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I'm doing a large set of audio transcripts for the Writing Excuses podcast. I'm frustrated that I can't type quite as fast as people are able to talk, and therefore am forced to constantly stop and go back in the audio about 10 seconds at a time.

Basically, I'd like some application with a keyboard shortcut I could use, which would rewind the audio by a fixed amount in time, and would allow easy keyboard shortcut controlled starting and stopping of that audio.

Does such a thing exist? I know most any player supports the start and stop bit, but the "jump back 10 seconds" bit is something I've not seen before.

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What OS are you planning to do this on? – Wuffers May 4 '11 at 3:55
@Mark: Windows or Linux would work. Windows is preferable though. – Billy ONeal May 4 '11 at 4:00
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VLC (multi-platform) has this. You can press CTRL, ALT or SHIFT + Left/Right Arrow keys to jump backwards and forwards by different amounts, all of which are customisable in the program options. The spacebar toggles pause.

Also, Foobar2000 (Windows) allows this (with different time intervals), once you assign the keyboard shortcuts.

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