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How to Compress Audio Files for Transcription?

Posted on March 14, 2014

Have you just recorded a meeting, a conference call or a seminar? Now you want to get your file transcribed, but you are having trouble with compressing the audio file and uploading it. This is understandable, especially since audio files are very large in size. In order to easily upload your audio file for transcription, the file size should be 128 bits or lower.

There are three options that you can choose from, when it comes to compressing an audio files:

1. Sync DropBox with the portal of your service provider: If you have more than one audio file to upload or if your audio file is excessively large, you can use Dropbox to help you. All you have to do is sync Dropbox with the customer portal of your transcription service provider. Once this is done, the portal can easily grab the audio file.

2. Use Windows Media Player / Apple itunes: Don’t have Dropbox? Or maybe you want to directly upload files from your PC? If yes, then you can use Apple’s iTunes or Windows Media Player to rip and compress your audio files. Both these players have the capability to automatically rip and compress files when an audio file is imported. You can also easily upload the audio files directly from any of these programs or re-save them into their original folder. This method of compressing is also fast and simple, as you can drag and drop several files at a time. Continue reading