Transcriber to Toolbox Converter
apmargetts at IPRIMUS.COM.AU
Tue Mar 4 09:09:15 UTC 2008
I would like to draw your attention to a new online resource for
converting Transcriber files directly into Toolbox files:
This converter makes the same kind of conversions that Elan makes (which
means you can still send your Toolbox files in and out of Elan) but more
directly and without any need for 'post-processing'.
It also adds a special 'marker' that rewrites the existing timecode and
filename information in a format that allows Toolbox to play the sound
chunks - a really valuable feature of Toolbox since version 1.5.
This is a web based application. The way it works is that you upload a
Transcriber file, review the conversion on screen (which is made as soon
as the file is received) and then download the resulting file if you are
satisfied. There is provision for saving your own settings for marker
names which means that, once set up, each conversion is a more or less
As well as converting your Transcriber files, the site can provide you
with a Toolbox 'type' file and an Elan 'marker' file for opening the
files in Toolbox and importing/exporting them to/from Elan respectively.
These files use the same settings as for your Transcriber conversions,
i.e. they are matched to your Toolbox files.
This converter is based on our project's needs but I have tried to
generalise the process enough so that it is of use to others. Even if
you already have a working conversion regime, I encourage you to have a
look at this alternative: because it is not based around consecutive
dialogue boxes it could save you time.
I would welcome all responses.
Saliba-Logea DoBes team
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