How to Translate a Transcription: Complete Guide

Read on to learn how you can easily translate your transcript to another language in a matter of minutes using ScriptMe.

In our global society, we often run into content that may not be in a language we are fluent in or even understand. In addition, businesses are becoming more international and must try to be as accessible as possible to their partners, customers, and clients.

ScriptMe can help you break down language barriers using its intelligent transcript engine to convert audio/video transcripts to other languages.

These transcripts can be handed out or converted into subtitles for your video and audio productions, making them more accessible to other language speakers.

Remember that you must transcribe a media file in the original language before you can start translating the content.

How to translate your transcript step-by-step

1. Open your transcription by clicking on See transcription button

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Wait a moment for the ScriptMe editor to load. The editor online is where you can make changes to your video or audio transcript, including translating them to other languages.

2. You will see the original language of the transcript mentioned in the Language dropdown under the playback controls.

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In this case, you’ll see the transcript is in English or any other language in which your original media file is transcribed.

A hint: try to divide your transcript in as many timestamps as possible to better timing in your translated file.

3. Click on the dropdown

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The first step to translating the transcript is to click on the dropdown.

If you’ve translated it to another language before, you’ll see it listed below the default language. To translate it to a new language, click the Translate button in the dropdown.

4. Select from over 100 languages

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In this case, I will choose Swedish.

5. Click on Translate

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ScriptMe will start translating…

Depending on the size, it will take less or more time, but in any case, it will be very fast.

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6. Once it’s completed, you’ll see the entire transcript translated into the chosen language:

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And that’s it. It’s transcribed, and as you play the video, it will highlight the words in the timestamps.

7. You will also find your translated transcript on the file manager page.

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8. You can also translate timestamps individually.

To do so, click below each timestamp on the Translate button.

You must have previously selected the Inline translate option in Preferences.
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Then you must select the language to which you want to translate the timestamp.

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Finally click on Translate to finish the translation.

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And, as easy as that, you can make your audio and video files more accessible by providing transcripts in other languages.

It’s just another way in which ScriptMe makes your life easier when it comes to managing your video and audio transcriptions.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.


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