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Topic Title: 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription
Topic Summary: in need of a workaround for the Dragon transcription sampling rate of 16KhZ
Created On: 09/15/2019 10:09 PM
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 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription   - RPMitchal - 09/15/2019 10:09 PM  
 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription   - Lunis Orcutt - 09/16/2019 10:20 AM  
 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription   - stanvacek - 03/16/2020 03:32 PM  
 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/16/2020 10:56 PM  
 16kHz Sampling Rate Requirements for Dragon Transcription   - Mav - 03/17/2020 09:23 AM  
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RPMitchal
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I really like the ability that the Dragon program has for transcribing a dictated audio file. However, it seems to be happening more and more that I am in receipt of digital files that do not meet the 16kHz sampling rate required by Dragon.

Is there anything that I can personally do to "work around" this restriction? I.e., providing those individuals who submit dictation files to change a setting at their end; or perhaps there is a process that I could personally implement to modify (or resample) dictation files received so as to be useful for the Dragon transcribing process?  

Thanks in advance to any- and every- one who is able to provide a suggestion(s) or shed light upon this dilemma, I remain…

Sincerely,

Mitch

 09/16/2019 10:20 AM
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You didn't specify as to whether your non-16 kHz recordings were higher or lower. If they are lower, don't waste your time. If the sampling rates are higher, you can Google for numerous conversion utilities.



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How can I find out what the sampling rate (16 kHz is required by Dragon) is on a given recording?
 03/16/2020 10:56 PM
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If your .wav, .mp3, .wma, .dss, .ds2, or .m4a  recording is monophonic and 16 kHz or higher, Dragon will be able to transcribe it.



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Hi!

It depends on the file type. Which format(s) do you get exactly and what are the recording devices/programs your "clients" use?

For software performing audio recording, there usually is a setting for the quality (sampling rate, sample size, number of channels), but without knowing the exact application it's hard to tell how to set these values exactly.

When using digital voice recorders, you often get DSS or DSS Pro (.DS2), which can be transcribed by Dragon even though the initial sampling rate is less than 16kHz (I think it's 12kHz for DSS).

If you absolutely must transcribe a recording with - say - 8kHz 8bits mono (that's telephone quality in former times - sounds terrible), you can perform something called resampling in a sound editing application of your choice (e.g. Audacity is a free tool), but you cannot gain audio quality with this process.

The goal should be to have your clients send you recordings in an adequate format.

Regards,

Martin

 

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