I wrote Trunk Recorder because I was curious about what my local fire station was up to and I put together the original version of OpenMHz because I figured other people might want to listen to the recordings too.
The latest version of this site makes it easy for other people running Trunk Recorder to share their recordings. I am hoping that making it easier to listen to what our local fire, police and EMS have to go through everyday will lead to a greater appreciation for all the work they do, which goes largely unseen.
The audio from each system is archived for 30 days, so you can go back and listen to events you may have missed.
Transcription of calls from trunk-recorder using OpenAI Whisper.
- transcribe.sh runs from trunk-recorder which makes a POST request to the API, passing along the call WAV and JSON
- API creates a new task to transcribe the call and adds it to a queue (in RabbitMQ)
- Worker(s) (running on a machine with a GPU) picks up the task from the queue and executes it, transcribing audio
- As part of the task, worker makes an API call to Meilisearch to add the transcribed call to the search index
- If notifications are configured, as part of the task the worker will send appropriate notifications
If you're using OpenAI Whisper, you can use a local GPU to accelerate computations.
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