What audio and video can we transcribe from?

Digital audio files

Most people now use audio files to send their recordings to us. This has a number of benefits over traditional tapes including speed of sending and quality of the audio. We can transcribe from many types of audio file – please fill in our quote request form and let us know what file type you are using, and we’ll let you know if we can work with it. The chances are we can. For a list of files we can definitely work from, click here.

Digital video files

We can transcribe from many digital video files. For a list of video file types we can definitely transcribe from, click here, but if you don’t see your file on the list let us know through the quote request form or email us and we might still be able to help.

YouTube

We can transcribe from YouTube videos. There is no extra charge for basic transcription from YouTube. Please fill in our quote request form if you would like a quote, or email us your requirements.

DVDs

We can transcribe from DVDs. However, if these are protected (commercial DVDs) this may not be possible.

VHS Video

At the present time we are unable to transcribe from VHS video, but there are a number of companies who can turn your VHS video into a DVD or digital video file an we can work with those.

Audio tapes

We can transcribe from all audio tapes: standard tape, mini tape and micro tape, but we strongly recommend you use digital files if at all possible, as these will be better quality and easier to transcribe, giving you a better transcription as the end product.

Audio files

AAC
ACT
AIFC (Compressed AIFF)
AIFF
AMR
APE
AU
CAF (Apple Core Audio Format)
DCT
DS2 (DSS Pro)
DSS (Grundig, Olympus, Philips recorder)
DSP TrueSpeech
DVF (Sony recorder)
DVS (Royal recorder)
FLAC
OGG
M4A
MP2
MP3
MPC
MSV (Sony recorder)
QCP
RA / RM (RealAudio)
SHN
SPX
VOC
VOX
WAV (Including ADPCM, aLaw, GSM 6.10,
PCM, and uLaw codecs)
WMA

Video Files

3G2
3GP
ASF
AVI
DivX
DV
FLV
M4V
MKV
MOV
MP4
MPEG
VOB
WMV

 

 

 

About

Anne Hickley has been running Penguin Transcription and Penguin Office Services since 2003. She is PhD qualified and has worked for a wide range of organisations, from large multinationals to small businesses, before starting her own businesses.