Transcribing Audio

The problem

I have been trying to transcribe an extended interview. It had been annoying, playing ,stopping and transcribing. Then “rewinding “to the parts that I missed . The constant shifting from keyboard to mouse was slow, repetitive and annoying.

The solution

The solution was using VLC, which has keyboard control. The second step was using keyboard maestro to configure keys for playback,rewind and fast forward. This way I can control VLC without having to switch fous to it.

I can now, play the file, pause and continue my dictation or transcribing without having to touch the mouse or switch focus to VLC.

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