Live transcription and translation in the Virtual Lobby

Updated 1 week ago ​by Amanda Arrais

By using our Speech to Text Transcription feature, you’ll be combining both speech recognition and live translation, which means your online events will now have real time subtitles during your sessions. 

Throughout presentations in the Virtual Lobby, transcriptions will show up in a tab on your chat and it will be synchronized with your live stream preview, so everything said by the presenters will be automatically transcribed and translated to your audience.

How do I enable speech to text transcription?

  1. To enable speech to text transcription, click on Settings > Tools > Edit > scroll down until you see the LIVE section > enable Speech to Text Transcription > press End to save the changes.
Screenshot of the steps: Settings > Tools > Speech to Text Transcription
  1. Once this tool is enabled, click on Agenda > Activities > select an activity in the left hand side and a new window will pop up in the right. Then, press Edit and scroll down until you see Speech to Text Transcription and enable this feature by checking the checkbox in the right. Press End to save the changes.
  2. Now, you'll need to select the desired speech language and a translation option, in case you’d like the speech to be not only transcripted, but also translated.
Gif: Agenda > Activities > Edit  > Enable Speech to Text Transcription

Where will the transcriptions appear inside the Virtual Lobby?

Inside a room in the Virtual Lobby, the transcriptions and translations will show up under the Chat tab and it will be synchronized with your live stream preview.

If the user would like to see not just a speech transcription, but a translation, he should check the translation box on the right hand side.

Speech to Text Transcription will only work if you are streaming using the Control Room and Endpoint A. Click here to learn more about our streaming and endpoints options.

Can I clear the transcriptions?

Yes, you can! To clear the transcriptions from the Lobby, in the activity’s details you should click on the blue button View transcription. A new window will pop up and you should press the red button Remove transcriptions.

Can I pull the transcript files of my session? 

Yes, you can! To pull the transcript of an entire session, in the activity’s details you should click on the blue button View transcription. A new window will pop up and you should press Report.