A Simple Way to Automatically Transcribe Video/Audio to Text
So, yesterday, I got a comment, from one you subscriber In which, he said The reason, he liked my videos more, is because I use subtitles in all of them And this, let me wondering. It only take me a minute or two to generate subtitles.. And then hit me, Maybe people don’t know, you can generate subtitles automatically Hi there this is Mrinal once again And in this video we’ll see A simple way, To automatically Create subtitles and closed captions For your YouTube videos or any video for that matter. like if you have a foreign movie clip whose subtitles are not on the internet This method might work. or if you someone, who makes money by transcripting videos on fiverr or rev Then this trick will make your life a lot easier ---- Now, If you are interested Only in the workaround Go to the time stamps, you see on the screen But I suggest you watch the entire video You will not definitely learn many new things But my watch time, will increase, making this video rank higher (haha) --- So, most guides on the internet Suggest you write down the captions manually, Some popular blogs even suggest, paying 5$ on fiverr And then There are companies like rev, that are charging $1 for 1 minute of captions. I mean comon, We are living in the world of AI and Still companies are charging for the product That can be done for free.
--- But guess what, You don’t have to do, any of that
Right now, I’m using the same method to automatically generate Subtitles for any video. And yes, It’s free You don’t have to download any extra software And works for both windows and Mac Now, this is cool. But do you know what’s awesome.
Well, It also works with other languages than English For instance Agar me hindi me bolunga, Tub bhi ye kaam karenga
Although, to be hones, it’s still not 100% accurate But if you speak clearly, you can easily 80-90% accuracy And then, you have to spend a minute or two to give finally touch. ---- Ok mrinal so what’s trick? Well, Like always, Google has lot of tricks hidden in it selves And one of those is the voice feature in Google drive. Its default function is -- You speak And google will convert that into text But if you try that, Most of your word will lost due to background noise And you won’t get accuracy But, what if it’s listening directly from the videos I.e. the output of your computer becomes the input for Google voice to text Sounds interesting. So, let’s see how to do it. MacOS This time, let’s start with Mac first.
Most system don’t let you record your computer audio Maybe that's because of piracy or something So, you will have to download a third party software called soundflower The steps are simple Open any browser And download soundflower I’ll post the link in the description Then unzip it and install it on your computer Next, you need to tell MacOS To use the output audio as input So go to sound settings And set soundflower 2ch on both input and output If are wondering what this 64 ch is for?
Well, I don’t know either But, what I do know is it won’t work with this. So stick with 2ch. On output and input Now, fire up Google chrome ( and yes, it only works in chrome) Open Google docs Create a new document Tools > Voice typing In another tab, open youTube and play any video Now come back to Google drive Select your accent And there start recording And there you go. Like I said, It also works with other languages So, let’s try hindi However, if you try this song It doesn’t work that well Because of background music But if the song has no or little music Than it works well. Windows Now, let’s try this on windows Go to your windows sound settings And select recording device And there you should see stereo mix If you don’t right click and turn on Show disable devices And then st Stereo mix, as default. Now, let’s check it. Open Chrome And create a new document Play a video > and start recording . Pretty cool right? However, if stereo mix is not supported by your audio driver And these days, it’s hard to find this option You can check out my other video, Tough, I’ve tested this with that method So, I’m not sure how this is going to play.
but, If you have a friend with mac You can always Borrow it from him (buy them couple of drinks) Add caption to all your video at once
It’s worth it
---- So, this video is inspired from the comments I got yesterday If you want me to reveal all my little known practice on youtube Just let me know 500 likes and I’ll do it in my next video. So, that's pretty much it I’ll see you in the next one And like always Thanks for watching.
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