Google Docs makes it easy to save, edit, and share all kinds of documents, including audio files. This feature allows you to record audio directly in the Google Docs app on your smartphone or tablet, then share it with others without the internal audio file actually being uploaded to Google Drive (it stays on your device). Here’s how to do it! Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio

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Hello, everyone. It’s Carlos from Newsy, and I’m here to tell you about a cool way you can create transcripts for your video content. Basically, all you have to do is upload the video onto YouTube. Then export the file from there into a .MP4 format, which will allow you know add internal audio that’s done through Audacity. Next step is go back onto Google Docs and paste the transcript of what’s being said on screen and voila!

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It’s really hard to find time for meetings and conference calls in today’s digital age. And more often than not, you’re either on your cell phone or using an external device that may not pick up all the audio from the call (if it even captures any at all). This is where our new online video transcription service can help you. It uses internal audio to transcribe videos captured by google docs in real-time, so you don’t miss a thing.

Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio
Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio

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To start, click the Record Button in the top left corner of the document. Then you can play your video on YouTube and then record your audio using an external mic. Finally, you can highlight and delete any text that was included in the video (i.e., subtitles).

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Import as Scratchpad

1. Download and Install Speech2Text for Chrome on your PC, Mac, or Chromebook

2. Click on the Speech2Text icon at the top of your browser window and it will run as a Chrome extension

3. Navigate to a Youtube video, click on the link icon in the URL bar, click Allow on Chrome wants to use your microphone, then hit Start.

Add an inline comment where needed

*Prerequisites: Working Internet connection, and working web browser (instructions below will only work on Chrome)

1. Find a video you want to transcribe 2. In the video window, click the ‘YouTube’ button on the top right hand corner 3. Select ‘Captions and Subtitles’ 4. Click ‘Start’ 5. On this page, at the bottom under ‘Transcription style,’ select Natural Language 6.

Use voice typing (enable in settings!)

Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio
Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio

If you have a video of someone speaking and would like the words transcribed into text, there are some tools that can help you do that.

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In this case we will use Google docs because it allows us to select parts of the video and get it transcribed on screen. Here’s how

Save as .docx file

Google docs is a free and easy way to transcribe videos from youtube. It only takes a few steps:

1) Sign in using your google account (the one you use for other google products)

2) Click the File tab at the top of the page, click New, then select either Text document or Spreadsheet.

3) Enter a filename and click on the three vertical dots at the bottom of the page.

Other Tip

Steps 1-3

1. Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video into the first box in Google Docs, pressing return on your keyboard after each one.

2. Go to Tools>Start Live Transcribing. 3. Click OK at the prompt and make sure you have access to your microphone or camera, depending on which option you select below!

Step 4

4. If you use a phone for the transcription, then you have the option of syncing your voice recording. Once complete, this will enable you to sync the video and audio together (you can find this setting in Settings > Apps).

5. If you use a tablet or laptop for the transcription, then click on Full Screen at the bottom of your browser and select Annotate from the drop-down menu that appears.

Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio
Using Google Docs to Transcribe YouTube Videos with Internal Audio

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you transcribe a YouTube video into Google Docs?

First, you’ll need a computer or a tablet. Plug in your headphones and open up the video that you would like to transcribe. After it has loaded, use your headphones and watch the video. What’s interesting is that what you hear is automatically being recorded as the transcription for the video without having to do anything on your end.

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Can you transcribe a video in Google Docs?

The best way to transcribe videos would be to upload them in the cloud and have a transcription service send the transcript. Most video transcription services offer two or three day turnaround times, which is much faster than if you were to transcribe them on your own.

Can I use Google Docs to transcribe audio file?

In order to transcribe the audio from a video you first need to convert it into an mp3 or wav file. If your original audio is in another format, then first use audacity or another program that can convert it. The best way to transcribes videos is by using virtual transcription software. This type of software captures audio and shows you text as you are watching the video. One of the most popular tools for this task is called Express Scribe Pro which can be found here.

Can you make a transcript of a YouTube video?

No. Currently, the transcripts that come from using the YouTube Transcript Chrome extension only include text on the screen. The YouTube Transcript Chrome extension also does not work on videos that have internal audio, so you’ll need to transcribe those videos by yourself if you want them to be included in your transcript.

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