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Youtube how to's for AC WITHOUT DRAGON

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Oscorro, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Oscorro

    Oscorro Newbie

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    So I don't have dragon Naturally Speaking to transcribe youtube videos for me but I didn't like the speaker-to-microphone thing anyway. I haven't seen this method on here yet so I thought I'd share....

    So here's how I do it:

    1.Search youtube for "How to <your niche>" but limit results to only those with subtitles.
    2.Play video or at least let it load
    3.Find where on your machine the .srt file for the video is. This is the subtitle file, a full transcription.
    4.Strip out the time tags with Subtitle Workshop(freeware) from http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw
    5.Edit for AC

    Hope this works for y'all.
     
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  2. ironlifter76

    ironlifter76 Registered Member

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    Oscorro,

    Appreciate the interesting idea...couple of questions that may be simple to you but I'm not sure of.

    -is there a way to limit your youtube search to subtitles only?
    -how do you find the .srt file on your machine?

    Thanks.

    Regards,
    ironlifter76:coffee:
     
  3. rbbadzz

    rbbadzz Registered Member

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    This seems to be exactly what I have been contemplating. Thanks for the idea Oscorro. I will try Dragon as well for those vids without subtitles. What's the steps in Dragon for this?
     
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    ebostrom Registered Member

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    Do most youtube videos have have subtitles?
     
  5. Oscorro

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    I missed a step to get the srt file you can use this site
    2a. got to hxxp://mike.thedt.net/ytsubs/ytsubs.php and enter the youtube URL

    to get only the captions:
    after you get the results go to
    at the top left Search Options >> (to the right)Features: >> (2nd in the list) Closed Captions
    that should limit the result to only the vids you want for this

    For Dragon you start the software then play the video loud enough that Dragon transcribes what is being said.
     
  6. redtide1969

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    I like the concept but have a few questions. How many articles have you had accepted using this? I assume you're adding keywords manually to each before submitting?
     
  7. Fireboltgirl

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    Sounds like an interesting way of producing content.... I too wonder if the quality would pass through AC.

    :confused: I suspect it would take as long to search out a suitable video of appropriate length and content as it would to write the whole thing manually. Be interested to hear what others have to say about this method, but more specifically how other audio files outside of youtube could be used.
     
  8. zebrahat

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    I've tried this, and it's time consuming because even after a subtitle file has been stripped of its time markers, it has to be edited for flow and formatting (e.g., each line of text is a new paragraph). Definitely use the ytsubs.php page to download the srt file, and the subtitle workshop to copy/paste/combine the subtitles to save time. Using Dragon to edit the text for AC will also save time, but would probably defeat the OP's purpose in suggesting the technique.