The recording tool, Audio Hijack, has recently received an update aimed at enhancing the user experience, whether they are podcasters or come from other fields. To be precise, it has reached version 4.3 and has introduced a new feature that allows transcribing audio from conversations, for example, into text, which is undoubtedly a significant addition to the tool.
As they clearly detail in their official announcement, the new feature of Audio Hijack is capable of detecting and transcribing up to 57 languages at the moment, which means it can convert all of them into text. They have achieved this using OpenAI’s automatic speech recognition system, Whisper, which features two models capable of providing fast and accurate transcriptions. It’s worth noting that this feature is currently in beta, so they expect it to improve with future updates, largely thanks to feedback from users.
The recording tool already has this interesting feature, although it is still in beta
Now that we’ve made the introductions, it’s worth mentioning that the newly added feature comes as a free addition, so there’s no need for any additional payment to use it unlimitedly in Audio Hijack. It also seems to be a privacy-friendly addition for its users, as they assure that individual data will never be sent to the cloud or shared with anyone else.
Regarding the use of this, in the post shared earlier, they indicate that this new feature for transcribing voices into text can be used to transcribe audio from a microphone, calls, or from any source of audio coming from any of the applications on your device. In other words, in connection with the latter, any audio coming from any of your installed applications on your Mac can be transcribed, so this is more than useful for calls made through Zoom, Skype, or similar platforms.
This, obviously, can also be very interesting and practical when it comes to studying or retaining very important information that has arisen from a call through Skype or some other similar app. Well, and it can also be used for the audio, whether live or previously recorded, from other types of applications on your device, of course. They also mention that it can be a valuable addition for podcasters, as it will allow them to easily and effectively add transcriptions of their content.
Undoubtedly, this appears to be a very interesting addition for all the mentioned areas, and it will be even more interesting to see how it evolves as new updates arrive for Audio Hijack. You can find all the details of this new transcription tool in the official post we’ve linked above.