ZenCast has a built-in feature to automatically create text transcriptions for your episodes for a small per-minute charge.

How can I create a transcription for my podcast episodes?

To use the transcription feature, go to your ZenCast dashboard and then to the Episodes tab for the relevant show:

Click the button for transcriptions:

Another way to get to the episode transcription page is to click directly on the episode name, then on the Transcription tab. From there click the "Transcribe" button in the center:

The transcription process will then begin, check back after some time to see the finished product.

An AI-driven process creates standard transcriptions and, while not perfect, they are pretty accurate for most podcasts. The quality of your original audio and the clarity of the speakers talking over background noise or each other are factors in how accurate the end result will be.

If you're interested in a human-supervised transcription service to get that next level of accuracy and quality, let us know and we can give you some more details about what's available.

Can ZenCast automatically transcribe all episodes?

Yes! Go to the "Show Settings" tab and scroll down to the Transcriptions section. You can click to enable automatic transcription for all episodes and set up the preferred audio language.

Where will episode transcriptions show up?

  • Your show's ZenCast website: There's a dedicated spot to show episode transcriptions on your show's ZenCast site. To enable this feature go to the Website tab on your dashboard, scroll down, and enable "Display transcript"
  • Your own website or blog: If you have a custom site set up for your podcast, copy and paste the transcript directly into the episode page to display it to listeners.

At the moment transcriptions are not included in the RSS feed or sent to listening apps - we're planning to add this feature as support for transcriptions grows across various platforms.

Remember transcriptions are a paid feature, and the cost is calculated per minute of audio. The price per minute for your plan is indicated on any page where transcriptions can be activated.