Author: Kongo

  • How to Copy File Names in Windows Explorer to Text

    How to Copy File Names in Windows Explorer to Text

    This is a post on how you can easily copy names of files from Windows Explorer to text. Let’s get to it. Step 1 Open Windows Explorer The easiest way to open Windows Explorer on Windows 10 and 11 is to use the shortcut key Win + E. Press the windows key and the E […]

  • How to extract MP3 audio from MP4 video using VLC

    How to extract MP3 audio from MP4 video using VLC

    This post is a step by step guide on how to easily extract mp3 audio from mp4 video using VLC, a free open source software, on Windows. Let’s get to it. Step 1: Open VLC First, open VLC. If you have not installed VLC on your computer head over to videolan.org, download and install VLC. […]

  • How to easily merge multiple mp3 files into a single mp3 file using CMD

    How to easily merge multiple mp3 files into a single mp3 file using CMD

    In this post, I am going to show you how you can easily merge mp3 files using windows command prompt (CMD), a free program that comes with your Windows installation. Now before we jump into the step by step guide, you’ll need to know 2 CMD commands to successful merge mp3 files: CD and COPY.  […]

  • Best Headphones for Transcription

    Best Headphones for Transcription

    A few months ago, my trusted set of transcription headphones disintegrated.  After 5 years of faithful service, the plastic headband that held them together broke. I tried to get another pair, but the manufacturer had discontinued the model. So I set out to find another pair of transcription headsets to work with. After trying out […]

  • How to Replace Spaces with Hyphens in Windows Filenames

    How to Replace Spaces with Hyphens in Windows Filenames

    In transcription we handle a lot of audio, video, and text files. If you work with a lot of files, it’s important to have a file naming scheme. Our file naming scheme consists of a couple of rules: never us spaces in file names, and use the YYYY-MM-DD date format. That’s it. The spaces rule […]

  • How to Copy Multiple Windows Folder Names to Text

    How to Copy Multiple Windows Folder Names to Text

    This post is a step by step guide on how to copy multiple folder names in Windows to a text file. Let’s jump right into it. Step 1: Open Notepad The first step is to open a text editing software on your windows computer. I’ll use plain old Notepad for this tutorial, but you can […]

  • How to Easily Split a Long Audio File into Shorter Audio Files using Audacity

    How to Easily Split a Long Audio File into Shorter Audio Files using Audacity

    In this post, I’m going to show you how to easily split a long audio file into shorter separate files using Audacity. In a previous post, I showed you how to extract mp3 audio from a DVD using VLC. If your DVD was logically segmented into chapters, songs, episodes and so forth, the extraction process […]

  • How to Easily Copy All filenames in a folder to Excel in Windows

    How to Easily Copy All filenames in a folder to Excel in Windows

    In this short post, I’m going to show you how to easily copy all filenames in a Window folder to Microsoft Excel. First a caveat, the main limitation of the method I’m going to show you, is that you cannot copy filenames in subfolders. If you want to learn how to how to copy filenames […]

  • How to Copy File Names to Excel using CMD

    How to Copy File Names to Excel using CMD

    Do you work with a lot of files? I do. And it’s hard and tedious to keep everything organized. An easy way to keep tabs on each file  is to copy all the file names into an Excel sheet and use that to keep tabs of the files as they go through our transcription workflow. […]

  • How to Extract mp3 Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player

    How to Extract mp3 Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player

    There are many instances where you may need to extract the audio from a DVD aka rip audio from a DVD. As a transcriber, I often find it necessary to extract mp3 audio from a client’s DVD for easier transcription. Many software can rip audio from videos and DVDs. However, they’re expensive and sometimes don’t […]