Is there any software that will transcribe audio on my local system on the fly? I am essentially after subtitles.

I am very hard of hearing. With all this working from home and a global team, understanding conference calls are a nightmare for me. My local team is fine, it's hard but they know I can't hear well and accommodate the best they can. For clients and those outside my team it's becoming more and more a chore.

We use so many different platforms due to the number of different people / clients / companies we work with, so in app tools aren't always a solution. I am trying to avoid recording videos and calls, and transcribing later, because of time limitations and consent.

Free and paid solutions welcome.

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On Android (10+, and perhaps not on all phones), one can use the Live Caption feature.

https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/9350862?hl=en (mirror):

With a single tap, Live Caption automatically captions speech on your device. You can use it on media like videos, podcasts, phone calls, video calls, and audio messages.

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I use it on Pixel 6 + Android 11.

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