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Old 10-27-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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What's the best free voice-to-text software for Xubuntu?


I experimented with Google Doc's version but it goofed up my LibreOffice when I tried to change the font in the document, so I'm leery of it. Googling around I've heard things about:

1)Dictation.io
2)Julius
3)Speechpad

I'm a writer (decidedly non-techie) and would like to use it to write novels. I have a mic. It would be nice if the software had the ability to transcribe recorded documents but that's not necessary. Also if it was better at putting in punctuation, esp. quotation marks via voice commands. And generally which works best in Xubuntu 16.04? Thanks!
 
Old 10-27-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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I experimented with Google Doc's version but it goofed up my LibreOffice when I tried to change the font in the document, so I'm leery of it. Googling around I've heard things about:

1)Dictation.io
2)Julius
3)Speechpad

I'm a writer (decidedly non-techie) and would like to use it to write novels. I have a mic. It would be nice if the software had the ability to transcribe recorded documents but that's not necessary. Also if it was better at putting in punctuation, esp. quotation marks via voice commands. And generally which works best in Xubuntu 16.04? Thanks!
Gregg my man, nice to see you again!

I don't know which one would be the best for your needs or system but, if I remember correctly, I once heard about Julius (here on LQ) in a positive way. You can see the features it offers here. It's also available in the repositories. It might be helpful to get both packages, including "Julius-Voxforge."

In addition, there are other programs mentioned here that you can try out.

Regards...

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Old 10-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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Gregg my man, nice to see you again!

I don't know which one would be the best for your needs or system but, if I remember correctly, I once heard about Julius (here on LQ) in a positive way. You can see the features it offers here. It's also available in the repositories. It might be helpful to get both packages, including "Julius-Voxforge."

In addition, there are other programs mentioned here that you can try out.

Regards...
Ardvark! Thanks friend!
 
Old 10-27-2016, 10:44 PM   #4
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Ardvark! Thanks friend!
You're welcome, let us know how it goes.

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i saw this video and found it very convincing (it takes him 5-10 mins to actually get into the topic, go to 8:50).
searching "python voice to text" brings up many more results. less nerdy.

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Old 10-30-2016, 02:38 PM   #6
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i saw this video and found it very convincing (it takes him 5-10 mins to actually get into the topic, go to 8:50).
searching "python voice to text" brings up many more results. less nerdy.
Thanks ondoho. Very interesting. I'm not quite techy enough to do it. I'm needing the crutch of a GUI. But maybe some day.
 
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I use Speechpad (speechpad.pw) linux integration It works pretty well
 
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I use Speechpad (speechpad.pw) linux integration It works pretty well
Thanks Popov. (Welcome to Linux Questions!) I want to talk and have it turn it to text, but is it just for inputting info. into websites, or could I have it all in an .odt file? And is it free? It seemed free, but then somewhere it said 'if you enjoyed your trial place an order.'
 
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Thanks Popov. (Welcome to Linux Questions!) I want to talk and have it turn it to text, but is it just for inputting info. into websites, or could I have it all in an .odt file? And is it free? It seemed free, but then somewhere it said 'if you enjoyed your trial place an order.'
Hi Gregg, There is a video of transcribing audio in speechpad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elv-s4UqrIM
and a video of input text in Linux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAzVMJ_6pbQ
Transcribing is Speechpad is free for audio files that have length < 15 minutes. Integration is payed but it costs misarable sum of money.
 
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:31 AM   #10
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Hi Gregg, There is a video of transcribing audio in speechpad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elv-s4UqrIM
and a video of input text in Linux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAzVMJ_6pbQ
Transcribing is Speechpad is free for audio files that have length < 15 minutes. Integration is payed but it costs misarable sum of money.
Hi Popov. Thanks!
 
  


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