Best Transcription Foot Pedal

Best Transcription Foot Pedal

What is the best transcription foot pedal? From my personal experience, it’s the Infinity IN-USB-1 transcription foot pedal. Believe me, I don’t make that statement lightly. And I’ sticking my neck out here, though justifiably, proclaiming that the Infinity is the best transcription foot pedal.

But, we’ve jumped the gun.

Best Headphones for Transcription

Best Heaadphones for Transcription

A few months ago, my trusted set of transcription headphones disintegrated.  After 5 years of 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.

Best Headphones for Medical TranscriptionAfter trying out several models from different manufactures, I’ve finally found a winner that is perfect for transcription. Senal SMH-1000 are the best headphones for transcription that I’ve used. Period.

How to Extract 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 audio from a client’s DVD for easier transcription. There are many software that can rip audio from videos and DVDs. However, they’re expensive and sometimes don’t work. I recently discovered an easy and free way to extract audio from and videos and DVDS. Let me share it with you.

This works for all video files, CD, DVDs, bluray that can play on VLC media player; that’s almost any multimedia you can play using vlc media player. Download the latest version of windows VLC media player here.

Step 1: Open Media Window

Insert the DVD/CD into your computers DVD/CD ROM player. Open VLC media player and click on the Media tab. Scroll down and select convert/save to open the Open Media window. NB: You can also use the shortcut keys ctril+r to open the Open Media window.

Extract Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player in 5 easy steps.

Step 2: Open Convert Window

In the Open Media Window, click on the Disc Tab. If you have more than one DVD/CD ROM player/drive make sure the appropriate one, that has the DVD, is selected as the Disc Device. Click on the Convert/Save button to open the Convert window.

Extract Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player in 5 easy steps.

Step 3: Choose Output Folder

In the Convert window, click on the Browse button to open the Save file window. Choose a destination folder and name for the extracted audio file.

Extract Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player in 5 easy steps.

Step 4: Select Audio Format

Select the Audio-mp3 profile from the profile drop down menu.

Extract Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player in 5 easy steps.

Step 5: Click Start to Begin Extraction.

Click on the Start Button to begin the extraction. VLC should begin streaming. It take less than 5 minutes to stream an hour of video.

Extract Audio from a DVD using VLC Media Player in 5 easy steps.

That’s it. It’s free and you can do it in 5 easy steps! All the best ripping audio from DVDs.
NB: 7 years ago, I used VLC media player 1.1.4 to create this user guide. Get the latest version here.