auparse_get_record_text - Linux


auparse_get_record_text is a command-line utility that extracts the text content from an audio file. It is particularly useful for converting audio to text transcripts, such as interviews, lectures, and podcasts.


auparse_get_record_text [options] <input_file> <output_file>


  • -l, –lang: Specify the language of the audio file. Default is "en-US".
  • -m, –model: Choose a model for speech recognition. Default is "default".
  • -r, –rate: Set the sampling rate of the audio file in Hz. Default is 16000.
  • -c, –channels: Specify the number of audio channels. Default is 1.
  • -f, –format: Set the input audio file format. Default is "wav".
  • -h, –help: Display help and usage information.


Extract text from a WAV file:

auparse_get_record_text -f wav input.wav output.txt

Use a specific model:

auparse_get_record_text -m large input.wav output.txt

Specify sampling rate and language:

auparse_get_record_text -r 44100 -l fr-FR input.wav output.txt

Common Issues

  • Audio quality: Poor audio quality can lead to inaccurate transcriptions. Ensure your audio files are clear and noise-free.
  • Unsupported format: Make sure your input audio file is in a supported format, such as WAV, MP3, or FLAC.
  • Slow transcription: Transcription can be slow, especially for long audio files. Consider using a more powerful model or breaking the audio into smaller chunks.


Combine with other commands:

  • grep to filter the transcript for specific keywords.
  • sed to perform text manipulation or formatting.

Advanced usage:

  • Create a script to automatically transcribe audio files in a directory.
  • Integrate auparse_get_record_text into a speech-to-text application.

Related Commands

  • sox for audio processing and file conversion.
  • ffmpeg for advanced audio manipulation and encoding.
  • sphinx_livepretend for real-time speech recognition.