Transcribe a Video with Watson.
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Quick HowTo on getting a transcription from a video using Watson to perform the actual transcription. One example to get video text to speech.
First, download VLC.
Step 1: Download VLC
Step 2: Select Convert/Save
Then, open VLC and select media->Convert/save
Now, add your video clip. To do so, press the Add button and browse to your video. Then, select the video and press the open button. When all done, the end results should look like the image below.
Now for the fun part, press the Convert / Save button at the bottom of the open window.
Ok, a new window should be open. So, make sure the convert is selected. Also, in profile select “Audio – MP3” in the Profile dropdown. Next, set the destination file. To do so, select browse button and pick a location to store the mp3 file. Remember, set the name unique so that you do not overwrite the original. Finally, press the start button. The main VLC window should be visible again and a blue status bar will indicate when it is done transcoding the audio. Once the bar goes back to grey it is done.
Now, it is time to go to Watson speech to text demo it will take the mp3 created above and transcribe the audio from it. The text will appear in the window at the bottom. Make sure the Voice Model is US English broadband. The click the Upload Audio File. Browse out to the audio file created above and wait for the transcription to complete. Finally, select all of the text and move to word, notepad or whatever text editor and clean up the transcription. For me, it was about 80% accurate. Your mileage will vary.
Step 3: Use Watson to perform text to speech.