What is Podcast Transcription?
Podcast transcription is still in its infancy.
According to Wikipedia: A podcast (or netcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.
With the adoption of podcasts by bloggers and webmaster to cater to wider audience and reach, comes the need to have transcripts of these podcasts on their websites or blogs.
Podcast transcription is the means by which a podcast is converted to written text.
Podcast transcription helps meet the need of repurposing and mutiplying contents for bloggers and content producers of all kind.
By providing transcripts of podcasts, bloggers cater to the needs of the hearing impared or those who simply prefer reading to listening.
Podcast transcripts also make referencing and quoting easier. Quoting and linking an MP3 or a video is much more easy when it has transcripts along with the audio or video.
Besides the content becomes more search friendly and is indexed by search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing etc.
Podcast transcripts can be easily done by self. However many a podcasts prefer to get it done by transcription service providers specialising in podcasts.
Professional podcast transcriptionist help bloggers and webmasters in innumerable ways.