Audio recorders can capture sound in a variety of file formats, however to make transcription of your files faster and more efficient, it is always desirable to submit your audio in a standard format such as .mp3 or .wav. In this blog we look at how seamless WavePad Audio Editor Software (by NCH Software) makes this to achieve. Better still, this software is available for free!
In a previous blog we examined the very useful noise-reduction features offered by WavePad (https://www.thetranscriptionpeople.com.au/2017/07/11/express-scribe-audio-tip-remove-background-noise/). In addition to those powerful capabilities, WavePad is a very handy conversion tool for audio files. Supporting a huge selection of common audio file formats (see http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/kb/1414.html), WavePad typically allows for both import and export. This makes the tool a one-stop-shop for those preparing to send audio for transcription, allowing for both editing (noise reduction, extracting portions of audio, or combining multiple files) and conversion. Whatever your recording device, you will be able to quickly transform your file into a format we can process.
In practice, the process is very simple:
1) Open the audio file in WavePad;
2) Perform any editing that you might require;
3) Click File, Save As;
4) Select one of the preferred output formats (typically .mp3 or .wav);
5) Click Save
Once your file is in one of the preferred formats, it is ready to send to us for transcription.
Call to Action!
If you have a device that produces formats other than .wav or .mp3, don’t wait until you have an emergency. Check out WavePad today, and see how effectively it can convert obscure audio file formats into industry standards. This will ensure you’re ready to talk to TTP about how our professional transcription services can make the most of your audio.
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