I think this may have come up at some point on the forum a while back but I can’t find it. Agree this is a cool idea and would probably be useful for us as well!
We’ve looked into this a bit, and I think it’d be technically feasible, there are a couple approaches we could take, from simple to more advanced, roughly:
Simplest would be just an ordinary plain text transcript, with timestamps, so it’d at least be manually searchable for cross-referencing with the videos
More complex but I think ideal would be an actual interactive transcript where you can see it below the video, perhaps it scrolls automatically as the video plays and/or you can click on the transcript and it automatically jumps to that point in the video.
We’ve seen instances of this and I briefly looked into it / played around with a demo a while back, but not sure exactly how much time it’d take to get it working in a useful (and stable, responsive etc.) way.
Also would probably take more time than we’ve got at the moment just to transcribe everything! But I wonder if it could be a good start to see if anyone here might be interested in volunteering to transcribe like one favorite interview or lesson…
I’d say don’t jump on it quite yet because we’d want to plan the best way to do this — there’s certain software / transcript format needed to make it consistent etc. — but anyone interested in this please let us know and we’ll keep in mind for sure!