How Do I Transcribe a GoTo Webinar?

How Do I Transcribe a GoTo Webinar?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Webinars are seminars, events, classroom lectures, workshops, video presentations, and training sessions that are hosted online with the help of a webinar software or platform.

The global webinar is estimated to reach $4.44 billion in 2025. With remote working modules, scattered operations, and globalization trends in businesses, the video conferencing industry might reach a worth of $9.95 billion by 2028.

Continue reading our blog to learn about why GoTo Webinar is a popular choice for hosting webinars, its limitations, and the advantages of transcribing recordings.

Additionally, find out how GMR Transcription can help you obtain high-quality transcripts of your GoTo Webinar recordings.

GoTo Webinar – Webinar – A Preferred Choice for Webinars

When it comes to webinars, one of the best and most trusted tools is GoTo Webinar.

The tool helps host innumerable webinars every year. GoTo Webinar is used for corporate communications, marketing, and training purposes. GoTo Webinar tool includes an AI-based transcription feature.

However, it's important to note that this automated transcription has limitations that prevent it from matching the accuracy of human transcription.

Limitations of Using GoTo Webinar’s Automated Transcription

Some prominent limitations of the AI-based transcription feature of GoTo Webinar are as follows:

  • Inaccurate transcription: There are times when the transcription is not accurate. The transcribed content sometimes does not match the exact message of the webinar.
  • Not many languages supported: Currently, GoTo Webinar supports automated transcription services only in English.
  • Limited customization options for the format of transcription: The transcription is in text format. However, there are limited customization options available.
  • Limited editing options: You can edit transcripts and make necessary changes, but you would have the option of editing one sentence at a time. You have to also make sure to save the changes for the edits to work. If you regenerate the transcript, all your edits will be discarded and you will again get the original unedited version.
  • Security and privacy concerns: When using GoTo Webinar's transcription services, it is crucial to consider the potential security and privacy risks associated with storing and processing confidential information online. These risks include unauthorized access to sensitive data, as well as non-compliance with data protection regulations. To mitigate these concerns, it is important to carefully evaluate GoTo Webinar's security measures and data protection policies.

Transcribing a GoTo Webinar

If you want to transcribe a GoTo Webinar audio or video, you can do two things – either enable the auto-transcribe setting or generate transcripts manually.

How to enable the auto-transcribe setting?

  • Sign in to your GoTo Webinar account.
  • Click on the ‘Settings’ icon in the left menu.
  • Find the ‘Recording’ field and toggle the ‘Auto-transcribe’ feature.

Generating transcripts manually

  • Sign in to your GoTo Webinar account.
  • In the left menu click the ‘Video Library’ icon.
  • Click on the ‘More’ icon next to the video and ‘Edit Transcript’.
  • Click ‘Generate Transcript’. The transcription process begins.

As mentioned above, there are limitations to GoTo Webinar transcription services, which might not serve your purpose completely. If you are looking for a better and more accurate transcription service, it is best to go with human transcription services like GMR Transcription.

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Obtain High-Quality Transcripts of GoTo Webinar Recordings with GMR Transcription

At GMR Transcription Services, Inc., you will get high-quality transcripts for your audio and video recordings from GoTo Webinar or other sources. You have to follow some simple steps for the process:

Register and upload your Goto webinar recording

  • Register or log in to the GMR Transcription portal.
  • Upload the voice or video files to the secured server.
  • Select the deadline.
  • Select service details.

Our transcription process

  • The files are transcribed by trained and experienced US-based transcriptionists.
  • No automated transcriptions. All transcriptions are done manually by humans.
  • Before the final approval, all files go through a rigorous quality check.

Get the transcribed documents

  • You’ll receive notifications when the transcript is ready.
  • You’ll make the payment and receive the transcript by e-mail. You can also download it from your account.

See Also: How Much Does Zoom Transcription Cost?

How Much Does GoTo Webinar Transcription Cost?

The cost of GoTo Webinar transcription will vary depending on the kind of file. It can be an audio or video file. The quality of the file is also an important concern. There are different rates for clear audio or video than for a difficult video or audio file.

Transcription costs are influenced by file quality; low-quality files are more difficult to transcribe, hence the higher costs. Rates vary depending on the number of speakers, complexity of the video and the turnover time. The standard prices for videos with one or two speakers cost $2.50 per recorded minute, while videos with three or more speakers require $2.75 per recorded minute. For complex videos with a maximum of two speakers, the rate is $2.75 per recorded minute, and for videos with three or more speakers in challenging files, the rate is $3.00 per recorded minute.

The turnaround time you select also affects the transcription cost. For example, for recorded videos with up to two speakers, a turnaround time of three to four weeks’ costs $1.75 per minute, while a turnaround time of less than 24 hours’ costs $4.00 per minute.


Lack of reliability, accuracy, and precision in transcription services can do a lot of damage to a business. 

Also, it is quite evident that GoTo Webinar’s automated transcription services have some limitations, like inaccurate transcriptions, very little customization and editing options, no language support other than English, and so on, which might hamper businesses.

Fortunately, GMR Transcription offers human transcription services, which are not only accurate and error-free but within the deadline too.

Get precise transcripts of your GoTo Webinar recordings with our assistance. We also have a streamlined process for the work with minimal hassles. Choose a reliable transcription provider like GMR Transcription Services, Inc., for all your transcription needs.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.