Can we get from Zoom API real time speech to text transcription of the meeting?

Can we get from Zoom API real time speech to text transcription of the meeting?

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Hey @mukhayyo.tashpulatov
Unfortunately you cant right now.
Cheers,
Elisa

@mukhayyo.tashpulatov, there are 3 ways you could get the real-time transcription from Zoom:

1. Use the Zoom live-streaming API, and feed audio stream to transcription provider

Pros:

  • Doesn’t require any 3rd party services
  • Lighter weight than building and running a Zoom bot

Cons:

  • Needs to initiated on a per-meeting basis
  • You need to set up an RTMP server to receive the data, which requires engineering effort to deploy, scale, and monitor
  • Participants can get spooked by the “live” badge that appears in the meeting, depending on the use case
  • No speaker separation

2. Build a Zoom bot, and feed audio stream to transcription provider

Pros:

  • Can get the separate audio streams per participant for perfect diarization / speaker labels
  • Doesn’t spook participants

Cons:

  • It is very heavy-weight as you would need to spin up multiple servers to run the Zoom client for the bot
  • Running infrastructure for Zoom bot costs more than live streaming.
  • You need to encode the raw video and audio yourself

3. Use Recall.ai

It’s a unified API that lets you send meeting bots to video conferencing platforms to capture the audio,
video and transcription in real-time.

Pros:

  • Handles spinning up the servers, and providing the real-time raw audio/transcript so all you interact with is a simple API.
  • Gets speaker diarization / speaker labels
  • Works agnostic of meeting platform

Cons:

  • It’s another 3rd party service in your stack

Let me know if you have any questions!