Author Topic: Idea: Plugin to generate subtitles for audiobooks - similar to lyrics plugin  (Read 8326 times)


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...using deepspeech.

DeepSpeech is an open source embedded (offline, on-device) speech-to-text engine which can run in real time on devices ranging from a Raspberry Pi 4 to high power GPU servers.

It would be nice to be able see timestamped subtitles scroll on the screen while the audiobook plays. It's a feature that Amazon has tried out with Whispersync, and other companies have developed something similar but it requires you to buy both the ebook and the audiobook. Publishers have not liked the idea of generating subtitles from audio because it results in users getting the ebook free with the audiobook.

I dunno how to add a voting poll to this post to see community interest in the idea.