Thursday, May 22, 2014

Integration of BrainTree payments

From now on, every registered user can get the whole transcription of their multimedia files. To lower the load of our computation cloud, we decided to charge for processing of files longer than 15 minutes. Processing of shorter files remains free and is available to anyone.

If you are not sure about the quality of the automatic transcription, start with letting the system transcribe first 15 minutes. Based on the result, you can then decide whether it is worth buying the whole transcription.

As the first payment method, we decided to integrate BrainTree payments into SpokenData. This allows users to pay by a card. Cards like Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. All payments are now in EUR.

The great thing about BrainTree is that the user is not redirected to a third-party payment gateway but remains on the SpokenData website. All sensitive data is encrypted and not stored. Read more about Client-side encryption here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WebVTT subtitles support

We extended the number of SpokenData supported subtitles formats. From now on, the subtitles can also be downloaded in WebVTT. Here is the complete list of currently supported subtitles formats:

  • HTML
  • SRT
  • TRS
  • TXT
  • WebVTT
The subtitles can be downloaded from the web user interface or through API calls. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

There is no audio/video limitation on spokendata free plan now.

We changed the way how we limit the processed data for free accounts. To get a free SpokenData account, register here.

We previously had a hard limit of processed data set to 15 minutes. All data you uploaded over this limit was trimmed and discarded. So if you uploaded 25 minutes of audio or video and wanted the automatic transcript for free, you got only 15 minutes long video/audio with the transcript in your dashboard later (after the processing finished).

Currently, we do not limit your data upload. We just limit the length of the transcript we provide you for free. So if you upload 25 minute long video/audio, you will find the whole (25 minute long) video/audio in your dashboard. The generated transcript has the length limit set to 15 minutes, so you will see only the first 15 minutes of transcript for your data. But if you want, you can easily create the rest of the transcript for free yourself - this was not possible in the previous version because the video was trimmed.

We hope you welcome this change.

..and stay tuned. More interesting things are coming soon..