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Old 10-31-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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Dictation software for Linux based systems


Hi Guys,

I'm new around here, so please pardon me if I'm not following the 'code of conduct'.

I'm desperately looking for a Dictation system for Linux (rpm will be great). The features required are
1. Record voice dictations
2. Ability to pause, replay a portion and then continue recording in a single track/file.

Basically just looking for a software version of a dictaphone, I do not need voice recognition/transcription. Just plain recording and playback. I'm wondering if any of you guys know of such a software.

The user (a lawyer) is using a RHEL5 on a notebook.

My searches so far haven't shown anything close to what I'm looking for, so I'm chickening out and trying the easier route

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by dextop; 11-01-2008 at 01:14 PM. Reason: Fixed spelling mistakes
 
Old 10-31-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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If you are just interested in sound recording and playback then theres tons of tools for that such as audacity for instance. Not sure on the continue recording in the single file.. Hmmm

Ok if you stop recording, you can play back. then if you move the marker to the end orf the recorded section you can start recording again. this will appear as a new set of tracks. when you are completed recording you can save AS and it will all be mixed down to two channels in the resulting file.

Make Sure the audio in different tracks does not overlap or that would be an issue.

I KNOW this isn't as simple as what you want.. but it's one option.




I'll post this anyway.. even though I just noticed you were not looking for transcription software.

You could look at transcriber. Don't know if this will fit the bill or not.
http://trans.sourceforge.net/en/presentation.php
 
Old 10-31-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thanks farslayer. The user is currently using audacity and apparently it's too complex for him and he ends up overlapping the audio

I had a look at Transcriber and also found similar tools (Express Scribe Transcription for eg)they might be more help to his assistant than him
 
Old 10-31-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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traverso looks like it does a good job of pickuing up recording where you left off, but you have to 'arm' the track you wish to record on.

I was unable to figure out how to make it play back what i had recorded so far though,..

hmmm

I know exactly what you want to do, you described it well enough but I'm not finding anything that fits the bill perfectly.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 09:50 AM   #5
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I would suggest looking at ExpressDictate from NCH Software. It is one of several solutions they have for dictation and transcription, and they have a lot of Linux friendly programs. Some of them are even free.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 01:37 AM   #6
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Thanks jes, looks like it fits the bill perfectly. If only it didn't have the 50 buck price tag......well the best things in life are not free after all
 
Old 11-07-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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For what attorneys typically charge they shouldn't quibble over $50.00 ;-)
 
Old 12-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #8
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Hi, Have you tried Audacity? (edit, won't do dropins)

FOSS.

Regards Glenn

edit! OK, Audacity won't do dropins. Hmm!

Last edited by GlennsPref; 12-30-2008 at 06:58 PM. Reason: Audacity won't do dropins
 
  


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