OneNote Audio Search & Audio Search Languages

OneNote Audio Search & Audio Search Languages

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I am not sure if everyone knows about OneNote's Audio Search but this is the information from the OneNote Guide:

With the Audio Search feature enabled, you can search your audio and video recordings for words, just like you would search for typed text in your notes. For example:

  • Record phone conversations with customers, and later search for keyword of topics that you discussed
  • Record an interview and then search for specific quotes
  • Record voice reminders on a Windows Mobile Smartphone or Pocket PC. After you synchronize them with OneNote, you can search through your reminders.

   

Important! Recordings must be made with a good quality microphone or phone that is close to the speaker's mouth. Audio recognition technology does not have perfect accuracy and is very sensitive to recording quality, ambient noise, and distance.

   

   

You can enable the Audio Search feature in Tools > Options > Audio and Video.

The audio recognition process and indexing happens only when the computer is left idle and OneNote is running. It will take at least twice the length of a recording, so you'll have to let OneNote index for some time before you can begin searching.

   

When Audio Search is enabled, use the regular search box (above the page tabs) to type your search term and then click View List to see the audio results at the bottom of the results pane.

   

Why do I keep getting poor results (or no results at all)?

You may be searching for a sound that occurs in too many words. For example, if you search for "Asia," you may get "information", "conversation", "ratio", "hey Sean", and so on.

   

Here are some workarounds that might help you:

  • Longer words

Try to recall one of the longer words mentioned in the recording. You will get best results with words of three or more syllables.

Example: imagination; Microsoft

  • More words

If you can only think of short words, try to recall an exact phrase that may have been mentioned.

Example: Frank wrote;

  • Spell out the sound of unusual words

If you are looking for an acronym or an unusually spelled word, spell out how it is pronounced

Examples: em es en (for MSN); ex box (for XBox); area code four two five (for code 425)

   

   

Visit the Office Online Help topic or article most relevant to this OneNote feature. Our site is frequently updated based on user feedback, so keep checking back!

   

Olya might want to comment more on this as she is the owner of audio search but I also wanted to mention which languages are supported:

  1. English
  2. Japanese
  3. Chinese Traditional
  4. Chinese Simplified
  5. Korean
  6. German
  7. French
  8. Spanish
  9. Italian

Enjoy everyone! In B2 & B2TR I believe it was turned off by default and in the final version it should be turned on by default. Please try it out!

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  • Now that you guys have my notes, I can see yourselves laughing inside--"these audio recordings are terrible".  We need to get a better frequency for our FM transmitters in the classroom so that we don't have as much noise from interference.  

    A couple of questions:

    1.  Is it possible to exclude certain audio from the index?  I want to exclude the audio that we are doing now until we get a good FM station for good reception.

    2.  Is it possible to have my home computer index the audio while I'm at school, then transfer it to my tablet?  This is because we get about 5-8 hours of recording a day--times it by 3, and, the computer needs to run all day ONLY indexing audio...

    3.  Have you had the error on my notes yet where it doesn't jump you to the exact location, only the page?

    thanks for all--

    I gotta go--I have a huge exam tomorrow and I am only gonna get like 3 hours of sleep.  

  • Great questions Erik

    1. No right now, I don't believe there is any way to do this.  It is an all or nothing.

    2. Sadly no not by default or supported.  You are welcome to look in the audio index folder but I doubt that you can transfer this from one machine to another.

    3. I haven't looked into it yet, you can follow-up with email if you want.

    Good luck on your exam!!

  • I was wondering if there was a way to force indexing of a particular recording immediately and with high priority. I am trying to demo OneNote2007 for some academics at my University. I'd like to be able to do a real time demo, rather than something I've pre-recorded.

    -Mike

  • No I don't believe there is a way to do this.  Sorry

  • Thanks,

    Here's another question. I'm recording my lectures. They're about 75 minutes in length. As of two days ago I had eight recordings still pending indexing. Yesterday I had another lecture and this one was indexed overnight.

    So basically, only my first (short) and last (long) recordings have been processed, but the eight in between have not. Is there anything that needs to be done to make sure the recording is indexed? Do you have to leave that particular page open, or just OneNote as a whole?

    Thanks,

    Mike Ellis

  • You just need to leave OneNote open as a whole and it will index during idle.

  • How can I change the location of the index?

    I believe it is now in C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote\12.0\Audio Cache and the size is about 4 GB. I'm running out of space on my C drive, so I'd like to move it to another partition. How do I change the location?

    THanks.

  • is it possible to import wav files into onenote and index them for searching? how do you do this?

  • Any new features regarding audio indexing in Onenote 2010?

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