- May 2, 2008
If there was a command-line utility I could feed the audio through in a filtering + conversion process I could totally implement it into my scripts. I suspect that Google's Speech-to-Text API already does filtering on their end, but it wouldn't hurt giving it a try and do an A-B test to see if passing the audio through some program yielded better results.This is not 100% accurate and I used to believe that as well, before I started tweaking the various tools that I use now.
I've been impressed by some of the results, and plenty disappointed as well. It's really a mixed bag. $2 auto subs versus what would probably cost hundreds of dollars for a human subtitle job (and then auto-translating because... well... it's typically "good enough" for personal consumption) is what I'm stuck with. Even so, it's still a lot of fun!When I see that even names aren't translated properly with auto subs ... I saw a guy who started a streaming website with uncensored FC2 vids (the ones already free everywhere) with auto subs. I had a good laugh as, as I said to him, it didn't make any sense (even very simple lines), like full random words.
If I won a lottery and suddenly had millions I'd love commissioning professional subtitling work, don't doubt it! xD