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converting cassettes to written word as final product

by Kendra Bowers / May 25, 2005 4:21 AM PDT

Wanting to be a creative writer I have dictated many short stories unto audio cassettes. Instead of paying a stenographer to transcribe my many mussings (that only I may ever read) it seems that there should be some software (hardware?) available to go from my cassettes to printed page. I am assuming that I need first to convert the cassettes to a CD or get them loaded onto my Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop (Windows XP) and then install a voice recognition system to finally produce a Word document. Suggestions?

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2 products.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2005 5:45 AM PDT

Dragon Dictate.

IBM ViaVoice.

Best of luck!

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(NT) (NT) thanks for the suggestions - Kendra
by Kendra Bowers / May 25, 2005 6:21 AM PDT
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What you should look for is TRANSCRIPTION...
by Edward ODaniel / May 26, 2005 5:46 AM PDT

software and solutions.

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLC,GGLC:1969-53,GGLC:en&q=Recorder+transcribing+software%22

That link will get you to some such as http://www.theprogrammers.com/dictran.html (VoiceScribe and VoiceDoc would appear to be suitable for your purposes)

Bob's suggestion would probably work after a fashion too but would involve considerable "training" which could be problematic with regards to record/playback volume control.

Do check this link (especially what they call The Player Edition as it appears to be one of the less expensive options for transcription of pre-recordings. http://www.phoneinbuddy.com/TB_main_Recorder.htm

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(NT) (NT) thanks also - Kendra
by Kendra Bowers / May 26, 2005 6:42 AM PDT
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