SoundScriber is a program which aides in transcription of digitized sound files and is available as freeware. Besides normal playback features such as those offered by the accessory Media Player (Play, FF, Rew, Pause), it also includes features specifically for transcription. These include keystrokes to control the program while working in another window (e.g. word processor, SGML editor, etc.), variable speed playback, and a feature called "walking." Walking plays a small stretch of the file several times, then advances to a new piece, overlapping slightly with the previous one. With this feature, it is possible to transcribe continuously without having to manually pause or rewind the recording.
All these features are user-configurable, and a Windows Help file is provided. The program can open any file Media Player can, including wave audio files (.WAV), Video for Windows files (.AVI), MPEG Layer 3 (.MP3) and others. Certain features of the program, such as variable speed playback, are not available with all file types.