Transcribing and working with audios can be challenging at times, so we have decided to run a series of useful tips and tricks for transcribers. Topics will include converting audios and videos, improving sound quality, typing tips, transcriber equipment, transcribing software and loads more!
So time to get the show on the road…
Converting YouTube Videos
As a transcriber you may find that you are given various forms of media to transcribe. One of the most common formats of audio that transcribers like working with is an mp3, so the let’s take a look at how to convert your media into an mp3 audio, starting with YouTube videos.
How to Convert YouTube videos to MP3.
Step 1: Visit: www.youtube.com and locate your video. Then highlight
and copy your URL in the address bar above the video.
Here is a sample URL:
Step 2: Then visit www.clipconverter.cc
(note there are a number of other free available converters)
Step 3: Paste your URL into the ‘Media URL to Download’ box
and select ‘Continue’ next to the box.
Step 4: Next select ‘MP3’ or any other format you may want
and then hit the ‘Start’ button.
Step 5: The converted video will now download as an MP3 and can
be found in your Downloads or My Downloads Folder
(which you can locate in Windows Explorer).
Until next time…happy transcribing!
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