The Best Transcription API Services

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Ever wondered how to find the best transcription API services? Well, we are going to tell you absolutely everything that you need to know about what makes a good company, a good company.


The best transcription services will have decent pricing. Ideally, you will want to be paying per second for your transcription. This means that you will be able to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Transcription Quality

Transcription quality is absolutely everything when it comes to API services. After all, the whole reason why you are going through these services is because you do not want to spend the time writing out everything by hand. You don't want to have to go through the transcription afterward having to correct absolutely everything.

The best services will use deep learning. This means that, effectively, the transcription service gets better over time. 

Now, your speech may not be 100% audible. It happens. Sometimes the audio doesn't come out that clear. The best services that we have seen are the ones that will give a rating for each word to tell you how confident they are that it is accurate. It makes things a whole lot easier when you are going through and doing your editing. Remember, the whole purpose of using a service like this is to save yourself time and effort,


You aren't going to be getting instant transcription services. If any company claims that they are going to be doing things exceedingly quickly, then the service probably isn't going to be that good. That being said, you still want the service to be reasonably fast. You don't want to be waiting weeks and weeks for your transcriptions, right?

Speech Inputs Accepted

Audio comes in a variety of different formats. We are not just talking about the actual file format here either (e.g. .wave, mp3, etc.) there are some speeches that will come in a video format. This means that you are going to need to find a service that offers a plethora of different input options. The best companies will allow you to use any audio or video file that you want. This will save you a lot of time as you will not have to change up the audio into a different file formats.

Transcription Service Features 

One of the main reasons why you will be using an API is because you want to have a little more options available to you when it comes to the features that the transcription service provides.

For example, there are some people that are looking to have their text output as subtitles. This would be fantastic for business videos, or videos that you post to YouTube.

Some people will want to have any profanity censored from the text. You will almost certainly want to have markers in the text, preferably time markers, so that you are able to jump to the area of the text that you want to be reading nice and quickly.

Even if you are not going to be using every single feature provided by the transcription service, the more options they have available, the better. It means that they have invested in their service and, more often than not, this means that the quality of their transcription is going toi be higher.


With this information in mind, we are confident that you now have the tools that you need to trakc down the right transcription services for you and your business. Remember, if you choose the right transcription service, your life is going to get a whole lot easier. 

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