Play audio/video files for typing from dictation.

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Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:51 pm Post

Great writing aid (calling Scrivener a word processor would be an insult).

Is it possible to add in an audio (+/- video) player with keyboard-controls to allow variable speed and slow play back and pause to allow typing from dictation?


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Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:13 pm Post

This is something that might be possible in the future. What should be coming in the next update that will help a bit is a "rewind on pause" feature, so you can have Scrivener automatically rewind the playback by a set amount (3 seconds is default, I believe) when you pause. Slowing and speeding up playback is more complicated, so while they would certainly be nice to have, there aren't immediate plans for them.
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Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:45 pm Post

While waiting you might want to look at Express Scribe, free for both Windows and Mac. Allows variable playback, systemwide key mapping and a
Miniwindow. Almost like having the functionality in Scrivener.

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Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:40 pm Post

Thanks for the replies. I'm really impressed with the product so far and have been recommending others check it out.-Cheers