Dictation Question

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Glockron, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    I'm watching a documentary as research for a long paper. I will have to quote some of the people in the documentary, but pausing and rewinding every four seconds to catch everything is time consuming and frustrating.

    Is there a way to make the audio from the video jump right in to Dictation? I know on Windows PCs you can use the sound card output as an audio source, and this is essentially what I need. Is there a way to do this here? Any suggestions?

    Thanks :)

    P.S. I'm only talking like 15-20 second bursts at a time, so it would be well within the capabilities of dictation, especially since there is no music and whatnot playing behind the voice in the video.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    Dictation Answer (Maybe)

    I just played a movie (Pulp Fiction scene with Samuel L Jackson preaching, i thought it was fitting...lol) All I did was make sure that the built in mic in my MBP had semi direct line of audio and simple used the FN shortcut in notes. It came through with a 94% success rate.. Might be an option..
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    paris, france
    Good idea: transcription using Dictation feature?

    Could someone elaborate on that suggestion?

    I'd like to "transcribe" some audio, spoken text, using this Dictation feature, but I am not sure how to set it up.

    Can I use the internal mic on my MBP and just play the audio in VLC or Quicktime?

    Or must I play the audio from another source and plug it in manually to my MBP for the Dictation feature to transcribe my audio?

    Thanks for any help...R

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