tool, but can't find a way to invoke the dictation...

I am going to try using Selenium (free), but that is going to take time as I refresh my Java skills. This is not for Java beginners, so might take me a 6months (given this is a spare time project).

If you got java skills or want to help out, let me know. If I could get someone to figure out the java code that needs to be written, that would help fast track this. (Would be more then willing to run that on my computer to benefit the group.)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on November 11, 2012, 08:27:10 AM
I honestly have never used Java. I'm proficient in C++, Python and C#. I use C# for my daily job. Supposedly its very similar to Java.

What exactly are you looking for? What needs to happen in order to automate this?

I've talked with a Co-worker of mine a million times on GUI automation, and while I haven't done it I get the gist of it. Basically need to profile the application, or do some sort coordinates matching and what not to get the button clicks right.

Regardless I'm willing to help you out. I'm actually sitting down today (right now) to work on getting those transcript pages to you.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on November 11, 2012, 08:30:52 AM
I have been revisiting the apple "Siri" dictation thing... it saves a little time. More important it just backs on the pains of typing dramatically.

It is not automated, but it does cut down on the time
  • None Siri: 5min of TSP = 1hrs of transcribing
  • Using Siri: 5min of TSP = 40min (10mins of siri, 30min of corrections)

Other than Siri, I am just using the Chrome web browser and Transcribe Chrome app. Doing this by hand for TSP group, would be crazy and Apple makes it hard to automate the dictation feature (most likely so people like me don't abuse it). I have tried Apples simple "Automator" tool, but can't find a way to invoke the dictation...

I am going to try using Selenium (free), but that is going to take time as I refresh my Java skills. This is not for Java beginners, so might take me a 6months (given this is a spare time project).

If you got java skills or want to help out, let me know. If I could get someone to figure out the java code that needs to be written, that would help fast track this. (Would be more then willing to run that on my computer to benefit the group.)

I'm looking at it right now and it has both a Python and a C# version of the application. What are you trying to do with actual "web automation"? (As I'm asking you what are probably self-explainable questions, I'm researching both this app and the software).

Edit:
So at first I'm looking at this application going why would one use it? Then I try giving it a shot and wow not too shabby. Slow jack down a notch or two then hit F3 a few times as you go along (rewind it a moment) and not too bad.

I can see somebody spending quite a bit of time doing this if they are not capable of typing pretty fast. Sitting at around 90wpm on a low average to 110wpm I'm not toooooo bad at it.

So Hooty is the plan to what we were talking about before? Running 20 seconds of the podcast through Siri at a time?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on November 11, 2012, 09:41:35 PM
So here is the flow:
Using my Mac and Chrome (with Transcrib plugin)
1: press Esc to start Mp3
2: press FN twice (this invokes dication to start)
3: let it run for 20sec (watching mp3 time on Cromes Trscriber)
4: after 20sec press Fn once to stop dictation
5: wait till dication is done processing
6: at this point, need to validate dictation processing actually entered new text. Some times it gives up and doesn't do anything.
7: if no new text, use F3 to rewind and try again (step 2)
8: if new text, then instert time stamp of end of 20sec transcription.
9: (remember mp3 has been playing since step 4) use F3 to rewind to new time stamp (step 8)
10: repeat step 2
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on November 12, 2012, 09:04:58 AM
So here is the flow:
Using my Mac and Chrome (with Transcrib plugin)
1: press Esc to start Mp3
2: press FN twice (this invokes dication to start)
3: let it run for 20sec (watching mp3 time on Cromes Trscriber)
4: after 20sec press Fn once to stop dictation
5: wait till dication is done processing
6: at this point, need to validate dictation processing actually entered new text. Some times it gives up and doesn't do anything.
7: if no new text, use F3 to rewind and try again (step 2)
8: if new text, then instert time stamp of end of 20sec transcription.
9: (remember mp3 has been playing since step 4) use F3 to rewind to new time stamp (step 8)
10: repeat step 2

Gotcha. Yep, step by step flow did it.

Ok I can see how/why you're using the transcribe. So you're using Siri to do the actual dictation, where it then writes it to the transcription box in Chrome Transcribe?

I'm wondering if it might be faster just to create a stupid simple QT GUI that has an mp3 player in it with all of that built in logic. I'm not sure what would take longer, profiling the browser/application and writing something that knows how to read the times and what not or actually just doing it through QT. I already have some experience playing podcasts programmatically so I wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel.

Siri is on your phone right?
Edit: I guess it can't possibly be your phone...

If you want I can whip together an extremely rough GUI to do this kind of stuff in QT. I'll need you to compile it on MAC though (i'm using Linux). All you would need to do is get the QT Libraries/SDK at http://qt-project.org/downloads. I'd give you my project file, you'd hit "build" and you'd have your application.

I've been meaning to get a mac just for testing/deploying purposes....
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on November 12, 2012, 01:17:59 PM
After doing a bunch of research I am going to try and use the Windows Speech API and see if i get results. I tried doing the out of the box speech recognizer yesterday but it was god awful. It was the worst looking madlibs I've ever seen and was worth the good laugh.

However, it would appear that this Windows API I might be able to directly send in MP3s into the engine for processing, so I'll try that out and see if there are any other results. I started the GUI, but I started asking around about how I'll be able to interact with the global hotkeys (function key for Siri) and I'm not very confident about it... so we'll see. It is possible that I might be able to interact with the global hotkeys possibly in linux, but I'm not sure if my solution will port to the mac. No idea at this point, so hopefully the Windows API works.....
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on November 27, 2012, 06:04:39 PM
sorry for the wait, life got busy.

So you're using Siri to do the actual dictation, where it then writes it to the transcription box in Chrome Transcribe?
Yes, siri transcribes into the Chrome Transcribe

Siri is on your phone right?
Edit: I guess it can't possibly be your phone...
right, it plays from my computer speakers (chrome transcribe)  to  the mic on the same computer for Siri diction.

technically when you are not using a phone it is called "diction". only called siri when using a iphone. But lets keep calling it siri, because everyone know what siri is... easier to explain to new people.


If you got code you want me to try out, let me know. Work is kind of busy, so no time currently to learn a new syntax...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: The New Mike on December 01, 2012, 07:26:07 PM
If you got code you want me to try out, let me know. Work is kind of busy, so no time currently to learn a new syntax...

I hear you on that. Balancing about a million projects. But essentially as it goes my #1 priority is getting my Arduino and automated garden monitoring system working and then I'll be back on working on the Podcast stuff. Yeah I spent pretty much the entire day (the last post) trying to get something going for Dictation but it was worse than awful.

What you reaaaaaaally need is to hook up (not physically but through a computer interface) the audio out to the input for that rather than actually physically sending sound wavs out. I'm sure you'd get a big accuracy boost out of it. Ontop of the million of things I do, I'm also a big music guy, so something like that I could hook up in a giffy. If you don't know how to do that no worries, it would appear the system is working out at least half decent for you now!
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on December 01, 2012, 10:44:58 PM
it would appear the system is working out at least half decent for you now!

for 940, i am going to covert it first from Siri, then tackel it to transcribe. that way we can look at the delta's and see how good it is...

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39287.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39287.0)
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on December 10, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
Ep 940 completed... 1 day before Steven Harris is on TSP for his next interview (maybe Dec 12th?)

got a version of Siri and Human transcriptions, for people to compare. PM me for the link.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on June 22, 2013, 05:59:59 PM
with 1039 and 1040 completed  (thanks again to Welshrats and Moonfire)

I am moving on to Ep 939.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 05, 2013, 03:20:05 PM
Ep 939 completed...

going to need some time to unwind and give me fingers a break. But then I am going to start "Steven Harris on Alternative Energy Technologies" Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Ep 840/873/897)...  yep that should only be a short 4hr 5min 56sec to transcribe.....

If you want to help, let me know.

Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AWFord on July 29, 2013, 12:33:09 PM
Sorry if I missed it somewhere else in the forum.

Where should we be posting our finished transcriptions?
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on July 30, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
start a thread here (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=182.0) with your transcription



Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AWFord on July 30, 2013, 12:56:34 PM
Thanks, Hootie
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on January 07, 2014, 11:36:19 PM
Ep 798 done...
onward to "Episode-777- Alcohol Fuel Questions and Answers with Steven Harris"

Wait.... i think this is the last of the Steven Harris episodes to transcribe. I think I am almost done!
 :impatient: unless Steven Harris does another Ep......
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on January 31, 2014, 09:35:04 AM
:impatient: unless Steven Harris does another Ep......


Guess what Steven and Jack mention in Ep 1285....  :impatient:
Time to start some heavy work on finishing Ep 777
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on March 12, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
Goal complete.... until steve comes back.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on March 27, 2014, 03:56:08 PM
 :impatient:  He did it again....

Starting Ep 1322...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AngusBangus on March 28, 2014, 08:16:08 AM
:)
But now you have no Harris backlog... so you should be able to be way ahead of him this time.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on March 30, 2014, 06:20:35 PM
:)
But now you have no Harris backlog... so you should be able to be way ahead of him this time.

 :P
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on June 10, 2014, 11:59:54 AM
got board...

did some partial transcriptions of Q&A Eps  851 and 860
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on December 21, 2014, 06:29:46 PM
still chugging away at partial eps where Steve is answering questions...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on January 12, 2015, 01:19:50 PM
2 more Episodes done (well Steve Harris question part of the Ep)...
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: AvenueQ on February 08, 2017, 12:35:05 PM
Hi there.

It seems like this board hasn't been active in a while. However, I think I may be interested in giving this a try. I have a few episodes in mind to start with, it looks like none of them have been transcribed yet.

I downloaded the transcription template doc and am looking through some previous ones to get an idea of how to do this, but I may need some help along the way just due to lack of experience. Is anyone still working on anything? Doesn't look like it from the looks of the tell us what you're working on (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=34754.0) thread, but I just wanted to make sure since that one's also been inactive for a while.
Title: Re: Podcast Transcribing
Post by: Hootie on February 25, 2017, 10:07:21 PM
Hi there.

It seems like this board hasn't been active in a while. However, I think I may be interested in giving this a try. I have a few episodes in mind to start with, it looks like none of them have been transcribed yet.

Feel free transcribe any ep. This effort fizzled out a year ago, but any new transcription really helps searching for data in the ep.

if you run into any issues let me know, chances are that we have solved them before :)