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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #31 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   ;)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2012, 02:04:11 PM »
speech-to-text on your iPhone & Android smartphone:

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

Slow down the audio and play it into the phone.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #35 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, I'll transcribe any episode you want. And for every extra $100 we get in the coffer, I'll transcribe another episode for you.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #36 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)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #40 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:
  • simplified housekeeping (sponsors, link to sponsors, MSB plug)
  • intro
  • interview or calls/feedback
  • close

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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #41 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #42 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?

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2012, 09:39:29 AM »
Should we make those now?

Yup. :)  Hang on a bit, we're working out some details.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #44 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #45 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 ;)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #46 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 ;)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #47 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #48 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... :)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #49 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2012, 11:11:09 PM »
I am so proud of you, hootie!

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #52 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?

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #53 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

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #54 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 :)

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #55 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

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #56 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.
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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #57 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.

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(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.)
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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #58 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

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Re: Podcast Transcribing
« Reply #59 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

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