Now out, @emacsen sits down with for a deep conversation about Free/Open Source Software Advocacy, economic inequity and a societal approach to Free Software advocacy.

Listen today!

@librelounge @emacsen

I used to be able to watch American tv fiction in original language with no subtitles, that was ok

I stopped in 2006

Now I can't follow this show

As if I had lost the ability to understand spoken English


@AbbieNormal @librelounge That sounds frustrating. Is this something you experience with other podcasts as well?

@emacsen @librelounge

I don' t know, I haven't tried with other podcasts

Can you suggest me one to test ?

@AbbieNormal @librelounge I've heard that some language learning systems suggested the NPR show Car Talk.

It was a hillarious show about cars and car repair by a couple of former MIT nerds turned mechanics.

I'm arbitrarily stating that Car Talk is the bar where we're trying to aim our comprehension level at :)

@emacsen @librelounge

I don' t get many fragments

Following is substantially impossible


@AbbieNormal @librelounge

Would you be able to help me set up a system to do transcriptions for folks who can't (for whatever reason) listen to our podcast?

@AbbieNormal @librelounge Can you set up a system that takes audio (like an mp3 or ogg vorbis file) and then spits out a transcript?

Bonus points if it is timestamped so I can feed it into Audacity.

@emacsen @librelounge

I could !

But I don' t know any such system

Were you thinking of one, specifically ?

@AbbieNormal @librelounge I don't have a specific one or setup.

That would be up to you to figure out.

I don't have the bandwidth to work all this out, which is why we'd love the help.

@emacsen @librelounge

Ok, I' ll do a little research and then I' ll be back to you

Only, not immediately, I'm getting out.


Ok ?

@AbbieNormal @librelounge Also we've considered transcripts.

I'd love to use a system like DeepSpeech to do them and then possibly let our listeners clean up the transcripts where necessary.

Would that help?

Sign in to participate in the conversation

For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).