FILE FORMATS

Supported audio formats for transcription without need for conversion:

  • WAV
  • MP3
  • DCT (Encrypted dictation)
  • RA (RealAudio)
  • RM (RealAudio)
  • SRI (Voicelt)
  • DSS (Olympus, Lanier and Grundig)
  • AU
  • AIF
  • MSV (Not all recorders are supported)
  • DVF (Not all recorders are supported)
  • MP2
  • VOX
  • COMPRESSED WAVE (Including PCM, uLaw, ALaw, ADPCM, CELP, SBC, WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER, DSP TrueSpeech, GSM 6.10)
  • PHILLIPS Digital Recorder format
  • SONY Digital Recorder format

Unsupported audio files that need conversion prior to transcription:

* Copy protected files are not supported

  • MPGA (MPEG Audio)
  • AIFF
  • RAW
  • OGG
  • FLAC
  • AMR
  • WMA*
  • WMV*
  • AAC* (not aacPlus)
  • M4A*
  • MID (General MIDI only)
  • ACT/RCD/REC (newer version of format not supported)
  • SHN
  • CDA
  • AVI
  • MPG/MPEG

Supported video files for transcription without need for conversion:

  • QuickTime Movies (or those supported by Apple QuickTime)
  • MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG 4
  • MP3, AIFF, and WAV
  • Most AVI
  • Windows Media files (WMA and WMV) or files supported by Windows Media Player
  • MPEG 2 Transport Stream – Used by Blu-ray and Digital TV sources
  • MPEG 1 – mostly used by VCD
  • Motion JPEG- used by digital cameras, surveillance systems and other portable devices
  • DV – used by DV-tape camcoders and cameras
  • H263 – used for videoconferencing and flash video content
  • VC1 – used for HD DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Windows Media Video 9.
  • Indeo 3 – used for the compression of television-quality video
  • Huffyuv – a lossless video codec
  • Smacker – used in computer games, supports only 256 colors and includes transparency support.

If  video conversion is necessary the following are file formats that can be converted from:

Video formats that can be decompressed from:

  • AVI
  • WMV
  • ASF
  • MPG
  • MPEG
  • MPE
  • VOB
  • MOV
  • 3GP
  • MP4
  • M4V
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MOD
  • OGM
  • DV
  • DIVX

Video compression types that can be decompressed from:

  • MPEG 4 – most common video compression type
  • DivX – variation of MPEG 4
  • Xvid – freeware variation of MPEG 4
  • Windows Media – compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft
  • H264 – the most advanced implementaion of MPEG4 standard
  • MPEG 2 Program Stream (VOB) – Used by DVD
  • MPEG 2 Transport Stream – Used by Blu-ray and Digital TV sources
  • MPEG 1 – mostly used by VCD
  • Motion JPEG- used by digital cameras, surveillance systems and other portable devices
  • DV – used by DV-tape camcoders and cameras
  • H263 – used for videoconferencing and flash video content
  • VC1 – used for HD DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Windows Media Video 9.
  • Indeo 3 – used for the compression of television-quality video

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