Nick Thieberger thien at UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Wed Oct 21 01:07:43 UTC 2009

Has anyone used XTRANS for transcribing media?
(http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/tools/XTrans/). Looks like it runs on Win
and Linux, and could be ('easily') ported to Mac.


This is what the manual says about it:
To support the demand for efficient, careful and consistent
transcription, LDC has
created a next-generation speech annotation toolkit, XTrans, to support a full
range of speech annotation tasks including quick and careful and rich
transcription and MDE annotation of broadcast audio, telephone speech and

XTrans is a multi-lingual, multi-platform transcription toolkit.
Powered by Qt’s
international language support, it can be used for transcription tasks in many
different languages. Based on Qt, it can be easily ported to most UNIX
derivatives, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

XTrans consists of several re-usable components such as text pane and
waveform display. Most of the components are written in Python with some
components written in C++.

The current version of XTrans runs on FreeBSD, Linux and Windows platforms.

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