How do I playback my transcript?

How to listen to your audio and follow the text

Updated over a week ago


Once your audio or video file is transcribed, it’s important to review your transcript to check everything is accurate. This guide will show you how to play back recordings and read along with the text on screen.

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Playback in the Trint Editor

When you open a Trint you will see a video preview screen in the bottom left corner to the side of your transcript. If you press the “Play” button in the bottom corner, your uploaded audio will be read aloud and the transcript text will darken as each word is spoken so that you can easily follow along.

To skip ahead or back in the audio/video, just click anywhere in the transcript, in the text or on the waveform bar at the bottom of the screen.

The audio or video will automatically stop playing when you type. If you’d like it to continue playing then click on “Settings” in the bottom right and toggle off “Auto-pause playback when typing”.

Playback controls

The audio or video playback is controlled by the waveform bar. Here you can start, stop, rewind and also change the playback speed by using the tools pictured below.

If you have highlighted sections and just want to hear those read aloud, you can press the small yellow play button next to the main button.

Playback for captions and Story files

Like the Trint Editor, you can playback your audio or video in the Caption Editor and Trint’s Story feature.

During playback the section of being spoken will all darken at the same time rather than word-by-word, and the colored bar to the side will also highlight to help you follow along. Playback speed cannot be changed for change for caption or Story files.

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