How can I view milliseconds in a transcription project?
Thread poster: Carmen Grabs

Carmen Grabs
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Dec 30, 2019

Hi there,

I have been asked to transcribe Call Center conversations from wav files to Excel.
Since I haven't done this type of job before and since I need to include everything including milliseconds on the Excel time sheets, I was wondering if there is a software that will

- show milliseconds (working with Windows Media Player)
- automatically convert/help to convert the start and end times so that I don't have to type millions of numbers

Hope
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Hi there,

I have been asked to transcribe Call Center conversations from wav files to Excel.
Since I haven't done this type of job before and since I need to include everything including milliseconds on the Excel time sheets, I was wondering if there is a software that will

- show milliseconds (working with Windows Media Player)
- automatically convert/help to convert the start and end times so that I don't have to type millions of numbers

Hope you can help me?

Many thanks in advance
Carmen
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Tony M
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Unlikely, I'd have thought! Dec 30, 2019

Since videos work at a rate of 25 images / second, the smallest meaningful time interval is 1/25 sec = 0.04 s = 40 ms — so trying to measure anything smaller than that is pretty meaningless!

Are you sure they're not looking for TIMECODE, which is hh:mm:ss:ff ?


 

Carmen Grabs
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Many thanks for your reply and input! Dec 30, 2019

Since I have no experience with these timecodes I will have to check with the client as it seems impossible to find a program that does milliseconds (other than an suspicious looking instruction on Youtube)

Thank you very much!
Carmen


 

Carmen Grabs
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Oh but it's not a video Dec 30, 2019

Sorry, I didn't read your reply properly
It's an audio file.
Do you think it is still impossible?


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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ExpressScribe Dec 30, 2019

Have you looked into using ExpressScribe? It's a useful program for transcription. It enables timestamps in the format Tony mentioned.

 

Carmen Grabs
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Many thanks, that looks very useful Dec 30, 2019

Will get in touch with the company to find out more, many thanks for this product suggestion!

 

Adrien Esparron
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Audacity Dec 30, 2019

Carmen Grabs wrote:

I was wondering if there is a software that will

- show milliseconds (working with Windows Media Player)
- automatically convert/help to convert the start and end times so that I don't have to type millions of numbers



If I good understand, Audacity (a free software) do it as you can see in the following screenshot. Audacity is very convenient, even if you have to learn a little about it. Take time to read the documentation.

https://audacity.fr/

Audacity

Hope this helps!

Ici la référence en allemand : https://www.audacity.de/

[Modifié le 2019-12-30 16:52 GMT]


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Carmen Grabs
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Dear Adrien Dec 31, 2019

many thanks for your reply, sorry for my late reaction.

The client has now - in the middle of the project - cancelled the job and is not willing to compensate me.
So I won't probably need any of the software but it was very interesting to see what is out there


 


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