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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 […]

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Best Transcription Software for Mac

Yesterday, I got this email from a reader of this blog. I’ll paraphrase (won’t bore you will the smiles and lols). “Hey Kongo, thanks for all the advice on choosing a transcription headset. What would you recommend as the best transcription software for Mac?  Thanks, Maggie.” I replied to her email and I thought I […]

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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. I’ll get into the reasons […]

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Best Headphones 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. After trying out several models from different […]