macOS User Guide (see Windows)

7.1 Technical Specifications

7.1.1 System Requirements

InqScribe runs on virtually any recent Mac or Windows system. It is compatible with each of the following operating systems:

icon Windows 7, 8, or 10
DirectX 8+ required
icon macOS 10.9 or later

InqScribe also requires the following:

  • 64MB hard disk space
  • 128MB system RAM
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution*

*InqScribe will run on a 800 x 600 screen, but you may have some trouble viewing everything.

7.1.2 Digital Media Support

InqScribe supports a wide range of digital audio and video formats, including the following common formats:

  • QuickTime Movies
  • H.263 and H.264
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4
  • WAV, AAC, AIFF, and MP3 audio
  • Most AVI movies
  • Windows Media Files (.wma and .wmv)

The program supports many more formats than shown here. What works and what doesn't may change as Apple and Microsoft update their platforms. On macOS, InqScribe uses AVFoundation to power its media engine. On Windows, InqScribe uses Windows Media Player 11.

InqScribe can access media files from your local hard drive, optical disk drive, networked file server, and the Internet.

7.1.3 Import and Export Support

InqScribe can import data in the following formats:

  • Plain text
  • Scenarist Closed Captions (SCC)
  • Tab-delimited text
  • XML

InqScribe can export data in the following formats:

  • Final Cut Pro 7 XML
  • Final Cut Pro 7 Markers
  • HTML
  • Plain text
  • Scenarist Closed Captions (SCC)
  • Spruce STL
  • SubRip
  • Tab-delimited text
  • WebVTT
  • XML

Tab-delimited and XML formats are suitable for importing into database and other data analysis applications. InqScribe can parse your transcripts and automatically generate a series of data records, using embedded timecodes as record markers.

7.1.4 Unicode Support

InqScribe is Unicode savvy. All the data you create within InqScribe is stored (and exported) in UTF-8 format. Multiple languages can even be used within a single file!

macOS User Guide (see Windows)