Player & Transcribers Suite
||Transcriber is a software program (typically a
text editor) combined with media player capabilities.
VFS Player & Transcribers Suite consists of 6 applications:
VFS Player (free), VFS Thesaurus
and 4 transcribers. - Microsoft Word
Transcriber Plugin, WordPadT (Transcriber based on WordPad),
MediaPad (Transcriber based on
Notepad) and Subtitler (based on List
All transcribers above provide
virtually the same options (playback control, media labels,
bookmarks and thesaurus support) which are represented with two
identical toolbars and some identical main menu commands.
Here is how the toolbars look like in MediaPad,
WordPadT and Subtitler: Microsoft Word
toolbars look slightly different and are described
Here is how the toolbars look like in the Microsoft Word
||Toolbar 'VFS Transcriber'.
||Toolbar 'VFS Controller'.
The toolbars are described in details
Links and Media Documents - Media and Text Together
Media Link is basically a line of text
(paragraph in Microsoft Word) which contains information about media file name
and a time mark in special format. Media Links are used
just like bookmarks. They are intended to start playback
from the selected time mark in the picked media file.
All transcribers and Subtitler use the following
media link format:
'Media Link format is as follows:
[arbitrary text] | time mark | media file name
[arbitrary text] is optional and can be used in
subtitle as prefix.
'time mark' is in HH:MM:SS format and is
'media file name' is media file name and is
obligatory as well.
Here is a Media Link Format Example:
'Media Link format sample:
Jake | 00:00:27 | Avatar480Eng.flv
In advanced text editors such as WordPadT (RTF)
and Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) media links are typically underlined
and have dark green color (in Microsoft Word the style
'vfsMediaLink' is used).
Here is how Media Link in Microsoft Word looks
'Media Link in Microsoft Word looks like this:
Jake | 00:00:27 |
As media link recognition algorithm doesn't
depend on style (it depends on content only), the text with media
links can be freely copied and pasted between different
||Media Text is a line of text (paragraph in
Microsoft Word) that
follows the Media Link line (paragraph).
The next line of text (paragraph) after Media
Link is considered as Media Text and is used as a subtitle. Media Text
is typically colored in blue and can contain arbitrary text (in
Microsoft Word the style 'vfsMediaText' is used).
Here is how Media Link and Media Text in
Microsoft Word look like:
'Media Link and Media Text in Microsoft Word look like this:
OSGOOD | 00:00:03 |
00:00:04 | Nobody's perfect.flv
More examples could be found on
screenshots and in the
demo media documents.
is a text document that contains media links.
The following table lists file formats and file
extensions used by the Transcribers.
||Compatible with text editors like notepad, notepad++,
||Compatible with WordPad and Microsoft Word.
||Microsoft Word Documents
||Native Microsoft Word file formats are used.
||Simple format based on XML
||Compatible with any XML editor.
Basically media documents use the same file
formats as regular documents and can be opened in any application
that supports the corresponding file format. Special file extensions
is the OLE requirement (double click opens file in the native
In Summer 2011 according to
FileExt.com and wotsit.org
the above file extensions were not used.
VFS Player is free
Thesaurus is free
All Transcribers are based on
Multiple Document Interface
and use standard document formats
Unicode is 100% supported
Click the application icon in the left column to see screenshots.