WAV Play Transcription Tool
Copyright 2001 by Wesley R. Elsberry
Coded in a hurry in Delphi 5. Should work under Win32 platforms
(Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP).
Provides a way to play short segments of WAV files repeatedly, with
automatic advance after a user-specified number of times played. This
allows accurate transcription of audio materials while the user
concentrates on the typing, rather than flipping back and forth
between a text editor and a WAV playback application.
Starving (now ex-)Student-Ware. If you find my WAV Transcription Tool
useful, send me congratulations at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
better yet, drop me what you think it was worth to you at my PayPal account.
The software is provided with NO WARRANTY. It works on my
system, but I can't guarantee what it will do on yours. Try
it at your own risk.
Download the WAV Transcription Tool.
(MD5 (wvplay.exe) = ee4aaa5cb4035d48ae74eb3fc7b635dd)
How to Use the WAV Transcription Tool
- Download the application file and put it in the directory of
- Launch the application.
- Click on the "Load" button. A dialog box allows you to browse
for WAV files on your system. This also sets values based upon the
length of the WAV file, so this is always the first step.
- Select a useful value for "Loop Length". This is the length,
in seconds, of the portion of the WAV file that is played at one
time. I suggest a value in the 3 to 10 second range.
- Select a useful value for "Loop Iterations". This is the
number of times that you want to hear the same segment of the
WAV file. By repeating the playing of the current segment, the
user can confirm word selection and word order. I suggest a
value between 3 and 5 repetitions.
- Select a useful value for "Increment". Once a segment has been
played the indicated number of times, the starting position for
the next segment is found by adding the "Increment" number of seconds
to the current starting position. Setting this to a value of 1 to 3
seconds less than the "Loop Length" allows the user to connect
two successive segments by the overlap in content.
- Move the second, larger slider to indicate the relative starting
position in the WAV file. If you are familiar with the WAV
file, you can skip to the general vicinity of the section of
interest this way.
- Click on the "Play" button. This begins the playback of the WAV
file using the values given by the user.
- Skip to different places in the WAV file by adjusting the
second, larger slider bar.
- Adjust listening parameters by changing the "Loop Length",
Loop Iterations", and "Increment" values. These values are
updated even during playback.
- To end playback, click on the "Cancel" checkbox.