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Ability to transcribe existing audio notes to text.


seeinghuman

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Can we have or does someone know of a method to transcribe pre-existing audio notes into text? This is not the same as dictation, so pointing to that solution is irrelevant. 

I have found a way to acquire low cost and accurate transcriptions using a process developed by a third party. The trouble is that audios first need to be moved to dropbox, fed through the AI process and the destination for output is set to Notion, and as I understand it, the AI integration means the material is not private. https://thomasjfrank.com/how-to-transcribe-audio-to-text-with-chatgpt-and-notion/#overview 

It would be great if Evernote could implement a process or if there is already one to convert audio in EN to text directly with the app, or at least have the EN note as the destination. 

Is someone aware of a solution that is more integrated into Evernote?

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Are you able to use a Google search ?

Then do it. You get a ton of solutions, both online or installed within a few seconds. Since I don't know any of them, I can't tell more.

As far as I remember this was not discussed before here in the forum, and I doubt there is any standard solution somebody can contribute. But of course I could be wrong.

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If it ever was an option, this is a long time ago - or applied for clients only that I don’t use.

You can ask for anything. In general EN will NOT duplicate abilities that are already build into the OS.

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Pink Elephant: As I mentioned in my question, the Dictation solution you pointed to is NOT the same as Transcription. Transcribing text from previously recorded audio is not currently a standard feature of iOS. 

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No - use third party tools to do the trick.

I use JustPressRecord.

About grabbing audio directly with EN mobile, I can only warn against it. If the connection fails while grabbing, or you exceed the upload limit (for a note or globally), the recording ist lost. It can’t be recovered.

Thus I prefer Tools that save to local memory while recording, not to a cloud.

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to share a quick update on my search for a sound-to-text transcription tool https://gotranscript.com/audio-to-text
If any of you still need a reliable audio to text transcription tool, I recommend it!
Although I have found a transcription tool, I am still open to discuss other recommendations or insights for those who are still searching. Let's continue the conversation and support each other in finding the best solutions!

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I found a solution from Thomas Frank, a YouTuber that provides a lot of information about Notion. He has a script you can download, that converts audio recordings to text, using Whisper AI, and that places the text (plus selectable features like summaries etc) in a Notion database. The cost is very low! Even a half-hour recording comes in at pennies.

Plus, Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software has a built-in transcription function (to create sub-titles), that seems to work pretty well, and costs nothing per use.

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My main point was not about a transcription tool.

My main point was warning against using the audio recording in EN at all, at least in the mobile clients. Because the recording is not saved to local memory, but synced with the server it can get lost during recording easily. And the mobile EN client does not allow to recover a lost recording.

So whatever you use, don’t use the recording build into EN. And if you don’t, you can use an app that does the transcription in addition. Which avoids sending the audio to an external service like an AI tool - in many jurisdictions it will even be illegal to do so without the written consent of all participants. Processing on device is less critical.

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