Idea for a plug-in to make editing simpler

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lytnin88
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Idea for a plug-in to make editing simpler

Post by lytnin88 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:49 am

If you had a plug-in that would convert the audio to text and display the text directly below the audio track--and in sync with the audio track--this would simplify editing. You could use this plug-in in conjunction with a clicker to easily find the audio sections to be deleted. Ideally, the audio-to-text converter would be able to convert garbled speech that doesn't sound like any English words.

Does something like this already exist? I'm pretty sure the technology to produce it exists.

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Re: Idea for a plug-in to make editing simpler

Post by steve » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:32 am

lytnin88 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:49 am
If you had a plug-in that would convert the audio to text
Just that part of the proposal would require about the same amount of development effort as the rest of Audacity in total. There are already "speech to text" apps and they are extremely complex. The best ones run as a service in the cloud so that they can leverage huge AI databases. I very much doubt that Audacity will develop in this direction within the foreseeable future.
lytnin88 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:49 am
the audio-to-text converter would be able to convert garbled speech that doesn't sound like any English words.
I think this goes beyond the current bleeding edge of technology.
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Re: Idea for a plug-in to make editing simpler

Post by jademan » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:31 am

steve wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:32 am
I very much doubt that Audacity will develop in this direction within the foreseeable future.
Unless, of course, lytnin88 writes one. ;)

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