Hi again Emma. I’d just like to say, with regard to transcription software, that in the past couple of days I had a couple of real stinkers of audio files to transcribe in that there was an awful lot of background noise, hissing, crackling etc, and it was proving almost impossible to decipher what was being said.
I tried the same files on Windows Media Player (unfortunately without a foot pedal, as it doesn’t work with that programme) and the files were a LOT clearer.
This led me to wonder if Express Scribe was perhaps not as good as it should be, and I’ve just discovered some free software called Transcription Buddy. So far, so good. The files I was having trouble with are so much clearer being played through this, than with Express Scribe. I’m almost disappointed really, as I’m a real Express Scribe fan, it’s so user friendly, but the difference in quality of playback is so significant it’s really made me doubt! The big bonus is that you can use a foot pedal with it too.
Anyway, that’s another option for you to try For today’s poor files, I am definitely a Transcription Buddy fan!