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Media Player

The SpeechMiner Media Player is used to play the audio of recorded interactions. It provides a range of interaction playback features that can help you quickly and easily find the parts of interactions that interest you, find information about interaction properties, view transcripts of interactions, add comments to interactions and view the comments of other users. To open the Media Player, click a Play button beside an interaction in an Interaction Grid or an event in an Event Grid.

The Media Player is displayed as a timeline with various controls and information surrounding it. The center of the timeline is an audio graph that visually indicates the level of sound in the interaction at any given moment, so you can skip over silence or find times when voices were raised. If interactions are recorded with two audio channels - for example, one for the agent and the other for the customer - the audio channels are color-coded to clearly identify who was speaking at any given moment in the interaction.

Detected Events, both linguist and non-linguistic, are indicated by icons above the audio graph. User comments are indicated by icons above the audio graph; the comments can be general or linked to specific times in the interaction. You can easily play interactions back from the moment that concerns you by clicking in the timeline at the time of interest.

Using the Media Player

The following sections describe how to use the Media Player.

Playing Back an Interaction

The Media Player opens above an Interaction or Event Grid when you select an interaction or event for playback. This section explains how to use the Media Player to play and manage the open interaction.


You can play an interaction from any point in the recording. Playback always begins from the location of the marker in the audio graph. When you open an interaction from an Interaction Grid, the marker is placed at the beginning of the interaction. When you open an interaction from an Event Grid, the marker is placed at the beginning of the Event. Playback begins automatically when the interaction is loaded.
The Media Player can playback audio interactions, events and screen recordings. The following image and table represent all of the available playback controls.
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Important
The Quality Monitoring media player contains less controls then the Media Player. However, the controls that are available are the same for both players. In addition, the Quality Monitoring media player contains an icon file: opennewwindow.png that when clicked opens the media player in a new separate window. The advantage is that you can view the media player in one screen while looking at SpeechMiner data in a second screen. For more information about quality monitoring refer to Quality Monitoring.
Number: Description: Available for:
1 Play or pause the interaction in the current location.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
2 Play the next event.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
3 Play the previous event.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
4 Rewind the playback 5 seconds from the current location of the marker.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
5 Play the next or previous interaction.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
6 Control the speed at which the interaction is played. 1.0 is the default normal speed and every number above is faster.

For example, 2.0 is twice as fast as the normal speed.

  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
7 Turn on/off the volume.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
8 Select a volume level.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
9 Show / Hide Screen Recording.
Note: If the screen recording is longer than the available audio an ACW (after call work) icon appears ACW.png. The ACW icon appears on the playback timeline at the time that is equal to the duration of the audio media file. The screen recording plays beyond the end of the audio file.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
10 Change the screen's brightness.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
11 Lock/Unlock playback with the scroll bar. When this option is turned off, you can scroll towards
the end of the interaction before the playback reaches the same location. Turn this option on if you
want the interaction to automatically scroll so that the part of the interaction that is currently being played
back is always visible. The scroll bar moves automatically to keep up with the playback.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
12 Indicates the specific interaction ID and agent name.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
13 More
  • audio interactions
  • screen recordings
14 Screen Recording Playback. In this area of the screen, you can view the selected screen
recording. A screen recording is a video of the agent's screen during the specific agent/customer interaction.
  • audio interactions
  • screen recordings
15 Return to search results list.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings
16 Full Screen view

Note: Internet Explorer 10 and 11 does not support this option.

  • audio interactions
  • screen recordings
17 The envelope (email) and paper (chat) icon appear in the location of the recording during
which an email was received or a chat conversation took place.
  • audio interactions
  • screen recordings
18 Enables you to enlarge the video screen in the media player.
  • audio interactions
  • events
  • screen recordings

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used in the Media Player:

Keys to Press Result
Ctrl + Enter Toggles between Play and Pause
Ctrl + Alt + n Skips to the next interaction in the grid
Ctrl + Alt + p Skips to the previous interaction in the grid
Ctrl + Alt + t In an Event Grid, marks the current event as TP (True Positive)
Ctrl + Alt + f In an Event Grid, marks the current event as FP (False Positive)
Ctrl + Alt + s In an Event Grid, marks the current event as SFP (Sense False Positive)
Ctrl + Alt + c In an Event Grid, clears an Event rating
Important
TP, FP, and SFP ratings are assigned to Events during the auditing process (see Using an Event Grid).

Interaction audio and text may be filtered in your system to ensure confidential information cannot be accessed by users who do not have permission to do so. For this reason, different users may have different permissions. As a result, certain parts of an interaction may be filtered out for some users but not others. The parts of an interaction that have been filtered out appear in the audio graph in gray rather than black. Likewise, the text associated with the filtered parts is not included in the interaction transcript and the Media Player skips these areas during playback.
Filters can be implemented as following:

  • Sensitive Topics: Some Topics may be defined in your system as Sensitive. This attribute is assigned to Topics in the SMART application and only users with special permissions can hear the audio or see the text.
  • Numbers: Numbers consisting of more than two digits may be filtered out of interactions to to ensure unauthorized users do not have access to credit card numbers and other confidential information.
    When filtering text interactions the confidential digits are changed to asterisks.
  • Comments-Only permission: Some users may only be able to access the parts of an interactions to which comments have been attached.
Important
For information about the filter rules in your system, consult your system administrator.

Some recording systems use two audio channels, one for the agent's side of an interaction and the other for the customer's side of the interaction. If your recording system does this, SpeechMiner color-codes the channels in the audio graph so that you can tell who is speaking at any given moment. Filtered audio content is still displayed in gray. As a result, you may see as many as three different colors in the audio graph


Viewing Interaction Content

The Content panel can be used to view a transcript of the interaction that is open in the Media Player, as well as the Events that SpeechMiner detected in the interaction and comments that were added to the interaction by users. The panel is divided into two panes. The right pane contains the transcript of the conversation, with the Events marked, and the left pane contains a list of the Events that were found in the interaction. You can choose to display or hide the comments that users added to the interaction. If you choose to display them, they are listed in the left pane and also marked in their locations in the right pane. You can also adjust the size of the panels and the widths of the two panes.

Important
In Recording UI mode, the Content panel is blank because no recognition processing is performed.

In the transcript, the current playback location is indicated by a light-blue highlight, and the typeface of the text reflects how certain SpeechMiner is that it correctly transcribed the conversation: the darker the text, the higher its accuracy. If your system employs multiple audio channels, the speakers are identified in the transcript, and the text is color-coded to match the speakers.


To open or close the Transcript panel:

  • Click the Transcript icon 15px.

To view and edit a comment:

  • To view a comment hover over the Comments icon 15px. A tool tip appears with the comment.
  • To edit a comment click the Comment icon. An Edit Comment window opens.

The locations of Events are indicated in the transcript by numbered Event icons 15px. The numbers match the Event numbers that appear Events drop down list.

You can view Related Words report for any word in the interaction transcript. To view related words for a specific word:

  1. Place your mouse cursor on the word. A pop-menu appears.
  2. Select Related Words. The related words results are opened in a new window.
Important
For additional information see Trending > Related Words.

Interaction Comments

Comments can be added to interactions either as global comments, which relate to the entire interaction, or time-linked comments, which relate to a particular time in the interaction.

Comments are indicated in the Media Player by Comment icons. In the player area, the icons appear below the audio graph (nos. 1, 2, and 3 in the figure below), and in the Content panel, they appear in the interaction transcript. The icons are color-coded to indicate whether the comments are positive (file:Smicon_goodcomment.png), general (file:Smicon_generalcomment.png), or negative (file:Smicon_baddcomment.png). You can view the text of a comment by placing your mouse cursor on the icon. In addition, the text of each comment appears in the left pane of the Content panel along with the name of the user who inserted the comment. Global comments appear at the beginning of the interaction (nos. 1, 4, and 5 in the figure) and time-linked comments appear in their appropriate locations (nos. 2, 3, 6, and 7 in the figure).

If you cannot see the interaction comments in the Content panel, at the top of the left pane of the panel, click Comments. For additional information, see Viewing Interaction Content.


To view a comment:

  1. Hover over the comment you want to view.

To add a comment to an interaction:

  1. Click Add Comment 20px .
  2. To add the comment at a specific time during the interaction select Specify time and enter the time in the Time field.
  3. Important
    The time in the Time field is automatically set to the time associated with the location of the cursor on the audio graph.
  4. Enter your comment in the field provided.
  5. Select one of the following:
    • Good 15px: indicates a positive comment.
    • Bad 13px: indicates a negative comment.
    • Neutral 15px: indicates an unbiased comment.
  6. Click Add to add the comment to the interaction.

To edit a comment:

  1. Click the comment icon associated with the comment you want to edit either from within the Media Player or the transcript.
  2. Modify the comment as required.
  3. Change comments sentiment if necessary.
  4. Click Apply to modify the comment.

Interaction Details

The Interaction Details panel 15px enables you to view interaction details. In addition, you can use it to assign manual Categories to the interaction.

The following information can be included in the interaction details:

  • Interaction processing time
  • Work groups
  • Agents
  • Metadata values
  • Manually assigned Categories
  • Automatically assigned Categories


To open or close the Interaction attributes:

  • Click the Attributes 15px button.

You can assign manual Categories to the interaction that is open in the Media Player.

To assign a manual Category to an interaction:

  • In the Interaction Attributes window, under Manual Categories, select the check box beside the Category.<br
To remove a manual Category from an interaction:
  • Clear the check box beside the Category.

Filling in Forms

You can fill in a form about the interaction that is opened in the Media Player. For example, you could fill in a form rating the agent's handling of the interaction, if a form of that type is in use in your system.

Only one form can be filled out by each user for each interaction. If you have already filled out a form, you can edit it if you wish. If you want to fill out a different form, you must first delete the first form.

Important
For information about creating forms, see Forms Manager.


If you have not yet filled in a form for the interaction, you can select the form to fill in and then fill it in. To fill in a new form:

  1. Click Form. The Select Form dialog box opens and displays a list of available forms.
  2. Click the form you want to fill out. The form opens in a new window.
  3. Fill in the form and then click Submit Changes. The values you chose are saved in the system.
  4. To close the form, click Close.

If you have already filled in a form for the interaction, it automatically opens when you click the Form button. You can edit or delete the form at this stage. If you want to fill out a different form, you must first delete this form. To edit a form:

  1. Click Form. The form opens in a new window.
  2. Modify the form as necessary, and then click Submit Changes. The changes are saved.
  3. To close the form, click Close.

You can delete a form you have already filled out as necessary. To delete a form:

  1. Click Form. The form opens in a new window.
  2. Click Delete. You are prompted to confirm that you want to delete the form.
  3. Click Yes. The form is deleted and the window closes.

More Options

The Media Player provides the following additional options for the interaction that is currently open in it:

  • Export: Save the interaction in a file.
  • Forward: Send other users a link to the interaction.
  • Add To: Add the interaction to a interaction list.
  • Delete From List: Remove the interaction from the current interaction list. (This option is only available if you opened the Media Player from an interaction list.)
  • Permalink: Create a Permalink to the interaction .
  • Similar Interactions: Find interactions that are similar to the interaction.
  • Reprocess Interactions: Run event analysis again on the interaction.

These options can be accessed from the More menu in the right corner of the Player.


If you want to save the interaction or send it to someone else, you can export it. Exporting the interaction creates a ZIP file that contains the following:

  • A CSV file containing information about the interaction. This file can be opened using a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel.
  • A WAV file - a playable audio file of the interaction (optional)
To export the interaction :
  1. Click More and select Export. A dialog box opens and asks if you want to include the audio files with the export.
  2. Select Yes if you want to export the audio along with the CSV file, or No if you only want the CSV file.
  3. A dialog box opens and asks if you want to open or save the ZIP file.
  4. Select the desired option. If you select Open, the file opens in the application that is configured to open ZIP files on your computer. If you select Save, a Save As dialog box opens.
  5. If you selected Save, navigate to the folder in which you want to save the file, and then click Save. The file is saved in the selected location.

You can send a link to a specific interaction to other users in the system. The link is sent in an Interaction message that appears in the recipient's My Messages widget in the Views page. When the recipient clicks the message, a SpeechMiner Media Player opens in a pop-up and the interaction is played.
If you wish, you can also send the recipient an e-mail notification with a link to the interaction. When the recipient clicks the link, the Media Player opens in a new browser tab or window and plays the interaction. If the recipient is not already logged into SpeechMiner, they are prompted to do so before the Media Player opens.
To send an interaction link to another user:

  1. Select More and click Forward. A dialog box opens.
  2. Under Subject, modify the subject text if you wish.
  3. Under Please Select the Recipient, select the user you want to send the link to, in one of the following ways:
    • In the text field type part of the recipient's name or username. Select the recipient from the list that is generated.
    • Click the ... button (35px) beside the text field. In the dialog box select the user from the list of users in the relevant work group.
  4. If you want to send a notification to the user's e-mail address as well as to their My Messages box, select Send Email Notification.
  5. Click Send. An Interaction message is sent to the recipient's My Messages box. If you chose to send the user an e-mail notification, it is also sent.

An interaction list is a list of interactions that is saved for later use. SpeechMiner supports two types of interaction lists: global interaction lists and coaching-session interaction lists. You can see existing global interaction lists in the Calls page in the Interaction Lists tab, under interaction lists. Coaching-session interaction lists can only be viewed within the coaching session. For additional information about coaching sessions, see Coaching. You can add interactions to an existing interaction list or a new list. You can select an existing interaction list from a list of global interaction lists or select a coaching-session interaction list from those that are attached to the Coaching session. If you wish, you can add a new Coaching session directly from the Interaction Grid, and then add interactions to an interaction list that is attached to that session. To add the interaction to an interaction list:

  • From the More menu select Add To and then select one of the following:
To Select Result
Create a new Coaching session and a new coaching interaction list within that session and add the interactions to the new interaction list. Coaching > New A New coaching session dialog box opens. Specify the name and other settings of the Coaching session, and then click Save. The dialog box closes, and a new Call-List dialog box opens.

In the text field, type a name for the interaction list, and then click OK. The Coaching session and interaction list are created, and the interactions are added to the interaction list.

Create a new coaching interaction list within an existing Coaching session, and add the interactions to the new interaction list. Coaching > [existing Coaching session] > New A Call-List dialog box opens. In the text field, type a name for the interaction list, and then click OK. The new coaching interaction list is created and attached to the Coaching session, and the interactions are added to the interaction list.
Add the interactions to an existing coaching interaction list that is attached to an existing Coaching session Coaching > [existing Coaching session] > [existing interaction list] The interactions are added to the selected coaching interaction list.
Add the interactions to a new interaction list. interaction list > New A Call-List dialog box opens. In the text field, type a name for the interaction list, and then click OK. The new interaction list is created and the interactions are added to it.
Add the interactions to an existing interaction list interaction list > [existing interaction list] The interactions are added to the selected interaction list.

If you opened the current interaction from an interaction list, you can remove it from the interaction list using the Media Player. To delete the interaction from an interaction list:

  • From the More menu select Delete From List. The interaction is removed from the interaction list.

You can generate and save a Permalink to the interaction, which can later be used to open the interaction in the Media Player. To play the interaction, you need only open the link in a browser.

Important
For additional information, see Permalinks.

To create a Permalink to the current interaction:

  • from the More menu select Permalink. A Permalink dialog box opens and displays the Permalink.

You can search for interactions that are similar to the current interaction in terms of their subject matter and the phrases they contain. When you do, a new window opens and displays a list of the interactions that were found, arranged in order of how similar they are to the original interaction. The terms in the interactions that the system identified as being similar to terms in the current interaction are highlighted in the list. Interactions in the list can be played in the Media Player in the window. (For additional information about playing interactions in the Media Player, see Playing Back an Interaction.) The maximum number of interactions that can be included in the list is defined in your site's system variables.
To find similar calls:

  • From the More menu select Similar Calls. A new window opens and displays the list of interactions.

You can run event analysis again on the interaction. The system may produce different results when you do this, if the definitions in SMART have been modified or interaction auditing has fine-tuned the speech analysis system since the interaction was originally processed.

Important
  • For information about reprocessing batches of interactions, see Reprocessing Calls and Managing Audits.
  • Reprocessing of interactions is not available in Recording UI-mode or Analytics and Recording UI-mode systems.

To reprocess the interaction:

  • From the More menu select Reprocess Call.

Event Icons

Event icons (both linguistic and non-linguistic) indicate when events were detected. The numbered icons appear above the audio graph.
As shown in the following image, you can see details about the event by placing your mouse pointer over the event icon. Event icons and information also appear in the Content panel.

To jump to the event location in the interaction, click the player at the location of the event icon.

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This page was last edited on August 13, 2014, at 10:43.
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