Christopher Doty suomichris at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 31 04:54:59 UTC 2009

I've had some audio issues with transcriber on Macs as well.  The
solution that has always worked for me is to go to 'Options' > 'Audio'
and be sure that the sampling rate and number of channels is correct.
Transcriber automatically detects this on PCs, but sometimes screws it
up on Macs.  Play around with the settings in there and see if you
can't get it to work.

There is also a newer version of Transcriber available (1.5.1), which
might solve some of your problems.  The direct link to it is
 It says 'Panther' in the title, but should run fine on your MacBook
Pro as well (I'm running it under Leopard on mine with no problems).

There is also a native Mac transcription program called Transcriva
(which is sadly US$30)—haven't used it, but it looks promising:

Hope this helps.



On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 21:24, Margaret Carew
<margaret.carew at> wrote:
> Hi there
> I've just made the transition from PC to Mac, all ok, except I can't get
> transcriber to work. I have it loaded and it runs, I see a wave form but get
> no audio. I'm trying this on a 6 month old Macbook Pro, running OSX and
> transcriber 1.4.5 - this is the only download that works.
> I've read through the rnld archive on transcriber questions, somewhere Nick
> mentioned that transcriber's on its way out. Is this right? Should I invest
> time in getting it working, or switch to another eg. Elan. Some issues with
> this latter option are that I have transcriber files that I need to continue
> working on. I also like transcriber as it's basic and easy, elan is more
> challenging, especially when I need to use it with students.
> Another option might be for me to use it in the virtual PC environment
> enabled by fusion, which I have installed. Has anyone tried this?
> Thanks
> --
> Margaret Carew
> Lecturer - Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics
> Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
> Alice Springs NT 0870
> 08 8951 8339
> 0422 418 559
> margaret.carew at

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