I’m looking for an easier way to transcribe Webex recordings than playing them in the Webex Network Recording Player (version 2.5.1). It’s really difficult to pause and start using the timeline and a mouse, in addition to using a dual monitor — one with Word 2007 and one with the Webex player. It took me almost all day to transcribe a recording that was a little over an hour long. I want to transcribe this myself, and I’m already aware of all of the transcription companies that can do this. (I heard a rumor that it’s $1/word and I just finished transcribing 7,000 words!)
I’m looking into transcription software and foot pedals, specifically Express Scribe Transcription Playback Software. I haven’t downloaded it yet, but it’s free. The foot pedals are from AltoEdge and average under US$100.
You can download the WebEx Network Recording Player to record the Webex meetings, then use it to convert the file to .wav, .swf, or .mp4. Express Scribe supports .wav and .mp4 among other formats (but not .swf).
So if anyone out there has personal experience transcribing Webex recordings and has suggestions, please let me know.