audio2text.email Glossary

Call Transfer

What is Call Transfer?

Call transfer is a feature that allows you to redirect an ongoing phone call to another number. This can be particularly useful in personal settings, ensuring that important calls reach you or someone who can take them when you’re not available. Most mobile phone operators provide this feature, making it accessible for everyday use.

Automatic Transfer

You can set up your phone to automatically transfer calls under certain conditions, such as when you don’t answer, when your line is busy, or when your phone is turned off.

Usage Scenario

Set your landline to transfer calls to your mobile when you’re out. If you don’t answer your mobile, it can further transfer calls to a digital answering machine, which can then email your voicemail to a transcription service, providing you with a text version of the message.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is audio2text.email transcription process?
Each audio file is tested, transcoded, and then transcribed using the Whisper model from the OpenAI API.
How long does it take to get a transcript?
The processing time for your transcript will depend on the length of the audio file. Typically, shorter voice messages can be transcribed quickly using OpenAI speech-to-text API.
What are the maximum file size for transcription?
Note that our transcription service has a file size limit of 20 MB.
What is the maximum duration you can transcribe?

We currently have a file size limit of 20MB. Given that most voice messages are encoded with a constant bitrate and a single channel (mono, no stereo), we can calculate the maximum duration of a file using the following equation:

Duration ( seconds ) = File Size ( bits ) Bitrate ( bits/second )

Applying this equation to our 20MB limit and a bitrate of 64 kbps (commonly used by the iPhone recorder app), we arrive at a maximum duration of approximately 43 minutes and 41 seconds. To easily calculate durations for different file sizes and bitrates, you can use our audio duration calculator.

Do I need to transform the audio before sending it to my audio2textemail.com email address?
No, this is not necessary. audio2text.email will automatically transcode your audio file upon receipt into the format expected by the OpenAI API.
Can ChatGPT transcribe audio to text?
Yes, ChatGPT can transcribe audio to text, but there are more specialized AI models specifically designed for this task, such as Whisper. Whisper is a state-of-the-art transcription tool that offers higher accuracy and efficiency in converting audio to text. If you're looking for the best results in audio transcription, Whisper is the ideal choice.
Why transcription over email?
Our email-based automatic transcription service is designed to break down barriers and provide universal access to voice message transcription. By leveraging email as our input and delivery method, we're making it easy to automate and integrate with existing platforms. Since email is an established communication method, it's likely to persist, offering longevity.