Getting Started with ToastyAI

Toasty provides users with the ability to accomplish complex tasks at record time. In this article, we’ll go over the key things to know as you make your way around the platform for the first time.

Uploading your podcast episode

Toasty lets you upload episodes using three different methods – file upload, RSS feed, or YouTube URL.

To start, head over to the New Episode page of Toasty.

Note: Episodes are limited to a maximum of 10 hours in length.

Transcribe your podcast episode via file upload #

For a full list of supported files, check out the following article: Toasty AI Supported File Formats

Please note that the speed of the upload will be determined by the size of your file as well as your internet connection speeds. High-quality video files can take up to 30 minutes to upload.

Transcribe your podcast episode via RSS feed #

Select the RSS Feed Option: In the New Episode page, choose the ‘RSS Feed’ option.

Provide the RSS Feed URL: Copy and paste your podcast’s RSS feed URL into the designated field.

For example your RSS Feed URL make look like this:

Choose the Episode to Transcribe: From the list of episodes, select the one you wish to transcribe.

Transcribe your podcast episode via YouTube URL #

Select the YouTube URL Option: Choose the ‘YouTube URL’ option on the New Episode page.

Enter the YouTube URL: Copy the YouTube URL of the podcast episode you wish to transcribe and paste it into the provided field and click “Upload”

Completing Toasty’s Episode Detail Form

Now that you’ve uploaded your episode, it’s crucial to provide Toasty with some episode specifics. This will not only ensure accurate transcription but also allow for a better presentation of your content.

Step 1: Naming Your Show #

Here, enter the name of your podcast show or YouTube channel. This name will help Toasty to organize your content properly and for viewers or listeners to associate the episode with your brand.

Once you’ve uploaded a podcast for a given show, we’ll remember this for the future and you’ll be able to select it from the dropdown.

Step 2: Indicate Episode Language #

Specify the language used in your episode. This information aids Toasty’s transcription service in providing a more accurate output.

Step 3: Listing the Speakers #

Enter the names of individuals speaking in the episode. Ensure names are added in the order of their appearance. This aids in creating a transcript that differentiates speakers, making it clear and easier to follow.

If there are more than two speakers, use the “Add Another Speaker” option. Remember, accurate speaker details provide a smoother reading experience for your audience.

Step 4: Set the Transcription’s Start Point #

Field: Start Transcribing At (Optional)

While Toasty defaults to starting the transcription from the beginning, you might want to exclude certain parts, like lengthy introductions or ads. Indicate where the transcription should commence by inputting the time in seconds. If your content starts after a 15-second intro, enter “15”.

Step 5: Define the Transcription’s End Point #

Field: End Transcribing At (Optional)

Similar to the start point, you might want to omit outros or advertisements at the end of your content. If you want the transcription to stop before the actual end of the file, specify the time in seconds here.

After inputting all your details, you can proceed to the review page to make sure all the details look correct and Toasty will take it from here!

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